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The Lighthouse

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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 - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The service, price, and food are superb. We are here on a Saturday in December, it was busy but we were made to feel very welcome, with the manager and staff being really friendly. The set menu is fantastic, with a great choice from starter, main to dessert Would fully recommend a validity to The Lighthouse, we will be back

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very disappointed with the outing . Started with potted shrimps which was accompanied with one 5cm round piece of bread. Steak really small , no visible side accompaniment except 5 chips. Had to send for extras. My wife had sea bass which came with chicory which had orange flavouring which totally overwhelmed the fish. Had gone in on the Wednesday... More 

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Newport gwent uk
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Again, sincere thanks for an amazing meal. Really great place, very welcoming. Attentive, knowledgable and helpful staff, coupled with an incredible flavoursome and varied menu cooked to perfection with beautiful ingredients. Fantastic wine selection. A truly memorable evening. If you are looking for something special, I highly recommend the lighthouse.

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Hadleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A warm welcome from Sam and consistently good food. Daily specials and extremely naughty desserts. And Sam certainly knows how to make a soft drink more interesting. No parrots were harmed in the making of it.

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Thank Lynne C
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We managed to book a table on the day although it was very full and we just squeezed in. Firstly the staff: just wonderful, we were looked after by Ollie but soon got to know Sam and the others as they were so attentive, chatty and quite amusing. We told them we wanted to come back the next night and... More 

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Haddenham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had 2 meals here during our 5night stay in Aldeburgh. Food excellent and staff lovely There was a local power cut on our last evening and they managed brilliantly. The only thing they couldn't produce was filter coffee! Staff helpful and knowledgable without being pushy. Hope to return to Aldeburgh again and will be booking in at The Lighthouse for... More 

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high wycombe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Lighthouse during a half term break. The atmosphere was great, the food amazing and the service was excellent. The portions were good and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. There isn't much more I can say apart from we would like to return sometime soon. It's a shame we are so far away and only visited whilst on... More 

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Brighton, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Lighthouse is our choice for a special meal out in Aldeburgh - interesting tastes, fresh ingredients, decent wines. Recommended.

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Back staying in Aldeburgh we booked well in advance to guarantee a table for both evenings. Everything was just perfect as usual with a very imaginative and varied menu and great service. After getting home we discovered by reading in the East Anglian newspaper that they had won a very prestigious award. well done and congratulations very well deserved.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i can not fault this restaurant.Two excellent evening meals last weekend. The food is so good that my friend and I never venture to find other places to eat. The owner is very welcoming and the service is excellent. We will definitely return when next in Aldeburgh.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $45
Cuisine
Seafood, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
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
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
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.

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