If you found yourself eating at the same restaurants in 2021, now is the time to broaden your horizons and try something new.
From traditional country pubs to chic bistros, Suffolk is a foodie’s paradise with the best restaurants in all parts of the county to suit all tastes.
If you’re dining out in 2022, why not try something new and sample a menu item from one of the restaurants that finished the year among the top rated in Suffolk, according to TripAdvisor.
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We’ve taken a look at the restaurants in Suffolk that ended 2021 with top ratings from the customer review site.
Lowestoft – The Lowestoft Tandoori
176 High Street, Lowestoft, NR32 1HU
As Lowestoft’s top-rated restaurant on TripAdvisor in 2021, a visit to Lowestoft Tandoori is a must if you’re an Indian food lover.
A recent reviewer wrote, “We called by chance and were thrilled to find such a great restaurant. The food, service and presentation were all first class.
The restaurant, rated five stars on TripAdvisor, also offers delivery, so you can enjoy the authentic taste of India from the comfort of your own home.
A guarantee of its quality, the restaurant reached the final of the English Curry Awards last year.
Beccles – Oakfired to Royal Oak
The Royal Oak, 35 Ravensmere, Beccles, NR34 9DH
Most of us love pizza, but how often do we settle for inferior supermarket versions instead of authentic Neapolitan creations?
Oakfired at Royal Oak bakes its pizzas in a wood-fired oven using quality ingredients, and the results are immense.
A satisfied customer said: “Here, the pizzas are excellent. Fresh dough, tasty toppings and quality ingredients. We have been there frequently and have never been disappointed.
Track 59A, Halesworth, IP19 8AR
Serving ‘traditional home cooked meals’, Edwards in Halesworth is the place to go for a hearty meal full of flavour.
A recent reviewer wrote, “I called in for lunch and really enjoyed it. Great service and the food was delicious. Great value too!!”
The restaurant is rated five stars on TripAdvisor, making it the favorite restaurant in town.
Southwold – Sutherland House
56 High Street, Southwold, IP18 6DN
As one of Suffolk’s most popular tourist towns, it’s no surprise that Southwold has plenty of great restaurants, but Sutherland House tops the list, according to TripAdvisor.
The restaurant, located on bustling Southwold Street, specializes in seafood and its menu is absolutely mouth-watering.
Diners can choose from pan-fried North Sea cod loin, poached monkfish and Blythburgh pork belly, among other options.
A TripAdvisor member said: “After being highly recommended by family and friends, we finally visited Sutherland House and were beyond impressed!
“We have visited most restaurants in Southwold now and would confidently say this was the best meal we have had here.”
Bungay – The Three Cooks
Aldeby House Cellar, Market Square No. 1, Bungay, NR35 1AP
Specializing in Asian cuisine, The Three Cooks was Bungay’s top-rated restaurant on TripAdvisor in 2021.
The restaurant has been serving high quality Cambodian and Thai cuisine to the people of Bungay for 11 years and has quickly become a favorite in town.
Rated 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor, The Three Cooks should definitely be on your list of restaurants to visit this year.
Aldeburgh – The Lighthouse
77 High Street, Aldeburgh, IP15 5AU
Located on the High Street of Aldeburgh, a stone’s throw from the beach, The Lighthouse offers food to suit all types of guests.
Whether you are looking for light snacks to bring back to the beach or a fine à la carte meal, the popular restaurant will meet your needs.
A recent TripAdvisor member said, “We had a great evening for my husband’s birthday. The staff were amazing, the food was really good with a great atmosphere. Definitely recommend.”
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Ipswich – Ocean Fish Platter
43 Upper Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1DU
If you are a bit of a fish connoisseur, this place is for you!
Whether you’re looking for plaice, squid or prawns, the Ocean Fish Platter in Ipswich has a menu full of mouth-watering seafood dishes.
A recently satisfied TripAdvisor reviewer said, “This busy, popular and very enlightened restaurant cleverly bridges the gap between fish and chips and the upscale fish restaurant.”
Bury St Edmunds – Francela
27 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1UZ
These days we are encouraged to follow a Mediterranean diet for health benefits and Francela in Bury St Edmunds is the perfect place to try some tasty continental cuisine.
Rated an impressive five stars on TripAdvisor, the restaurant is certainly popular with locals in West Suffolk.
Due to its Mediterranean style, Francela offers many vegetarian or vegan dishes.
Sudbury – Station Road
10 Station Road, Sudbury, C010 2SS
It may only have opened in 2020, but Station Road has quickly become one of Sudbury’s most popular restaurants.
Serving a range of grilled meats and burgers, the restaurant uses premium ingredients to create mouth-watering dishes.
Station Road also offers a bottomless brunch, if that’s your thing!
Felixstowe – Restaurant Antolia
28 Orwell Road, Felixstowe, IP11 7DB
Offering both dine-in and take-out, Antolia is a Mediterranean and Turkish restaurant in Felixstowe.
If you’re aiming to try different cuisines in 2022, why not try Antolia’s popular Turkish cuisine?
A satisfied customer recently wrote, “The most beautiful food – such great flavors. We had the mixed grill and the chicken guvec – so fantastic. No wonder they are number one on TripAdvisor.”
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