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5 Places to Dine on Valentines

Valentines Day, the most romantic day of the year. If you want to treat your special someone to a night out, check out these 5 places where you can woo your loved one!

1. Southwold Pier

Watch the moon shimmer on the water and listen to the sound of the crashing waves as you enjoy a candlelit dinner in the Boardwalk Restaurant on Southwold Pier. 

The 3-course menu includes smoked haddock rarebit and pan-fried scallops, saddle of venison, roasted rack of pork and pan fried hake, and chocolate fondant, and pink grapefruit and pistachio brulee, plus many more delicious options!

Where: Southwold Pier, IP18 6BN

Price: £65 per couple including 3-course dinner and glass of fizz.

TTDE - Valentines Dinner at Southwold Pier

2. Fludyers Hotel, Felixstowe

With sea views, you can watch the waves lap at the shore with a table at the Fludyers Hotel Restaurant.

The menu includes mouth-watering gin and tonic cured salmon and duck rillettes, crispy pork belly, and Champagne lobster risotto, honey creme caramel and strawberries and Champagne for two to name but a few!

Where: Fludyers Hotel, Felixstowe IP11 7LU

Price: £45 per person including a 3 course dinner and bottle of Champagne between two.

To book: Tel 01394 691929

The Fludyers Hotel Felixstowe Bar

3. Sea Spice, Aldeburgh

For something a little different, treat your Valentine to an exotic 3-course meal at Sea Spice Indian restaurant at The White Lion Hotel in Aldeburgh; with atmospheric lighting, sea views and a colourful menu on offer.

The menu features a range of dishes including Amritsari prawn tempura and lamb chop Hyderabadi, pheasant bhuna and saag ghosht, and carrot halwa with vanilla ice cream.

Where: Sea Spice, The White Lion, Aldeburgh, IP15 5BJ

Price: £35 per person of £39.50 with a Valentines cocktail

To book: Tel 01728 451800

F&D - Sea Spice - Aldeburgh - Restaurant

4. The Crown at Woodbridge

Dine in stylish surroundings and enjoy The Crown at Woodbridge's signature cocktails before sitting down to a 4-course meal in the restaurant. 

The special Valentines menu features an amuse bouche, followed by a choice of starter including roasted langoustines and duck foie gras, mains of pan fried brill fillets and peppered pork tenderloin, finishing with desserts including chocolate orange mousse and banana parfait. 

Where: The Crown Hotel, Woodbridge, IP12 1AD

Price: £35 per person

To book: Tel 01394 384242

Articles - Valentines - Crown at Woodbridge

5. Salthouse Eaterie, Ipswich

Listen to the boats bobbing and wind blowing through the sails whilst enjoying views of the marina and a delicious 3-course meal in the Salthouse Eaterie at Salthouse Harbour Hotel. 

Dishes on offer include sauteed duck livers, pan-fried scallops, and pigeon breast for starter, Angus cross rib eye steak, lamb rump and Suffolk chicken with Orford lobster for mains, and dark chocolate fondant, croissant pudding and apple and Hendricks jelly for dessert.

Where: Salthouse Eaterie, Salthouse Hotel, Ipswich, IP4 1AX

Price: £40 per person

To book: Tel 01473 226789

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