Suffolk: Seven Best Seafood Restaurants

2:25 p.m. September 6, 2022

Suffolk’s coastline stretches over 50 miles and many of the county’s restaurants make good use of the sea with their menus.

From traditional British fish and chips to sushi and seafood platters, Suffolk is full of delicious seafood restaurants.

Here are just seven great places for seafood in Suffolk…

1. Sea fish platter

Ocean Fish Platter Dinner
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Where: 43 Upper Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1DU

One of Ipswich’s top-rated restaurants, Ocean Fish Platter is a go-to for locals in the Ipswich area who want to find themselves in seafood.

The menu includes classic fish and chips as well as a wide range of plates, specialties and pasta dishes.

2. Sole Bay Fishing Company

Where: 22E Blackshore, Southwold IP18 6ND

Sole Bay Fish Company has been a mainstay in the Southwold community since its launch in 2001 and uses locally caught fish in its dishes.

For those who want to sit down, there’s an impressive selection of seafood platters, but those on the go might prefer takeout.

3. Butley Orford Oysters

Butley Oyster in Orford.

Butley Oyster in Orford.
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Where: Market Hill, Orford, Woodbridge IP12 2LH

Anyone craving oysters should add this restaurant to their list.

The Butley Orford Oysterage serves fresh local fish dishes as well as plump Butley oysters in a relaxed and informal setting.

4. Regatta

Where: 171 High St, Aldeburgh IP15 5AN

Seafood specialist twins Alex and Oliver Burnside took part in Regatta in the High Street of Aldeburgh in the summer of 2020.

The restaurant won an AA rosette last year.

5. Takayama

Takayama bento box.  Photo: ARCHANT

Takayama bento box. Photo: ARCHANT
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Where: 26-28 Fore St, Ipswich IP4 1JU

For those who want something a little different from their seafood dish, Takayama is a great alternative.

Opened in 2017, Takayama has started supplying Ipswich with Japanese and Korean cuisine, with an extensive selection of sushi, sashimi and fish dishes available.

6. Buttocks and Oysters

The Butt and Oyster pub in Pin Mill is a cozy place with a great view Photo: CHARLOTTE BOND

The Butt and Oyster pub in Pin Mill is a cozy place with a great view

Where: Pinmill Rd, Ipswich IP9 1JW

At Butt and Oyster, dinner comes with a view of the River Orwell.

Located on the Shotley Peninsula, this establishment’s menu includes Adnams beer battered haddock, seared hake and a cold seafood platter.

7. Suffolk

Where: 152 High St, Aldeburgh IP15 5AQ

The newest restaurant to open on this list, The Suffolk in Aldeburgh will be on the list of foodies across the county and beyond.

Suffolk offers a concise menu that brings out the best in fresh, local catches such as lobster, crab and monkfish.

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