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
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.
2. Salthouse Eaterie, Ipswich
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!
3. The Oyster Inn, Butley
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.
4. The Crown Southwold
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!
5. MarkG Seafood Restaurant, Pakefield
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.
6. Aldeburgh Fish & Chip Shop
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.
7. Pinney's of Orford
Pinney's of Orford specialise in producing delicious smoked products. The fish is smoked using oak logs and they still use traditional flavouring 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. If you are short for time you can shop online with next day delivery available. Take in a leisurely lunch or dinner at their restaurant, The Butley Orford Oysterage, the perfect way to sample all these beautiful goodies in a relaxed atmosphere in the heart of the village!