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The best rated seafood restaurants in Suffolk, according to TripAdvisor, located in Ipswich, Southwold and Lowestoft




Suffolk is full of stunning seafood restaurants offering locally sourced fish dishes and platters but so many options can leave you feeling spoilt for choice.

That's why we've devised this list of the ten top-rated seafood restaurants in Suffolk based on TripAdvisor reviews, so you know your fish supper won't disappoint.

Here's the list:

Regatta Restaurant, Aldeburgh, makes it onto the list with rave reviews. Picture: Google Maps.
Regatta Restaurant, Aldeburgh, makes it onto the list with rave reviews. Picture: Google Maps.

1. Ocean Fish Platter - Ipswich

Ocean Fish Platter, located on Upper Brook Street, Ipswich, is the highest ranked seafood restaurant on TripAdvisor's Best Seafood Restaurants list.

Offering takeaways and eat-in dining experiences and with vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options, the restaurant has an average of five stars from its 406 TripAdvisor reviews.

Ocean Fish Platter serves seafood dishes as well as Mediterranean and British grill.

Reviews are very positive for the eatery, and one visitor called it a "fish lovers paradise."

2. Sole Bay Fish Co. - Southwold

Sole Bay Fish Co. Southwold. Picture: Google Maps.
Sole Bay Fish Co. Southwold. Picture: Google Maps.

The Sole Bay Fish Co. in Southwold is second on the TripAdvisor list of Suffolk's best ranked seafood restaurants.

The stunning converted barn offers indoor and outdoor seating so visitors can dine in the comfortable restaurant or al fresco if the weather allows.

With fish sharing platters, impressive lobster dishes and traditional thick cut chips, Sole Bay Fish Co. is a must for the fish lovers of Suffolk.

3. Ash Smoked Fishes - Aldeburgh

Located right on the Aldeburgh seafront, Ash Smoked Fishes offer delicious fish platters and fish dishes all smoked on site.

Smoked prawns, mackerel, herring, cockles and whelks are all available from this coastal cabin and with a view of the sea from the seating area, dinner here is sure to be one to remember.

Reviews of the Ash Smoked Fishes hail it as "our first port of call" and "a must every time we visit Aldeburgh."

4. Butley Orford Oysterage - Orford

Situated on Market Hill in Orford, Butley Orford Oysterage offers stunning fish platters as well as their famous oysters grown in the Butley Creek.

The third generation family run business has been growing oysters since the 1950's.

Their traditional smokehouse supplies freshly smoked fish to the restaurant daily, while their fishing boats provide local fresh fish to fill out their varied menu.

5. MarkG - Lowestoft

Currently relocating to The Old Blue Anchor building on the high street, MarkG is a restaurant and bar that serves traditional fish dishes inspired by worldwide cuisine.

The building which MarkG is currently moving into. Picture: Google Maps.
The building which MarkG is currently moving into. Picture: Google Maps.

As they are currently moving, the menu is also being remodelled, so it is unclear exactly what they will offer upon reopening, but previous reviews label the menu the "best food in Lowestoft by a long way" and "an amazing hidden gem."

MarkG also offers vegetarian, vegan and meat options.

6. Regatta Restaurant - Aldeburgh

Offering everything from crab to scallops to tuna, Regatta Restaurant in Aldeburgh is run by local twins Alex and Oliver Burnside.

Their delicious menu is full of seasonal produce and fresh fish dishes, and their high street restaurant is described as bright and airy, "perfect for any occasion."

Reviews mention the friendly staff and wonderful food, as well as the great atmosphere.

7. Fish Dish Fish and Chips Restaurant - Felixstowe

Fish Dish, Felixstowe. Picture: Google Maps.
Fish Dish, Felixstowe. Picture: Google Maps.

Fish and chip restaurant, Fish Dish, located on Undercliff Road West in Felixstowe, prides itself on its high quality ingredients that are "fresh from the sea or straight from the soil."

Serving delicious takeaway fish and chips, alongside a range of burgers and sides, Fish Dish is a winner with visitors, who call the eatery the "best fish and chips in Felixstowe."

8. The Codfather - Sudbury

Codfather, Sudbury. Picture: Google Maps.
Codfather, Sudbury. Picture: Google Maps.

The Codfather, on King Street, Sudbury, offers both delicious dine-in and a tasty take out options.

With its nautical themed interior and cosy wooden booths, The Codfather restaurant offers a real traditional fish and chip supper with a touch of class.

Reviews mention how family orientated and friendly the staff are.

9. Sutherland House Restaurant - Southwold

Sutherland House Restaurant. Picture: Google Maps.
Sutherland House Restaurant. Picture: Google Maps.

Sutherland House Restaurant on High street, Southwold, serves locally sourced, seasonal fish dishes and plant-based options.

From Cured Mackerel Fillet to Hand Dived Scallops, the restaurant has a varied and classy menu which is sure to provide something for everyone.

10. Cumberland Fish Bar - Woodbridge

Cumberland Fish Bar in Woodbridge offers traditional fish and chips at reasonable prices, with indoor and outdoor seating and takeout options.

Reviews name the fish bar "the best chippy for miles."

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