SeaSpice at The White Lion

4.3
205 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Indian
Top tags:
  • Spicy
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Sea Spice is a unique amalgamation of exotic Indian cooking within the quintessentially British coastal setting of Aldeburgh.
Taking lead from the ancient Spice Route and Aldeburgh’s historic role as a valued Tudor port, this new gourmet restaurant unites local Suffolk produce with classic Indian flavours originating some 4,000 miles away.
Honouring the breadth and complexities of Indian cooking, Sea Spice offers guests an array of regional dishes from Goan inspired sea-food dishes, using locally caught fish, to tandoor grilled meats and traditional fragrant curries. In celebration of Suffolk’s burgeoning craft-beer scene, there will be a curated list of locally brewed beers and ales, chosen specifically to complement the contemporary menu.
Visually Sea Spice will be a feast for the eyes, again marrying the local with exotic to create a truly unique restaurant setting.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indian
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Phone number
01728 452720
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MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Public Transit
Nearest Bus Stop Outside Cinema
What 205 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.2
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4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This is an outstandingly excellent Indian restaurant with unique menu and tastes, wonderfully spiced and located.

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3.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Overall ok but did not meet expectations from the reviews/marketing.

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5.0Dined on 5 June 2018

Really lovely authentic Indian food for our anniversary meal out

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4.0Dined on 1 June 2018

Came in for a birthday meal and Sea Spice didn't disappoint. Such an innovative idea mixing local produce with indian cuisine. Will certainly be back.

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5.0Dined on 24 May 2018

Love it be back again food was delicious and friendly staff nice choices

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Excellent food and good friendly service. Never had a bad meal here.

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5.0Dined on 6 May 2018

Was such a excellent meal - really great Indian food. Excellent veggie and gluten free options (almost everything was gluten free). The staff were so helpful, knowledgable, attentive and couldn't have been nicer. The ambiance was smart but relaxed. Would highly recommend as a welcome addition to Aldeburgh, providing variety!

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2.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Chose salmon from the tandoori as a starter - was salty maybe masking it was not the freshest. Also had Goan fish curry - fish was hard and sauce was bland. Paneer dish was very nice though. Service was friendly but a bit slow - not enough staff as the restaurant got very busy - had to ask twice for the bill. I expected much more for the price and given by the sea so fish should be much better than this.

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1.0Dined on 5 May 2018

The food was good. The service however was woeful. Left sitting for 40 minutes after the main course was finished with no one clearing away. No enough staff and those that were there did a good job of ignoring us. Shame as that’s one less place to go in Aldeburgh.

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4.0Dined on 2 May 2018

My Mum and I had a delicious meal at Sea Spice, everything we ordered was fresh tasting and flavourful. The presentation of everything was lovely too as was the overall restaurant. Raj our waitor was efficient, friendly and helpful with our food choices. If I lived closer I would definitely go back. The best Indian meal I’ve had in a long time.

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5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Interesting menu and great curry
Friendly staff too.

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2.0Dined on 14 April 2018

The restaurant manager was very charming at first, saying he was 'at our service' (not necessary, but did feel friendly). We ordered a lot of food and wine for the two of us, but when we said we didn't need more than one rice between two, and that we didn't want a naan bread, he seemed to be rather put out, and his tone with us from then on was rather rude! He didn't even say thank you or goodbye when we paid. Food was ok, but definitely not worth the much higher price than an average Indian restaurant, so wouldn't go back.

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Smart but not daunting, restful atmosphere but not too quiet, what a pleasure to find such an excellent eatery. We liked the short menu showcasing innovative cooking and high quality ingredients. Portions were good but not excessive. Plump luscious Tandoori King prawns, lamb biryani generously studded with tender meat paired with freshly cooked naan and vegetables transformed what we had dared hope might be a good Friday night curry into a feast. Definitely on our destination list for our next visit to delightful Aldeburgh.

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4.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Lovely food and good service.
It would be great to have a cheaper takeaway menu option for those of us living locally.

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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

What a great find! Had a date night here on our recent mini break and were super impressed with the standard of food. Beautiful restaurant and great food. The service was also fantastic.

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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Friendly atmosphere. Prompt friendly efficient service. Simple menu which caters for everyone. We stuck to the sea food options tandoori king prawns and fish curry which were delicious. Will return to try more.

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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Lovely cooked food.not too spicey .had indian roast lovely meal.

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5.0Dined on 28 March 2018

Never disappointed. Food always superb if not a little pricy. But you pay for quality. Staff excellent. New waiter Raj, very welcoming. We will return.

