We’ve put together a list of the many restaurants around Orford that are recommended by the Michelin Guide. There is a huge variety of cuisines and settings for you to enjoy on your holiday in the area, or during a special evening of culinary delights in one of the featured locations!
Trinity at The Crown and Castle
Within the Crown and Castle Hotel, this excellent bistro, with red banquettes, eclectic art and a chic, modern bar-lounge, serves wide ranging lunches and more sophisticated dinners. Michelin describes the food as ‘simple yet precise’ and notes the restaurant’s ‘particularly interesting’ wine list.
Castle Hill, Orford, IP12 2LJ 01394 450205
An Adnams pub in the nearby village of Snape (5.5 miles), with original brick floors, oak beams, and inglenook fireplace. This 15th century former smugglers’ inn raises various animals out the back, which provide most of the meat used in their regional menus.
Bridge Rd, Snape, IP17 1SL 01728 688324
A 17th century pub that takes inspiration from the combination and amalgamation of all of the different cuilinary influences of cultures that are coming together in Britain using delicious local produce. There are tables outside in the garden, allowing for al fresco dining on a balmy evening.
Orford Rd, Bromeswell, IP12 2PU 01394 460310
Woodbridge (26 mins)
On the Thoroughfare, this modern dining pub makes the most of local produce. With a smart, granite-floored bar and four different dining areas, the Crown provides rustic cooking in a contemporary setting.
Thoroughfare, Woodbridge, IP12 1AD 01394 384242
Recommended by the Good Food Guide 2012, this light and airy restaurant serves delicious, well-crafted, modern dishes. A restaurant, cinema and theatre all in one, look out for the set menus which includes the price of entry to a film. We love the warm bread served with balsamic vinegar and olive oil on arrival.
Quayside, Woodbridge, IP12 1BH 01394 382587
Aldeburgh (24 mins)
Situated in the Wentworth Hotel, which overlooks the beach in Aldeburgh, this restaurant offers the best in locally produced food and drink with its classic menu.
Wentworth Road, Aldeburgh, IP15 5BD 01728 452312
Lighthouse offers Mediterranean cuisine on Aldeburgh high street. The split-level eatery is popular with locals and visitors, no doubt due in part to the friendly service and laid-back feel. Of course the food is a main draw, with the constantly updated menus featuring fish caught by the local boats 200m away. Flavoursome, rustic dishes in generous portions.
77 High St, Aldeburgh, IP15 5AU 01728 453377
Classed as ‘modern cuisine’ by Michelin, Brudenell offers both double AA rosette winning food and panoramic sea views, in a relaxed, informal setting.
The Parade, Aldeburgh, IP15 5BU 01728 452071
Aldeburgh Market Cafe only uses the seasonal ingredients available in the adjacent store. Serving wonderful seafood dishes, amongst others, this lovely little establishment is a greengrocer, deli, fishmonger and daytime cafe all in one.
170-172 High Street, Aldeburgh, IP15 5AQ 01728 452 520