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“Excellent cuisine”
Review of Sutherland House

Sutherland House
Ranked #1 of 49 Restaurants in Southwold
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Sutherland House is not just Southwolds only seafood restaurant, it is also a neighbourhood restaurant which serves local food for local people.
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent cuisine”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

We stayed in this hotel for a short break and do not usually eat in the hotels that we stay in as we like to sample local restaurants, however thankfully we had our Anniversary dinner here!
The food was wonderful, we complimented the chef the next day! Service impeccable and very friendly staff. The hotel/restaurant is run by Andy and his charming wife. Without doubt we will return.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Susan R
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Nice ambience and great seafood”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Excellent choice if you enjoy seafood, a more limited choice if you require red meat. We had not been for a couple of years but it was still good food in pleasant surroundings. Not a lively noisy place if you like that sort of thing. There are 2 sections of the restaurant, one part accommodates children, so mention which you would like when you book. Both the dressed crab and the halibut loin were top class and we shared a secretion of 'tapas' style starters. Pudding menu might be thought a little limited but those we had were homemade and delicious. One member of our party would have liked a larger plate of food but the rest of us were happily replete. Not the cheapest food on offer in Southwold but I think amongst the best. No parking adjacent to the restaurant so you may need to drop off any less able at the back where they can gain access via the nice garden (where you also eat) and then park on the common (5 min walk). Friendly staff.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Cicero57
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very Good”
Reviewed 6 June 2014

We were visiting Southwold for the day and had read about Sutherland House on tripadvisor.
The menu was very good. We had the daily special which was linquine with seafood and lobster bisque - the flavours were fantastic. All the staff were excellent and very friendly. I left my sweater behind and a few minutes later the manager came running down the street looking for us!!!
We would return when ever in the area.

  • Visited May 2014
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Very Average and Overpriced”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

8 of us visited Sutherland House last Friday evening for a family celebration. We were anticipating something special but were sadly disappointed and underwhelmed. The best word to describe the food was bland. The vegetable side dishes to accompany the mains were absolutely abysmal! Boiled chunks of carrot, cauliflower and broccoli! Could be so much more imaginative and tasty! Desserts were pleasant and nicely presented but nothing special. The service varied from disinterested to quite rude to gushing. Overall we were disappointed by our evening, the prices and reputation are indicative of something much better. I almost gave a 'poor' rating but there were one or two redeeming features and the restaurant is a nice building.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank jacqui s
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Andy R, Owner at Sutherland House, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Dear reviewer
We were saddened to read that you felt our food was average.
I was particularly saddened to read you did not enjoy the complementary side dishes of additional vegetables. We pride ourselves on using the freshest seasonal ingredients from our own allotments whenever we can and would hope that most guests appreciate the flavour that these provide without the need for any additional sauces, I am sorry that you did not.
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Delicious! ”
Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

My husband and I had a delicious 3 course meal here on our last night in southwold. Each course was full of flavour and cooked to perfection. Fantastic service- attentive without being overbearing and a lovely atmosphere. Would love to try every dish on the menu.

Thank salder
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