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5.0Dined on 25 March 2018

My wife is particularly fussy about Indian restaurants and, when I wanted to eat curry on my birthday, she vetoed my initial suggestions! SeaSpice was then recommended to us by our daughter's boyfriend (who is a local chef, not connected with SeaSpice) so I made a booking for four. We all really enjoyed the meal; both the food and the overall experience at the restaurant. The food choices are a bit different from the norm and well presented. To make it even better, we were able to wash it down with any of a wide selection of good quality ales from the hotel bar. We will definitely return to SeaSpice at a future date.

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5.0Dined on 18 March 2018

Fantastic food. George the manager was great as well. Is quite pricey on par with London prices but the amazing food made up for it!

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2.0Dined on 9 March 2018

We enjoyed eating in this restaurant previously but the service on 10/3 was unhelpful and rushed and the large group dining at an adjacent table overwhelmed the restaurant completely.

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4.0Dined on 8 March 2018

Fantastic food and friendly service. Only downside, from a small menu a couple of items were not available.

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5.0Dined on 18 February 2018

This is probably one of, if not THE best Indian restaurant we have ever eaten in - and we've enjoyed many, including those awarded Michelin stars.
The tastes are extraordinary, the service exemplary and the provision of an "Indian Sunday Roast" of lamb was just the icing on the cake! The Thali lunch platter of butter chicken and accompaniments was excellent - their butter chicken sauce is out of this world!
We've visited several times since moving to the area 18 months ago and it will remain on our "regular" list

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4.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Fantastic meal

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3.0Dined on 15 February 2018

An Indian restaurant that didn't serve anything like curry. I ordered chicken jalfrezzi but got chicken in tomato sauce. My husband ordered lamb Bhubaneswar and got lamb stew instead. Not a trace or scent of curry anywhere.

Also not the most value for money.

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5.0Dined on 30 December 2017

Excellent food and service and always quick to serve you

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1.0Dined on 29 December 2017

Unfortunately the service we r ceived was poor. We did receive a 10% discount for this, without asking, but the service did spoil the occasion.

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5.0Dined on 20 December 2017

An excellent spot for an authentic Indian Thali lunch which is what is served at lunchtime. You choose between, lamb, chicken or paneer for your main and then all the sides (vegetables, Dahl, rice, naan) and dessert are the same. It’s delicious and worth the drive from Ipswich.

Evenings you can choose from their extensive à la carte menu which is also excellent.

Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on 2 December 2017

This restaurant is absolutely incredible, from the moment I tasted the nibbles i knew we were in for a treat.
Even the soft drinks they make are amazing! The watermelon coolie is so tasty!

My starter and main was amazing, the food quality is something I have never experienced. I can't actually pit into words how amazing it was.
Everyone should visit this incredible restaurant!

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4.0Dined on 24 November 2017

Smashing authentic Indian food. Rapid, friendly service. Presentation and quality of the food is excellent. Very nice atmosphere and decor. Excellent location.

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5.0Dined on 24 November 2017

The food was wonderful as was the service. I would recommend the scallops, they were superb. We will definitely eat here again. Thanks for a lovely evening.

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5.0Dined on 11 November 2017

Excellent quality, first-rate service and delicious flavours. Would be very happy to return and to recommend it to friends.

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4.0Dined on 11 November 2017

Delightful staff, beautiful room and excellent wine list.
Food is brilliant.

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5.0Dined on 9 November 2017

We were made to feel very welcome with chatty but not intrusive waiter.
Recommend the half tandoori chicken and prawn moilee.
Few customers the evening we visited but it not being our first time we know it can be very popular and shall return!

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5.0Dined on 28 October 2017

Delicious, creative and imaginative Indian cuisine. Light and flavoursome. Highly recommended!

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2.0Dined on 27 October 2017

We were rushed to order, our food was served and we were given the bill within 40 minutes, not what you expect for an evening out.
The staff rush everywhere, not a relaxing enjoyable evening

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5.0Dined on 24 October 2017

A real boon for those living or staying in Aldeburgh or
close to Aldeburgh. Excellent food and not the standard Indian sub-continent food that many Bangladeshi restaurants offer. It’s always a pleasure to eat there.

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5.0Dined on 21 October 2017

The food was absolutely incredible and lived up to expectations, highly recommended across the area and from friends and locals alike. Literally the best Indian restaurant I have been to. Excellent service and top recommendations. This restaurant is an absolute gem on the Suffolk coast. You won’t be disappointed, I can imagine at busy times it can be fully booked so make sure you plan ahead!

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4.0Dined on 18 October 2017

I thought the menu was really well put together with most of the menu aimed at people who like something more "foodie focused"

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5.0Dined on 14 October 2017

Fabulous food, wonderful service, great ambience!

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