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“Great seafood in an Unusual location.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sole Bay Fish Co.

Sole Bay Fish Co.
Ranked #4 of 48 Restaurants in Southwold
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$24
Cuisines: Seafood, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: http://www.solebayfishco.co.uk/index.php
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great seafood in an Unusual location.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

We had supper here on a Sat night in August. It was quite busy so we couldn't book a table til 830 and it was actually 9 before we sat down. The menu is quite small so you really need to like seafood! The main dishes were seafood platters for 2 or more. They did also have lobster, sea bass fillets and a fish of the day. The sea food platters were delicious though and you can make your own up and so have what you really like. We took our three children 7, 10 and 12 under sufferance. 2 of them ate sea bass and enjoyed and our eldest tried the seafood platter. It wasn't really where they would have chosen to eat but a good experience for them! The staff were really kind and friendly particularly to the kids. The restaurant is in an old fishing hut on Blackshore harbour. Really interesting location looking out to the harbour and fishing boats. Not much near it and so very dark when you go outside to the toilets!!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“What a lovely little find on the harbour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

We had the most delicious lunch during our recent stay at Southwold at the Smokehouse.

What lovely, friendly staff who make you feel extremely welcome. Our dog was made to feel very welcome also, which in our minds is always a positive.

The food was exquisite.

My husband had char grilled lobster with chips - it was so fresh, sweet and juicy.

I had a 'pick your own' seafood platter of various items, which I devoured with some freshly baked, still warm, crusty bread.

The shop on the side is also a must - we stocked up on the freshest fish before driving back home.

We'll be back definitely, that's for sure :-)

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PinkyKiwi71
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Moody service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

Been going to southwold for 10 years but never tried this place until yesterday. Lobster at £28 seemed like a good idea until it arrived, smallest lobster I'd ever seen. My main issue with this place though was the service, you can forgive a poor meal but not rude service. The blond manager just wanted to turn the tables as quickly as possible to the detriment of our time there. Safe to say I wont be back.

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Petham, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fantastic seafood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

Smart, simple, great location and great service all make for a unique restaurant with some of the best and freshest seafood we have found. Now with a licensed bar we'll definitely be going back.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Stephen B
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West Kirby, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fantastic. A real gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

Great ambience, food & service. Just wish we lived locally so we could visit weekly.

Superb fresh fish & shellfish also available from their wet fish counter

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mike B
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