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77 High Street, Aldeburgh IP15 5AU, England
+44 1728 453377
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6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Sam and the team at The Lighthouse restaurant welcome every customer into...
Sam and the team at The Lighthouse restaurant welcome every customer into a relaxed atmosphere which instantly makes you feel at home. With three different eating locations, downstairs, upstairs and the courtyard, The Lighthouse offers a 'Sleepy Suffolk' approach to eating out, with you dictating the pace of your evening. The Lighthouse chefs work tirelessly to continue to produce mouth-watering dishes for the A la carte menus and, the lunch & pre-cinema menu. With the creations of the dishes, Head Chef Guy Welsh ensures that the ingredients for all his dishes are as local as possible, with much of the fish coming right off the beach in Aldeburgh, our duck coming from Norfolk based Gressinghams, Five Winds butchers in Melton for our juicy steaks and local salad leaves from Sue Allen in Thorpeness. To round off the perfect evening, The Lighthouse offers a wide selection of tempting wines and local Adnams beers to compliment all of our dishes.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A wonderful restaurant

We booked a table at the Lighthouse to celebrate one of my son's 40th birthday. I had read the reviews of this restaurant and was hoping for a good experience. We were not disappointed. There were 10 of us so we were given an area slightly away from the other diners so we did not disturb them... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Valerie J
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We booked a table at the Lighthouse to celebrate one of my son's 40th birthday. I had read the reviews of this restaurant and was hoping for a good experience. We were not disappointed. There were 10 of us so we were given an area slightly away from the other diners so we did not disturb them and it felt... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Sam, who runs the Lighthouse, appears to be the only restaurateur in Aldeburgh who understands that when the customers are about, you need to stay open late, and feed the masses! Every other place selling food in the town seems mainly concerned with closing on time, and here 'on time' means early in the evening, as well as promptly. Not... More 

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We visited The Lighthouse for an early lunch on a Saturday with friends from the area who had recommended it. The service was great and very welcoming to our two families even when my son decided it would be a good time to have an irrational tantrum about which chair he was sitting on! There was a good selection on... More 

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We went as a group of 8 last Monday - enjoyed it so much we returned on Wednesday. Great food, wonderful service, good value. We will be back when next in town!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Visited on the recommendation of two separate friends, and can only echo their recommendation. Great food and service in a chilled environment.

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Norfolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My husband and ate there twice it was so good. Just everything was lovely, the staff were exceptional and the food amazing. The Lighthouse has a cool, laid back but chic atmosphere. Food was really good and the price was very reasonable for the standard. Thank you for the two wonderful evenings.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We visit here regularly when in Aldeburgh, ate here twice this week! Always very good and very reasonable prices in a lovely atmosphere. All staff very welcoming, helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. After many visits over many years, Friday we were finally "promoted" and seated downstairs therefore for first time received the very welcome and enjoyable attention of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We were a party of nine celebrating our last night of our family holiday spreading through generations 82-14 years. We all had the most amazing food and wine and were welcomed so warmly by the host and all the other staff who were discretely attentive throughout our evening. Wonderful we will be back!

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It was a Tuesday night the restaurant was full and the atmosphere really good. We had a table for four, which was very comfortable. The initial contact with all the staff was very friendly and helpful a trend which continued throughout the evening. The space of service was perfect. All the food and wine we ordered was excellent, very tasty,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We went because of the rave reviews- the staff were great and efficient, but have to say the food was ...just ok...as we used to say "nothing to write home about" ( nothing special) 2 of us had fish and chips and frankly it was a bit tasteless, The Oysters were great, fish soup ok, steak very good. Its nice... More 

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Additional Information about Lighthouse

Address: 77 High Street, Aldeburgh IP15 5AU, England
Phone Number: +44 1728 453377
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Aldeburgh
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 78

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 77 High Street, Aldeburgh IP15 5AU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Aldeburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 1728 453377

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 78

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

Description

Sam and the team at The Lighthouse restaurant welcome every customer into a relaxed atmosphere which instantly makes you feel at home. With three different eating locations, downstairs, upstairs and the courtyard, The Lighthouse offers a 'Sleepy Suffolk' approach to eating out, with you dictating the pace of your evening. The Lighthouse chefs work tirelessly to continue to produce mouth-watering dishes for the A la carte menus and, the lunch & pre-cinema menu. With the creations of the dishes, Head Chef Guy Welsh ensures that the ingredients for all his dishes are as local as possible, with much of the fish coming right off the beach in Aldeburgh, our duck coming from Norfolk based Gressinghams, Five Winds butchers in Melton for our juicy steaks and local salad leaves from Sue Allen in Thorpeness. To round off the perfect evening, The Lighthouse offers a wide selection of tempting wines and local Adnams beers to compliment all of our dishes.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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