It’s worth checking which restaurants are open when since the C19 issues. And we’d strongly suggest booking well in advance.
The Lighthouse in Aldeburgh is lovely and has a wide range of good, well cooked food in a pleasant restaurant that really knows what it’s doing.
The Market Cafe in Aldeburgh is great if you want a good lunch. It gets busy, it’s no simple cafe, and you may need to book. It also has a shop serving excellent fresh fish, seafood, fish pate, fruit, salad and etc. It’s not cheap!
The Regatta in Aldeburgh is another really pleasant and often buzzing restaurant; perhaps not quite as relaxed as the Lighthouse; and with an emphasis on fish – but by no means exclusively so.
The restaurant at Darsham Nursery is a special treat. On the A12 North of Leiston towards Southwold. It received a five star review in the Independent making it busy and confirming it is very good indeed; adult and interesting food. We think this may have closed
The Ramsholt Arms is a beautiful pub on the River Deben: superb south facing view over the river; food and beer.
The Westleton Crown is a great country pub and restaurant: a 15 minute drive away, and worth it.
The Plough & Sail at Snape is a very able and pleasant pub. Food high quality indeed. Busy if there’s a concert at the Maltings. Occasionally has a lapse, but generally reliable.
The cinema and restaurant at Woodbridge on the quay is first class food and a lovely setting.
Two great meals this week – Darsham nursery was fantastic, with really interesting, simple food. The baked cheese with honey roasted garlic and bread was excellent. The sort of thing you’d try and cook at home but would be missing something that you couldn’t put your finger on.
And a lovely meal at the Lighthouse (going there always makes me feel like a grown up). The best fish soup ever (sorry dad!), and such a relaxed atmosphere.