We recently enjoyed Sunday lunch at The Thorn with friends. It was not our first visit and we were not disappointed against our expectations. Service was very attentive and our menu selections were well prepared and presented.
Seating was a bit congested and the restaurant was quite busy but overall this did not present any problem.
We will visit again!
Had a very pleasant lunch with an old fried at thee Mistley Thorn. We both had excellent Shellfish and Fish starters and mains which were beyond reproach. I also pushed the boat out and on my waitresses recommendation had a divine cheesecake with Toffee Sauce. I rarely go for cheesecake but on this occasion, the recommendation was spot on.
Not my first visit and will not be my last. Excellent service, good food and the lunchtime set menu is exceptional value for money.
this was excellent food, we all ate fish and couldn't fault it. good portions well cooked. good service, very friendly.
The food in the resturuant was excellent all four diners had fresh fish which was well cooked and fresh, which at times in even bigger establishments is not so. Would recommend. Get window table if possible
and a great lunch - good wine choices and the oysters were terrific.
The Mistley Thorn is my favourite place to eat - whether it be with family, including kids or with a group of friends. We get consistently great food, fab service and the most lovely ambience.
Really disappointed - we've been several times over the years and while the food was reliably good, if not exciting, the service was terrible, many dishes on the menu were not available, staff were shouting at the back of the restaurant and spilled out into the middle of it, ignoring the customers (i.e. us), and we were basically hustled out of the restaurant at 9.45 pm. On Valentine's Day! Not very classy. Shan't be going again.
This is a lovely establishment. Great food, great service, great clientel, great atmosphere.
This was supposed to be a Valentine's Day treat. The restaurant is 45 minutes by car from our home so we had made a special effort to go there. We were taken to a table in a room at the back of the restaurant. The ambience, decor and appearance of the room were of a markedly inferior quality to the main restaurant. We chose the set menu as it appeared to offer good value but no fish was offered for the main course despite the fact that fish is the chief speciality of this restaurant. The starters and desserts were acceptable but for the main course we both ordered the roast beef. The beef was rough in appearance and contained quite a lot of gristle and fat. The roast potatoes were tough and had been reheated, which adversely affected the taste. The Yorkshire puddings tasted cardboardy and were of inferior quality. The waitress was very nice and service was prompt and friendly but all in all this was a disappointing Valentine's Day experience.