Everyone enjoys eating out - whether it be a light bite or a full three-course meal - and dining in our top restaurants is a mouth-watering delight! As you'd expect from this county of food lovers, we have some leading restaurants and can offer you a full range of memorable & delicious meals. Choose from the following types - Cafes in Suffolk Family Friendly Restaurants Fine Dining French Cuisine Gastro, Bistro & Brasserie Dining Indian Cuisine Mediterranean Cuisine Traditional English Unique Restaurants Cafes in Suffolk
We all love a friendly cafe where you can linger over a decent coffee & cake and watch the world go by. The View Point Cafe
on the Landguard Peninsula and the two cafes on Southwold Pier
offer great coastal views and people watching.
We have cafes in Potteries (Pennikkity Pots
), cafes in grand National Trust
properties and even some in steam train attractions such as Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham
and Mid-Suffolk Light Railway
. And how about a visit to the cafe at Emmett's Stores
in Peasenhall - the oldest artisan ham and bacon producer in the UK.
See our FULL LIST of Cafes in Suffolk
here.Family Friendly Restaurants
A lot of restaurants & pubs cater specifically for children such as The Anchor, Walberswick
, and most have Children's Menus or kids portions too. See Family Friendly Restaurants in Suffolk
for full details.Fine Dining
Please see our guide to Fine Dining in Suffolk
Suffolk's best known French restaurant is The Great House in Lavenham
, which has been awarded many accolades including, AA Inspectors' Choice Award 2017 and 3 AA Rosettes - The Good Hotel Guide Editor’s Choice 2015 awards for Gourmet Hotels, Fabulous Food Award Winner 2015 - Sawday's British Hotels - find out why by clicking on the link above!
Another award-winning restaurant offering the very finest French cuisine is Maison Bleue Restaurant, Bury St Edmunds
. Their Lunch Menu is especially popular, so be sure to book in advance by clicking on the link above. Their sister 'ship' is Mariners in Ipswich which is located in the Marina on an 1899 Dutch vessel - so for top qulaity French food and a unique dining experience head to Mariners
. Gastro, Bistro & Brasserie Dining
The Maple Restaurant at Greshams
in Ipswich is open 7 days a week and offers freshly prepared favourites from Bacon and Courgette Tagliatelle, to an extensive Burger Bar, plus a weekly changing dessert menu, Sunday carvery, children's menu and a delicious afternoon tea including a gluten free option. The Bell at Sax
is a lovely laid-back restaurant-with-rooms at the heart of the High Street in the old market town of Saxmundham. Good food is the focus of The Bell, using great local ingredients in hearty elegant dishes and Jonathan's culinary flair. There are lunchtime deals steak nights, quiz nights and much more at the family friendly restaurant.
In an envious location close to the harbour and right opposite the beach in Southwold The Sail Loft
is a trendy café-bar and restaurant. With their own parking, a warm welcome and good hearty food, The Sail Loft is a great choice for families, dog walkers or just a drink with friends. They have a passion for specialist coffees, craft ales and local seasonal artisan menus using great Suffolk and East Anglian ingredients. They have daily offers and events including Curry Night and Live Music plus bespoke accommodation above the restaurant with amazing sea-views. The Alex Cafe Bar & Brasserie
is a stylish café, bar and brasserie, open daily with fantastic seafront views. The groundfloor Café Bar offers a wide range of breakfasts, light bites, cakes and all kinds of drinks from coffee to cocktails! The upstairs Brasserie offers delicious seafood, grills and classic brasserie meals in an informal setting. Along with the full menu there is also a set price menu available noon till 6pm on week days. The Swan, Long Melford
is a chic and contemporary brassiere that features an ever-changing menu of fresh, local ingredients - the Sunday Roast is not to be missed! Find something to suit all tastes and budgets here. There is also a lovely outside dining area with a pretty garden, plus a peaceful outside sofa area and beautiful lawn.The Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf And Spa's
newly-refurbished Lakes Restaurant is open to the public, members and hotel guests - commanding superb views over the lake and 18th greens of both championship golf courses. Confirming its place as one of the region's best restaurants the Lakes Restaurant was recently awarded an AA Rosette.Indian CuisineCafe Marsala, Long Melford
is a top restaurant offering the best in Indian cuisine. With over 30 years experience preparing authentic menus from recipes handed down through generations, you are sure to find something for everyone on their extensive menu. The restaurant is open seven days a week, with a great value Family Buffet on every Sunday. Mediterranean CuisineCafé Bencotto, Felixstowe
, is a modern and chic yet friendly and informal restuarant. The menu is filled with pastas, pizzas and grills prepared in the open-plan kitchen, so you can enjoy the delicious flavours of Arabian, Greek, Spanish & Italian origins. There are many dishes that can be shared at your table in the traditional Mediterranean manner, and the wine list is impressive to say the least. Café Bencotto is open Tuesday to Saturday from 9am till 11pm, so perfect for brunch, lunch or dinner.Traditional English FoodSutherland House, Southwold
is not just Southwold's only fish restaurant, it is also one of the oldest buildings in Southwold. The restaurant is rated AA and has won numerous awards for its first class cuisine including fresh, locally caught fish served daily, plus traditional, home-made favourites such as Black Pudding sausages & mash. Please click on the link above to find out more & make your reservation.Orford
is a little off the beaten path but again well worth the drive so that you can eat at The Crown & Castle
. If you lived in the country this is the pubs you’d want to have in your village! Unique Restaurants & Eating Out Options
If you're looking for something even more unusual with a water and fish theme take a look at Mariner's Restaurant, Ipswich
, which serves fine French cuisine on a 110 year old Dutch boat moored alongside Neptune Quay at Ipswich Marina.
A fascinating option for eating out in Suffolk is on the Landguard Peninsula where offers the most amazing views of the passing sea traffic coming in and out of Felixstowe Port. Forget train spotting or sitting in a motorway cafe, this is the real deal!As you can see, no one goes hungry in Suffolk!
Please check out our FULL LISTING of Suffolk Restaurants
, and our article on the Best Restaurants in Suffolk
.You may also be interested in reading the following articles - - Suffolk Food and DrinkSuffolk Best Food RegionSuffolk Organic Food
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