Where to Eat in Lowestoft with the Kids
The coastal town of Lowestoft is just under 20 miles south of Hemsby Beach Holiday Park, and is great for a day out by the seaside. One of Suffolk’s most popular coastal locations, there is plenty to do, from ample shopping opportunities to the country’s most easterly point, Ness Point. It is also the home of Richardson’s Family Entertainment Centre, one of the best places for family fun, including a fully equipped glow bowling alley, soft play and pier-themed amusement arcade. When visiting Lowestoft for the day from Hemsby Beach Holiday Park, you may work up an appetite. That’s why we’ve put together a list of where to eat in Lowestoft with the kids – there’s lots of options to choose from!
The Wherry Hotel, Oulton Broad
Best for: Carveries
The Wherry Hotel in the Lowestoft suburb of Oulton Broad looks out across some stunning scenes on the Broad. Praised for its delicious carveries, the Wherry Hotel couples it’s beautiful views and tasty food with friendly service and a family atmosphere in a light and airy dining room. Open for carvery and main meals 7 days a week, 12:00pm to 10:00pm, this is a great option for an evening meal or filling lunch when wondering where to eat in Lowestoft!
Tea by the Sea, Pakefield Street
Best for: Afternoon Tea
Looking where to eat in Lowestoft and in the mood for a spot of afternoon tea? Try Tea by the Sea, a quirky and traditional tea room on the Lowestoft coastline. Serving afternoon tea and light bites, the tearoom features a small but pretty courtyard for al fresco dining as well as serving its sweets, treats and beverages in quirky and pretty china. Better still, the tea room is next to the sea and so if perfect for a light afternoon bite or two when visiting the nearby beach.
Lighthouse Café, Whapload Road
Best for: Breakfast
If breakfast is your thing, then head for the Lighthouse Café on Whapload Road in Lowestoft. Great for filling bellies when looking for where to eat in Lowestoft before a family fun day at Richardson’s Family Entertainment Centre, the Lighthouse Café benefits from rave reviews for its hearty breakfasts, including its thick, doorstop toast – a favourite amongst its patrons. Traditional English breakfasts are undoubtedly the most popular item of the menu and something the whole family can enjoy.
The Commodore, Oulton Broad
Best for: Restaurant Meals
Described as a ‘unique dining experience’, the Commodore in Oulton Broad has a dedicated children’s menu as well as a delicious main menu for the grown-ups. From gourmet burgers, including the prawn-topped Surf’n’Turf, to delicious stone-baked pizzas with a variety of toppings, from spicy prawn to classic meat feasts. A tasty dessert menu is also on offer, serving sweets such as cookies’n’ cream, chocolate and salted caramel, white chocolate and raspberry and more as either a sumptuous sundae or mouth-watering waffle. For under 12s, choose from southern fried chicken, fish and chips, macaroni cheese, or a burger (each featuring different sides) followed by a yummy ice cream tub!
The Joseph Conrad, J.D. Wetherspoon
Best for: Pub Grub & Familiar Food
If comfort and familiarity and good pub grub is what you’re after, then Lowestoft is home to the Joseph Conrad. Part of the J.D. Wetherspoon chain, the Joseph Conrad has all the features of a classic Wetherspoon’s pub – including its delicious and value-for-money food. Close to the town centre, the Joseph Conrad is in an easily-reachable location. Perfect for home comforts away from home when looking where to eat in Lowestoft.