Restaurant Review: Sea Spice, Aldeburgh

Things get spicy in Aldeburgh

Reviewed by Emma Kemsley

Celebrate National Curry Week, 9-15 October with a visit to Sea Spice, Aldeburgh

For me Suffolk is one of those places that ticks all the boxes; cute coastal towns, stunning landscapes, great local produce and fantastic accommodation for an overnight stay. However, on a recent trip I fell in love with Suffolk just a little bit more after dining at Sea Spice.

Part of the White Lion Hotel, on Aldeburgh seafront, Sea Spice combines fresh local produce with the exotic flavours of India. Day boat landed lobster, East Suffolk Muntjac and Suffolk lamb are just a few tasty highlights on the menu.


Forget the Indian restaurant stereotype, there’s no patterned carpet and red walls here. Instead you’ll find a rich tones, dark wood and warm ambient lighting providing a relaxing and almost romantic setting for an evening meal.

Staff are attentive and happy to suggest recommendations. I opted for a mild version Muncjac vinadloo at my request, while my dining partner chose the prawn moilee; king prawns, coconut and south Indian spices. There’s also a selection of Goan curry for those who enjoy fish and a vegetarian option.

I have been wanting to dine at Sea Spice since its opening in Spring 2016, and I’m pleased to say it was worth the wait. A sea view, seafood dishes and aromatic Indian flavours – it’s a combination of all my favourite things!

Us Brits love a good curry, so it’s no surprise there’s a whole week dedicated to the dish. Stop by Sea Spice during National Curry Week from 9-15 October and tuck into two main course curries for the price of one both lunchtime and in the evening. There’s also further celebrations for the Diwali Festival of Lights, which runs from Tuesday 17 to Sunday 22 October, when Sea Spice will be offering a special feast menu for just £35 per person. Following in Diwali tradition, this will include an indulgent selection of rich desserts.

To book an overnight stay and table to dine in Sea Spice at the White Lion Hotel, Aldeburgh call 01728 452720 or for more details visit and

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