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The Lighthouse

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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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,
PRICE RANGE
US$ 13 - US$ 45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
European
FEATURES
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A quick supper before going to the cinema. A small portion of Lambs Liver, always good, but I cannot eat the full size portion.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kenwynhouse
Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 12 December 2018

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 10 December 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 7 December 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
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P00kers
15 April 2018|
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Response from rgmc | Reviewed this property |
yes it is
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12 February 2018|
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Response from blundensofboc | Reviewed this property |
sorry for the delay, I hope you have already visited the restaurant but yet they are child friendly
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Pam J
24 February 2017|
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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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