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Foodie Breaks on The Suffolk Coast

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'.

Find our complete list of delicious Suffolk Coast eateries, breweries and local food heroes here!

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…

Aldeburgh

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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…

Delicious locally-sourced dishes and an award-winning range of Adnams beers, spirits and wines, The Cross Keys is an unmissable foodie bolthole in Aldeburgh. Enjoy great quality pub food in relaxed and cosy surroundings.

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

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, take a stroll out to sea along the Pier, stopping off for lunch 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.

Woodbridge

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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.

Sample The Suffolk Coast

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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.

Stock up on Orford's famous oysters at Pinneys of Orford and 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!




Things to see and do

Adnams Tours and Experiences

Adnams Tours and Experiences

Fancy doing something a little bit different? Take a tour of the Adnams Sole Bay Brewery and Copper House Distillery in the heart of Southwold where Adnams have been brewing since 1872. If Gin is your favourite tipple the 'Make your own Gin Southwold' experience is a must!

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Orwell Lady river trips

Orwell Lady river trips

Ipswich

From April to December each year, Orwell Lady cruises up and down the beautiful and historic River Orwell from Ipswich waterfront, offering passengers a choice of trips and experiences whilst taking in the beautiful wooded stretches of the river, local wildlife and points of  interest.

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Suffolk Food Hall and Cookhouse

Suffolk Food Hall and Cookhouse

Ipswich

Suffolk Food Hall has everything you’d expect from a large farm shop and more. It is the 10 year Champion of Champions for Local Food (Countryside Alliance rural oscars) and it’s also an ideal location to the Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

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Snape Maltings

Snape Maltings

Snape

Snape Maltings sits on the bank of the River Alde, surrounded by a designated National Landscape and just five miles from Aldeburgh.

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WHERE TO EAT

Salthouse Eaterie 

Salthouse Eaterie

The popularity of this waterside Eaterie makes it a foody destination for many Suffolk locals and visitors alike. From small plates & nibbles, to sharing steaks with mouth watering sides - the eaterie suits a light lunch, afternoon tea, or celebratory dinner 

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The Swan Hotel

The Swan Hotel

Guests and non-residents can enjoy world-class food and award winning beer, wine and spirits, with Rory Whelan as Head Chef serving dishes championing local produce, with coastal charm. 

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The Westleton Crown

The Westleton Crown

Dunwich

The Westleton Crown believe that the very best tasting food is locally and responsibly grown. Head Chef, Kieren Drinkwater and his team pride themselves on their imaginative and varied menus. 

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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 inspired by the vibrant colours found on the Suffolk coast throughout the year. Featuring a fantastic sea facing terrace that makes for the perfect spot in the warmer months.

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Felixstowe Spa - The Lounge  & The Terrace

Felixstowe Spa - The Lounge & The Terrace

Two fabulous sea view 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.


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The Crown at Woodbridge

The Crown at Woodbridge

Woodbridge

Situated at the top of the bustling Thoroughfare, The Crown at Woodbridge celebrates stunning, local ingredients, bringing dishes to life in unique style, for feel good food with exquisite taste. Not forgetting the bar, serving all the favourites and speciality cocktails.

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The Bell Inn

The Bell Inn

The Bell is a home from home with no shortage of Suffolk character - beamed ceilings, open fires, quirky snugs, hidden alcoves and worn flagstones floors. 

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The Harbour Inn

The Harbour Inn

Right on the water’s edge, The Harbour Inn in Southwold is a proper old Fisherman’s pub - warm, workmen-like and wonderfully buzzy, with nautical charm in abundance. 

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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. 

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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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Sea Spice

Sea Spice

Sea Spice is situated in the heart of Aldeburgh. Taking its 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 breakfast, lunch, supper and dinner cruises from Orford Quay, Suffolk.


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Mark G

Mark G

Mark G is one of the best reasons to visit Lowestoft! Inspired by British and European influences & specialising in fish & seafood; Mark G uses local, rustic, seasonal and sustainable British ingredients, with menus created on a daily basis offering the freshest market dishes. 

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Fen Farm Dairy 

Fen Farm Dairy

Beautiful handcrafted raw dairy products, made on the farm from the milk of the herd of happy Montbeliarde cows.

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Froize 

Froize

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

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Food Hub Cookery School

Food Hub Cookery School

Framlingham

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

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The Restaurant @ Suffolk Food Hall

The Restaurant @ Suffolk Food Hall

Ipswich

The Restaurant @ Suffolk Food Hall is a unique place to eat and drink whilst enjoying the panoramic views of the Orwell Estuary. 

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Allen Gardiner River Cruise Restaurant 

Allen Gardiner River Cruise Restaurant

Ipswich

Allen Gardiner River Cruise Restaurant provides a unique and exciting dining experience offering breakfast, lunch, sunset supper or dinner cruises. 

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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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The Crown and Castle 

The Crown and Castle

The Crown and Castle is situated in the stunning fishing village of Orford, surrounded by natural beauty and produce. The restaurant with rooms offers guests a very special experience, serving fantastic food in a characterful restaurant.

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View Point Cafe

View Point Cafe

View Point Cafe is a modern and friendly cafe with both indoor and outdoor seating. Situated on the Landguard Peninsular, adjacent to the Port of Felixstowe on the Orwell estuary, the View Point Cafe absolutely lives up to its name.


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The Unruly Pig 

The Unruly Pig



The Unruly Pig is a multi award winning 16th century Suffolk inn offering award winning food, fab service with a relaxed vibe. 

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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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Flint Vineyard

Flint Vineyard

Flint Vineyard is one of England's most exciting wineries. Winemaker, Ben Witchell, combines cutting-edge technology with traditional winemaking techniques to produce elegant and refined English wines.

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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 Crown Hotel Southwold

The Crown Hotel Southwold

Southwold

Built in 1740, this attractive Georgian building takes pride of place on Southwold’s High Street. As soon as you walk in, The Crown has a warmth and an immediate familiarity, you just know many a happy guest has been welcomed here before. 

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Eat at Snape Maltings

Eat at Snape Maltings

Snape


Enjoy delicious food and drink with spectacular views. Enjoy MALT Café for a light bite or coffee on the go, or treat yourself to a relaxing lunch in our River View Café & Bar, looking over the stunning reedbeds.

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Café Bencotto

Café Bencotto



Café Bencotto is part of Yeo Group - a group of individual venues in Felixstowe. Offering Mediterranean style fayre, the sophisticated yet informal interior complements the food freshly prepared in the open plan kitchen.

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Aldeburgh Fish & Chip Shop 

Aldeburgh Fish & Chip Shop

Traditional family run fish and chip shop since 1967, offering Cod, Haddock, Plaice, Scampi and more with chips made from locally sourced potatoes. Located a short walk from the beach to enjoy fish and chips 'The Aldeburgh Way'.

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The Alex Café Bar & Brasserie

The Alex Café Bar & Brasserie



The Alex Café Bar & Brasserie is part of Yeo Group - a group of individual venues in Felixstowe known particularly for their friendly and “can do” style of service. Offering panoramic sea views, The Alex has a fabulous seafront setting just across from the south promenade in Felixstowe.

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The Ship at Dunwich

The Ship at Dunwich

Dunwich

There's plenty to enjoy on The Ship's menu, the food ethos is simple; good food, locally sourced, skilfully cooked and thoughtfully served. 

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where to stay

Milsoms Kesgrave Hall

Milsoms Kesgrave Hall

Ipswich

Kesgrave Hall has 27 bedrooms, all individual in size, décor and style ranging from standard through to super de-luxe (think bathtubs in the rooms and fabulous walk in showers).

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