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“Excellent place to eat”

The Boardwalk Restaurant
Ranked #20 of 47 Restaurants in Southwold
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$51
Cuisines: Seafood, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
cambridge
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellent place to eat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2012

Have eaten here on many occasions and never been disappointed. Fish and Chips superb and fresh. Staff friendly and helpful.

Visited September 2012
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Thank critic45_10
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ABreathOfFreshAir, Manager at The Boardwalk Restaurant, responded to this review, 12 October 2012
Thanks for your kind words, i am sure we will see you again soon!
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Beccles, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“We keep coming back!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2012

Having read some if the negative reviews, I just had to come to The Boardwalk's defence because albeit not always perfect (more on that later), I don't recognise some of the reviews? Large menu? Excuse me, but where did you eat? The Boardwalk's menu is 1 side of a sheet, with about 8 dishes under every heading. So hardly a sign of a frozen menu! And you only have to order a dish to know that it's fresh, tender, tasty...the fish n chips are a prime example.yes, we have had our bookings misplaced (once), the occasional meal overcooked because the restaurant was so busy, and we've complained once about a small portion compared to the other meals on the table, but the staff have always remedied the situation. They only re-opened this summer and are, we think, a victim of their success. Why do we keep coming back? Because the food is lovely, the view is great, and the prices very fair. Book for an early (6pm) or late (8.30pm) table and there shouldn't be any problems.

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Thank Ruby H
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ABreathOfFreshAir, Manager at The Boardwalk Restaurant, responded to this review, 11 September 2012
Thank you, oh, thank you Ruby H! It is difficult to respond to reviews sometimes when the review itself is inaccurate, so to have you post this review is wonderful. Your comments go a long way to explain to others who don't know our lovely Boardwalk Restaurant, that we do everything honestly and want all our diners to have a good experience. Everything is fresh and homemade and despite our sometimes large numbers of visitors we try to make it work for everyone. Thanks again!
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Evening Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2012

The location is superb and we were offered a choice of sea view, The staff were very friendly and efficient. The service was excellent and the food even better. The seafood platter was followed by the duck breast which was superb. Would definately go again. Wish it was nearer to where I live...

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank SteveH61_12
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ABreathOfFreshAir, Manager at The Boardwalk Restaurant, responded to this review, 11 September 2012
Thank you so much for your review, I love the seafood platter, one of my favourites. I shall pass your kind comments on to the team, they all work so hard!
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“Fresh food by the Sea”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2012

Popped by on the off chance for an evening meal - the menu looked delicious. We both shared a fish platter followed by the seabass and a pea and mushroom risotto.
The staff were so efficient with their ordering pads and we were blown away by the swift service.
Definitely recommend to all Southwold visitors and locals.

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Thank Robd1498
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ABreathOfFreshAir, Manager at The Boardwalk Restaurant, responded to this review, 3 September 2012
Thanks for the lovely review, We all love the fish platter, and the sea bass is a personal favourite, good choice! See you again!
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edinburgh
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Not cheap but good menu and good with children”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2012

The accoustics in this place can put you off - with wooden tables and floors and lots of kids, it can get deafening. However here is a place with great views, on the fabulous pier where you can get evening meals from 6, with a good kids menu but plenty of choice for the grown ups too which makes a pleasant change from the usual adult compromise the keep the kids happy. The overall experience costs quite a bit, but what doesn't in Southwold?! Well worth a trip and the menu is varied enough to come back.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank SallyEdinburgh
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ABreathOfFreshAir, Manager at The Boardwalk Restaurant, responded to this review, 3 September 2012
Thanks for this review. We have just hung our new blinds on the windows which we hope will absorb some of the sound. It's tricky with lots of sand and suncream, etc coming into the restaurant, we used to haves upholstered chairs but they were a sticky, gritty disaster! Really glad that you enjoyed the choices on the menu for children and adults alike. Our prices are marginally less than the rest of the town so we do feel we offer value for money. See you again!
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