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All 40 Southwold Restaurants

Sutherland House

55 High Street, Southwold IP18 6DN, England
01502 724 544
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Ranked #2 of 40 Restaurants in Southwold
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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English first
Ipswich, Suffolk
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This really does have to be a real hidden gem. The food is absolutely fantastic, service impeccable and atmosphere is great. We were pleasantly surprised to see an English Bacchus wine on the menu also which was superb and as good as any New Zealand Savignon Blanc. Will definitely be back.

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We don't get to Southwold as often as we'd like, but Sutherland House was so worth the journey from Sudbury. We went for lunch on my husband's birthday today. The squid starter for me & the scallops for the birthday boy were delicious. We then had the slow braised belly-pork and the cod & chips - again all cooked to... More

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

it was so nice to see we were able to help make your husbands birthday a special one. hope to see you again More

Moulsford on Thames, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We've been visiting Southwold for five years and never eaten here. To be honest from the outside it seemed a bit too formal and fussy for two outdoor clad walkers and their dogs. How wrong could we have been. Much enjoyed a postponed anniversary lunch - al fresco on account of the dogs - which was fresh, well cooked and... More

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Rothwell, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Having visited this restaurant in June we knew that we had saved the best for our last night in Southwold. Andy the owner greeted us warmly and it was nice to be remembered from our previous visit. The food was once again perfection on a plate especially the mussels, sole and unusually for a fish restaurant...The fillet steak. We will... More

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review, I am so pleased you had such a lovely time here again. Also glad to see you will be coming back to us next year, thank you. More

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

Found this gem just off the main drag in busy Southwold. Beautiful old building oak beams, feature ceilings. Peaceful and unrushed with time to read the Saturday Guardian over a great lunch Beautifully presented food and not overly expensive. Would reccomend

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

So glad you found our place so relaxing, thank you for taking the time to post a review about your experience here. More

Colchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We visited this lovely restaurant on the occasion of my husband's 65th birthday whilst staying in Southwold. From the moment we walked through the door we felt totally relaxed and at ease. The maître d/patron was delightfully friendly, kind and professional and made us both feel extremely welcome. My impression of Sutherland House was always that it seemed somewhat grand... More

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

I am glad we were able to make your husbands birthday a special one and thank you for taking the time to post your review. More

Hook, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

My first visit and I must say the quality of the food was excellent. We were there for dinner on a Saturday evening and the menu was interesting with a good balance of seafood and meat. The front of house staff were very friendly and efficient. Definitely one to go back to...

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

I was pleased to read your first visit here was a pleasant one, I am sure you will be returning to see us again, thank you for posting a lovely review More

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Have been visiting this restaurant for 10 years, two/three times a year, but the latest visit has proved to be the last. Called in on a Monday morning to reserve a table for the Weds evening, booking confirmed, specifying and receiving confirmation of a table in the window. Arrived to be met by Andy, the new owner I'm told, and... More

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

I was disappointed to read your negative review, especially as you have been a long standing customer of ours. As I mentioned on the night in question, the table you wanted was reserved prior to your arrival and the staff member that took your booking clearly failed to look in the book to see that was the case before booking... More

Southwold, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

wonderful fresh food, excellent service best in Southwold. Can't recommend highly enough.Not really for young children, as very sophisticated. My kids are in teens and vegetarian they were very impressed!!

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

high praise indeed, thank you for your kind words More

Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

30 of us had a great evening on Friday for a big family celebration. Andy and team looked after us very well, put up admirably with us all moving around, food quality excellent and met it's reputation. Well done and would recommend and make sure you book.

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

I was so pleased that the evening went so well, it was a pleasure to look after such lovely guests More

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