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Sole Bay Fish Co.

22e Blackshore, Southwold IP18 6ND, England
+44 1502 724241
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (124 reviews)
“shellfish” (29 reviews)
“fresh fish” (53 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22e Blackshore, Southwold IP18 6ND, England
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1 - 10 of 612 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Never let down at this quirky fish and chip restaurant at the rear of first class ''wet fish shop''. Always busy...Always good.....need to book! Need I say more.....Yes, not bad wine list.

Thank rexdh
Reviewed 3 days ago

the fish and chips here are the very best in the area. you do have to wait a while but it is all cooked to order.

Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Was very lucky to walk in without a booking, but we managed to get the last table. Very busy for a Monday lunch-time. Not many people when we first got in but then all the tables filled in. Had the excellent cod, chips and mushy...More

Thank dk1232015
Reviewed 5 days ago

I am not a massive fan of fish but my dad wanted to come here for Father's Day and I can understand why. The food was superb. Oysters for starters were delicious and massive with the Pan Fried Dove Sole such good value for money...More

Thank iansP8137CU
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is rapidly becoming our favourite place to eat. The informal atmosphere, friendly and attentive staff and great food make this one of our first choices to visit whatever the time of year.

Thank Nick E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an enjoyable lunch here, two had lobster, one fish and chips and the other a seafood platter. We also had bread which arrived warm and inviting but as it cooled to room temperature went very hard! We returned the next morning to buy...More

Thank Parsnips24
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited The Smokehouse which is the restaurant section of the Sole bay Fish Company. Need to reserve a table as it's very busy and closes quite early (3pm I think). Very casual setting at the harbour. Lovely fish meals particularly the platters. Excellent meals...More

Thank susied456
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little fish restaurant in a lovely rustic setting , nice fresh fish not only to eat but to buy as well , great decor and plenty to look at , a tad expensive but for a one off treat it was good

Thank steveblakesley
Reviewed 1 week ago

Expensive £14 for fish and chips that didnt taste normal i had a single seabass fillet for £15 that was about 8 inches long also when i asked the waitress if the seabass was locally caught the answer came back" probably"Not the sort of response...More

2  Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff were fine bug we found the food to be completely bland and tasteless...we had ordered the seafood platter and if we hadn't been so hungry we would have left it and walked. My wife was served a coke in a chipped glass..which to...More

1  Thank Alan E
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How close to the restaurant can I drive and park?
18 June 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from MaryJane50 | Reviewed this property |
In high season parking will be a bit tight, as there is no parking on the quayside, but there is a big car park a couple of hundred yards away on the seafront.
An I bring my small dog
1 August 2015|
Response from sallieg |
Yes itook my small jack russell Jess into the harbour restaurant today. Southwold is verydog friendly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22e Blackshore, Southwold IP18 6ND, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Southwold
  • Phone Number: +44 1502 724241
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