Eating Out in Beccles

Richardson’s guide to some of the best places for eating out in Beccles.

Oakfired at Royal Oak Bar & Restaurant

eating out in beccles

35 Ravensmere, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9DH | | 01502 710 111

“Your taste buds won’t regret it.” EDP review, October 2017.

Oakfired at the Royal Oak Bar and Restaurant in Beccles is a PAPA Gold Award ‘Best Independent Pizzeria’ 2017, serving authentic Neapolitan pizza, a Traditional Speciality Guaranteed product, cooked before your eyes in their wood-fired oven!

Also serving Italian inspired seasonal food using locally sourced and Desginated Origin Protected ingredients where possible, Oakfired has a selection of local beers, ales, ciders and high quality wines on offer. Just 2 minutes’ walk between Beccles Quay and the town centre, Oakfired welcomes families, those who require gluten-free and dogs are also welcome!

Opening Times:

  • Monday – Friday, 10:00 – 15:00, 17:00 – 22:30
  • Saturday, 10:00 – 22:30
  • Sunday, 12:00 – 18:00

On the menu:

  • Authentic Neapolitan Pizza – Margherita with San Marzano tomato, buffalo mozzarella, extra virgin olive oil and fresh basil leaves
  • Chestnut mushroom with leek and mascarpone sauce served on fresh spaghetti
  • Meat balls with rich tomato and red wine ragu on pappardelle ribbons


  • Wi-Fi
  • Children welcome
  • Dogs welcome.

Pizza Piatto

eating out in beccles

BQC-2015-Silver23 Smallgate, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9AD | Website: | Tel: 01502 711 711

“Offering a truly authentic taste and experience of friendly, family orientated Italian dining” Ruth Boltonindependent quality assessor. 

Pizza Piatto offers a huge selection of appertizers, salads, meats, fish, mussels, pizzas and fresh pasta. During the week at Pizza Piatto the restaurant is a pleasant and quiet place for family, friends and couples to have a meal. At the weekend the restaurant is more lively! The restaurant is uniquely decorated with posters, paintings and photographs of Hollywood stars and of course, lots of Italian references including The Godfather and Goodfellas.

Opening Times:

  • Monday – Thursday 4pm-11pm.
  • Friday & Saturday 12pm-3pm and 4pm-midnight.
  • Sunday 12pm-3pm and 4pm-11pm.

On the menu (£6.50-£18.00):

  • Avocado tricolore – avocado, mozzarella and tomato with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and parmesan shaving.
  • Grigliatta di Pesce – seafood platter, chargrilled mixed fish in aromatic herbs and garlic, ginger and chilli.
  • Luigis Agnello Fornello – lamb shoulder served with vegetables, potato and mixed bean gravy.
  • Lasagne alla Positano – homemade lasagne, vegetarian or meat between layers of pasta, cheese and creamy béchamel sauce, with a choice of chips or salad.


  • Parking.
  • Wheelchair access.
  • Children’s menu available.
  • Dogs welcome.

Upstairs at Baileys

Baileys (2)

BQC-2015-Gold2 Hungate, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9TL | Website: | Tel: 01502 710 609

“A very good first impression for arriving guests and passing motorists and those walking by” Julian Wooldridgeindependent quality assessor. 

During the day Baileys offers traditional fare from around the world in their downstairs Deli. Upstairs however you can enjoy a fine dining experience in their bistro, with a Spanish influenced menu up for grabs.

Upstairs at Baileys serves both lunch (Mon-Sat) and dinner (Fri-Sat), with varied and creative dishes for all to enjoy. There is a lunch menu of the day that is served Mon-Sat for £13.50 pp. You can enjoy your choice of starter, main course and desert. If you fancy something more relaxed, then you can simply have a tapas meal in the bar at the Deli.

Be sure to check out Upstairs at Baileys’ great reviews on TripAdvisor!

Opening Times:

  • Monday – Saturday 12pm-3pm.
  • A la carte Friday – Saturday 7pm ’til close.

On the menu (£8-£25):

  • Partridge and truffle terrine langoustine with pickled vegetables and blackberry and beetroot sorbet.
  • Grilled shoulder of Iberico pork served with “Cafe de Paris” butter and potato confit.
  • Spanish cod with pine nuts, raisins and wine sauce.
  • Homemade lemon tart.


  • Parking.
  • Children’s menu.

Waveney House Hotel

Puddingmoor, Beccles, NR34 9EL | Website: | Tel: 01502 712 270

“The food was gorgeous! Starter, main and dessert all delicious.” ReviewerTripadvisor. 

Situated in the picturesque Waveney Valley, the Waveney House Hotel boasts a superb river location with stunning views across the surrounding countryside. Serving local fish and meat with herbs grown in their own garden, there is also a wide selection of wines to complement your meal. Enjoy a tasty meal in beautiful surroundings and relax on the Riverside Terrace. Fresh, homemade traditional meals are served to order everyday. Children are welcome.

Opening Times:

  • Monday – Sunday, 11am – 11pm

On the menu:

  • Freshly home cooked traditional meals
  • Fresh fish
  • Sunday lunch
  • Traditional breakfasts


  • Parking.
  • Wheelchair access.
  • Children’s menu available.
  • Waterside/moorings
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