The Suffolk Coast
  • Seafood Feasts on The Suffolk Coast

Seafood Feasts

With miles of beautiful coastline, it's no wonder The Suffolk Coast is home to some of the UKs best fish and seafood producers. 

So whether it's mussels, mackerel, lobsters or skate that whet your appetite, visit these seafood restaurants and shops for a taste of The Suffolk Coast.

1. The Brudenell - Seafood & Grill

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Situated within the stylish Brudenell Hotel in Aldeburgh, the Seafood & Grill restaurant has panoramic sea views from every table with a décor that is inspired by the vibrant colours that can be found on the Suffolk coast throughout the year.

The menu features fresh local fish, seafood and free-range meats delivered to their door each morning, all lovingly prepared by their Head Chef.

www.brudenellhotel.co.uk

2. Salthouse Eaterie, Ipswich

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With enviable views of Ipswich Marina, Salthouse Eaterie uses a range of fresh local ingredients, including shellfish and fish. Start your meal with oysters, octopus or pan fried scallops, before tucking into pan fried plaice or cod.

There are over 30 wines on offer to choose from, so you're sure to find the perfect accompaniment to your seafood feast!

www.salthouseharbour.co.uk/food-and-drink

3. The Oyster Inn, Butley

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Serving a range of hearty pub grub, and situated next to Rendlesham Forest, The Oyster Inn is the perfect place to stop off for lunch or dinner after a long walk. 

To start, order half a pint of shell-on prawns, served with buttered Suffolk Trencher bread, lemon and black pepper mayo and dressed salad leaves. Mains include Calvors battered tail end of cod and pan-fried fillet of seabass with buttered samphire and basil pesto mash. 

Dogs are welcome too and there is a pub garden for you to enjoy the late summer sun.

www.butleyoyster.com

4. The Crown Southwold

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Seafood lovers are spoilt for choice at The Crown! Situated on Southwold's High Street, the restaurant is popular with both holiday-makers and locals, serving a range of Adnams ales and spirits alongside the mouthwatering menu. 

Starters include potted Cromer crab, sweet pickled herrings and salt cod fishcakes. Choose, if you can! from roasted salmon fillet, steamed sea-bream fillet, poached longshore skate with brown shrimp and dill and pink fir apple potatoes and battered fish bites. Make sure you leave room for dessert though, as caramel buttermilk pudding with poached rhubarb and biscotti, plus elderflower and Adnams prosecco jelly, lemon and ginger syllabub with Creme Fraiche sorbet are both on offer!

www.thecrownsouthwold.co.uk/food

5. MarkG Seafood Restaurant, Pakefield

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Located within The Tramway Hotel and just a short walk from the beach at Pakefield, MarkG Seafood Restaurant serves English and French inspired dishes made from fresh, seasonal and sustainable ingredients.

The daily specials menu features a fantastic selection of locally caught fish and seafood dishes including roasted halibut, North Sea hake stew, pan fried cod, 1/2 lobster gratin. But make sure you leave room for dessert; choose from sticky date pudding, chocolate and peanut butter cheesecake and glazed lemon tart. 

www.markgee.uk

6. Aldeburgh Fish & Chip Shop

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There's nothing quite like feasting upon freshly caught and cooked fish and chips, straight from the paper! The traditional fish & chip shop is celebrating it's 50th birthday this year, having been run by the same family since 1967.

Get your cod and chips to go and enjoy them whilst watching the waves crash on Aldeburgh beach, or head to their sister cafe The Golden Galleon and dine in. 

www.aldeburghfishandchips.co.uk

7. Pinney's of Orford

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Pinney's of Orford specialise in producing delicious smoked products. The fish is smoked using oak logs and they still use the traditional favouring and preserving methods.

Pay a visit to the shop, located on the quay at Orford and fill your basket with smoked fish, the daily catch caught by their fishing boats,  plus crab cakes, potted crabs and angels on horseback. 

www.pinneysoforford.co.uk

WHERE TO EAT


Cleone's Italian Restaurant

Cleone's Italian Restaurant

Cleone's Italian Restaurant - named after the original Maitre D' - was established at The Angel in Halesworth in the Spring of 1995. From the outset, the aim has been to offer seasonal menus featuring classic dishes from Italy's extremely varied culinary regions - but most importantly, to prepare every dish in the typical 'home style' Italian way.

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The White Lion Bar & Brasserie Bleue

The White Lion Bar & Brasserie Bleue

Aldeburgh

Inspired by a modern desire to return to simple, 'back to basics' food and impeccable service, offering freshly prepared dishes in contemporary surroundings. 

