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The Lighthouse

77 High Street, Aldeburgh IP15 5AU, England
+44 1728 453377
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish pie” (46 reviews)
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European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
77 High Street, Aldeburgh IP15 5AU, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with relatives, who are regulars here and were made to feel welcome by the staff. There is a good choice of food with at least two fish options. The service is good and the food was excellent. It is always busy when we...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went to Aldeburgh for the weekend and had heard the Lighthouse was one of the best places to eat so we decided to try it. We ate the early bird menu which was 3 courses for £17 and the food was...More

Thank LondontownLizzy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having moved to the area just over a year ago our visit here was long overdue so we decided to come here for my birthday. From the moment we arrived to our departure we were looked after exceptionally well. Food delicious we had two courses...More

Thank Sass51
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Given its top place in Aldeburgh restaurant reviews, we expected something special from the Lighthouse, and we were not disappointed. The fish pie was superb and set off with some excellent wines. The first floor tables were quiet enough for conversation, with the sound of...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After struggling to find somewhere in aldeburgh serving gluten free chips we found the lighthouse restaurant which advertised gluten free fish n chips. We were lucky to get a table at this lovely little restaurant, the service from the moment we walked through the door...More

Thank Zoe A
Reviewed 1 week ago

For £17 per person you can have a really good dinner - but you must book, and eat before 7.00. You will be greeted like a long lost friend by the owner and be served by friendly and efficient staff. It is extremely popular, and...More

Thank lornabookworm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Why can't all restaurants in small towns be like this Unpretentious surroundings, simple but wonderful menu and staff that couldn't do enough to make your visit a pleasure We both had the fish soup to start and it was so wonderful I wanted another bowl...More

Thank Ray M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Managed to get a table in this busy popular restaurant, although we hadn't previously booked. The decor was tasteful and there was good atmosphere. The waitresses were friendly and helpful and one didn't feel rushed, despite it being busy. The food was good and nicely...More

Thank Brenda C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us ate at the Lighthouse and enjoyed our meal. Our waitress was excellent and the food was a good standard. We would recommend the Lighthouse and will eat there again

Thank RuthM745
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a split evening based on the theatre opposite - starter and main course before the play, dessert and coffee afterwards. An absolute success helped enormously by the excellent menu with a wide choice and specials. Gluten free dishes readily available. Food perfect and...More

Thank mozart21
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Pam J
24 February 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
23 November 2016|
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Response from AldeburghLighthouse | Property representative |
Thanks for contacting us, we can offer vouchers for Xmas presents, you can email us or pop in the restaurant to sort this, alternatively, check out Pressi (Google Pressi, as Trip Advisor do not allow links), who we have... More
Phoebe S
22 December 2015|
Response from AldeburghLighthouse | Property representative |
We love dogs coming into our restaurant as long as they're well behaved and do not disturb other customers. Kind regards, The Lighthouse Team
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
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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