Due to technical difficulties we have unfortunately had to close the pier today!

We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Do please still explore our website to plan your next trip to us, and check back here for further updates. We’ll be open again as soon as we can!

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A delicious started at the Boardwalk Restaurant Fish dish at the Boardwalk Restaurant
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Starter at the Boardwalk Restaurant Fresh fish platter from the boardwalk
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Boardwalk Restaurant

Open today from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

It’s hard to decide what’s best about eating at the Boardwalk Restaurant: the views or the food. It’s a good job you can enjoy them both at the same time …

Excellent cooking and unbeatable views meet at the Boardwalk Restaurant. Whether you’re catching up with friends for tea, treating your family to lunch, enjoying a special evening à deux, or simply here on the spur of the moment – you’re assured of a wonderful meal.

Everything we serve is freshly made by talented, passionate chefs using seasonal local produce. Our menus change throughout the year to ensure variety and the best flavours.

At the Boardwalk, you can enjoy your food while watching the waves roll in, and we provide seating outside as well. There’s nothing quite like al fresco dining on the Pier during the summer!

  • Extensive main menu with vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options
  • Lunch is served from 12.00pm, and Dinner menu is available until 8.30pm on Saturday.
  • Full range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on offer
  • Reserve your table for dinner from 5pm onwards

We have an extensive menu to choose from, below is just a small sample of what we offer. To find out more, get in touch using the contact details above.

Hummus & naan bread – £3.25 v

Olives – £3.25 v gf

Tempura gherkins with sweet chilli sauce – £4.00 v gfo

Selection of fresh bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar – £5.50

Garlic bread, onion rings, French fries, market vegetables, chips, mixed salad – all £3.50 each

Soup of the day – £3.95 v gfo
with crusty bread

Breaded whitebait – £5.15
with lemon mayo

Smoked mackerel pate – £6.50 gfo
lime pickled cucumber, toasted granary bread

Tempura king prawns, – £7.50 gfo
Korean slaw, coriander

Salad of baby pearl mozzarella, – £7.50 gf
cherry tomatoes, basil, prosiutto

Salad of balsamic roasted beetroot – £7.50 v gf
goats’ cheese, almonds, cucumber

Smoked haddock and cod fishcake – £8.50
creamed leeks, poached egg

Adnams beer battered cod – £13.95 gfo
with chips, crushed minted peas, homemade tartare sauce

Gourmet beef burger – £14.50 gfo
with smoked bacon, Applewood cheese, fries, roasted corn on the cob

Portobello Mushroom burger – £13.50 v gfo
with balsamic, soy & thyme, fries and roasted corn on the cob

Tomato and thyme risotto – £13.00 v
with breaded goats cheese bon bons

Smoked chicken, bacon and avocado salad – £13.50
with buttermilk dressing

Linguine of Crab– £13.50
with chilli, garlic and lime

Homemade fish pie – £13.95
with garden vegetables

Pan roasted salmon – £16.00 gf
Miso broth, crispy vermicelli noodles

Tempura tender stem broccoli – £14.00 gf
with Asian inspired courgette noodles

Garlic stuffed chicken – £15.00 gf
with fricassee of peas, pancetta and new potatoes

Pan-fried Swordfish curry – £15.50 gf
Lime & coriander rice, mango salsa

Salted caramel and dark chocolate torte – £6.95
with toffee and almond ice cream

Sticky toffee pudding – £6.00 gfo
with butterscotch sauce and vanilla ice cream

Salted caramel and dark chocolate brownie – £6.50
with chocolate sauce, chocolate soil and vanilla ice cream

Lemon meringue pie – £6.50
with raspberry paint and summer berries

Summer berry pudding – £6.00
with fresh berries and clotted cream

Madagascan vanilla cheesecake – £6.50
fresh berries and raspberry paint

Kids main & dessert meal deal – £8.95

Young Sailors Mains

Cheese burger – £5.50 gfo
with chips & beans

Hotdog – £5.50
served with chips

Cod bites – £5.50 gfo
with chips & garden peas

Homemade chicken goujons – £5.50 GF
with chips & beans

Macaroni cheese – £6.50 
with garlic bread

Ye Treasured Desserts

Sundae of the day – £4.50 gfo

Chocolate brownie – £4.50 gfo
with ice cream

Two Scoops of Ice Cream… £4.00 GF
vanilla, chocolate or strawberry ice cream

All served on granary or white bread with crisps.  Available from 11.30-4pm.

