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The Lighthouse

77 High Street, Aldeburgh IP15 5AU, England
+44 1728 453377
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
77 High Street, Aldeburgh IP15 5AU, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fab restaurant ,amazing food ,the staff very friendly and attentive. We had a great night and will be going back when next in area. Make sure you book in advance as gets booked up very quickly.

Thank kcbashfull22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Busy Saturday night, excellent food, great service and very pleasant atmosphere. 2nd visit and conitues to impress. Not a huge menu, but doesn’t need to be. Excellent value for money.

Thank James-Harry-p
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently eaten with friends twice at the Lighthouse (a long way from home, but so worth the journey). Brilliant welcome from owner Sam, who somehow remembers everyone's names. Great menu and we chose the 3 course one each time. Opted for v tasty parsnip and...More

Thank WendyIpswich
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a day out in Aldeburgh recently and decided to try here to finish the day off. Nice restaurant just down from the High Street, with two floors of dining areas. Nice and understated but tastefully decorated and laid out. Decided to go for...More

Thank sfmann106
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great restaurant ! Eight of us went here for Sunday lunch, and as well as small children we also had a vegan and two non meat eaters. Absolutely no problem, Sam and his very capable team go out of their way to make...More

Thank brightsue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sam & his crew were as good & as accomplished as always. Very good friendly service & excellent food. Well done.

Thank johnnyp48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sorry that I can not review the Lighthouse restuarant as nobody called me back! We were recommended this restaurant by the place we were staying at. We were seeing a theatre show so thought it would be good to have a meal beforehand. Rang around...More

Thank Parko79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here on the recommendation of our accommodation hostess and were not disappointed. The staff are attentive and charming. The food was excellent. Never had potted shrimps like this before- delicious. Lovely salmon special for me and liver for my other half. Great value...More

Thank Blinda15
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is outstanding, the service is great. Sam has a very personable demeanor. Highly recommend!

Thank markcoleman2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here on a Sunday evening, and were surprised at just how busy it was. There was a lovely buzz and a friendly atmosphere. We sat upstairs which was lighter and quieter than downstairs which suited us. The service was good and the food...More

Thank Dee M
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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 Jenni B | 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 AldeburghLighthouse | 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$46
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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.
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