RestaurantsSuffolkAldeburghIP15

survey result

Summary

£59
   ££
3
Good
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Always reliable”; “always a cheery welcome”; “always fun”; “always something new to try”“and moreover, they charge reasonable prices!” These are some of the prime virtues of Sam & Maxine Hayes’s local stalwart which remains the most commented-on venue in this seaside town even after almost three decades in service, thanks to its “dependable” delivery of “simple, honest fare”. “The fisherman was carrying his catch through the restaurant and my wife spotted skate… 15 minutes later it was served to her!”

Summary

£55
   ££
3
Good
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

An “Aldeburgh stalwart” for almost three decades, this “wonderful local restaurant” is noted for its “absolutely charming service” led by owner Sam Hayes, “and an all-pleasing menu” with plenty of “delicious” options. It’s “reliable, good value and good fun”. Top Tip – “go for the fresh catch of the day, especially the Dover sole accompanied by a bottle of Chablis”.

Summary

£54
   ££
3
Good
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Those “deprived of the unfailing pleasure of eating with Sam (Hayes) and his gang” of late were “delighted to find that the old excellent standards had been maintained” on their return, with its “hearty classics” (majoring in “sea-fresh fish” and seafood) present and correct alongside the owner’s notably “super-friendly” service. “I would live in there if I could afford it!”.

Summary

£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.

“Long a local favourite” with a big and loyal fan club, which “maintains standards effortlessly, or so it seems” – be it for the “terrific fish” (“from boat to restaurant in 100 metres”) or the “always-great welcome” from owner Sam Hayes, “an absolute master of the art”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
Yes
14, 18
No dress code
80

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.
Ronald J
This is a good restaurant. The food was tas...
Reviewed 30 days ago

"This is a good restaurant. The food was tasty. Friendly service. In this day and age it is reasonable priced. 3 courses is about £37 a head not including alcohol and service."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.90 £17.40 £3.95 £8.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.00
Filter Coffee £2.80
Extras  
Service 10.00%
77 High Street, Aldeburgh, IP15 5AU
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm

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