You’ve set out for a bracing walk, rambled through the woods and strolled along the beach. Now it’s time for some sustenance and there’s nothing more delicious than tucking into a roast dinner for Sunday Lunch!
And you are spoilt for choice for places that serve crispy roast potatoes, succulent joints of beef and fluffy Yorkshire puddings; not forgetting apple pie and custard for dessert! We’ve chosen a few across The Suffolk Coast for you to try this autumn and winter but there are plenty more, click here to see our full list of eateries!
The Crown at Woodbridge
There are two roasts on offer alongside the extensive menu at The Crown at Woodbridge. Roast dinners and other dishes on the specials menu are made from local, seasonal produce and include Parsnip and Apple Soup, Pinney’s Smoked Mackrel Parfait, New Season Roasted Grouse and Pumpkin Arancini.
If you’ve still got room, then for dessert choose from Roasted Plum and Cinnamon Custard Tart, Steamed Toffee Apple Sponge and Fig Bavarois to name but a few.
To book a table, visit www.thecrownatwoodbridge.co.uk/restaurant/
The Orwell Hotel, Felixstowe
Perfect for a special occasion, enjoy Sunday Lunch formal surroundings of The Westerfield Restaurant at The Orwell Hotel in Felixstowe. Whilst tucking into a wide range of dishes including Rib of Beef, which is carved at your table from an antique silver domed trolley, you can listen to a live pianist and sample Suffolk's finest produce.
To book a table, visit theorwellhotel.co.uk/restaurant/
The White Lion, Aldeburgh
Warm up after a walk along the shore and take in the views of the beach and sea whilst you try and choose from the Sunday Lunch menu at The White Lion in Aldeburgh. Roasts featured on the menu include Roast Norfolk Sirloin, Roasted Suffolk Chicken, Suffolk Pride Sausages, Grilled Fillet of Seabass, Catch of the Day and Heritage Tomato Tart.
Finish your meal with a mouth-watering dessert of Brown Sugar Pavlova, Iced Orange Parfait or warm chocolate cake.
To book a table, visit www.whitelion.co.uk/sunday-lunch-menu.aspx
Riverside Restaurant, Woodbridge
Two traditional roasts with all the trimmings sit alongside the a la carte menu at The Riverside Restaurant in Woodbridge. If you prefer seafood, then choose the Pan Fried Sea Trout, Fruit De Mer or Grilled Lemon Sole. For meat lovers, if addition to the roasts you can enjoy other Suffolk dishes including Chargrilled Ribeye of Dedham Beef, Dingley Dell Middle of Pork or Roast Gressingham Duck Breast.
There’s an extensive pudding menu too; try the Pistachio and Almond Cake, Raspberry Crème Brulee or impressive cheese board!
To book a table, visit www.theriverside.co.uk/restaurant.php
You’re in for a real treat when you visit Froize restaurant. In the pretty village of Chillesford near Woodbridge, the freehouse serves a mouth-watering selection of roasts including Blythburgh free Range Pork, Alde Valley Lamb and Suffolk Beef. And make sure you leave some space for a pie or two! Local Venison, Ale and Mushroom, Red Poll Beefsteak and Pigeon and Free-Range Chicken with new season Asparagus.
The dishes, created by chef David Froize are all served from a hot table in the middle of the dining room; a truly unique dining experience!
To book a table, visit www.froize.co.uk/
Crown and Castle, Orford
The two-course Sunday Lunch at The Crown and Castle, Orford is one not to be missed! Choose from a starter and main, or main and dessert with roasts including Slow-cooked Dingley Dell Pork Belly, Italian Lamb and Gressingham Duck plus fish dishes including Local Plaice, Black Bream Fillet and Orford-Landed Skate.
There’s an impressive selection of pudding wines, teas and coffees for you to enjoy after your meal too.
To book a table, visit http://crownandcastle.co.uk/
The extensive Sunday Lunch menu on offer at the Ufford Crown boasts 6 different types, all accompanied by roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, carrots, kale, green beans, mange tout & gravy.
Choose from Rare Ketley Beef, Dingley Dell Pork Belly, Chicken Breast, Confit Duck Leg, Lamb Shoulder and Crown New Yorker Steak. If you don’t fancy a roast, there are plenty of other choices; Dingley Dell Sausage and Mash, Crown Fish Pie, Ketley Beef and Baby Onion Stew and Mac n’ Cheese!
If you’re not too full, finish your meal with a dessert of Affogato, Vanilla Crème Brulee, Chocolate Brownie with Boozy Cherries and Sticky Toffee Pudding to name but a few.
