Here at Southwold Pier whilst we have been away, we have been busy preparing for our return and ways in which we can make our guests and teams feel as safe as possible.

We have reviewed all our procedures to ensure the safety of our guests and our teams is at the forefront of everything we do.  We might look a little different, but we are still the same on the inside.

Here are just a few of the measures that we are currently putting in place –

  • Large stocks of safety equipment available for all of our team.
  • Strict cleaning schedules for all areas.
  • Social distancing fully implemented in all areas; we like to wave at everyone for now.
  • Our staff have been trained to prevent the spread of COVID-19 prior to returning to work.
  • Food and drinks served individually and prepared under the strictest regulations.

The team are really looking forward to seeing you return to the Pier soon.

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Enjoying Fish and Chips outside
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The view of Southwold from the Boardwalk
< Eat & Drink

Boardwalk Restaurant

Open today from 8:00 am - 8:00 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
  • Breakfast is served from 9am everyday.
  • 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 are currently operating a takeaway menu.

Nibbles – All £3.50 each or 3 for £9

Selection of Penny Bun Bakehouse Breads for 1, Olive Oil, Balsamic
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Garlic Naan
Mixed Olives
Roasted Salt & Paprika Nuts
Wasabi Peas
Chilli Roasted Corn

Sides – All £3.50 each
Market Vegetables
Garden Salad
Skin-on Fries
Onion Rings

Homemade Soup of the day – £4.95 v
with Penny Bun Bakehouse bread

Crispy Whitebait, Homemade Tartare Sauce – £5.50
Mixed leaves

Smoked Haddock, Bacon & Brie Fishcake – £7.50
Creamed Leeks, Poached Egg

Crispy Calamari, Garlic & Lemon Mayonnaise – £5.95
Mixed Leaves

Sweet Potato & Thyme Risotto – £6.50/£12.50 v
Crispy Leeks

Brancaster Mussels – £6.50
Chose from Classic Moules Marinieres or Thai Style

Adnams beer battered cod – £13.95 gfo
with Chips, Minted Mushy Peas, Homemade Tartare Sauce

Catch of the day – see specials boards

Homemade Fish Pie – £13.95
Cheese and Chive Mash, Market Greens

Smoked Haddock, Pea and Leek Risotto – £14.95
Poached Egg

Brancaster Mussels, Sea Salt Frites – £15.95
Chose from Classic Moules Marinieres or Thai Style

Thai Green Fish Curry – £14.95
Coconut Rice, Garlic Naan

Tomato, Spinach and Pinenut Gnocci – £13.95 v
Garlic Butter, Parmesan

Thai Green Vegetable Curry – £13.95 vg gf
Coconut Rice, Garlic Naan

6oz Beef Burger, Smoked Bacon – £14.95
Applewood Cheese, Little Gem, Tomato

Beer battered Cod Fillet burger – £14.50
Little Gem, Homemade Tartare Sauce

Buttermilk Chicken burger – £14.95
Chipotle Mayonnaise, Little Gem

Sundaes – £6.95

The Boardwalk Signature Sundae
Belgium Chocolate & Vanilla Ice Cream, Chocolate Brownie & Honeycomb pieces, Whipped Cream, Hot Butterscotch & Chocolate Sauces

Very Berry Sundae
Strawberry & Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream, Meringue, Mixed Berry Compote, Whipped Cream , Strawberry Sauce

Banoffee Sundae
Toffee Almond Ice Cream, Brulee Banana, Almonds, Whipped Cream and Hot Butterscotch Sauce

Totally Fruit Sundae
Mango & Orange Sorbet, Mixed Berry Compote, Fresh Strawberries

Warm Dark Chocolate & Salted Caramel Brownie – £5.95
Honeycomb Ice Cream, Chocolate Ice Cream

Madagascan vanilla & Strawberry Cheesecake – £5.95
Mixed Berry Compote, Fresh Strawberries

Sticky Toffee Pudding – £5.95
Vanilla Ice Cream

4oz Cheese burger – £6.50
with french fries  & beans

Beer Battered Fish Fingers – £6.50
served with chips & peas

Buttermilk Chicken Stripes – £6.50 
with french fries & beans

Thai Green Vegetable Curry – £6.50 v
with Coconut Rice, Naan Bread

Ye Treasured Desserts

Dark Chocolate & Caramel Brownie – £3.50
Vanilla Ice Cream

Raspberry Ripple Meringue Sundae – £3.50

The Boardwalk Signature Sundae –£3.50

All served on Penny Bun Bakehouse Bread, with Kettle Crisps and a Garden Salad – £7.50

Smoked Cheese Welsh Rarebit, Red Onion Marmalade

Chicken, Smoked Bacon, Tarragon Mayonnaise, Little Gem

Crayfish, Prawn, Marie Rose, Little Gem

Egg and Smoked Paprika Mayonnaise

Soup & Sandwich Combo – £9.00

Half a Sandwich and a cup of Roasted Tomato Soup served with Salt & Pepper Croutons

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.

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.

Afternoon tea is served between 2.30pm and 4.30pm


Selection of Finger Sandwiches:

Fish Finger, Tartare, 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 Butter Cream

Cherry Bakewell

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

Full Breakfasts

The Boardwalk Breakfast – £8.95
Suffolk cured bacon, Blythburgh pork sausage, grilled mushroom, roasted plum tomato and a choice of either fried, poached or scrambled egg

Vegetarian Breakfast – £8.95
Roasted plum tomato, grilled mushroom, sauteed potatoes, baked beans, wilted spinach with a choice of either fried, poached or scrambled egg

Whole Kippers – £7.95
Roasted plum tomato

Lighter Bites

Muffins – £7.00
Suffolk cured bacon, Blythburgh pork sausage, fried egg
Smoked salmon and scrambled egg

Eggs on Toast – £5.00
Choice of scrambled, fried or poached eggs on Punny Bun bloomer toast

Sandwiches – £4.50

Summer opening times are from 30th May - 6th September

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

Treat yourself to a Sunday Roast or a more traditional Fish & Chips with us on Easter Sunday.

Listen to the waves crashing underneath you as you enjoy a meal with your family.