Food & Drink

The Sail Loft is all about simple good food, the welcome of a great neighbourhood restaurant and tasty food & drink worth travelling for. For us, that means local, seasonal ingredients, an emphasis on taste and a relaxed, hearty menu.
nb please find sample menus at the bottom of this page.

To complement the enjoyable cooking from our team of enthusiastic chefs, we offer quality in the glass to match, with a fun, eclectic wine list (courtesy of leading merchant, Laytons of London) and a well-stocked bar with great Suffolk cask ales and draught beers, plus an array of non-alcoholic alternatives and decent coffee.

Recently bought by Jonathan Nicholson, a well-known Suffolk chef-restaurateur, Jonny brings his experiences from owning and running several Good Food Guide-recommended Suffolk destinations over the years such as The George at Cavendish, Carlton Manor and Southwold Pier. He also owns The Bell At Sax', a lovely neighbourhood restaurant-with-rooms on Saxmundham High Street.

We hope you will visit Southwold and The Sail Loft soon and discover our relaxed cafe-restaurant and the simple, good food we like to be known for.

The Sail Loft is open Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 11pm and Sunday until 6pm.
Feel free to come in for bar drinks, teas, coffees, cakes or snacks at any time.
We serve food 9.30am - 9pm, except Sunday when it is 9.30am - 6pm.
Our main Sail Loft menu and daily specials are offered from 10am to 9pm,
except Sundays when we serve breakfast from 9.30am - noon, then the main menu and daily specials noon - 6pm
Residents' breakfast is served from 9.30am - 11am every day.

MONDAYS
Monday Madness! 2 courses for £10. 12-9pm
nb Not available during school holidays

TUESDAYS
Curry-Tastic
Worldwide curries weekly. It could be Pan Asian, Malaysian, Goan or Thai to name a few, meat, fish and vegetarian with all the accompaniments.

WEDNESDAYS
Burger Time
Jonny’s home-made burgers with a different style every week. Expect the likes of wagyu beef, venison, pulled pork, lamb, yellow fin tuna, portobello & halloumi.

THURSDAYS
Live Music
Every Thursday from 7.30pm. Music varies from jazz, rock, easy listening,
light classical, modern covers, who knows?! Free admission.

FRIDAYS
Steak Night
Tuck into an 8oz Suffolk sirloin steak, Café de Paris butter, frites & slaw £15.95 including a glass of house wine or a pint.
nb Not available during school holidays

SAMPLE MENUS AVAILABLE BELOW BY CLICKING THE LINKS - PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE ONLY A GUIDE TO OUR STYLE OF FOOD AND MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE ON YOUR VISIT. THANK YOU!