While we did eat in most nights, enjoying fish pie and fish cakes from Lawson's Deli and the wonderful Thorpeness salad leaves from Aldeburgh Market, we did go out a few times, too.
The Lighthouse Restaurant on Aldeburgh's High Street is amazing. Even off-season and mid-week, it was busy and taking reservations:
I can honestly say, the Lighthouse alone is worth a trip to Aldeburgh. I had a delicious, simply dressed lobster salad and G had pork belly with lentils. Mmm!
For oysters, it's a short drive to Orford and The Butley-Orford Oysterage. The atmosphere is low-key and utilitarian with paper-covered tables, but the staff are lovely and the oysters are divine.
And finally, I discovered Alder Tree fruit cream ice. The pear-vanilla and gooseberry-elderflower flavors are scrumptious: a real party in the mouth! And I hereby recant everything I've ever said about the relative merits of ice cream and sherbet...