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!
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays: 8:30 -11am
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays: 12 noon to 5pm
Monday-Thursday: 6:30 to 9:30pm
Friday-Sunday: 6pm to 9:30pm
- 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.
Faultless as ever
My partner and I decided to visit the Mistley Thorn for our pre-lockdown date night. We were not disappointed with the food and the service which as always is of a very high standard. The Monkfish curry was AMAZING! My only criticism was that our table was by the front door with a ceiling fan directly above us which gave us a chill every time someone entered or left the building. We asked to be moved but were told there were no free tables we were also informed that we were unable to request specific tables when booking. Whilst the weather is cold I think we would probably not take the risk of being chilled during our meal but we will most definitely be back in the spring/summer.
Great food, lovely atmosphere and good service. We will definitely be back.
A lovely spot to refuel after a refreshing walk along the Stour.
Delicious soup and sarnie as a lite lunch with glass of vino. Covid restrictions are clear and being adhered to.
Thoroughly recommend, food delicious and plentiful, good variety including vegetarian and vegan options. Warm, friendly, service.
Lovely food. Would go again. Seafood is fabulous.
As usual food was great and a varied menu. Relaxed and friendly ambience.
Be coming here from day one and shall continue when this horrible virus disappears. Superb restaurant
Lovely fresh seafood. Imaginative dishes... nice!
Love the Thursday Moules Madness
Our food was all delicious. Nothing less than excellent. The plate of salmon served in different ways was superb. I was very impressed with the homemade ice cream. Great to be able to order just a single scoop - good value and not too much at the end of a big meal. The atmosphere is great: I only deducted a star because Covid restrictions make it less cosy than normal.
Absolutely delicious food, and lovely service with appropriate safety measures in place. We will be back!
Vey helpful staff unde the restrictions of Covid
Excellent food. All 5 of us were impressed by the standard of our meals. The wine we had was very good too. Nice atmosphere and helpful pleasant staff. Best Roast Sunday lunch in the area, I think we all agreed!
Great meal, as always
A lovely lunch time meal. Service was first class. We'll done to the chefs the food was amazing
I have only given 3 star for atmosphere as we were seated in the rear dining area .... It feels very detached ...I LOVE your main area, but really not feeling the rear bit ..... That said service, amazing, food .... Amazing...the seabass was OUT of this WORLD ! Thank you!
We had a really fantastic lunch, I was really impressed with the vegetarian choice and the vegan burger was delicious. One of the best places to eat in the area.
Excellent meal, will certainly return
Disappointed that the pudding menu was inaccurate - we were looking forward to the Fig Frangipane but we're served an Apple version. However this was quickly resolved (we were too full for pudding really!) and we were not charged. Otherwise excellent - the Skate & Sea Bass were both very good.
Food and drink was delicious as usual!
This review is for two visits over two weeks. My partner and I enjoyed a date night at The Thorne and couldn't rate the place high enough. The food and service were amazing and the atmosphere perfect for an intimate evening. My second visit was yesterday, a treat for my father's 81st birthday. Once again the food and service were amazing. Even my 9 year old ate so much he loved everything on his plate and everyone else's. The Salmon trio starter was enough for 3 to share and so tasty and fresh. I would recommend the mussels all day long and if you have room for desert......eat everything because you won't be able to choose just one. Cant wait to return again. Fab Fab Fab
Lovely food, good service and a relaxing, clean, well presented environment
Excellent restaurant with a great atmosphere. The food is exceptional and service is very good.