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The Cafe on the Pier

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Ha' Penny Pier | The Quay, Harwich CO12 3HH, England
+44 7743 192356
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Description: Situated on Ha'penny Pier with stunning views. A wonderful spot for al...
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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    Very good
  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good to see choice for vegetarians

Lovely meal sitting out in the sun watching the ships. Really nice that there was good choice of hot meals for vegetarians as well as plenty for non veggies. Friendly service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Lovely meal sitting out in the sun watching the ships. Really nice that there was good choice of hot meals for vegetarians as well as plenty for non veggies. Friendly service.

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Harwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Good varied menu for a small cafe. Pleasant staff. Prices reasonable. Good breakfast. Sit inside or outside on the Pier.

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St.ives, Cambs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great location to have a coffee or a full meal. The prices are good and the food is good. There is also a seafood counter.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We visit Harwich to see family now and again. The quay is cute for a sit and gaze over the estuary so we usually end up getting a sandwich in the cafe. It is ok I guess. The sandwiches are served in what I guess might be cheap supermarket bread and aren't all that great, especially not for the price... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Visited Harwich today and came across this cafe and had a coffee there. It was very peaceful and lovely watching the boats and the river. Very friendly staff. Highly recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Visited this cafe with my partner on a hot July day wanting a simple relaxing no thrills snack & a decent & drink on the pier.From first impressions this seemed like another basic no thrills typical cafe serving the usual tea,chips & burgers as you'd might expect from the usual greasy spoon cafes that blight this once proud seaside town.But... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A delightful cafe in a delightful town. To be honest we weren't expecting much of Harwich but found it to be a very attractive town, full of interest. Since the Cafe on The Pier is set on the Pier we sat outside in the sunshine. The views are brilliant- from the Harwich International Port over the river to Shotley and... More 

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Umatilla, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

At this point ( we were there in 2013) I remember the experience more than the meal. We enjoyed the fish and chips, but even more sitting outside watching the activity on the water.

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Walton-on-the-Naze, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We have been many times ti this cafe and it has a lovely atmosphere and grat food, we have reccomended it to many people, and lots of our friends go there now

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Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We stopped by for lunch on a warm summers day. The menu featured both snacks and light meals and we opted for lovely crayfish sandwiches and a beer. The food was prepared to order and was promptly delivered to our table. We throughly enjoyed our lunch as we watched the boats go by and really felt we could have been... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ha' Penny Pier | The Quay, Harwich CO12 3HH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Harwich
  • Phone Number: +44 7743 192356

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 14
  • Cuisine: Cafe, British

Description

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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