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The Boardwalk Restaurant

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Southwold Pier | North Parade, Southwold IP18 6BN, England
+44 1502 722105
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10:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Popped in for a cappucino and stayed for British Brunch at its Best! Two pork chop (with crackling) plus black pudding,lovely fresh creamy mash, gravy & broccoli , one fish pie and one lemon sole new potatoes (with caper n cockle jus) -all served with a smile, on piping hot plates ; all cooked to tantalise the tastebuds. I am... More 

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Redcar
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131 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

6 adults, 4 kids popped in for coffee, hot chocolate etc. Friendly if not particularly efficient service. One cup of coffee returned twice as it was cold but that aside drinks were fine and views are good.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The reception for a family wedding was held at The Boardwalk. We had a great time. Lovely venue with views of the sea. The staff were very friendly and efficient. The food was plentiful, delicious and served hot to all the guests. I heard no complaints. We played on the amusement while the disco was set up which was fun... More 

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Visited on a blustery wet winters day, but cosy and warm inside, especially as sitting by the window/radiator. We both chose the roast beef, which was v good and as promised, a little pink. The Yorkshire pudding was enormous, well cooked, but didn't really have much taste. Lots of other veg including: red cabbage, carrots, swede, shallot, cauliflower cheese, broccoli... More 

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essex
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The food here is suprisingly good. Definately worth a visit.The stff are all very pleasant and although no atmosphere in the evening they are trying.

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colchester
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158 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We came for lunch just after the New Year and found several people enjoying their morning coffee on the sunny side of the Pier, just outside the restaurant. The Specials board tempted us to go inside and enjoy sitting on the Pier in the sun on a cold winters day. A friendly welcome and a table by the window in... More 

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Visited the restaurant again for the first time since September and the service wasn't so great back then, only to be worse this time! Our drinks came out long after our mains which is not really acceptable! (Other tables coming in afterwards got theirs on time). The food however was the saving grace! I like the fact that you can... More 

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Thank Dameauxchats
Southwold_Pier, General Manager at The Boardwalk Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for The Boardwalk Restaurant. I am pleased to hear your positive feedback on your food that is great. However I am disappointed that you were not happy with the service and the mix up with drinks. Please email me on peter@southwoldpier.co.uk with some more details of your experience here.... More 

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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We came across this restaurant when we first arrived in Southwold, and we wasn't disappointed, the food was amazing. The restaurant is in a lovely setting, looking out across the sea, and we all found quite a few choices to pick from on the menu, that were all delicious. I'm a vegetarian and there was a variety of choice which... More 

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Southwold_Pier, General Manager at The Boardwalk Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for The Boardwalk Restaurant. I am pleased to hear your positive feedback and that your enjoyed your food and visit to the Boardwalk. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Peter More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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383 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

After a walk around the periphery of the Town and Harbour area we ended up back at the pier end and decided to grab a bite to eat and a drink. After a short wait to be seated we were welcomed and our order swiftly taken. We both chose the fish finger sandwich which was delicious with mushy pea and... More 

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Southwold_Pier, General Manager at The Boardwalk Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Ray Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for The Boardwalk Restaurant. I am really pleased to hear you enjoyed your fish finger sandwiches after a blustery walk around the pier! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Peter More 

Southwold, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

The food was tastless and my chips barely cooked. My partners sister was served tea with no teabag and yook 20 minutes to get an orange juice. The only good thing and saved them from a terrible rating is the fact they were very child friendly.

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Southwold_Pier, General Manager at The Boardwalk Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for The Boardwalk Restaurant. I am sorry to hear your comments and would like to look into this more for you. Please could you email me more details of your experience to peter@southwoldpier.co.uk. Kind regards Peter More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$50
Cuisine
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?