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“Great food, nice view”

The Fludyers Hotel Restaurant
Ranked #16 of 100 Restaurants in Felixstowe
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Went for a business lunch, and was very impressed by the service and quality of food.
Slightly expensive, but the views over the sea are great, especially on a nice sunny day.

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Thank Chris H
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

We hadn't visited Fludyers before as several friends gave us negative feedback. But we booked for a Sunday Supper because the Jazz East program that night was of interest.

The building is very attractive, as are the rooms inside. The Sunday Supper menu (not available on their web site) consists of specials written up on a blackboard. Quite a limited choice, but we chose a Burger and an Onion and Goats Cheese Galette. When these arrived the size difference between the two dishes was apparent - the burger bun served with tomato chutney and chips filled the plate, whilst my galette, served with chips and some leaves, was very much a starter size. However my wife, on removing the top of the bun discovered that this dwarfed a very small burger.
We both prefer fine dining sized, rather than hearty eating portions, but the actual burger and galette were practically tapas size. How much does it cost to double the amount of puff pastry and caramelised onions? And a £13 burger should be a bit bigger!
So that is the (important) grumble out of the way. The burger itself was excellent, the burger bun was actually outstanding, herb flavoured and really good texture and taste, and the tomato chutney was one of the best my wife has ever tasted. The thick cut chips were excellent, as was my galette. The wine list, which is not the same as in their sister restaurant, The Alex, had 9 wines by the glass, and a number of interesting bottles. We had a bottle of NZ Yealands Estate Pinot Noir, which was very good, and not too aggressive a mark-up.
For puddings we had an excellent treacle tart, which had a scoop of vanilla ice-cream that was larger than the, excellent, scoops of honeycomb and peach ice-cream/sorbets that was chosen as the other pud. So mean portions strike again. Service was attentive and knowledgeable.
The jazz performance was good, and free of any admission charges. So we rationalised that the cost of the small portioned meal together with entertainment, was actually good value. But we will not go back unless there is another jazz event of interest. Which is a shame, as the venue, quality of food and wine, and service were all excellent. We don't want large portions, we just don't want mean tapas size portions!

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

Definitely makes it worth walking to the end of the prom! Nice that the menu is so different from the Alex.
We had the scotch egg and pigs in blanket - perfect, although sauce with egg a little too spicy (and I love spice!!)
Then the beef sandwich and the duck's egg. All very nice.
Friendly service.
Great views.

Thanks!!!

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Thank Jen R
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

What a great addition to the promenade in Felixstowe. It is an easy run for us to get down to Felixstowe and we have always enjoyed walking along the promenade but it has been difficult to find somewhere really nice to eat. First came the Alex and now the Fludyer. Staff are helpful and pleasant, the surrounding are smart, comfortable but relxed enough to feel welcoming, even if you have just been walking the dogs! The menu is well balanced, and sensibly priced, with portion sizes perfect to satisfy after a good walk or a busy afternoon on the beach with grandchildren! I am looking forward to a return visit and hopefully a weekend stay...if the rooms are as nice as the public areas I think it is going to be a treat!

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Thank jane m
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

Four of us had lunch at The Fludyers Arms today and thoroughly enjoyed everything. The food is priced fairly high but was definitely worth it and was plentiful. I had the Leek and cheese crumble with seasonal veg and some hand cut chips. The chips were fabulous and the chunkiest I have ever had! For pudding I had the sticky toffee pudding, oh my what a treat.
The complimentary sparkling water, which is filtered on the premises is a nice touch.
Our table by the window gave us a wonderful view of the beach and sea.
The restaurant is decorated beautifully and the staff friendly and helpful.
Look forward to returning :-)

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Thank Bongarnold
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