We always go to Suffolk at lease once a year and on this occasion decided to have a few days away before the New Year. We always frequent the places we know will give us good quality food and the Butley Orford Oysterage is one place which is consistent with quality and a place we have been to many times, for lunch and dinner. We have 2 negatives on this particular visit which was on a Tuesday lunchtime, we pre-booked, however when we arrived 20 minutes after it had opened it was freezing inside and I sat there feeling very cold. It would have been good to come into a warm restaurant to begin with. It was a very cold day outside and I feel that if you are going to open for a short time to cover lunches the restaurant should be warm for its visitors to arrive to. My partner had the smoked fish selection for his main, and was slightly disappointed by the quantity of squid which was more in proportion than the other ingredients, it would have been nicer to have had more mussels (there were only 2) and perhaps some prawns which were not there at all. He had the whitebait which he enjoyed. I had the cod with crumbed top which was delicious for my main, a very generous portion and the fish pate to start.
On the whole a good quality lunch but expensive, the seating is so uncomfortable and no music i did think that soft background music would have been more relaxing particularly as it was so cold there.
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