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The Boardwalk Restaurant

Southwold Pier | North Parade, Southwold IP18 6BN, England
+44 1502 722105
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“fish and chips” (71 reviews)
“salad” (17 reviews)
“potatoes” (9 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Southwold Pier | North Parade, Southwold IP18 6BN, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Always meet friends here for coffee and have done so for several years because it is convenient. Time for a change however as the coffee is never hot. We have asked about this several times but nothing has changed. Time for us to change venues.

Thank gjbenmo
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ordered Prosecco and a beer and a seafood platter to share and some chips. After 45 minutes we were still waiting having finished our drinks we asked where the food was? We were then told the kitchen had ‘lost’ our order and our food has...More

Thank Eleanor S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Good food and service - expensive but so is the rest of Southwold. Nice to see that hand cut chips are now on the menu. The specials on the blackboard were particularly good. The views from the pier enhance the overall experience.

Thank Refuser
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic food (Fish Finger sandwich to die for) Great friendly staff. Fantastic views of the sea and the beach. Just loved it on a beautiful bright sunny October afternoon.

Thank Alfieconnspurs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in today after a last minute trip out to the coast. Instead of heading into the centre we decided to try out the pier. If I'm honest I wasn't expecting much but was pleasantly surprised. We had the Sunday roast which was very...More

Thank Hayley_Lou83
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very enjoyable snacks and a coffee on a sunny day in southwold on the pier. Sat here for an hour enjoying the views. Good, friendly service.

Thank daveinkent44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a lunchtime snack but was pleasantly surprised by the menu. Soups were well seasoned and very tasty with a roll. As for the fish finger sandwich, that was truly memorable. Very good service too.

Thank TheDoctor7719
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited here many times over the years and booked for a Sat evening dinner however both the quality of the food and the service seem to have dropped. My daughters pasta dish was totally tasteless and my steak and kidney pudding on the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

“The Boardwalk” on the pier at Southwold Is a restaurant we know of old. Since our last visit, prices have risen So I think my review requires some revision. For the menu on offer at London prices I don’t want any “provincial” vices. Our food...More

Thank PoetPete2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to have lunch. Fast efficient service with a great view to boot. The scones were particularly lovely 😊

Thank vonnie2015
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$53
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Southwold Pier | North Parade, Southwold IP18 6BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Southwold
  • Phone Number: +44 1502 722105
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The Boardwalk Restaurant is a family-friendly restaurant serving delicious food all day from 10.00am. Many of the ingredients are locally sourced. Open everyday of the year except Christmas Day, we serve morning coffee and cakes from 10.00am, lunches from 11.30am through to the early part of the afternoon, cream teas are a speciality in the afternoon. In the summer months we do high tea for children from 5.30pm and then suppers all evening. The hours are slightly shorter in the autumn and winter months, please check our website for daily opening hours. Sit inside or enjoy sitting on the boards outside enjoying some of the finest views of Southwold. Fully licensed, there is no nicer place to have a pint of Adnams or a glass of wine, listening to the sound of the waves beneath your feet! Please note: our food service hours are 11.30am - 4pm, and 5pm - 8.30pm. These times are weather permitting and therefore can change.
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