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The Lighthouse

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77 High Street, Aldeburgh IP15 5AU, England
+44 1728 453377
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived very late Friday night (10pm), managed to fit us in and make us feel welcome. The food was excellent, good wine, fun hosts and a great find.

Thank Louisa A
Kent, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really good. Choice kept simple but the food is tasty, fresh and exceptional. The menu is spot on, the staff are friendly and the style of the restaurant is really nice. Thoroughly recommend.

Thank JoAnneHopgood
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A Luscious Lighthouse Lunchtime, after an awesome Aldeburgh coastal walk we thoroughly enjoyed the friendly service and wholesome food on offer at the Lighthouse. Recommend the two courses for £10 selection; parsnip soup(both) with fresh bread followed by ample portion of cod chips n peas , and my wife having Fab fish pie . The ambience was fine in the... More 

Thank polartrek
Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Book well in advance, this is one of the best restaurants we have ever been to. Not surprisingly the menu is fish orientated and we have yet to be tempted by anything other than that. Service is great and, being so popular, there is a buzz. For the early birds there is an excellent value menu so we managed a... More 

Thank Tim B
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saturday evening dinner with friends, Restaurant full but service was still prompt and staff very nice. Menu had plenty of choices to choose from, likewise the wine list . Great bottle of red for £17.50 Two of us had scallops and bacon as a main course which was a bit overcooked (probabley due to a very large celebration in the... More 

Thank supersnooper44
Aldeburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot praise the staff at the lighthouse enough, I had the most perfect birthday meal celebrating with my family. 25 of us sat down for lunch and we all had fantastic food and were treated extremely well, My partner had arranged for the upstairs to be decorated with Balloons and the staff were very accommodating. The menu that was... More 

Thank TammyJane77
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited The Lighthouse when staying in Aldeburgh in December. The restaurant was very busy and lively, I could not fault the service or the food both were exceptional. If you are visiting Aldeburgh this restaurant is a must. Booking is essential I am sure. On my next visit to Aldeburgh I would most certainly be going back.

Thank deborah.w
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were advised that the fare was high quality and sadly it did not live up to that billing. Again the serving staff made me feel rushed and failed to deliver the type of customer service that really is required. I believe as well that the young woman serving us may have been part of the ownership of the restaurant?

Thank DPL-OZ
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for the first time today. It will not be the last! Luckily we booked in advance. A Friday lunchtime at the beginning of February - and it was fully booked. Says a lot about the place. We both had a delicious 3 course lunch from the a la carte choices. We enjoyed every mouthful. The staff were... More 

Thank TommoNorfolk
Witham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here for a meal for my Birthday following a recommendation from my parents. We had a lovely evening. We sat downstairs. We received a very warm welcome on arrival. There was a good selection on the menu. I had crispy duck salad to start with followed by ribeye steak and then coconut ice cream and salted caramel ice cream... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $44
Seafood, European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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
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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