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Southwold Boating Lake and Cafe

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North Parade Car Park, Southwold, England
+44 7771 781739
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“scones” (35 reviews)
“bakewell tart” (4 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 17:00All hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
North Parade Car Park, Southwold, England
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Never mind the boats, get over to thorpeness for that, I'll review that later. This tea room is terrific with a lovely veranda front and back. Good bird watching spot with views over the marsh. Water level down a bit and hence no boats. Get...More

1  Thank SimeyWimey
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Looked like it would be good place to take young children to go on a small paddle boat BUT sign said closed due to shortage of water !! Couldn't believe , it was almost next to the sea and shortage of water - surely something...More

Thank Bridget S
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We just love this tea rooms, excellent food, delicious cakes, wonderful cuppa, super friendly people, family run business, wonderful views and dogs are welcome too!! By far the best place to eat and drink in Southwold well worth the hour trip for us. Can't recommend...More

1  Thank Philippa G
Reviewed 9 August 2017

When in southwold just across the road from the pier you will find this wonderful oasis of peace and tranquility, lovely view of their lake and flower beds. Food is very good all freshly made, and very good value for money We have eaten there...More

1  Thank Cathey W
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Lovely cream tea with traditional cake stand & teapot. Delicious warm scones were excellent. The boating lake was not in operation due to low water levels, but that didn't detract from the beautiful tea room adorned with lovely decoration. A very pleasant time was spent...More

1  Thank tulip446
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We had a lovely lunch at the cafe, kids had jacket potatoes, we had nice toasted sandwiches, all came with salad. It was good value and the service was quick. The location of the cafe is next to a small boating lake, but the lake...More

1  Thank Jenni R
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Pleasant relaxing place with good food and drink.Away from high street - not the best view (car park ! ) but lake and ducks in front made up for it.

1  Thank Michael P
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Very relaxed atmosphere, little bit pricey from seafront but very clean and good service. Had ploughman's enough for two to share. Would go again.

1  Thank Karen G
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

I had a delicious open crab sandwich today overlooking the boating lake, a quiet and relaxed setting. Welcoming staff and a small crazy golf which my toddler loved.

1  Thank JuliaandSimon
Reviewed 3 July 2017

There are two boating lakes/ppls near to pier. The cafe is fine but water in both pools is filthy and could do with a good clean out. Otherwise Southwold is my favourite seaside town.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Parade Car Park, Southwold, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Southwold
  • Phone Number: +44 7771 781739
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