With so many restaurants, cafes, bars and snack shacks, it can be tricky deciding on where to eat while you are on your caravan holidays in Suffolk. Lowestoft is the most easterly point on the English coast; it has gorgeous beaches, a rich history and a broad range of independent shops and eateries for you to enjoy while you are away. We’ve selected some of our favourite places, whether it’s for a late breakfast or a fine dining experience, this seaside town has it all.
The Redherring offers a taste sensation, with fresh seasonal produce, that is impressively presented. This is fine dining at a reasonable price. The small, ever-changing menu allows the chef to cook the dishes to perfection, ensuring you get a mouth-watering meal to savour. The courtyard provides the perfect spot for a pre-dinner drink or after dinner tipple during the warmer months, and with the extensive gin, vodka and rum menu, you will have an abundance of choice or something new to try each time you visit.
The Harbour Inn
This traditional fisherman’s pub can be found in the gorgeous Lowestoft Harbour. As you dine, you will be able to enjoy the sea views, maritime furnishings and images, immersing you in the lifestyle of a fisherman. Situated on the water’s edge, the menu offers a variety of seafood that has been caught and landed locally. From dishes with crab, herring, whitebait, mackerel and more, to the classic traditional pub meals. The Harbour Inn also has a great range of real ales and bitters to accompany your meal.
If it is Indian cuisine that you are craving, then the Spice Den is the only place to go. The extensive menu has the firm favourites you would expect, along with some exciting, new dishes to try. The authentic food is full of flavour, and the attentive staff will certainly make your evening a pleasure. The restaurant is a top choice for locals wanting to eat in or take away, so be sure to book a table if you’re hoping to dine in the restaurant.
The Norman Warrior
The Norman Warrior has featured several times in the Good Beer Guide and has been awarded the CAMRA pub of the year in 2008 and 2010. There is a fantastic range of traditional ales, a whisky menu, with over 60 varieties, along with the usual drinks you would expect. The pub has not only won awards for its alcohol range; the celebrated and famous pies must be sampled when you are in the area. The wide variety of flavours will keep all members of the family happy.
The Jolly Sailors
The Jolly Sailors not only has an extensive menu, providing something for even the fussiest eaters, it is also one of the hubs for live music, showcasing the incredible locally supplied foods and the local talent. You can enjoy your sumptuous meal, with outstanding views of Pakefield beach, while the pub is filled with live music. A perfect way to spend an evening or two while on your holiday.
No place Like Home
As the name suggests, No Place Like Home is likely to transport you to a home like your nans; it is cosy and comfortable. The vintage crockery and lace tablecloths make an idyllic setting for an afternoon tea or light lunch. The welcoming owner, who not only creates the delicious and stunning cakes, will also be serving you. All the goods are baked and made on site, and you will leave feeling delighted after sampling the outstanding sweets.
The Blue Boar
The Blue Boar is in the heart of the pleasant, 18th-century village of Oulton, just outside of Lowestoft. The pub offers the finest and freshest produce available, and the ‘taste of Suffolk’ menu celebrates all things produced in the local area. Of course, wild boar with all the trimmings is also on the menu, for those of you searching for a historical feast!
At the 303 Eaterie, your food will be served and cooked by the restaurant’s warm, welcoming and accommodating owners. The restaurant is intimate, with a limited number of tables so booking is recommended as this popular restaurant can get very busy. The scrumptious dishes are made with fresh, local produce, served at lunch and dinner times, with daily specials along with the usual menu, providing great variety. The seaside décor offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and you are encouraged to bring your own bottle for a small corkage, as there is no license to sell alcohol on the premises.
If you have visited any of these great places before or you are planning to, let us know your experience, we would love to hear from you!