The playwright George Bernard Shaw reckons ‘There is no sincerer love than the love of food’…
If this is the case, then we’re certainly all loved up on The Suffolk Coast! Check out this handy guide to planning a 'foodie break!'.
Weekenders and day trippers can look forward to indulging their appetites in some amazing eateries - cosy cafés, tearooms that tantalise the taste buds and fabulous fine dining restaurants…
Take a trip to the pretty market town of Beccles which nestles the beautiful River Waveney – here you’ll find unique and rather quirky little shops and eateries to satisfy both shopaholics and foodies!
Tywfords Café is always a favourite haunt for shoppers to rest their weary feet and recharge with a steaming Latte and perhaps a cheeky cream cake!
Be sure you stop off at the highly acclaimed Baileys Deli in the town centre before spoiling yourselves with a dinner at Oakfired at The Royal Oak, the popular Wine Vaults or gastronomic Graze restaurant.
Traditional fish and chips will always be a favourite dish of The Suffolk Coast – and that’s because we do it so well, especially in Aldeburgh!
If you spot a throng of people lining the High Street in this quaint seaside town, the chances are they are queuing up at Aldeburgh Fish & Chip Shop!
Not only is this takeaway renowned for being one of the best fish and chips shops on The Suffolk Coast, but in the whole of the UK too. For some reason, they always taste so much better when eaten in the sea air along the prom…
Seafood lovers will not be disappointed with the delights of the beachside located Seafood Bar & Grill at The Brudenell, a slap-up meal in Brasserie Bleue at The White Lion or the seafood/Indian fusion restaurant, Sea Spice.
Southwold is well known as the quintessentially English seaside town of The Suffolk Coast. Home to a close residential community, visitors and the odd celebrity or two – so it comes as no surprise that there are some rather exceptional eateries here too!
After a walk along the blue-flag beach, enjoy lunch at The Sail Loft or take a stroll out to sea along the Pier, stopping off in the Clockhouse Restaurant for a delectable range of freshly cooked meals made with local produce, including their famous fish & chips!
We challenge you to walk past the High Street based Two Magpies Bakery and Café without succumbing to the wafts of their award winning, freshly baked bread. But, make sure you leave space for a dinner at The Crown gastro pub or the award-winning Swan Hotel.
Recommended in the Michelin Guide, make sure you book a table at The Crown at Woodbridge. Start off the evening with a contemporary cocktail followed by a meal in stylish restaurant which focusses on using quality ingredients. Whether its local shellfish sourced from the River Deben or foraged herbs from surrounding hedgerows, head chef Luke Bailey and his team offer locals and visitors to the area a hearty taste of modern British cooking.
Venture just outside Woodbridge to the village of Bromeswell and you will find The Unruly Pig; a gastropub which has been listed in The Good Food Guide, the Michelin Guide and the Estrella Damn Top 50 Gastropubs. The 16th century inn serves an a la carte menu featuring fresh, seasonal produce; sit inside in front of the roaring fire in winter, or sit out and soak up the sun in their beautiful garden (you won't find many pub gardens as stunning as this!).
Situated in the charming village of Ufford, The Ufford Crown is the perfect place to take the family for Sunday lunch. The pub, which is dog-friendly too, serves a cracking roast with a choice of Sirloin of Ketley Beef, chicken breast, Dingley Dell pork belly, duck leg or New Yorker rib of beef, accompanied by Yorkshire pudding, carrots, kale, green beans & gravy. The weekday lunch and supper menus are just as delicious, and there's an extensive wine list to accompany your meal too!
Sample The Suffolk Coast
Learn to cook and perfect your culinary skills at The Food Hub Cookery School and indulge in some seriously good local food shopping at Suffolk Food Hall and Snape Maltings.
If you've not eaten enough during your stay, then stop by some of the award-winning delis dotted along the coast; for fresh and locally grown fruit and veg stop by Giddens & Thompson Bungay, fill your basket with bread, meat, chutneys and chocolate at Suffolk Food Hall in Wherstead and grab a mouth-watering pie and a freshly baked loaf from the Farm Cafe + Shop at Marlesford.
Stock up on Orford's famous oysters at Pinneys of Orford, and whilst there stop by the delightful Pump Street Bakery for mouth-watering baked goods, steaming hot coffee and their own chocolate!
Make sure you sample Suffolk Black Ham from Emmetts - the oldest artisan ham and bacon producer in the UK and Fen Farm Dairy for delicious milk, cream and Baron Bigod Cheese rounds made from raw milk.
Not forgetting a bottle of wine from Flint Vineyard in the Waveney Valley or some of Adnams famous beers from the Adnams Shop in Southwold.
What are you waiting for? Pay us a visit and tuck into some great food here on The Suffolk Coast!
Check out all our wonderful foodie experiences below!