A Stunning Restaurant, Bar & Hotel on the Essex Coast
The Pier at Harwich is a small AA 4 star hotel and a very special destination for lovers of great food and drink. The first floor restaurant (with two AA rosettes) overlooks the harbour, ships and working docks and is only a stone’s throw from the estuary where the fresh fish is landed daily.
The menu is proudly influenced by the best European cooking and celebrates the changing food influences from Britain’s mainland and our European peers. Spacious interiors and design reference Harwich’s industrial past, but deliver a striking balance between function, luxury and glamour.
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Perfect for watching a coastal sunset
All our bedrooms have private bathrooms, luxury Aromatherapy Associates products, king size beds, complimentary soft drinks and Sky In-Room. The hotel has 4 AA stars.
The Pier Restaurant
The Pier Restaurant with 2 AA rosettes is a stunning redefined brasserie on the first floor of the completely modernised 1860 listed building in historic Harwich.
Enjoy the NAVYÄRD bar and terrace, a continental-inspired bar with an enviable drinks list, gin library and small-plated food.
Enjoy all-day dining throughout the year with a menu of modern classics, exciting grill dishes and wonderful fresh fish and shellfish landed on the doorstep.
Exclusive use of this dedicated private dining room located, looking out over the harbour and Ha’penny Pier. Perfect for private parties and corporate events.
Experience great views of the harbour while staying at The Pier. Located on the Essex coast, this unique venue is perfect for watching the stunning sunset.
NAVYÄRD at the Pier
On the ground floor, just 20 metres from the harbour wall, is the NAVYÄRD bar and terrace – a continental-inspired bar with an enviable drinks and gin list.
The Gin Library offers more than 100 gins across four shelves, along with our craft, cask and artisan beers, ales and a Nordic-inspired small-plate bar menu, making the NAVYÄRD bar and terrace ‘the’ go-to destination for our neighbours, friends and welcomed guests.
The Pier is a stunning redefined brasserie located on the first floor of the completely modernised 1860 listed building in historic Harwich.
Located on the quayside of this Essex town, The Pier serves stunning food and boasts an enviable drinks list, making it East Anglia’s most exciting coastal dining destination.
Experience all-day dining (all-year-round) and outdoor dining – whenever the sun shines – with a menu celebrating modern classics, exciting grill dishes and wonderful fresh fish and shellfish landed on The Pier’s doorstep. Guests can select from a predominantly European wine list or enjoy Prosecco-based cocktails, craft beers and cask ales. With estuary views from every table, The Pier, which is 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 crispest white sheets await you in our bedrooms which are individually styled to match the seascape and take full advantage of that brilliant light that you only get when staying on the coast.
Harwich enjoys special sunsets and the molten coloured horizons are a sight to behold as the evenings draw in.
Many of the bedrooms have the best vantage points, although you may prefer to take in the views from our first floor restaurant balcony or ground floor bar and terrace. All bedrooms are fully equipped with fully stocked mini-bars (soft drinks and snacks are complimentary), Aromatherapy Associates bathroom products, Sky In-Room (all channels) and wifi.
The Saloon is a dedicated private dining room located in The Pier, looking out over the harbour and Ha’penny Pier.
Book this exclusive space for you and your guests and you’ll be able to celebrate in style. Ideal for birthday parties, anniversaries, celebrations and corporate events, The Saloon can seat up to 24 people.
If you’re travelling from London, join the A12 and continue along this road until leaving at junction 29, merging onto the A120. Follow the A120 until you reach The Quay in Harwich.
If you’re travelling from Ipswich, take the A1071 onto the A1214 and continue forward onto the A12. At junction 29, leave the A12 and join the A120. Follow the A120 until you reach The Quay in Harwich.
Leave Colchester via the A134 until reaching Middleborough Roundabout, where you should take the fifth exit continuing onto the A134. Take the third exit at Colne Bank Roundabout onto the A133 and continue towards Clacton for three-quarters of a mile, before taking the first exit at the second roundabout onto the A1232, signposted for Harwich A120. Follow the A120 towards Harwich, and then to Harwich Town Centre. At Pattricks Junction Roundabout, take the second exit onto the A120 and continue on to the Quay, signposted Docks.
Dinner’s on Us in January at The Pier in Harwich, Milsoms in Dedham and Milsoms Kesgrave Hall, which means that you just pay for your bed and full English breakfast and we’ll pick up the bill for dinner.