We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Boardwalk Restaurant

Southwold Pier | North Parade, Southwold IP18 6BN, England
+44 1502 722105
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (22 reviews)
“risotto” (5 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 21:00All hours
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Southwold Pier | North Parade, Southwold IP18 6BN, England
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (477)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 477 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

I don't often re review but feel that I have to in this instance. Reading other reviews, you can see how captivated people are by the location and unique facilities that it offers. I am also mindful of the varied roles this place has -...More

Thank Annexe2a
Reviewed 4 days ago

What could be more British than a fish & chip supper on Southwold Pier? Sensibly priced with friendly service and a good sized portion - what's not to like?

Thank TMOH8
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a group of friends aiming to visit very pier in the country, travelling by train and bus. So we have good experience of eating in pier cafe/restaurants and all five of us agreed that the Boardwalk is the best of many we have...More

Thank Bernard L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had a cup,of tea and a scone here. The view was beautiful, the service particularly attentive. I watched the chap that took our order ( I think his name was Richard or Robert) offer water to a passing dog owner, bring toys out for...More

Thank JulesLogue
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took Mum & her sister to Southwold for a holiday to celebrate her birthday and we chose the Boardwalk Restaurant to have her birthday dinner after enjoying a drink there earlier in the week. The food was well presented and very tasty.We weren't disappointed...More

Thank Mrs_A733
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit to the Boardwalk on Southwold Pier the first one, in 2014. Not sure if it is the sea air or the Aspall cider that combines to produce the best fish and chips. Excellent service and food, my all time favourite.

Thank Weblin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As others have said, if you go to Sutherland House (qv) you expect a posh meal - here, on the pier, one might not. But, this is Southwold, and this is a £17 a head lunch of cod n chips and a drinks. Lovely beer...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

And that's the problem with this place judging from the reviews. It's on the pier and people expect a cafe. It's not. It's a restaurant and it's menu reflects this. It's not cheap but it's got a decent wine list, a proper coffee machine and...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did not know what to expect but had excellent meals (three of us) and very good service. I suppose I should not have been surprised in Southwold but the seaside appearance (not too surprising!) did not prepare us for the excellence within.

Thank Trimley11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have always been impressed with The Boardwalk in the past and indeed held our annual extended family Christmas meal here as it was so good. On this occasion, it seemed like all the staff had changed and the menu appeared over-priced (one couple came...More

Thank Graham M
Nearby Restaurants
Sutherland House
1,260 reviews
.65 km away
The Little Fish and Chip Shop
488 reviews
.63 km away
No. Fifty One Cafe
419 reviews
.66 km away
Two Magpies Bakery
585 reviews
.64 km away
Nearby Attractions
Southwold Lighthouse
332 reviews
.45 km away
Southwold Pier
1,774 reviews
.08 km away
Adnams Distillery
76 reviews
.48 km away
Southwold Sailors' Reading Room
82 reviews
.53 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Boardwalk Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 52
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Southwold Pier | North Parade, Southwold IP18 6BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Southwold
  • Phone Number: +44 1502 722105
  • E-mail
The Boardwalk Restaurant is a family-friendly restaurant serving delicious food all day from 10.00am. Many of the ingredients are locally sourced. Open everyday of the year except Christmas Day, we serve morning coffee and cakes from 10.00am, lunches from 11.30am through to the early part of the afternoon, cream teas are a speciality in the afternoon. In the summer months we do high tea for children from 5.30pm and then suppers all evening. The hours are slightly shorter in the autumn and winter months, please check our website for daily opening hours. Sit inside or enjoy sitting on the boards outside enjoying some of the finest views of Southwold. Fully licensed, there is no nicer place to have a pint of Adnams or a glass of wine, listening to the sound of the waves beneath your feet! Please note: our food service hours are 11.30am - 4pm, and 5pm - 8.30pm. These times are weather permitting and therefore can change.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing