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The Waveney

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132/134 Bridge Road | Oulton Broad, Lowestoft NR33 9JT, England
1502 573940
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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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 of 5 stars
Good value

Excellent vaue for money. Bit old fashioned but nice. Food is very good value. Good service food nice and fresh and hot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
Gaynor T
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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English first
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Excellent vaue for money. Bit old fashioned but nice. Food is very good value. Good service food nice and fresh and hot.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

What a great place, and terrific food laid on. Great friendly staff and atmosphere. Will return next year, if we want to get wupped at footy yet again.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The meal was a typical pub meal, nicely cooked, no complaints. A lively pub with a good selection of beers. One slight dislike was smokers outside in the doorway of the only entrance.

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2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I regularly visit the Waveney but on the last two occasions the standard was very poor. The first visit 11 of us were booked in on a Thursday night and we waited 1hour 30mins for our food to arrive. There were only two members of staff serving the food and minding the bar. Myself and my partner went back again... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

The interior is very pleasant, cosy and feels like a proper English pub. Friendly and relaxed staff and a quiet atmosphere make for a nice place to visit. The food menu looks great on paper and there are daily deals and discounts, making it quite affordable. Nice selection of local beers to try too. Unfortunately the food was a bit... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

As we were visiting family in lowestoft we needed a large table to fit everyone around.when we arrived a table had been reserved,young staff in pub serving were very helpful and polite,had the sunday roast dinner which was nice lots of it,nice veg lots of gravey which is good. The only thing i was dissapointed about was the chocolate cheesecake,when... More 

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

A group of 8 of us went here for a meal having been a couple of times before and enjoyed it. Sadly this time a couple of issues let it down. A bad first impression for myself was after ordering a red wine spritzer to be told they were out of red wine, so I had a rose one, then... More 

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Oulton Broad, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food at this restaurant is good value for money but is more pub grub than restaurant quality ( this is normal i suppose as it is first and foremost a pub ). There is parking on the street outside and also on a car park 100 yards away .

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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Visited here Friday night as we were staying at The Wherry just up the road, we went into the bar side, which has a darts board and a pool table. It is decorated quite heavily with football memorabilia, however the restaurant side has a much homelier feel... The food is served in huge portions, like pub food used to be... More 

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Thetford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

we walked into the waveney to a lovely warm bar as outside was freezing service was quick the lady behind the bar was polite and welcoming and the glass was clean a fine menu was advertised but we were pushed for time maybe next time

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 132/134 Bridge Road | Oulton Broad, Lowestoft NR33 9JT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Lowestoft
  • Phone Number: 1502 573940

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 26
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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