“ 171 High Street / Aldeburgh / Suffolk IP15 5AN „
Regatta is a well known restuarant in the Suffolk coastal town of Aldeburgh and when we were in Aldeburh for a week recently we decided to try it out. We had originally planned to got o Prezzo on the night in question, but stupidly hadn't booked so our plans were thwarted. Walking past Regatta we decided to try our luck at getting a table, but weren't hopeful seeing as it looked quite busy and was 7.00pm on a Saturday night in July. However, despite being very busy (and having a list of bookings), they did their best to accomodate us and said that if we they could have the table back at 8pm they could let us in. In the end we stayed until closer to 8.30, and although the restaurant was very busy, they were fine with this. The resturant has a nice feel - it feels like a well run and classy place to eat whilst remaining unstuffy and friendly. There is a bias on seafood on the menu (although there are non-seafood options to try) and the menu changes regularly to make the most of what is in season. We opted for pitta bread and hummus to start (we shared it) and both the bread and hummus was very nice. For my main I had hot smoked salmon with creme fraiche and red chilli chutney, and my husband had salt beef with homemade coleslaw. We also had new potatoes. For dessert I had caramel, fudge and malteser ice cream (which if I am honest I had already eyed up on the menu when passing the restuarant earlier that day!) and my husband went for vanilla creme brulee. Our bill was just over £50 and I think it was good value for money considering how nice our meal was. All of the food was absolutely lovely and was so good we're still talking about it a few weeks later! In fact, we think it is possibly the nicest meal we have ever eaten when out for the evening - so we're pleased we ended up there and can't wait to return to the Regatta when we're next in Aldeburgh!