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“A super lunch in stylish surroundings” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Regatta Restaurant

Regatta Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 30 Restaurants in Aldeburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $61
Cuisines: Seafood, European, British, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A super lunch in stylish surroundings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

Our first visit to this restaurant and we were impressed by the service and friendly staff, the décor and the generous space between tables. The menu is very varied and there are daily specials on the board. Our starters included Tai-style prawn and mango, smoked squid salad, and Parma ham with parmesan. All dishes were innovative, and a delicious combination of flavours. For our main course two chose the selection of smoked fish, a wonderfully original dish, a feast for the eyes as well as the palate, The other main course choice was Piri Piri chicken with Caesar salad and brilliant skin-on hand-made fries, it all worked really well together, truly memorable. We had no space left for dessert, just coffee, but the puds being served to other tables looked interesting for a future visit. We chose a house wine which was excellent quality. Our food worked out at £20.00 per head, very good value for money. We will be back again soon!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank David C
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Suffolk
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Good food, well cooked, nice range”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

I went with a large group for a lunch and we ordered a wide range off the menu. Food was superb.

You pay a pound or two more but then you are in Aldeburgh.

I am going to return, what better recommendation can you give than that!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank John-Andrew-Simpson
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Antofagasta, Chile
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
“The best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

We have a habit of returning to the Regatta each year and this year we weren't disappointed. The food was delicious - our family tried the duck, sole goujons, smoked prawns etc. and were even tempted by desserts. The food was wonderful yet the service even better. We had a lovely waiter who we later found out was the son of the chef. He was attentive yet not overbearing and very soft mannered. He was fantastically knowledgeable on the food to boot. I even asked a liquor shot he didn't know - he came back having made a great effort on the three tiered B-52 and said he had even consulted the internet. Well done the Regatta!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank pbjw101
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Robert M, Owner at Regatta Restaurant, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Thank you for your very generous comments,George is my son and I have printed your review out for him,when he gets up (student hours).very glad you had a nice time with us
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Saxmundham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Awesome meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

I wasn't sure about writing another review so soon after our last one but we had such an awesome meal it feels rude to not to mention it.

It's was our son's birthday and he'd wanted to go to the Regatta for some time.

We booked and were surprised how many people had to be turned away because they hadn't.

A special of fillet steak turned out to be really special and I was literally lost for words to describe it when asked later. Both my son and I had fillet steak and each were cooked beautifully. Quite possibly the best steaks we have ever had. Cliche I know but I remain a little lost about how to describe better.

My wife had the goats cheese lasagna which was also very good with a light soufflé crust.

The front of house staff are exceptional at the moment, very efficient, helpful and polite.

The whole restaurant was buzzing and the atmosphere was superb.

The only problem came when choosing the desert, all the options sound lovely and we agreed with the next table that it was a tough choice.

My son enjoyed his visit to the Regatta and will no doubt be nagging for a return.

5/5 no question, we're fussy people and we really appreciate it when somewhere delivers good service.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KevinandJane
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Epping, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic customer service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

This is the way to treat your customers! Pleasant, friendly staff who can't do enough for you. We asked if the air con could be turned off - it happened immediately, nothing is too much trouble. The service is quick, the food delicious and the wine too palatable :) It is expensive but you get what you pay for and the food is reliably good. I would highly recommend the fish and the steak. An excellent eating out experience. Thank you

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rosalind G
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