Adnams beer battered fish finger sandwich – £8.75 gfo
with crushed peas, lettuce & tartare sauce

Egg mayonnaise – £7.75 v gfo
with watercress

Blythburgh pork sausages – £8.00
with caramelised onions

Chicken, bacon and guacamole – £8.50 v gfo

Upgrade to chips for an additional £2.00

Where possible we source our food and drink from local suppliers, reducing food miles and supporting the region’s food producers. (And getting the very best flavours onto your plate.)

Adnams is synonymous with Southwold. This award-winning brewery has been in the town since 1872. Famous for their range of beers, and now for gin and vodka, they do their brewing and distilling just five minutes from the Pier. You can often smell the scent of hops and malted barley as it wafts through the narrow streets.

Southwold wouldn’t be Southwold without Adnams: whilst you’re visiting the Pier why not consider a tour of the brewery, and then you’ll know exactly where your refreshments come from!

The Penny Bun Bakehouse is owned by John Spillings, an artisan baker who trained in many of the top Michelin star restaurants in the country. It was during his time working for Raymond Blanc that he discovered his passion for bread and patisserie, which led to him opening his Suffolk bakery where he and his team work their magic.

South East Coffee are based in Norwich, just an hour from Southwold. They are an innovative team who take the latest exciting developments within the trade and use them to develop great new coffees. They use traditional methods to slow roast their beans, resulting in a rich aroma and a wonderful flavour.

Stokes Sauces is a Suffolk based creator of delicious sauces, mayonnaises and pickles. They bring together quality ingredients to make their sauces, resulting in a finer taste than you get with other brands. They are passionate about what they produce and everything they sell is made by them on their own production line so they can ensure it meets the required standard.

A family business, just ten miles from Southwold Pier, Suffolk Meadow have been producing luxury ice-cream for over 30 years. They use milk and cream from the Marybelle Dairy, and many of their base flavours are still crafted carefully by hand. They offer a wide array of varieties and proudly claim they can make any flavour, having in the past created such delicacies as pink lemonade sorbet, stick of rock and even blue cheese!

Maynard House lies in the heart of Suffolk, where the soil is just right for growing small and intensely flavoured fruit.  They have been raising apples since 1934.Today, Maynard House is run just the traiditional way, with full emphasis on the care and quality of the fruit we grow.  They also use the knowledge of three generations to produce premium tasting apple and orange juices, without compromise.

Cleveleys is an independent family run business, established in 1962. We provide the finest quality products.

We are constantly listening to the needs of our customers, and now provide over 1,000 products including fresh meat and poultry, home smoked hams, pates and terrines, and a comprehensive dry-goods and delicatessen range.

Opening Times

Winter opening times are from 26th October - 14th December

Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Afternoon Tea is back at the Pier.

Enjoy the crashing sound of the waves underneath you and enjoy afternoon tea.

Terms and Conditions
£17.50 per person, must be booked at least 48 hours in advance.  Dietary requirements must also be advised at booking stage.


Selection of Finger Sandwiches:
Fish finger, Tartare and Minted Peas
Egg and Watercress
Cucumber, Dill and Cream Cheese

Homemade Blythburgh Sausage and Red Onion Roll

Smoked Cheddar Cheese Scone with Whipped Butter

Dark Chocolate and Salted Caramel Brownie

Lemon Drizzle Sponge, Strawberry and Basil Buttercream

Strawberry Jam Doughnuts

Assortment of Chocolate Dipped Fruit

Fruit Scone, Jam and Clotted Cream

Selection of Teas
Lemon and Ginger, Mixed Berry, Earl Grey, Decafe, Green Tea, Peppermint, Chamomile, English Breakfast, Redbush

Selection of Coffees
Americano, Cappuccino, Latte

An alternative of a soft drink is available however you will be charged after the first one ordered