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Sutherland House

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55 High Street, Southwold IP18 6DN, England
01502 724 544
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Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sunday night treat after a glorious weekend in Southwold. Welcoming atmosphere and well presented, delicious meal.

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Thank Frank1927
Woking, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been coming to Southwold for many years and have eaten just about everywhere, Sutherland House is by far our favourite. We had a chance to be in Southwold for the night without our children and we chose to eat here. We were not disappointed. We had another delicious meal. I'd recommend the hake and my husband enjoyed the... More 

Thank ClareL721123
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had an evening meal while staying at the hotel. The restaurant specialises in fish and seafood, creating wonderfully unexpected combinations of flavours and ingredients. It is not the cheapest place to eat, but the food is exquisite and beautifully presented. Well worth it for a special occasion!

Thank dwcarlson
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely fabulous food, service and ambience. My first visit to Southwold and therefore Sutherland House. I can highly recommend

1 Thank Suzietwink
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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267 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

probably the worst service all year - loads of staff (counted 6 at least) but absolutely no idea. No management and all standing around chatting without serving or seeing if everyone ok on out side seating - probably the poorest service for years !!! the food was ok but very small portions and would not go again

3 Thank penfolds_bin_95
Andy R, Owner at Sutherland House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We do not offer waiting service in the garden, all orders are placed at the bar inside. Sorry you were not aware of this More 

Reigate, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food at this restaurant was excellent - really enjoyed it but do remember to book. While we sat outside (the front) enjoying an aperitif we saw 3 sets of folk wander in on the offchance and all were turned away. There was not a table free in the place. It is fine dining with an amuse bouche etc and... More 

2 Thank Jane G
Peterborough England
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108 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Sutherland house last year and it was brilliant. This visit was absolutely awful. The service was very slow, over 2 hours for 2 courses!! The lady serving us seemed more interested in talking on her phone. There was also a constant bickering argument In another room which we could constantly hear. Turned out to be the owner and an... More 

3 Thank GBains
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We dined at Sutherland House this week as part of a large group of friends who were going on afterwards to the Southwold Theatre. Timing was of the essence to ensure that we were in our seats before "curtain up". We left in good time, thanks to a high standard of service that kept up the pace but gave us... More 

1 Thank NorfolkLings
St. Neots
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting varied menu with some splendid touches. The "amuse-bouche" was very tasty. Our mains were a little on the small side, and additional vegetables were quite pricey...and yet drinks were pretty reasonable.

Thank victorf654
Ware, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd previously stayed and eaten in Sutherland House some 18 months previously and remembered how good the food was so decided to eat here again on a family long weekend in Suffolk. I think the restaurant area had been refurbished since our previous visit and certainly had a more modern outlook. As before the food and service was very good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
European, British, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?