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The Pier Restaurant

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. 


The stripped back and raw textured interior, 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 extended first floor balcony 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.

The 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.

Where is The Pier Restaurant located?

The restuarant is on the first floor of The Pier on the quay in the historic town of Harwich.


What cuisine is on offer at The Pier Restaurant?

The menu, inspired with pride by some of the best European cooking, celebrates the evolving food influences from Britain and its European peers. A menu featuring modern classics, exciting grill dishes and delicious fresh fish and shellfish that has landed on The Pier 's doorstep the same day they are served. You can choose from a predominantly European wine list or enjoy cocktails, craft beers and Prosecco.

What is the signature dish at The Pier Restaurant?

Without a doubt, the signature dish is Lobster Thermidor - local Harwich lobster, landed in the harbour opposite

What makes a meal at The Pier Restaurant unique?

The seafood, much of which is landed in the harbour opposite - famous for fish and chips, Harwich lobster and crabs to name just a few of the dishes on offer

Facilities & Information


20th century buildings

No smoking

Free car parking (on site)




Extra info

Closed Times: Monday & Tuesday

Open Times: Wed-Sun 12:00-14:00, 18:00-21:30

Vendor Accreditation: Good Food Guide 2/10, AA 2 Rosettes, AA 4 Star


01255 241212
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The Pier at Harwich, The Quay, Harwich, Essex, HarwichCO12 3HH, United Kingdom

Leave the A12 at Colchester then join the A120 and proceed to the Quay at Harwich.

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