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The Pier at Harwich

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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Spankingly fresh seafood and harbour views

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At a glance

Open all year
All day dining
Vegetarian menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

Right on the quayside, the Pier provides super-fresh seafood and, following an extensive redevelopment, you can dine in the new first-floor brasserie and take the air in the outdoor balcony seating. Try tiger prawn ravioli with a punchy shellfish sauce, followed by pan-fried halibut, cooked simply and accurately and matched with spinach and hollandaise sauce. Chargrilled Dedham Vale steaks are an alternative to the fishy options (with skinny fries and traditional accompaniments), but Harwich crab, lobsters fresh out of the salt-water tanks and skate wing with capers and parsley butter make for stiff competition. Finish off with crème caramel with Turkish salad and a pistachio and sesame snap.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Dinner served until: 9.30
  • All day dining


  • Chef(s): John Goff, Stephen Robson

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British, Seafood
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 24
  • Wines over £30: 12
  • Wines by the glass: 16

Price guide

  • Starter from: £7
  • Main course from14.50
  • Dessert from: £7.50
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 80
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 24
  • On-site parking available
  • Off-site parking available: On street

Getting here

A12 to Colchester then A120 to Harwich Quay.

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Harwich Town, Harwich International
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