Back by popular demand 

Lunch and the historically popular ‘Roast by the Coast’ are back at a coastal hotel in Aldeburgh. 

It has been three years since The White Lion Hotel in Aldeburgh originally put a pause on its lunchtime offering, following the first closure of the pandemic. Now the Brasserie restaurant, which is part of the hotel, will once again be serving guests daily at lunchtime with a brand-new menu from Monday, 24th October.

The lunch menu features hearty dishes and sandwiches to appease all appetites. 

This includes a homemade and hand-pressed grilled beef burger with caramelised onions and brie in a brioche bun with spicy coleslaw and salmon and dill fishcakes on a bed of creamed leeks.

These are alongside lighter options such as Suffolk ham and grain mustard, and smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwiches, both with skin on fries.  

Many dishes have also been tailored for vegans and vegetarians, such as beetroot risotto with crispy kale and herb oil, and the battered ‘tofish’ burger – deep fried marinated tofu, wrapped in nori and served with vegan tartare.

Homemade hand-pressed beef burger (credit-Matt-Finch)

The hotel has also created many gluten free alternatives for its dishes including the sandwiches and burgers. 

Sundays will see the return of local favourite, ‘Roast by the Coast’ and a new Sunday menu. 

As the ‘Roast by the Coast’ was a historic favourite with guests, the price also gives recognition to The White Lion’s past.  For the first four Sundays of the ‘Roast by the Coast’ (30th October and the 6th, 13th and 20th November), a deal for a roast and sundae will be £15.63 – 1563 being the year The White Lion was established. 

The roasts include beef, chicken and butternut squash, mushroom and spinach wellington; all come with roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables and a Yorkshire pudding. 

Other options on the Sunday menu include seabass fillet or mixed bean cassoulet and crushed new potatoes as a main, as well as starters such as goats’ cheese salad and smoked mackerel mousse, while traditional desserts include sticky toffee pudding and chocolate brownie sundae. 

The Sunday menu will be available from midday until 4pm. 

Lunch from Monday to Saturday will be served midday until 2pm.  

With lunch recommencing during half-term week, The White Lion has also created a new children’s lunch menu with one, two and three course options. 

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