Latest Update

The Pier will re-open on Friday 16th April!

The government lockdown is easing, and you will be able to visit and see us for some fresh air, retail therapy and fish and chips on the beach.

Look forward to seeing you all again.

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The view of Southwold from the Boardwalk
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Boardwalk Restaurant

Open today from 11:30 am - 7:00 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
  • Full range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on offer


Roasted tomato and red pepper soup, sourdough – £4.50
Chicken liver pate, red onion chutney, toast – £5.50
Deep fried whitebait, tartare sauce – £4, larger portion £7.50
Tempura gherkins, sweet chilli mayo – £4.50
Artisan breads, salted butter – £4.50
Noccarella olives – £4

Half pint shell on prawns, lemon, granary bread – £7.50
Smoked fish board, lemon mayo, granary cob – £9, larger portion £15.00
Italian meats, buffallo mozzarella, rocket – £9, larger portion £15.00
Fish finger sandwich, tartare sauce, crushed peas – £9.00


Dressed Crab, buttered new potatoes, salad – £14.50
Beer battered fish, pier-cut chips, mushy peas, tartare sauce – £13.50
Catch of the day – See specials board

Homemade beef burger, brioche bun, relish, tomato, gherkin, chips – £10.50
Deep fried halloumi burger, brioche bun, relish, tomato, gherkin, chips – £11.50
Wild mushroom, spinach and artichoke linquine, chilli breadcrumbs – £14.00
Blythburgh pork belly, mustard mash, seasonal greens, Aspall cyder sauce – £15.00


Strawberry cheesecake – £5.00
Chocolate brownie – £5.00
Dessert of the day – see specials board


Pier-cut Chips – £3.50
Italian leaf salad – £3.00
Buttered new potatoes – £3.50
Seasonal greens – £3.50

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!

Summer opening times are from 1st July - 26th July

Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday 11:30 am - 7:00 pm