Where to take your Mum on Mother’s Day

Some of the O&C Mothers have put their heads together and come up with a list of their favourite spots to eat on Mother’s Day in and around Aldeburgh.

Regatta
Regatta has just reopened its doors with a new decor for 2016 and it’s looking better than ever.  It’s a great place to take the family for lunch in an informal setting but with proper grown up food.  Owner Rob is currently training for the London Marathon so you might see him running up and down the High Street as well as round the restaurant.

The Wentworth
Standing proudly on the seafront for nearly 100 years we put the Wentworth in the same ‘Aldeburgh institution’ category that we put O&C Butcher in. A beautiful building, a relaxing and luxurious interior, great service and lovely food make this one of our favourite places to take our Mum’s. To be honest, it’s somewhere we wouldn’t take our younger children because they’d spoil the experience for us (bad Mummys!) but it’s the kind of place where after a Sunday lunch you just want to sink into an armchair in front of the fire with your coffee.

The Lighthouse
How about combining lunch/supper with a trip to Aldeburgh Cinema? The Lighthouse offers some great pre-cinema menus and the food really is good so keep an eye on the Aldeburgh Cinema website to see what’s going to be showing on 6th March.

White Lion
If you’re just coming to Aldeburgh for a spot of shopping and a stroll then how about treating your Mum to a beautifully presented and incredibly tasty Afternoon Tea at the White Lion Hotel? O&C Owner James and his family enjoyed one of these for his birthday last year and can wholeheartedly recommend it!

Aldeburgh Fish and Chips
*If* the weather behaves then Fish and Chips is of course a very popular option just don’t send your Mother to stand in the queue, she’d much rather be browsing round the shops!  With young children in tow you really can’t beat Fish and Chips on the beach.

Prezzo
We know that Prezzo might not be the most unique place to go for Mother’s Day but if you have young kids with you then sometimes it’s just nice to know that everyone is going to be happy and therefore Mummy is a lot more relaxed! With a great children’s menu and a very child-friendly approach it’s a really safe bet and we all like it.

If you’re after something just outside Aldeburgh these two are ideal for great food and beautiful locations…

The Plough and Sail, Snape
Alex and Oliver are brothers who do a wonderful job of running this place. The service is great and the food is delicious. They’re always accommodating of children but that doesn’t mean you sacrifice the quality of a great Sunday lunch. Located at Snape Maltings means you can walk off the roast afterwards across the marshes towards Iken.

The Eels Foot Inn, Eastbridge
Great for an informal pub lunch with the family. Set on the edge of the RSPB Minsmere reserve it’s also a great place to start or finish a walk. Our favourite walk is a five mile route that takes you from the Eels Foot inland up to Dunwich Heath (where you can stop for a cuppa in the National Trust Café) and then back down the coast and inland to the Eels Foot. It’s a walk that combines woods, heath land, marshes and coast. You can download a map for this route from the Suffolk Coast and Heaths website, map number 9 – Eastbridge.

Of course this isn’t an exhaustive list as we’re so spoilt for foodie choice on the Suffolk Coast but we hope it gives you some ideas. Take a look at The Suffolk Coast website for more local food and drink options.

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