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Sutherland House Restaurant

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment
  • Bookings & call-ahead seating only
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Sutherland House is not just Southwolds only seafood restaurant, it is also a neighbourhood restaurant which serves local food for local people.
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner
Seafood, European, British
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 7 December 2020 via mobile

This year had been one of the toughest for those in the hospitality industry but I can honestly say Sutherland House has shown that it is possible to come out even stronger. When it would be easy to just do the basics, the team go...the extra mile to make sure guests feel welcome in some of the best COVID secure settings I have come across. Given the restrictions they have had to limit it to breakfast service for guests but we weren’t disappointed. The genuine interest and care for each guest was clear. Andy is a brilliant host and really helped to make our trip an enjoyable one! We will definitely be back and look forward to enjoying the rest of the food once they can open up fully again. If breakfast is anything to go by then it will be fantastic!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 1 November 2020

We hesitate to post a less than totally positive review, as we are sure that everyone at Sutherland House is doing their best in very difficult times, BUT ........ As a previous reviewer has mentioned, all eating establishments have had to adapt to Covid regulations,...but most have managed to do it in a way where the customer still feels welcome & relatively relaxed. Sadly, last night we just ended up feeling like a massive inconvenience. That said, the food was good & there was nothing actually wrong with the service, but when they reopen after this next lockdown we hope they find a way of making sure everyone stays safe without feeling on edge & uncomfortableMore

Date of visit: October 2020
SHsouthwold, General Manager at Sutherland House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2020

It is such a pity that on the last evening before the industry enforced shutdown we should receive such a confusing review, food good, service good, but felt unwelcome? I am honestly at a loss as to how to respond.

Reviewed 22 October 2020

Had a really great meal here with a very nice bottle of wine. Staff lovely and followed Covid rules very well. Recommended a must visit for food lovers.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 21 October 2020

Stayed at Sutherland House for 3 nights. Room excellent, spacious, well appointed and clean. Bath/shower a little neat but fine. Breakfast outstanding. Dinner very good. Wine really enjoyable and great value. Attention to Covid requirements detailed and sympathetically delivered, felt very safe. Hosts friendly and...attentive. To be recommended.More

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Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 20 October 2020 via mobile

We visited for my husbands birthday and had a lovely time. The halibut was particularly good and we enjoyed all the food. The staff were attentive and they have an excellent procedure in place to cope with covid.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 17 October 2020

A lovely, restaurant, superb foot and wonderful hosts. In these times difficult to get in to but we’ll worth it if you can. Thank you Andy and Kinga.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 15 October 2020 via mobile

We visited Southerland House for dinner and as usual the food atmosphere and service where excellent. The seared tuna and seabass fillet followed by an orange creme hit the spot. Highly recommended this well run and safe restaurant 👌 Lorraine

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 13 October 2020

We ventured here on a recent week-end in Southwold (having booked quite a long time in advance). Upon entering, the social restriction arrangements were thorough without feeling too onerous (a temp check, some screens, making sure we wore masks and hand sanitizer available). Well spaced...tables and an introduction about how the QR code worked to see the menu and put in the first order. Every table was occupied, but we were well spaced and it all was very comfortable. The food was excellent. Not only a fairly large and varied menu, but very good. Moules and salt & pepper squid as our starters, with steak and halibut for mains. A couple of nice G&Ts to start, a bottle of nice white wine and glass of Malbec with the steak were all good quality and a sensible price. All of the team on duty got the balance right of attentive, but not in your face and they seemed to work very well together and complimented each other well. With 5 tables in our area, we all ended up having a large discussion with the owner at one point and we didn’t realise there would be an impromptu cabaret thrown in!! All in all, a really nice night, good staff, good food and good Covid precautions. We look forward to our next visitMore

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 13 October 2020 via mobile

Great location, venue and food. Unfortunately it felt a bit like being in a military camp. Yes we understand the importance of sanitiser and temp checks however having been to a lot of restaurants since lockdown the atmosphere in each of these places is still...much the same and you are still made to feel welcome. It was just pretty abrupt service and felt more like a transaction of us needing to eat rather than a relaxed enjoyable evening which for a birthday celebration was disappointing given the food was superb. Also no background music which would have made a big difference.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 11 October 2020

This is a lovely restaurant well worth a visit if you can get in, pre booking essential. The restrictions were taken very seriously, the menu is on your phone so all drink & food orders Are done this way. The staff are very attentive &...the food is absolutely wonderful.More

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Date of visit: October 2020
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7 February 2021|
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Response from Andy R | Property representative |
Sorry we are unable to accommodate pets at Sutherland House. Thank you for thinking of us.
Lynn L
13 November 2019|
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Response from Andy R | Property representative |
Whilst we do not have a parking space at Sutherland House, Southwold has lots of free on road parking and it is just a matter of knowing where to look. We recommend you arrive to the rear of us in Victoria street, pull up... More
31 August 2018|
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there are iron and ironing board, please ask staff to provide you with one :)
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