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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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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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150 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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1 Thank nicky-gi
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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375 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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1 Thank Ray P
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 4 weeks ago 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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Thank kimheadboard
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 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super sized Sunday Roast with 'Beef' on the menu. Stunning views from the Pier of the Beach House lined coastline. The downside is the wait for the food and the drinks, which in our case was over an hour. This place is popular and you can not book, so it can get a bit of a jostle and puts added... More 

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Thank MrsTim2016
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 can only apologise for the wait for your food and drinks, as you said we are very popular and busy during the holidays. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Peter More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! A little visit to Southwold resulted in us finding this absolute delight of a restaurant. Fantastic food & service. Best Apple Crumble I have ever tasted! Great menu, all the staff were excellent, really taking their time to make us feel special! Looking forward to our next visit!

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

Hi Karen Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for The Boardwalk Restaurant. I am really pleased to hear how much you loved our Apple Crumble and for the great feedback about our staff, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Peter More 

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We found this lovely restaurant today purely by chance, while on an unplanned trip 180 miles from home we decided to go for a seafront walk and as we walked past during a pier walk we noticed how amazing the roast dinners looked. Instantly we decided to go in as we agreed that it looked great, on entering we were... More 

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

Hi Simon Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review for The Boardwalk Restaurant. I am really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal and all your great positive feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. 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$49
Cuisine
Seafood, British
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups
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?