Dining at Sutherland House

4.6
75 reviews
£41 and over
Contemporary British
Our Adult only fine dining restaurant has been awarded two rosettes by the AA for the quality of our food. The food is locally sourced, we print "food miles" on our menu to quantify this, and we only use seasonal ingredients.

We aim to host the majority of our spring, summer and early autumn dining, alfresco in our newly built under cover outside dining experience in the garden.*

All of our dining will be either 6.30 or 7.00pm starts, unfortunately we will not be able to offer any later tables.

(PLEASE NOTE DRESS CODE IS SMART CASUAL FOR DINNER: NO FLIP FLOPS PLEASE GENTLEMEN)
SORRY NO CHILDREN OR DOGS ALLOWED

*whilst we understand that some of you may book with us to experience the outside booths, on the night should the weather becomes extreme, we unfortunately may need to move the dining experience inside.

Support Dining at Sutherland House during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 75 People Are Saying
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Moltab
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A relaxed evening dining in the shelters in the garden. The food was excellent- my husband said that his cod was one of the best prices of fish he had ever had.

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GillH
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting was magical, the menu well judged and tempting,. Service welcoming, informative yet nonintrusive. The food itself was delicious and beautifully presented. On two consecutive evenings the whole experience was outstanding.

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judithr
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good; fishy v nicely cooked, local samphire, location lovely, excellent service

RJ
RichardJ
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

An excellent meal and good value for a high quality meal. Owner warm, friendly and attentive to all diners

OT
OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting in garden in separate booths. Very attentive staff. Food was perfect

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really lovely setting. Hosts were very attentive and covid safety was excellent. 3 course meal with bottle if wine was good value for money. The food was beautifully presented and tasted delicious. Would definitely recommend

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simonl
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb restaurant… cleverly designed external dining experience. Andy the owner handled all the tables with genuine skill… impressive professional

Food quality outstanding

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vipNormski
London
154 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining cabins in the garden are lovely, giving you space from other diners. The food was excellent and the service very friendly. Highly recommended - really couldn't fault it.

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AlanD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful meal in a lovely garden setting. Unrushed and very well looked after throughout the evening. Would definitely recommend.

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Janecm59
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food yet again with very attentive hosts.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Sutherland House on Saturday and had a great time. Food was excellent, and we were equally amazed by the standard as we were told they had-to reduce staff to just 2 in the kitchen because of COVID; The owners/ front of house were extremely friendly and welcoming in what we recognise has been a very tough time. We ate in the newly built outdoor gazebos in the garden which was great, even though the weather was against us we were very comfortable and dry! Thoroughly recommend without any hesitation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Faultless as always.

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vipTheChops
London
45 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with thoughtful menu and exemplary service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Sutherland House was a truly exceptional experience - even in with the outdoor restrictions. Not only was this best meal we’ve had in 18 months but also the most romantic one too.

The food is absolutely amazing and the service incredible too.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, great service and a nice set up in the garden

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CharlotteC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and covid friendly outdoor seating in little log cabins. Will be back.

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Jones
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hate going out for dinner as I normally find fault and I totally begrudge paying for sub standard! Our meal was exceptional... absolutely perfect in every way.

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SaffronM
London
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning. The food was superb and the ambience in the garden was perfect.
The garden has had a full makeover and has been designed with Covid in mind. The purpose-built booths are cosy and protected (a little cold in April but that’s to be expected in England by the sea) yet you still feel like you’re having a high-quality dining experience. I loved it and would definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys exceptional food.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service

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DaveH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening from soup to nuts. Great hosts despite the necessary COVID restrictions. The food was excellent & up to some of the standards of fine dining in France.

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Coxy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality food and very generous portions.
Good table set up to comply with COVID regulations relating to outside dining.
The service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice to be back at the Sutherland House. Excellent food and wines. We’ve already booked for the next visit.

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AndrewW
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There was no disputing that the food was very tasty and good quality, Overall it was a very nice meal and considering lockdown and having to eat outside on a cool night it was very comfortable. If there is a negative it is that any extras (sides) were additional. We had a delicious salmon Pâté starter but it would ideally have been served with some bread or toast.

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ChrisG
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was lovely to have the opportunity to eat out again and whilst it was a tad chilly, the patio heaters worked a treat and both service and food was excellent.

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Lizzyb
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was the first night of opening and we went moderately prepared with coats and hand warmers, but we should have taken a travel rug. The nights will be warmer and it is April!
The menu had a good range of dishes and there was a very good wine list. The food is imaginative and the service is very good. The individual seating pods have been well designed and everyone is scrupulous about wearing masks if you go for water, for a comfort break or to pay the bill. We enjoyed fish and vegetarian dishes and a special mention for the marmalade ice cream - we have had it before here and it is sublime!

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Janecm59
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Covid safe outdoor area with a lovely atmosphere, welcoming hosts and amazing food.

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JanetT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect, as always . Will really miss this gorgeous restaurant in lock down. They have done everything to make it feel so safe and standard of food as good as ever. See you as soon as you can reopen!

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GaryM
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Visited for a special 60th birthday. The Covid restrictions were exercised in such a way it felt more like a military operation rather than a dining experience.
The staff almost appeared too strict without allowing some sense of relaxation.
We have dined out on numerous of occasions over the past 9 months during Covid,
This was unfortunately the worse experience given the special occasion.
I feel the establishment needs to work on giving the customers a relaxed but professional experience adhering to Covid but at the same time allowing the Customer to experience a gentler ambience. The pine cladded screens did not enhance the mood.
The food was good but not exceptional.
Overall, disappointing sorry!!!

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barbaraf
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very well organised plus food was original and delicious

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FionaS
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambience as always. Sutherland House never disappoints, the best food in Southwold.

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RogerH
London
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent rooms and a very high quality dinner. This is a really good restaurant and worth staying in one of their very good rooms.

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Simon
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was lovely , as with all things covid atmosphere suffers a little but the owners did the best they could , covid wise , best place i have visited .

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MatthewN
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sutherland House has really thought through how to create a relaxed, safe and friendly dining experience amidst this Coronavirus pandemic.

Making a COVID-secure dinner for two feel like a proper night out is no mean feat but that what was achieved. Delicious food, super wine and attentive service from the moment we arrived. A wonderful slice of 'normality'.

Thank you!!

LG
LorraineG
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had the steak as our main course , delicious and cooked to our liking. Lovely staff and a very enjoyable evening and stay in the hotel. Would highly recommend.

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RWM77
Essex
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lucky to get a table and really glad we did. The food is excellent and the owners, Andy and Kinga are brilliant.
They manage the Covid situation superbly, really got it down to a fine art

My wife is coeliac (gluten free) and the menu choices were excellent, most didn’t contain gluten or could be adapted easily.

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RachelT
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. They take Covid safety extremely seriously.

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Abbie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Booked to visit Sutherland House for a special meal to celebrate mine and my partners birthdays. The food was really delicious, especially the halibut dish, and would have been perfect bar the omission of crackling crumb on the pork wellington dish (for which the staff were very apologetic, and we're only sorry we didn't notice before finishing the meal!).

Overall it was a lovely evening. A good way to celebrate.

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SusanR
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent. You can’t beat it. The food was amazing and the service was brilliant.

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PAULT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our food. Beautiful seared Tuna and a perfectly cooked Sirloin.
Very pleased to see the excellent Covid controls and caution.
Very helpful and friendly staff.

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IanM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit to Sutherland House and we were really impressed by the excellent food and by the convivial atmosphere created by the owner...all being well we will definitely be back in the future

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Dining at Sutherland House is rated 4.6 stars by 75 OpenTable diners.

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Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.