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Café / Restaurant

The Canteen is going to be featured in the upcoming BBC 2 show, "Rick Stein's Food Stories"

About The Canteen

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Our vision - inspired by our award winning chef Nicola Hordern
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Freshest seasonal ingredients from local producers
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The best coffee in Southwold, along with homemade cordials and alcoholic drinks.
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Sweet & savoury pastries, cakes - made in house
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Just a 5 minute walk from the beach and High Street
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Spacious outdoor seating - enjoy our bee friendly garden
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Furry friends welcomed - both inside and out
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A community business - all profits go back to our community

Our Menu
Our culinary creations are a reflection of diverse global flavours, with a focus on utilising the finest seasonal ingredients. The menus showcase our commitment to sustainability by partnering with ethical / local producers who practice regenerative farming. We strictly adhere to Marine Conservation Society guidance when sourcing fish and seafood exclusively from UK waters. Furthermore, we proudly collaborate with local gardeners and foragers who provide us with an array of fresh produce to craft our own delightful cordials, spirits, preserves, and condiments.

To see our latest menus please click the links below.

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Bacon Roll
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Supper Club
At our monthly supper clubs, we have the pleasure of hosting the finest chefs in East Anglia. The carefully curated set menus that they prepare not only showcase the excellence of Suffolk cuisine, but also captivate and astonish our guests. Each meal includes a welcoming drink, appetisers, and a delectable three-course feast. Due to high demand, we kindly suggest making a reservation in advance.

To see our latest menus and to book with us please click the links below.

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Sunday Lunch
Everyone is welcome to this community event, held on the last Sunday of the month - locals, part-timers, and visitors alike. Gifted chefs prepare set menus with the goal of making delicious food accessible to all. Attendees are asked to contribute based on a pay what you can afford basis. This not for profit event is subsidised through our pay-it-forward program. Following lunch, surprise children's entertainment is provided in a joint effort between the Old Hospital and Southwold Library.

To see our latest menus, book with us or to contribute to our pay it forward scheme please click the links below.

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OPENING HOURS

Monday

Closed

Tuesday

9:00am–4:00pm

Wednesday

9:00am–4:00pm

Thursday

9:00am–4:00pm

Friday

9:00am–4:00pm

Saturday

9:00am–4:00pm

Sunday

Closed


Events calendar

For more information on any of our events, please see contact details below.

Contact Us

@thecanteensouthwold

Our Suppliers

Fen Farm
E S Burroughs Son
High House Fruit Farm
Hodmedods
Maple Farm Kelsale
Little gems
Hamish Johnson
Clarkes
Pump street choclolate
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Mills and sons
Fellow Farm
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Wakelyns Bakery
St Jude Cheese
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