Where to eat at Aldeburgh Music

There are two excellent eateries at Aldeburgh Music, both located at Snape Maltings Concert Hall overlooking the Alde estuary, giving guests one of the best views of reeds, water and sky in the UK.


The Concert Hall Café

In May 2016 we opened a new Concert Hall Café, replacing the Oyster Bar and Kitchen. As well as being open until the end of concerts on concert nights, it will also be open every day through the summer until the start of October.

The Concert Hall Café will serve tea, coffee and pastries, a lunch menu with an emphasis on fresh, healthy salads and a brunch menu at weekends. The Concert Hall Cafe serves hot and cold pre-concert meals from two hours before the start of evening concerts.

The Oyster Bar & Kitchen

A new wine and drinks list features artisan spirits, local soft drinks and a wonderful range of wines by the glass, so you can enjoy a chilled glass of prosecco or an Adnams Copper House gin and tonic whilst enjoying the best view in Suffolk. You can also make your visit stress-free by pre-ordering your interval drinks; please visit the bar before the concert to place your interval order.

Opening hours:

Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5.30pm (and until the end of evening concerts)
Sunday, 10am - 4.30pm (and until the end of evening concerts)

A few examples of salads you might find at lunchtime in the Concert Hall Café:

  • Poached salmon, new potatoes, asparagus & caper salad, cucumber pickle.
  • Garlic & lemon marinated chicken with quinoa tabbouleh, yoghurt & pomegranate dressing.
  • Asian style buckwheat & peanut noodles with marinated tofu & tendersweet broccoli
  • Seasonal salad with tomato, cucumber & coleslaw
  • Scotch egg
  • Asparagus quiche
  • Soup of the day


Snape Maltings Concert Hall Restaurant

The restaurant opens before and after evening performances in the Concert Hall. Advance booking is usually essential, call the Aldeburgh Music Box Office on 01728 687110 to make a reservation.

A short but varying three course dinner, with a panoramic view of the Alde Estuary, will cost £30.


Elsewhere at Snape Maltings

A range of eateries can be found at Snape Maltings, with Café 1885 in the House and Garden shop, the Granary tea shop, and The Plough and Sail pub.


Other local cafes, pubs and restaurants

The Suffolk Coast boasts a wide range of excellent pubs, cafés and restaurants. To see a list of eateries which have chosen to advertise with us, click here.