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.
What a way to end 'freedom', oysters Rockefeller and seabass, a perfect meal in every regard, with excellent and cheerful service. Can't wait for re-opening.
Our favourite restaurant which is luckily local to us! Never ever disappointed and throughout this Covid pandemic when they have been open have made us feel safe and so very welcome! The service and food is just sublime!
Jamie and the other waitressing staff were lovely and couldn’t fault it. Food was amazing as usual.
Excellent Xmas lunch , good food , great value. Tables socially distanced and masks all round. Daily menu always interesting and tasty.
During the pandemic we have only been to restaurants where we feel safe. This is one with the main reason being the tables are spaced well apart. The food is also excellent of course.
Most wonderful Sunday lunch, delicious food and always made to feel so welcome.
We love this restaurant and have been many times before. Food is always of an equally good standard and staff are always super friendly and engaging. During Covid the restaurant has been brilliant with the Covid setup making everything feel safe. Would highly recommend this restaurant.
We love the Mistley Thorn. Great food and service. It’s our favourite local place.
Excelent food and service. Current covid rice fires were excellent and hospitality was wonderful
Great service, friendly atmosphere and a feeling of safety. Tables nicely spaced so no feeling of being crowded.
I know this year has been difficult but our last 2 visits the food has not been up to usual standard it’s been average at best.
as always, outstanding. thank you
Love the vegan food Well done to the chef The onion tart was fabulous and the broccoli was so yummy
Probably the loveliest plaice I have ever had !!The restaurant is in a beautiful building that is cosy and spotlessly clean . But there is still plenty of room for social distance. Can’t wait to go back
Very congenial atmosphere and excellent food.
Our most favourite restaurant and as always, delicious food and great service. We highly recommend The Mistley Thorn
Fabulous lunch - great service xx
We had a wonderful evening, hope you can get back to full bustling normality soon !
Fantastic food and great service. Me and my partner had a wonderful evening for my birthday. We will definitely be coming back.
Really great meal. Thank you very much.
We don’t visit as often we would like and always come away thinking we must visit again soon. As my score suggests the Mistley Thorn ticks all the boxes and the food is outstanding.
Very friendly, good food, good atmosphere. Will definitely be back!
Food was fantastic as always