Mistley Thorn

High Street, Mistley, Manningtree, United Kingdom, CO11 1HE
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Open every day for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Feel free to drop in for a drink or a snack from the bar, a Monmouth coffee or delicious afternoon tea with Laura’s homemade scones and clotted cream!

Breakfast:
Monday-Friday: 8:00-10.30am
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays: 8:30 -11am

Lunch:
Monday-Friday: 12:00-2:30
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays: 12 noon to 5pm

Dinner:
Monday-Thursday: 6:30 to 9:30pm
Friday-Sunday: 6pm to 9:30pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome

About Mistley Thorn

The Mistley Thorn is located in the centre of the historic coastal village of Mistley and is two minutes walk from Mistley station which has direct services to Colchester, Harwich and London Liverpool Street. Built as a coaching inn circa 1723, The Mistley Thorn offers award-winning dining and accommodation in tastefully designed surroundings opposite the River Stour. American born executive chef Sherri Singleton has developed a menu using the best of the area’s seasonal produce.

Cuisine: Fish
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 12 March 2020

Very good food and service

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Visited On Friday, 13 March 2020

We had a delicious lunch last week. The service was good, although I would say that the waiter didn't appear to be that engaging with us. I didn't feel that he really enjoyed his job!

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

We always have a wonderful night at the Thorn. The food is consistently outstanding, the staff are knowledgeable and friendly. Our favourite place to eat.

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Visited On Friday, 13 March 2020

We've been meaning to try this restaurant for ages, my only regret is that we left it so long. Amazing food, great service! We'll definitely be going back.

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Visited On Friday, 13 March 2020

Always lovely , no complaints lovely restaurant

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Visited On Sunday, 08 March 2020

Lovely starters but average portions with the main course and the chips were disappointing. Service was reasonably attentive.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

Our table was strangely too large and very difficult to access but the food, wine and staff were excellent! We will definitely return. The special events forthcoming menus look good too!

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Visited On Sunday, 01 March 2020

Seated at a table next to main entry/exit to the kitchen. A little too busy around us. One of my partythard of hearing, another elderly. Not ideal. But I guess someone has to sit there on a busy Sunday. Next time i will request a table in a less busy area. Otherwise great food, service and good value.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 February 2020

Have stayed a number of times. Great location, rooms & food. However everytime, my bill has been wrong. On most recent visit, they tried to overcharge me by £40.

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Visited On Wednesday, 26 February 2020

A very enjoyable late long lunch

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Never disappoints

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Fabulous meal, great value for money. Really attentive and friendly staff.

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 February 2020

An excellent leisurely lunch - as always 😃

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Visited On Sunday, 23 February 2020

Fantastic local restaurant

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

Excellent food and service

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

Wonderful food and service as ever!

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Visited On Thursday, 20 February 2020

Never fails to be enjoyable - wonderful food, excellent service and good value. Why one keeps returning.

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Great lunch whilst waiting for the grandchildren who were at The Mistley Kitchen. All the staff were friendly and attentive. Food was great.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 February 2020

Amazing meal. Would highly recommend to others. Will definitely be returning

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

We visited on Valentines night and the place was packed. Our food was absolutely delicious and cooked to perfection. As the evening wore however, the service suffered due to the sheer number of diners. We had to wait over half an hour for our desserts. I also felt the tables were a little close together for comfort. All that being said I can’t wait to go back at a quieter time.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

A lovely evening spent at the Thorn. Delicious food, great wine and fantastic service. Our waiter unsurpassed efforts to give us great service. My husband accidently gave him too much money and instead of assuming it was a very large tip came back to us to check. He is a keeper!! Thank you 😊.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Overall we were disappointed in the standard of cooking especially as our lunch was at the start of service. The menu was liberally scattered throughout, with nuts of all varieties! Warning most dishes contained nuts. The home made bread was really nice, though it might of been nice to of been offered more of it to accompany our starters. The starters were more heavy handed style than substance. I had smoked salmon and beetroot which was ok but my brother’s had the pancake which as a recipe didn’t work. Our main course choice, chicken was unfortunately rather dried out. Portion size was good. I have been to this restaurant on several occasions over the years and had been happy to recommend but this was not the meal it could so easily of been. Standards have slipped.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Excellent lunch as usual

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

Food very disappointing. Marinated prawn starter very oily and poorly flavoured. Fish cake main quite good although a little dry for my taste but accompanying hand cut chips were soggy!!! Not likely to return.

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Visited On Thursday, 13 February 2020

Great seafood!

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