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Sea Spice

Market Cross Place | The White Lion Hotel, Aldeburgh IP15 5BJ, England
+44 1728 451800
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good14%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Market Cross Place | The White Lion Hotel, Aldeburgh IP15 5BJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was exceptionally good, hot, very flavoursome and well presented. The staff were welcoming and attentive. We found it reasonably priced and would highly recommend it.

Thank Christine G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant looks beautiful, well designed and nice, friendly staff, but the food was incredibly un-interesting. No spice, no flavour, and all of the sauces tasted the same. We thought the limited menu would be a good thing, and the dishes were, in their defense,...More

Thank Josh M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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...More

Thank bethanyc63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First, if you ever bother to go here, and that’s your choice, book on line or in person because phoning is useless. They rarely answer but make you hold and listen to some crappy adverts for all the things they reckon they are good at....More

Thank s w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at the hotel and had booked dinner here when I reserved the room, after a good day wandering around the town having a drink with new friends in a local pub it was nice to get showered and dressed for a great...More

Thank Geoff B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I went to Sea Spice on a windy Sunday evening looking for a delicious, contemporary curry and were not disappointed. We had some classic nibbles to start with followed by the malabar fish curry and murgh malai kebab (mains) saag aloo and...More

1  Thank Ed B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we've been twice now this year and the food is delicious - exceptionally good - my octogenerian father said it was the best indian food he'd eaten in his life (including when he went it India in the early 1960s). But the staff, whilst all...More

Thank V_Wynd
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Incredible evening! The design and layout of the room was very appropriate giving you a warm feeling as soon as you sat down. The food was incredible, we ordered loads and starters and mains and shared them round. The perfect meal for group of friends....More

Thank Freddie C
Mark_White-WL, Manager at Sea Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Hi Freddie and may thanks for your glowing review of Sea Spice from the decor through to the service. Our chef team work hard to produce great authentic cuisine and that this was rounded off with great service - Raj will be delighted. We hope...More

Reviewed 23 February 2018

We visited the first night the restaurant was open after its winter break. The restaurant was full and the staff very attentive. The food was superb and a little different to most Indian Restaurants often using local produce. The Braised Suffolk Lamb Shank was superbMore

Thank Steven H
Mark_White-WL, Manager - White Lion at Sea Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

Hi Steven, many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. As you say we have been very busy since re-opening - I think that everyone had missed the delicious food that our talented Chef team serve. We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

I had dinner with my partner at Sea Spice on the 21st Feb when we were staying at the White Lion Hotel. This is not your usual run of the mill Indian restaurant, this is high end high quality Indian food served in a delightful...More

Thank jaydeejnr
Mark_White-WL, Manager - White Lion at Sea Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

Hi and many thanks for taking the time to leave a review following your recent meal whilst staying at the hotel. As you identify we are proud to be different to may local Indian restaurants and I am pleased that you found both the quality...More

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Questions & Answers
Diane S
16 May 2017|
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Response from JaneLarcombeBDM | Property representative |
£12 per head - please see menu section of the website for full details
30 January 2017|
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Response from Acustomer2 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn't see this question before now. I am vegetarian and while the menu is not extensive for vegetarians it's better than a lot of suffolk establishments. We love the paneer dish, the tandoori brocolli and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$54
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Cross Place | The White Lion Hotel, Aldeburgh IP15 5BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Aldeburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 1728 451800
  • E-mail
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.
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