For my Easter holidays I visited Aldeburgh in Suffolk. As a family we did not eat out much as the famous Aldeburgh fish n chips were a popular staple to our diet. Here’s my dining out experiences.
We regularly visited the in the Kitchen in Thorpness, http://www.thekitchenthorpeness.co.uk/
If you follow gluten free diet, you had a good choice of meals and cakes which changed on a daily basis. The staff were always friendly and polite. I had a chicken and asparagus salad for lunch that was adapted to suit a dairy/lactose free diet. The food was of a good quality and I will definitely eat lunch there again. Sadly, I had to sneak my own treats in when having morning tea as no dairy free / lactose free cakes available. I enquired why this was and I was advised that had other requests for dairy free cakes as a result the chef would trial a small selection in the future. I am visiting Suffolk again in the summer so fingers crossed I will be able to have a nice cake with my cup of tea and not the faithful back-up cereal bar in my bag.
We also decided to visit the Regatta in Aldeburgh. http://www.regattaaldeburgh.com/
The staff were highly knowledgeable and explained the choices I could have and dishes that could be adapted to my dietary requirements. Well, I was spoilt for choice. In the end I had tempura prawns (which was big enough to be a main meal) and the duck salad. I was too full to have a dessert, which would have been sorbet. There is a great selection of gluten free choices available too, which is clearly labelled on the menu. I have to say it was one of the best lunches I have had in a long time and I will definitely be going back in the summer.