To book a table, visit www.theuffordcrown.com/
The Ramsholt Arms
Watch the sunset across the River Deben as your settle down to enjoy a delicious roast dinner at The Ramsholt Arms. The autumn menu also features a selection of hearty dishes made from local produce. Prior to your roast, you can tuck into a bowl of Deben Oysters, Goats Cheese Pate or Pork and Cider Terrine, making sure you leave a bit of room for Chocolate Brownie and Stem Ginger Pudding.
To book a table visitwww.theramsholtarms.com/
Cookhouse Restaurant at Suffolk Food Hall
Sit down and admire the views of the River Orwell as you tuck into the Roast of the Week at The Cookhouse Restaurant at Suffolk Food Hall. The produce used is grown by the Food Hall’s farmers and other local producers. Alongside the roast, you can choose from the daily specials which include the Butcher’s Best, Fishmonger’s Favourite and Greengrocers Guide plus Grilled Swordfish, Butcher’s Tomato and Chilli Sausages and Homemade Suffolk Potato Gnocchi.
For dessert, you’ll have a tough time deciding between the Layered Rocky Road Parfait, Gooseberry Fool, Lemon and Raspberry Mousse Cake or Bakewell Tart.
To book a table, visit www.suffolkfoodhall.co.uk/restaurant
The Ship at Dunwich
After a blustery dog walk along the beach and heath at Dunwich, head to The Ship to warm up and fill up! To start, choose form Homemade Asparagus & Leak Soup, Deep Fried Bungay Brie with Chilli Jam, Braised Puy Lentils with Pickled Fennel or try one of The Ship’s Homemade Scotch Eggs!
For your main, roasts include Roast Sirloin of Bramfield Beef, Roast Loin of Blythburgh Pork, Home-baked Glazed Blythburgh Ham, Roasted Beetroot and Red Onion Tart or Fish Pie, to mention a few.
For dessert, there’s a mouth-watering cheese board featuring Suffolk Shipcord & Brie plus Rich Chocolate & Caramel Tart, Lemon Possett with Local Rhubarb Compote and Homemade Bread & Butter Pudding.
Dogs will enjoy laying by the roaring fire and being treated to a few doggy biscuits!
To book a table, visit www.shipatdunwich.co.uk/
Dine in the super stylish surroundings of the Salthouse Eaterie at the Salthouse Harbour Hotel on Ipswich’s historic waterfront. Watch the ships bob up and down in the marina as you enjoy a roast dinner of Blythburgh Pork Loin, Ribeye of Beef, Suffolk Chicken, Butternut Squash and Wild Mushroom Millefuille, Felixstowe Cod or Pearl Barley and Beetroot Risotto.
Choose from two-courses, with a starter and main or main and dessert or go all out and enjoy all three. Starters to choose from include Butternut Squash and Chilli Soup, Pan fried Wild Mushrooms and Octopus with Tomato Ragu and for dessert there’s Croissant Pudding with Amaretto Anglaise, Dark Chocolate Fondant and Salted Caramel Ice Cream, Apple and Hendricks Jelly and Raspberry and Apple Crumble.
To book a table, visit www.salthouseharbour.co.uk/food-and-drink/dining-in-the-eaterie
The Westleton Crown
Set in the pretty village of Westleton, just a short drive from RSPB Minsemere, The Westleton Crown is ideally situated for Sunday Lunch following a trip to the Nature Reserve to see the migrant birdlife and if you’re lucky, the magnificent Red Deer.
On the menu, you will find Smoked Fish Plate, Chicken Liver Pate and Salmon and Herb Fishcake to start. For your main, the Roasts to choose from include Roast Rump of Suffolk Beef, Slow Cooked Pork Belly, Whole Grilled Plaice and additional dishes including Wild Mushroom and Spinach Tagliatelle and fish and chips.
Finish your meal with a delectable dessert; Spotted Dick, Plum Tart Tatin, Dark Chocolate and Ale Cake, Homemade Ice Cream and Sorbets or a selection of British Cheeses.
To book a table, visit www.westletoncrown.co.uk/dining/menu/
Ufford Park Hotel
After a round of golf on the 18-hole championshop course, you can enjoy a 2-course or 2-course Sunday Lunch in The Park Restaurant; choosing from Soup of the Day, Pear, Walnut & Stilton Salad or Filo Wrapped King Prawns to start, followed by a choise of roasts including Suffolk Chicken, Leg of Pork or Ribeye of Local Beef. There's also Steamed Fillet of Plaice and a Filo Pastry Bell Peppers, Sun Dried Tomatoes and Olives.
Chocolate Sponge Pudding, Brandy Snap Basket with Vanilla Ice Cream, Meringue Bananas and Toffee Sauce and a Cheese Board with East Anglian Cheeses.
To book a table, visit: www.uffordpark.co.uk/food/sunday-lunch