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The Cafe on the Pier

The Quay | The Quay, Harwich CO12 3HH, England
+44 7743 192356
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwiches” (11 reviews)
“baked beans” (4 reviews)
“black pudding” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
The Quay | The Quay, Harwich CO12 3HH, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place to sit and have a coffee and something to eat. Food and staff were great. Will be returning soon

Thank har124
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice home cooked food there is a lovely couple run it you get the impression the customer being happy is important to them.there is a menu I think would suit most people a lot home cooked will definitely be going back.

Thank John J
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

What a lovely place. Food was lovely, staff very friendly and dog friendly! Will definitely be coming back here.

Thank MrsArky
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Recently l had a nice trip to Harwich and a nice lunch in this cafe. The food and service was very good and l recomend eating here.

Thank mowden
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

What a gem this place is. Great location and so much more than just a cafe. Open all year and so much on offer from a bacon butty to a seafood platter. Cup of tea to bottle of wine. I love it!

Thank swebb64
Reviewed 6 January 2018

We went to Harwich and needed lunch today. Warm and welcoming atmosphere with lovely friendly staff. The smell of food was so enticing that we had lunch instead of a snack. Wonderful sausages, bubble and squeak as good as my own, onion gravy and baked...More

Thank Frankie M
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Fabulous... Nipped in for a takeaway bacon sandwich because I had a wet dog and 95yr old Pops in car... So didn't think pooch would be welcome.. The guys that run this are so friendly, welcoming and accommodating mentioned whilst ordering sandwiches that the menu...More

Thank Julia H
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely sitting outside..watching the world go by..great food.reasonably priced..could not fault a thing..whilst sipping a glass of vino..makes the whole world look good.

Thank bigbarryEssex
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Had lunch on the pier during the summer and couldn't have asked for a nicer setting. The food was well priced and tasty.

Thank clairesmith9911
Reviewed 10 November 2017

As a child, immediately post-war, there were few 'pasta 'shapes available - macaroni, vermeccelli and Heinz Spaghetti - in fact we never heard the term 'pasta!! Mum's way was to dry fry a cubed piece of fat bacon until the fat was rendered and the...More

Thank Linda R
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Questions & Answers
margaret w
28 December 2015|
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Response from Sarah W | Property representative |
Happy new year. I do apologise - I have only just seen your question. We do open during the day on New Years Eve but not in the evening. The Firework display at midnight in Harwich on New Years Eve is wonderful. New Years... More
21 April 2015|
Response from Sarah W | Property representative |
We open about 8.45 through until 5 ish. If the weather is good we open a bit earlier, if it is not so nice we may close at 4. If there are a few of you who would like breakfast earlier phone Steve on 07743192356 and we will... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Quay | The Quay, Harwich CO12 3HH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Harwich
  • Phone Number: +44 7743 192356
Situated on Ha'penny Pier with stunning views. A wonderful spot for al fresco dining and on those cooler days the ideal place for a great breakfast, bowl of homemade soup or coffee and cake. Harwich is full of hidden gems waiting to be discovered. The Cafe on the Pier is open every day except Chistmas Day from 8.30 - 4 ish (depend on the weather!) We provide buffets delivered locally for business or pleasure.
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