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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in the Mayflower Suite at the weekend. We was very impressed with the room, hotel and restaurant and have no hesitation in recommending. But a word of warning the bed is extremely comfortable so don't fall asleep and then wake up when you should be going for dinner in the restaurant you might miss out on the lobster... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited this restaurant twice now, both for Sunday lunch. The setting is beautiful with lovely views across the harbour. The food whilst more expensive than your average Sunday lunch is definitely worth the extra expense. The food was extremely tasty and fresh, was served perfectly with excellent, polite service.

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Essex
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply great service, we booked the Mayflower suite, so expected a great view, we were not disappointed! great big bed, fresh crisp white linen, lovely fluffy towels, loads of hot water, complimentary soft drinks and fresh milk in the room. The restaurant had a small but well presented menu, we had lunch and dinner and breakfast there and enjoyed every... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although my sister and her husband were apprehensive about The Pier since they are locals and were aware of the recent refurbishment and had really loved the restaurant as it had been before. They need not have worried, the service was excellent, as was the food and the ambience added to the special lunch that we were having, the only... More 

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Thank Vanessa B
Harwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really can't praise the staff at this hotel enough, they really do go "that extra mile", they are genuinely friendly and welcoming. We frequent this establishment on a regular basis and are always pleasantly surprised at the consistency of the service, unfortunately, some people find it necessary to make unfounded complaints in order to receive a discount on their... More 

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Lavenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lobster at half price is a great offer . Ours was superb and beautiful, fresh and tasty. Staff are polite and helpful. Lovely views of the pier and boat movement. My skinny fries were over salted and when I pointed this out they were removed from our bill with the comment " chef enjoys feedback ". Always good news to... More 

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Wivenhoe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being fans of other Milsoms restaurants we were keen to return to The Pier which we haven't visited since its makeover. Whilst the restaurant was largely empty on our early arrival at 7pm it filled up as the evening progressed and that created the first issue for us in that the tables by the window were just too close to... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 25, 2016

We went there for our wedding anniversary last Thursday evening. We booked because we had good memories of eating there some years before. A glance at some of the recent Trip Advisor reviews after we'd booked made us feel a bit apprehensive about our return. Anyway, there was nothing to worry about. Staff in the bar and upstairs in the... More 

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Reviewed October 25, 2016

Having travelled from London on the train via Liverpool Street I met my colleagues at The Pier, which was a 3 or 4 minute walk from the station. We had a few drinks at the bar and enjoyed Padron Peppers which were just superb. Our barman was excellent and talked us through the craft ales as well as giving us... More 

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Reviewed October 24, 2016

We went for Sunday lunch as a family and some of our party have visited many times in the past. This visit, a birthday celebration, was not amazing but was ok. Service was slow but staff were polite and friendly. The food was variable. My veggie meal was lukewarm and apparently curt but was lacking in any spice. The fish... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Ha' Penny Brasserie The Pier Harwich
Ha' Penny Brasserie The Pier Harwich
Cuisines: British, French, Seafood, European, Contemporary
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We thank you for your feedback, however we do not respond to individual comments. Following on from a 1.5 million reinvestment over the last 5 months, The Pier at Harwich is once again open and set to become East Anglia's number one coastal destination for food and drink. The redefined brasserie is located on the first floor of the completely modernised 1860 listed building in historic Harwich. Experience all-day dining (all-year-round) and outdoor dining - whenever the sun shines - with a menu celebrating modern classics, an exciting grill menu and wonderful fresh fish and shellfish landed on The Pier's doorstep. Guests can select from a predominantly European wine list or enjoy Prosecco-based cocktails, craft beers and cask ales. The stripped back and raw textured interior, designed by Geraldine Milsom, makes reference to the industrious and hardworking Harwich port, but achieves a balance between function, luxury and glamour. The harbour wall is only 20 metres from the door and The Pier's newly extended first floor balcony (for drinks and outdoor dining) overlooks the water, ships and working docks. With estuary views from every table, The Pier, only a stone's throw from the confluence of the Stour and Orwell estuaries is a very special destination for lovers of great food and drink. NAVYÄRD on the ground floor is a continental bar and terrace adjacent to the working harbour, the ideal place for fun and relaxation. Cask ales, craft beers, a great drinks list, Prosecco-based cocktails and one of the most carefully sourced and extensive gin lists makes the NAVYÄRD 'the' go-to bar for The Pier's neighbours, friends and welcomed guests. The NAVYÄRD is undeniably and unashamedly a 'love letter to the continent' - celebrating and championing the influential and historic links that Harwich holds with Scandanavia and wider Europe. The wines, beers, ales, drinks list and a gin library have been sourced from across Europe and are complemented throughout the day by Nordic-inspired small-plated food. Great coffee, fresh pastries and the simplest tastiest late breakfasts (think eggs, rye bread and avocado) through to open Scandinavian sandwiches, sharing platters and fresh oysters. The 14 bedrooms are individually styled to match the seascape and take full advantage of the brilliant light that you only get when staying on the coast. Harwich enjoys glorious sunsets with molten coloured horizons and the setting sun on the Stour estuary is a special feature of staying at The Pier. All bedrooms are equipped with complimentary soft drink mini-bars, Aromatherapy Associates bathroom products, Sky In-Room and free Wi-Fi making The Pier an exceptional small hotel. ... more   less 

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Address: The Quay, Harwich CO12 3HH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Harwich
Price Range: $122 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Pier at Harwich 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Excellent views across the river”
 of 5 bubbles edswift2016, Oct 19, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the harbour.”
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“Mayflower was big well decorated room”
 of 5 bubbles luluCambridge, Sep 20, 2016 | Read review
“Request first floor outside dining if the weather allows”
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“Best rooms overlook the sea”
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