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Beccles Station Cafe and Community Rooms

Beccles Station Cafe and Community Rooms

Beccles station cafe and community rooms are under the umbrella of the Beccles and District Regeneration Company which is a charity being run by volunteers for the community. The station buildings include a cafe, offices and community rooms to rent out.

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Sea Spice

Sea Spice

Taking lead from the ancient Spice Route and Aldeburgh’s historic role as a valued Tudor port, Sea Spice unites local Suffolk produce with classic Indian flavours originating over 4,000 miles away. 

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Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurant

Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurant

Orford

Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurant provides a unique and exciting dining experience offering brunch and a la carte lunch or dinner cruises from Orford Quay, Orford, Suffolk.

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Dog friendly


MarkG Seafood Restaurant at The Tramway Hotel

MarkG Seafood Restaurant at The Tramway Hotel

Located at Lowestoft’s The Tramway Hotel MarkG Seafood Restaurant and Bar opened its doors in the winter of 2015 and has not looked back!

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The Orwell Hotel

The Orwell Hotel

The Orwell Hotel currently has various dining options from formal to bar snacks or afternoon tea.


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Munchy Seeds

Munchy Seeds

Munchy Seeds is a family run business based in Suffolk and has been the highest profile brand in the UK's roasted, flavoured and coated seeds market for 16 years. 

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The Anchor

The Anchor

The Anchor is a traditional quayside pub run by a tight knit team more like a small family. They produce all meals freshly on the premises, sourcing as many ingredients as locally as possible.

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The Table

The Table

The Table is a relaxed brasserie style restaurant in a lovely setting ideal for hosting light lunches, family gatherings, romantic dinners, street food events, coffee and cake, special celebrations and more.

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The Cake Shop Bakery

The Cake Shop Bakery

Woodbridge

Award-winning family run bakery set in the historical town of Woodbridge baking fresh bread and creating beautiful cakes using the best ingredients available and designing cakes that are visually stunning and taste delicious.

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The Riverside Restaurant & Theatre

The Riverside Restaurant & Theatre

The Riverside Restaurant in Woodbridge is a privately owned restaurant (since 1985) with an independent cinema. Renowned for the fashionable trendy style and daily written menus, as quoted by The Financial Times "The right side of casual". Whether you choose to dine or combine a cinema ticket, you will enjoy your experience!

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The Firestation Cafe, Bar & Coffee Roasters

The Firestation Cafe, Bar & Coffee Roasters

Woodbridge

A small cafe and bar serving delicious coffee, cocktails, snacks and rather impressively roasting their own coffee!

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Froize

Froize

A rustic, rural restaurant close to the historic town of Woodbridge, Froize is David Grimwood's delightful freehouse restaurant.

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The Ship Inn, Levington

The Ship Inn, Levington

Ipswich

Idyllic country pub situated on the banks of the River Orwell, with a delicious local menu and an excellent range of Adnams beers, wines and spirits. 

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Pump Street Bakery & Cafe

Pump Street Bakery & Cafe

Pump Street Bakery is a small, family owned bakery and cafe in the village of Orford on Suffolk's Heritage Coast.

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The Food Hub Cookery School

The Food Hub Cookery School

Framlingham

Whether you are an amateur cook or a food enthusiast let these courses inspire you.

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Cookhouse Restaurant at Suffolk Food Hall

Cookhouse Restaurant at Suffolk Food Hall

Ipswich

The Cookhouse Restaurant is a unique place to eat or have a drink whilst enjoying stunning views down the river.

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The Tea Hut

The Tea Hut

The Tea Hut cafe/restaurant sits on the banks of the beautiful River Deben in Woodbridge. 

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The Sweffling White Horse

The Sweffling White Horse

A traditional pub in the village of Sweffling near Saxmundham and East Anglia Pub of the Year 2015

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Lawson's Delicatessen

Lawson's Delicatessen

Lawson's Delicatessen is a much-loved shop on the High Street in Aldeburgh selling carefully sourced food including cheese, charcuterie, olives and bread. Also serving Monmouth Coffee to take away.

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farm cafe + shop

farm cafe + shop

The farm cafe + shop, Marlesford is an oasis on the A12 a few miles from Woodbridge.

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The Crown and Castle

The Crown and Castle

The Crown and Castle is renowned for a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere that allows guests to enjoy their surroundings and feel free to take their time.

Winner of *Sawday's British Hotel Award 2017 for Fabulous Food*

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Dog friendly


View Point Cafe

View Point Cafe

View Point Cafe is a warm and friendly cafe with both indoor and outdoor seating serving all day breakfasts, snacks, fish and chips, 'dish of the day', cakes, ice cream, teas and coffees.

