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Summary

“An old favourite” (est 1995) for locals and a “place of pilgrimage” for visitors – this “really busy and buzzy” haunt “continues to deliver great food at very reasonable prices” – and “often hits the heights”. “When it comes down to it, it’s the service that makes the difference” under Sam Hayes, the long-time manager who bought the venue a few years ago.

£47
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Aldeburgh is one of those lovely Suffolk coastal towns that punches way above its weight for restaurants, and the Lighthouse on the High Street, near the cinema, is the best for food (especially fresh fish)”. Leaving the “reliably competent” cooking aside though, it’s “the welcome that’s really the big thing here”, led by the “very friendly front of house” Sam.

£45
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“The newish owners have kept up the standard and the welcome (no surprise as Sam is still front of house)” at this favourite local destination – the most commented-on place in town, which serves “simple and good-value” (mostly fish-based) cuisine.

£44
    £
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions
12, 17, 21
90

The Lighthouse Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Lighthouse Restaurant in IP15, Aldeburgh by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Lighthouse restaurant.
David H
Very busy restaurant....
Reviewed 3 months,

"Very busy restaurant."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Pretheatre £12.00 £17.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£6.95 £13.95 £3.25 £5.95
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £18.00
Filter Coffee £2.25
Extras  
Service 10.00%
77 High Street, Aldeburgh, IP15 5AU
Opening hours
Monday12 pm-10 pm
Tuesday12 pm-10 pm
Wednesday12 pm-10 pm
Thursday12 pm-10 pm
Friday12 pm-10 pm
Saturday12 pm-10 pm
Sunday12 pm-10 pm

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