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Sutherland House

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55 High Street, Southwold IP18 6DN, England
01502 724 544
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Sutherland House is not just Southwolds only seafood restaurant, it is...
Sutherland House is not just Southwolds only seafood restaurant, it is also a neighbourhood restaurant which serves local food for local people.
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  • 12
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  • 18
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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
Birthday meal

As regular visitors to the Southwold area it was refreshing to find this high quality restaurant (can't speak for accommodation) in May this year. So much so that we returned last weekend for a birthday celebration and were not disappointed. Friendly and professional staff, an excellent menu and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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English first
Benfleet, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

As regular visitors to the Southwold area it was refreshing to find this high quality restaurant (can't speak for accommodation) in May this year. So much so that we returned last weekend for a birthday celebration and were not disappointed. Friendly and professional staff, an excellent menu and high quality dishes. Will definitely be returning

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Gibraltar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is one of the pricier options for eating out in Southwold but it is the best. Excellent attention to detail. Service attentive but not intrusive. Food is imaginative but does not neglect the more traditional options. This restaurant is a must if you are visiting Southwold or the surrounding area.

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essex
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We were confused about the entrance as you walk in the door and straight on to other diners, no desk to be greeted at. The restaurant is void of anything visually to look at, not one photo, painting, vase of flowers, just plain. We were given a minute to choose our drinks and our waiter would return. He didn't. We... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lovely meal with my wife. Fine dining yet unpretentious. Excellent meal and service. Good value for money.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We ate here twice during our recent stay in Southwold. You have to walk through one room to get to the other so definitely recommend the far room. Service very friendly and relaxed yet efficient. The food is excellent and inventive, modern cuisine but very fish/meat oriented, only one veggie dish (starter). Wine list could be more interesting. Overall recommend,... More 

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Bedford, ENGLAND
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Brilliant food in a lovely setting. Not cheap but then again quality costs. I recommend the seared scallops with black pudding, pea puree and crispy bacon - as good as you will taste anywhere.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Would rate this as one of the best meals experienced in the last two or three years. The service and food were superb and a particularly unsavoury diner was dealt with efficiently by the management team!

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Andy R, Owner at Sutherland House, responded to this review

High praise indeed, thank you so much for your kind words. I hope we will be seeing you here again soon More 

London, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The clean modern decor alongside the historical features is delightful. The staff were friendly and fun and the service was very good. I had the salmon and langoustine which was perfectly cooked and M had pork belly which was wonderfully succulent. A lovely end to a day in Southwold.

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Andy R, Owner at Sutherland House, responded to this review

So glad you had a nice time with us, thank you for taking the time to post us a review. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I wish I lived in Southwold so I could eat here regularly (budget permitting). Traditional decor in this 2 room restaurant with friendly staff and young female manager (owner?). Bookings managed so that the Kitchen wasn't overwhelmed. A good choice of fish dishes and adequate meat choices. They can do serious cooking here with good quality raw ingredients. The fish... More 

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Andy R, Owner at Sutherland House, responded to this review

I am glad you ended up having a great time with us, I am sure you will be back. hope to see you in the near future. More 

Peterborough England
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Had lunch on a busy Saturday. Food was great, the best fish I've eaten in ages. Service was very good, friendly and efficient. I hate places where the service is sterile. You don't get that here, it's personal and friendly. If you want great food and to be looked after well, no need to look anywhere else.

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Lovely review, thank you so much More 

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Address: 55 High Street, Southwold IP18 6DN, England
Phone Number: 01502 724 544
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Southwold

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 55 High Street, Southwold IP18 6DN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Southwold
  • Phone Number: 01502 724 544

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

Description

Sutherland House is not just Southwolds only seafood restaurant, it is also a neighbourhood restaurant which serves local food for local people.

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