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Giddens & Thompson Greengrocers

Giddens & Thompson Greengrocers

Bungay

Purveyors of high quality Fruit and Vegetables

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Pinney's of Orford

Pinney's of Orford

Established in 1959, Pinney's of Orford are a 3rd generation family run business that specialise in producing fine quality smoked products due to the experience and understanding that they have gained over the years in both fishing and smoking.

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Southwold Pier - The Boardwalk, Beach Cafe and Clockhouse

Southwold Pier - The Boardwalk, Beach Cafe and Clockhouse

Southwold

Southwold Pier has a fabulous choice of restaurants and cafes to fill the gap from breakfast, through to morning coffee and pastries, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner!

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The Ufford Crown

The Ufford Crown

Woodbridge

The Ufford Crown is a Michelin recommended, family run pub and restaurant in the village of Ufford, near Woodbridge, run by Polly and Max Durrant and Head Chef Will Hardiman.

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The Ramsholt Arms

The Ramsholt Arms

Woodbridge

The Ramsholt Arms is a popular riverside pub and dining room, situated on the banks of the river Deben. The pub is recommended in the Michelin guide and in July 2015 was voted one of the top 20 places to dine alfresco in the UK by the Sunday Times.

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The Crown Hotel Southwold

The Crown Hotel Southwold

Southwold

The Adnams Crown Hotel is situated in The High Street, in the heart of Southwold. The atmosphere is always buzzing with a lively informality.

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Eat at Snape Maltings

Eat at Snape Maltings

Snape

There's an excellent selection of places to eat at Snape Maltings, from freshly prepared local food and cream teas to cafés overlooking the Alde estuary, providing guests with one of the best views of reeds, water and sky in the UK.

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Café Bencotto

Café Bencotto

Offering Mediterranean style fayre, Café Bencotto's sophisticated yet informal interior complements the food freshly prepared in the open plan kitchen.

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Ufford Park Woodbridge

Ufford Park Woodbridge

At Ufford Park, the experienced, well-trained chefs place great emphasis on quality local ingredients, always insisting on organically grown fruit and vegetables, beef, lamb, chicken, pork and game. 

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The Alex Café Bar & Brasserie

The Alex Café Bar & Brasserie

Offering panoramic sea views, The Alex has a fabulous seafront setting just across from the promenade in Felixstowe where you can watch the world go by whilst enjoying great food and drink!

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The Ship at Dunwich

The Ship at Dunwich

Dunwich

There's plenty to enjoy on The Ship's menu from: pie of the day, slow-cooked pork belly, or roast red onion tart through to traditional English puddings like sticky toffee, pear and blackberry crumble and much more, accompanied by good wines at sensible prices, or proper beers and ales - including Adnams and a range of guest ales.

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Salthouse Eaterie 

Salthouse Eaterie

The popularity of the waterside Eaterie makes it a destination for many Suffolk locals. The dishes are modern & always surprise with a curious twist of something deliciously different.

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Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel - Restaurant and Bar

Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel - Restaurant and Bar

The restaurant offers a more traditional dining experience with fresh local produce complimenting the daily changing menu.

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The Westleton Crown

The Westleton Crown

Dunwich

Head Chef at The Westleton Crown restaurant, James Finch, and his highly skilled team pride themselves on their imaginative and varied menus which have earned them an AA 2 Rosette restaurant award, as well as a considerable reputation.

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Brudenell Seafood & Grill 

Brudenell Seafood & Grill

Aldeburgh

The Seafood & Grill restaurant has panoramic sea views from every table with a décor that is inspired by the vibrant colours that can be found on the Suffolk coast throughout the year.

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Felixstowe Spa - The Lounge  & The Terrace

Felixstowe Spa - The Lounge & The Terrace

Two fabulous seaview venues in one stunning location! The Lounge is a first floor carpeted space with panoramic views of the sea, Felixstowe Pier and the maritime traffic to Harwich & Felixstowe Ports.

At promenade level there is also The Terrace; a cosy beachside venue with plentiful outdoor seating and a Mediterranean ambience with the sea views framed by palm trees.

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Cream Tea Island at Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom

Cream Tea Island at Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom

Southwold

Inside, the tearoom can seat 16 people comfortably, with far more seating available outside. Families and friends can also hire the venue for birthday parties, anniversaries, mother and toddler groups, small wedding parties, wakes and coach parties.

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The Oyster Inn

The Oyster Inn

A traditional village pub serving real ale and home-style food, The Oyster Inn has been at the heart of Butley since at least the 17th Century. 

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Emmett's Stores

Emmett's Stores

Emmett's is the oldest artisan ham and bacon producer in the UK.

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The Crown at Woodbridge

The Crown at Woodbridge

Woodbridge

Situated at the top of the bustling Thoroughfare, in Woodbridge, Suffolk.

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