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Sole Bay Fish Co.

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$$ - $$$
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22e Blackshore, Southwold IP18 6ND, England
+44 1502 724241
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Royston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family lunch today at the Sole Bay Fish co and was very impressed with the food , service and setting. Kids loved it, adults loved it.....very impressed. Still amazed by being able to park for free almost everywhere in Southwold!!!! Cod, chips and mushy peas washed down with a pint of Ghost Ship.... perfect

1 Thank nicky3336
Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came across this place by absolute accident. And what a find it was! Total gem! Looked like your average shack outside, but when you come in, you are greeted with the amazing fish counter in which you can purchase the locally sourced produce. Then round the corner in to a wonderfully decorated restaurant. It's got everything you want on the... More 

1 Thank Lola L
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set in old fishing huts, the SoleBay is the real deal. Located right by the harbour, on the River Blyth, in Southwold, this place is a haven for lovers of food from the sea. The crevettes...so good I sucked the shells. I had the charred lobster which was of highest order. But my wife and her sister and husband were... More 

Thank SteGreenall
Ingatestone, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely mix of seafood, well cooked and presented, very tasty, made for great birthday lunch. Great decor and atmosphere. Super service, able to enjoy our meal without feeling rushed. Max as front of house has a wonderful manner and was really very helpful in making the booking and choosing table a month ago, nice to see him again today.

1 Thank JMBBD
Aldeburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I asked for four oysters to take out from the deli counter. Unfortunately I did not ask the price in advance. The wrapped them up and charged me £1.50 each! Down at Orford they are about 60p. Fairy tale price. I learned my lesson. You wont see me there again.They were poor quality too.

1 Thank DunanHouse
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75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is very popular, we were lucky to get a table over lunch (and not even peak season) - I'd advise reserving in future. Decor is great - informal and stylish. Staff are friendly and welcoming. The fish is (as we'd hoped) fantastic - I had the crevettes - simple grub but delicious. It would be a lovely place for... More 

Thank janey58
Harleston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely lunch, chargrilled crevettes to die for. Wendy was fabulous! Really nice location on a cold bright day, you can also buy lovely wet fish here

Thank norfee
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sole Bay Fish Co is principally a great fishmonger which sells locally caught fish. They have a thriving fish restaurant as well. The food is excellent with the fish being taken straight into the kitchen from the shop at the front. They do everything from "fish and chips" to delightful seafood platters. My favourite (by some margin) is the... More 

Thank trickydicky86
Hitchin, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today for lunch and had an amazing meal! I had mistakenly made my reservation for the wrong day and this was amended easily. My 5 year old son preferred his cod goujons to his chips - a first! My husband and I shared some beer battered oysters, cerviches and a dressed crab - all gorgeous in a lovely unique... More 

Thank Lucy M
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nicely themed fish restaurant with great fish and chips and mushy peas.Very obliging friendly staff but a little on the expensive side. Does not open in the evening.

Thank Richard C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 24
Seafood, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22e Blackshore, Southwold IP18 6ND, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Southwold
  • Phone Number: +44 1502 724241

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?