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Sole Bay Fish Co.

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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
US$16 - US$24
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Seafood, British
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, BYOB, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have eaten here 4 times over the period of a few years whilst on holiday. Always great food and great service. The restaurant is a gem and a lovely atmosphere. Staff are wonderful, and the food is superb if you are looking for a...fish restaurant.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Get there close to opening time as this place can get busy. Beautifully located along the harbour, this place provides the most authentic setting to enjoy some very tasty fresh seafood accompanied by a choice of wines and local Adnams beers. Indoor and outdoor seating...available, plus a fresh fish counter to buy products to take home. I love visiting here each time I am in Southwold and a well deserved reward after a walk along the beach from the town! Seems a little expensive than it used to be, but isn’t that the case with everything at the moment!? Look forward to be back!More

Date of visit: July 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cod and chips was very disappointing. The cod portion was very thin and not cheap. Expected better. Shame as we came here on a recommendation.

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time at this restaurant and we throughly enjoyed it, so much so we rebooked for September, really get service with great attention, we even popped in the next morning to buy some wet fish for supper when we got home

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic mixed seafood player with beer battered oyster and chargrilled crevettes with a nice bottle of Pinot. The restaurant was fully booked but what a better way to enjoy fresh seafood than in the fresh air. Really friendly people that were extremely attentive. A real...must for any visitor to the areaMore

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s rustic but wonderful, it’s not rick steins but Rick doesn’t buy amazing local fresh fish like these People do ! The staff were wonderfully charming and polite, don’t believe the other reviews ! Hard working women working flat out show them respect and be...polite and they will respond, the sea food was so so fresh ! The Colchester oysters where HUGE and creamy fresh ! The wine was properly chilled and the whole experience was one I would repeat again and again, I have eaten in some of the worlds best sea food chefs joint and the freshness of the fish here today was amazing, yes the toilet is outside yes it’s like being In the galley of a ship but I can tell you now you will go a long way to get shellfish as good as thisMore

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 31 May 2022 via mobile

From the service to the food it was a lovely afternoon at Sole Bay! 🐟 The starters were beautifully presented & tasted so fresh. We had crayfish & crab with the bread & baguettes 😍 Our mains came out & again were served flawlessly &...the taste was perfect! We were looked after by the lovely staff member Donna for our meal, Donna was friendly, polite & professional we loved her service & can't wait to return as soon as possible. 10/10 ⭐️More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 28 May 2022 via mobile

We love the restaurant, food and people. Coming here always makes us smile. Our dog even knows the way once he comes up the beach.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 26 May 2022 via mobile

Me and my family were down suffolk on holiday we had heard good things about the sole bay so we went to check it out we couldn't get into the restraunt which looked beautiful so we ate outside but then we went to buy some...fish from the fishmonger at the entrance and we were welcomed by an amazing young charming gentleman who took the time to go through the fish and also how to cook it his knowledge and experience with the fish was amazing he recommended a whole sea bass and we cooked it the way he said and it was delicious we will be visiting again and booking next timeMore

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 18 May 2022

friendly staff let down by the kitchen. Starter arrived with notified allergen on it. Then waited 3/4 hour for the main course. Offered a free coffee in recompense. By the time the food came had gone off the whole idea. The large prawns were okay,...but nothing special.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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14 February 2020|
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Response from KeithBuet | Reviewed this property |
No you buy good local beer, lovely wines and Prosecco at the bar to accompany some great fish smoked and hot
Paul P
23 September 2019|
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Response from shroppers | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not. They only serve fish. Some of mine don’t eat fish only meat. So they have chips and mushy peas! Can’t say I’m an expert in veggie as I’m a pig farmer!!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sole Bay Fish Co.

Yes, Sole Bay Fish Co. offers takeaway services.

Yes, Sole Bay Fish Co. is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Sole Bay Fish Co. is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5