Due to bad weather 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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Boardwalk Restaurant

Open today from 10:00 am - 4:00 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
  • Special Brunch menu, served every day between 9.30am and 11.30am
  • Lunch is served from 12.00pm, and Dinner menu is available until 8.30pm on Saturdays
  • Enjoy Afternoon Tea between 2.30pm and 4.30pm – booking in advance is essential
  • 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.

Selection of fresh bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar – £5.25

Hummus and naan – £3.25

Mixed roast nuts – £3.00

Olives – £3.25

Tempura gherkins with sweet chilli mayo – £4.00

Seasonal Soup of the Day – £5.50
served with chunky bread

Crab and sweetcorn spring roll with Asian slaw – £8.50

Tempura king prawns, sweet chill dip – £8.75
with leaf garnish and lemon wedge

Panko halloumi with cauliflower – £7.50
with coriander and pomegranate cous cous

Smoked chicken and Serino ham salad – £8.00
with parmesan

Smoked haddock and cod fishcake – £7.75/£13.50
with hollandaise sauce and a poached egg

Charcuterie Board – £24.00 
Jamon Serrano, prosciutto, casalingo salami, sun dried tomato, mozzarella bocconcini and olive selection

Fish Platter – £28.00
an open fish finger sandwich, mini fishcakes, prawn and crayfish in a Marie Rose sauce, smoked mackerel pate, breaded whitebait, garlic aioli, smoked paprika mayonnaise leaf salad and French fries

Traditional Adnams Beer Battered Cod – £13.75 or Haddock – £14.00
with chips, homemade tartare sauce and crushed minted peas

Our Famous Fish Pie – £14.00
A selection of white fish, salmon and prawns in a creamy white wine, leek and spinach sauce topped with grated egg, mashed potatoes and a cheesy herb crumb served with market greens

Pan Fried Sea Bream – £16.50
with homemade pappardelle, mussels, garlic and spinach

Homemade gourmet burger – £14.50
with cheese, streaky bacon, baby gem lettuce, tomato, onion marmalade, served in a brioche bun with French fries

Pan roasted lambs liver – £14.00
with crispy bacon, mashed potato, savoy cabbage, red wine jus

Gourmet lentil and bean burger – £14.50
with garlic and red onion hummus, baby gem, beef tomato and french fries

Gnocchi with mascarpone cheese – £14.50
with sun dried tomato and roasted red pepper, rocket and parmesan salad

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

Fish Finger Sandwich – £8.75
with cod goujons, crushed peas, baby gem lettuce and tartare sauce

Egg mayonnaise – £7.75
with watercress

Dingley Dell Sausages – £8.00
with caramelised onion

Chicken, bacon and guacamole – £8.50
with leaf garnish and tomato

Prawn and Crayfish – £8.75
in a marie rose sauce with a leaf garnish

Garlic bread, Onion rings, French fries, Market vegetables, Chips, Mixed salad – £3.50 per dish

Sticky Toffee Pudding – £6.50
with toffee sauce and vanilla ice cream

Chocolate brownie – £6.50
with vanilla ice cream

Lemon tart – £6.50
with blueberry compote and cardamom cream

Vanilla panna cotta – £6.75
with honey comb

Dark chocolate mousse – £6.75
on a biscuit base served with coffee ice cream

Blackberry Cheesecake – £6.50
with textures of apple and toffee ice cream

Selection of Local Cheese – £9.95
Baron Bigod, Binham Blue, Smoked Cheddar, served with biscuits, celery, apple and Suffolk chutney

Young Sailors Mains

Grilled fish of the day – £7.50
with new potatoes and market vegetables

Cheese burger – £7.50
with french fries and beans

Penne Pasta – £7.00
served in a tomato sauce and garlic bread

Dingley Dell sausages – £7.00
with mashed potatoes and market vegetables

Battered cod bites – £7.25
with chips and peas

Ye Treasured Desserts

Sundae of the day – £5.00

Blueberry waffles – £5.00
with vanilla ice cream

Sticky Toffee Pudding – £4.50
with butterscotch sauce

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

American style pancakes with streaky bacon and maple syrup £6.50

Eggs benedict, Suffolk back bacon, poached egg and hollandaise £8.00

Eggs Florentine, spinach, poached egg, and hollandaise – £8.00

Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs and granary toast – £9.00

Blueberry waffles with honey and yogurt – £7.00

Guacamole on toasted sourdough with roasted cherry vine tomatoes – £6.00

Bacon sandwich on white or granary bread – £6.00

English Breakfast

Earl Grey





Mixed Berry

Lemon & Ginger

All £2.00 each

All served as either regular or large

Flat White- £2.60/£3.05      

Americano – £2.20/£2.65

Cappuccino – £2.40/£2.80

Latte – £2.35/£2.80

Espresso – £2.10/£2.80

Macchiato – £2.20/£2.75

Mocha – £2.90/£3.35

Add a syrup shot £0.95, chose from either caramel, vanilla, ginger & hazelnut


Waffles with Nutella and banana’s – £4.00

Boiled egg and white toast – £4.00

Beans on toast – £4.00


Baby Chino – £1.00

Plain hot chocolate – £2.10

with whipped cream – £2.30

with whipped cream & Maltesers or marshmallows or a flake – £2.40

The Pier ‘Hat Trick’ – all of the above! – £3.00

Maynard Orchard Orange – £3.50

Maynard Orchard Apple – £3.50

Frobishers Mango – £2.80

Breathe in the sea air, enjoy the beautiful  views and treat yourself to a selection of handmade cakes, pastries, sandwich and savouries.  All for just £16.95 per person.

Served everyday, tables must be booked at least 24 hours in advance.

Cucumber and cream cheese sandwich

Open fish finger sandwich

Egg and watercress

Blythburgh pork sausage roll

Blythburgh pork scotch egg

Mini doughnut

Chocolate brownie

Fruit scones with local Suffolk clotted cream and jam

Orange and pistachio cream horn

Candy floss marshmallow

Caramel eclair

Key lime cupcake

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

January & February opening times are from 3rd January - 15th February

Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Mothering Sunday

Come along to the Pier on Mothering Sunday and treat your Mum to a champagne cocktail at the Boardwalk Restaurant. Available on the 31st March 2019 when you purchase a 2 or 3 course lunch.