We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

The Lighthouse

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
77 High Street, Aldeburgh IP15 5AU, England
+44 1728 453377
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

906 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 903: English reviews
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely meal here with my partner. Staff were great. Menu was limited but varied enough. Great if you like fish certainly. Overall, food was tasty, well cooked and presented. Would definitely recommend.

Thank mishmoo5
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our meal was excellent and the service very good. The restaurant was busy and there was an extremely relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We will return.

Thank Howard Will W
Derby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a typical late English summer Saturday evening ie it was bucketing it down with a small hurricane coming straight off the North Sea that we decided to leave the warmth and comfort of our rented apartment to seek out culinary delights. Due to the inclement weather it seemed very sensible to dive into the first restaurant we came... More 

Thank Mark G
Bishops Stortford
Level Contributor
58 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wanna know why The Lighthouse is hard to book....great service, great food, great wine and very reasonably priced...what's not to like?

Thank Michael C
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went here with friends on a recommendation and it did not disappoint. Staff very friendly and professional, nice cosy comfortable feel about the place. The menu was extensive with a good deal of fishy meals but a wide non-fish range available (over 50%). Good wine and beer list. Mid range pricing very good value.

Thank DavidPickett
great yarmouth
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked a break in Thorpeness for my Partners Birthday and prebooked the lighthouse as close by and looked really nice.Did not disappoint! Food and service impeccable and to top it off, Sam who I believe to be the Manager sang happy birthday to my Partner, it was great and topped off a fantastic weekend away.All Staff very friendly, helpful and... More 

Thank kirsty s
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner on a Wednesday evening in October. It was busy with apparently visitors and regulars, and we were glad we booked a couple of days earlier. The restaurant is small and characterful with tables spread over three areas. We were given a warm welcome and the menu offered a good selection of dishes. The food was excellent, as was service... More 

Thank David C
London, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were recommended to have dinner on a Sunday night at The Lighthouse and we weren't disappointed. Great service really fresh fish and good portions. The wine was reasonable and meat dishes yummy too. It was busy on a Sunday evening in October so recommend booking ahead.

Thank Jasmin C
Wells, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
118 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely buzzy restaurant in this seaside town. Long-established and the locals still come. Very good food and excellent service.

Thank Michael F
Welwyn, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With just 45 minutes to dine we enjoyed a superb meal with efficient waiter who appreciated the time limit. Friendly service in a restaurant that was almost full on a Tuesday evening in October.

Thank Polly_Pen-pal

Travelers who viewed The Lighthouse also viewed


Been to The Lighthouse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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 - $43
Seafood, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Lighthouse and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Ipswich, United Kingdom
over a year ago
10 months ago
over a year ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from The Lighthouse staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?