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The Lighthouse

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings

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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,
US$13 - US$45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've actually been back twice within the past ten days to the Lighthouse - for a family lunch and then a more formal dinner with friends. Both occasions were brilliant. Partly, as ever, this is because the food is so consistently good. There are the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ratnob
Reviewed 1 week ago

Never had anything short of excellent food at the lighthouse and were lucky enough to spend New Years Eve here this year . Fabulous evening . Food was as usual excellent along with the crazy entertainment . Many thanks to Sam and the team for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lesley S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked for the festive menu having had a booking cancelled elsewhere, and were not disappointed. The restaurant has a lovely feel and all the staff are friendly and welcoming. We really enjoyed our meal... particularly the tempura prawns for me! We loved all the...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Adclare
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the fourth time we have eaten at this excellent restaurant. Our experience of their duck starter and scallops main course was incredible! The combination of the flavours and with everything perfectly cooked means as a diner your are blown away by the taste!...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PaulJohnT1963
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hate leaving bad reviews but my husband and I cannot stop talking about our horrendous meal. Firstly scallops for my starter were cold not only that they were raw. Turkey main was cold also and very poor. Absolutely no flavour whatsoever. Two sprouts two carrots...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a meal here one Thursday and the place was absolutely full. Great service really first class fresh food and nice wines, I would recommend all the fish dishes.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank NeilW610
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Long leisurely luncheon with 3 friends on a wet windy day. Smiles all around after enjoying a simply delicious lunch. Fresh local ingredients perfectly put together.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank palmec
Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

We visited here on our first night and were surprised that it was full on a Thursday just managed to get in. The staff were fantastic and really made us welcome. I had duck salad to start very tasty followed by baked cod on a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank neilwells61
Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

The lighthouse is our go to restaurant when we come to aldeburgh. It’s consistently good and we love it!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cambecks
Reviewed December 7, 2018

On an overcast December day, we called in for lunch at this busy popular restaurant. The seating is divided into two distinct areas, with us choosing the more casual wooden tables rather than the table-clothed ones at the rear of the premises. The staff were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nick E
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April 15, 2018|
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Response from rgmc | Reviewed this property |
yes it is
February 12, 2018|
Response from blundensofboc | Reviewed this property |
sorry for the delay, I hope you have already visited the restaurant but yet they are child friendly
Pam J
February 24, 2017|
Response from AldeLighthouse | Property representative |
Hi Pam, We can serve halloumi style fish and chips, just send us a message when you make a booking and we'll make sure we have everything ready for when you come in. Alternatively we do have a few vegetarian dishes, such... More
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