Where to Eat in Harwich

There is plenty of choice in Harwich if you are looking for somewhere to eat or drink

Whether you want a light bite or a four-course dinner, craft ales or cocktails, both towns have plenty to offer, from cafes and pubs to a selection of renowned restaurants.

The Pier

The Pier Hotel and Restaurant is ideally located overlooking the harbour and is a true destination for exceptional food and drink in Harwich.

The Hotel’s 14 bedrooms have private bathrooms, luxury products, Sky TV and king-size beds, and are the ideal spot for watching a coastal sunset.

Here, contemporary dining meets industrial design, marrying the town’s working past with modern living, striking a balance between function and beauty.

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Thai up at the Quay

Based just off the Quay in Old Harwich, we offer authentic Thai cuisine and a warm welcome. We specialise in authentic Thai cuisine, freshly cooked to order. All dishes are prepared in-house by our experienced chef. We are open Tuesday to Saturday for dinner from 6pm. We also cater for special occasions or private events.

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The Alma

The Alma Inn and Dining Rooms has been at the centre of Harwich life since the 1850s serving ale to the citizens, sailors, soldiers and farmers of the wind that passed through. We offer food seven days a week. Ideally located within moments of the quay or a five minute walk from Harwich town station.

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The Stingray

Very much open for business today the Stingray has an interesting and perhaps surprising history. As well as being a popular bar the pub also has bed and breakfast facilities for those seeking a longer stay in the old town.

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Brewers Fayre Mayflower

Located in Harwich just 5 minutes away from the port, & close to Harwich Maritime Museum, Dovercourt Bay Beach & the excellent Electric Palace Cinema, is the Mayflower – a family friendly pub known for our welcoming atmosphere. Many of our staff have worked here since we opened ten years ago & know all our locals. Why not stop by for a generous portion of classic pub food, at a great value price?

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The Crown Post

Opened under new management in April 2017 we decided that the fantastic building needed a menu and team to complement the decor of the building.

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NAVYÄRD is a continental bar and terrace overlooking the working harbour in Harwich town. Cask Marque ales, craft beers, a great drinks list, Prosecco-based cocktails and one of the most carefully sourced and extensive gin lists makes the NAVYÄRD ‘the’ go-to bar for our neighbours, friends and welcomed guests.



Open daily, the Waterfront Bar and Restaurant offers a comfortable environment to enjoy a wide selection of meals and drinks.
Come in from the bracing wind from the North Sea in the Winter and tuck in to a warming meal or relax with a drink in the Lounge. In the summer you can enjoy sitting out on the patio area, enjoying the sunshine and views across Dovercourt Bay.

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The Globe

The Globe is a traditional pub in a fabulous and unspoilt old building close to the Navy Yard and the Quay. Pop in for a beer and it is easy to imagine the shipwrights doing the same thing 250 years ago.



Wonderful cafe with great food and service, also boasting the best views in Harwich. Right on the Ha’Penny Pier. Open everyday for delicious home cooked meals from the specials board or a light snack from the menu.



The Rainbow cafe is located a stone’s throw away from the beach in Dovercourt Bay. It also enjoys an outdoor seating area for lazy summer lunches. Open 8.30am – 5pm daily.


Pieseas Chippy

A family run business for over 30 years, serving traditional Fish and chips 7 days a week. Situated 3 minute walk from Harwich Town Station.


The New Bell Inn

An award winning establishment having won Tendring CAMRA’s Pub of the Year title twice in the past ten years.

Under new management since 2014, the New Bell continues to stock a varied range of quality ales, predominately from small breweries across East Anglia.

Food is available between 12 & 3pm* daily (except Mondays). *Sunday lunch is served until 3.30


The White Coffee House

Quaint cafe with a huge selection of decadent home made cakes – a must-visit if you’re looking to indulge!


Joi Tandoori

We are the oldest established Indian restaurant in Harwich, supplying authentic curries for the past 28 years. A family run business with a very experienced chef. We have very competitive deals on Wednesday and Sunday evenings.


The Hanover Inn

First class real ales, recently voted by Camra to be the best real ale pub in Harwich, also serving excellent real home made food. Food times are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 12-3pm and 6-9pm Sunday lunch from 1pm-5pm. Events and private functions catered for.


Turkish Meze Bar

Here at Turkish Meze Bar, we offer a wide selection of finer foods to experience for all to enjoy. From our most popular dishes, Iskendar to Kebabs. Come join us for an unforgettable evening of fun for our belly dancing on our Turkish nights and more.


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Dovercourt Bay

Ha'penny Pier