Be it afternoon tea, Middle Eastern mezze or British classics, there’s something here to suit every taste bud and budget. Read on to find the best food in Lowestoft.
Places to eat in Lowestoft
The Red Herring lives up to its name as it’s one of the best places to eat fish in Lowestoft. There’s much more to the Oulton Broad restaurant than just its excellent fish platter, however: a cosy wood and brick restaurant, the food is routinely excellent while the service, cocktails and wine menu are amongst some of the best in the region.
At a similar level is Markg, a classy restaurant and bar that serves up seafood, British and European classics. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and their Sunday roast, the restaurant overlooks Pakefield beach, several miles south of our Lowestoft hotel.
Back in Lowestoft, the 303 Eaterie on London Road is a low-key but very tasty bistro best-known for its Lowestoft kippers and smoked fish – come prepared with your own alcohol if you fancy a drink as it’s currently unlicensed.
Close to the mouth of the harbour is the Shish Restaurant, serving up authentic Greek and Mediterranean cuisine including mixed meat platters and a wide range of hot and cold mezze dishes.
Lastly, Labone Indian Cuisine in Oulton Broad is the leading Indian restaurant in the region. With white walls and muted lighting, the modern restaurant serves up traditional Indian dishes including tandoori dishes, classic curries and their own balti specials.
Cafés in Lowestoft
Fancy Cakes Patisserie more than lives up to its name, with a finger-licking range of homemade cakes and sweet treats. On Bridge Road in Oulton Broads, Fancy Cakes also do a range of soups, sandwiches and salads, but you definitely need to leave room for their eclairs, scones, muffins, brownies and hefty cake slices.
Equally indulgent is Tea by the Sea next to the Seagull Theatre on the southern edge of Lowestoft. The cute and small café is the perfect place for a cuppa in real china cups, a homemade sausage roll (or a tier of crust-less sandwiches if you’re feeling fancy) and one of their freshly-baked scones.
On the High Street, and a short drive from our Lowestoft hotel is No Place Like Home, another excellent café and tea room. As well as afternoon tea served up on dainty dishes, they also double up as a small store selling handcrafted goods and vintage items, so you can pick up an antique bargain as well as a slice of their famous lemon drizzle cake.
Lastly, The Coconut Loft is just south of the pier and brings together an art gallery, a deli and their Italian coffee house, selling a range of coffees with advice from their Italian coffee sommelier.