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Southwold Boating Lake and Cafe

North Parade Car Park, Southwold, England
+44 7771 781739
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (18 reviews)
“crisps” (7 reviews)
Closes in 16 min
09:00 - 17:00All hours
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
North Parade Car Park, Southwold, England
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1 - 10 of 167 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the Cafe late in the day after walking around Southwold. It is located close to the main car park but you could be a million miles away thanks to the lovely gardens and boating lake located right outside the cafe. The staff were...More

1  Thank gazzagutbucket
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the Boating Lake tearooms today - a bit windy and not as warm as the past few days, but a lovely warm welcome from the staff! We sat out on the deck, beautifully sheltered from the wind, listening to the local community radio...More

1  Thank Sallie H
Reviewed 6 days ago

I recently went on a coach trip from Bedford to Southwold. A beautiful sunny day before the crowds appear. After spending a delightful day exploring Southwold and making our way back to the relative small coach park, we saw a short walk away a small...More

2  Thank groovygranBedford
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a lovely walk past the duck filled boating lake and looking at the beautifully planted boarders at the sides, we reached the little cafe. Staff were very friendly and we chose to sit at the tables in the conservatory at the back of the...More

1  Thank Roverlass
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a local person I have visited the boating lakes as a child, with my children and now with my grandchildren. I have never seen this attraction looking better than it does today. David and Penny have put their heart and soul into their business....More

1  Thank Johnthefish
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Waited in line for ten minutes, then told that orders weren't being taken as the cafe was too busy. The cafe wasn't particularly busy either. I wouldn't bother going back.

1  Thank Dan L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A super little bungalow-style cafe with lovely staff. Great breakfast in a bun. Just like something out of a seaside novel set in the 1940s. The owners have done a huge amount of work on the surrounding environment to make it wildlife friendly, and have...More

1  Thank captain_jeb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with family. Say on the back deck we had giant hotdog and huge scones. All home made. Good excellent. Well worth the visit.

1  Thank Bel0109
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

this is another hidden gem where the staff are friendly with humans as well as doggies a very relaxing atmosphere

1  Thank Kay C
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Had a look around southwold , went on the pier & then visited the cafe , ordered a cream tea for two , they were very busy so we had to wait about half a hour ,but when it arrived it was worth the wait...More

1  Thank annhay
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Parade Car Park, Southwold, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Southwold
  • Phone Number: +44 7771 781739
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