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“Lighthouse Shining Brightly”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse
Ranked #1 of 30 Restaurants in Aldeburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$45
Cuisines: Seafood, European, British
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
Billericay, United Kingdom
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“Lighthouse Shining Brightly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

We very much enjoyed the restaurant experience here and the food, service and ambience was really something not to miss in Aldeburgh.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Sunday lunch with family, beautiful oysters and dressed crab for me. My family had fish, my daughter scallops and bacon, although she preferred the Regatta's version. Very friendly and professional service, packed, booking essential.

Visited May 2014
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Watford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

My husband and I had a meal here on Sunday p.m over the bank holiday, everything cooked fresh to order and was very tasty indeed. The service was very good, and I was given good advice over the red wine, well worth a visit, but we suggest you book first, several people had to be turned away. Would we go again next time we are in the area?? Yes we would,

  • Visited May 2014
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Haifa, Israel
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“what a disappointment”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

took friend to our favourite place in aldeburgh (not been here 2 years)
nice welcome and prompt drinks
but then 45 minutes wait for starters and further 30 for mains
it wasnt even full at lunch time and no wraning of delay was given
small size ( a mean size actually) of all dishes
scallop and bacon salad was 3 small queenies and himblefull of though bacon on small hanful of leaves, steak was smallest I saw in years
cooking was bad to awful stek was vburnt on one side and tainted by the burn
plaice fillet was over cooked and limp on tasteless rissottto (no dente to it, either)
fish and chips (they shoudl stop serving this and go to local fish and chip shop) batter had no taste at all.
wine ok (but chef never touched it)
why we didnt return the food?
coz we were afraid to wait another hour

  • Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Best meal in Aldeburgh”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

Visited on a busy bank holiday weekend nothing was too much trouble will be recommending to friends
Food was excellent service exceptional

Visited May 2014
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