Celebrity TV chef Rick Stein was spotted in Suffolk over the weekend. 

The 76-year-old star, best known for his cooking shows which have dominated our screens for over 20 years, visited Southwold as part of a trip to the Suffolk coast. 

During his visit, he popped into Loaded Southwold for lunch. 

Writing on social media, a spokesperson for the restaurant thanked him for visiting. 

Emma Barber, who opened Loaded Southwold in December last year, said: "I was glad that I cooked his food before I realised who it was! 

"He was in town with his film crew as I believe they are making a documentary on Suffolk. 

"There was eight of them in total and they with us for about one hour and 30 minutes. They were very kind." 

Emma added: "Not everyone can say they have cooked lunch for Rick Stein!"

The restaurant received a warm welcome from locals when opening last year, leaving customers satisfied with a wide range of dishes including loaded fries and pulled pork. 

Screen Suffolk has been approached for comment.