Alex Fisher eats at Sea Spice, Aldeburgh, Suffolk
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Head chef Pratap Singh Rawat brings together traditional Indian recipes with locally caught fish and produce from nearby organic farms. From Aldeburgh lobster in Masala gravy to Goan-inspired seafood dishes, he creates a fragrant and aromatic menu that you certainly won’t find in every seaside town.
WHAT’S ON THE MENU?
Nibble on some crispy coated okra with a local craft beer as you peruse the menu. We tried the hand-dived scallops with spring onion to start, followed by a prawn moilee (with coconut and south Indian spices) and Tandoori lamb chops. Side dishes such as khatte baigan (aubergine and yoghurt) and daal makhani (slow-cooked black lentils with cream) made for a truly delicious feast. Adventurous types might like to try the East Suffolk muntjac (a small, common deer) vindaloo.
HOW’S THE MOOD?
We loved the décor here; olive leather seating booths are matched with copper lighting and teak-coloured wood to create a luxurious, slightly opulent setting. Relaxed and grown-up, it’s a great place for couples to snuggle up.
CAN I SEE THE SEA?
The pebble beach of Aldeburgh is just across the road.
WHAT’S THE DAMAGE?
Starters begin at £6 and mains are priced from £11 to £19.
Wednesday to Sunday: 12 noon-3pm, 5.30pm-10pm. Closed on Monday and Tuesday. To book, call 01728 451800 or visit seaspice.co.uk.
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