A seaside restaurant with rooms has scored a near-perfect 9/10 after it was reviewed by The Daily Telegraph at the weekend. 

The Suffolk in Aldeburgh has been visited by a critic for the national newspaper, who bumped into TV presenter and Guardian writer Jay Rayner while visiting the establishment. 

Earlier this month The Suffolk was named by The Times as one of the best places to visit at the seaside this winter. 

Famed for its Sur-Mer restaurant, the hotel, formerly known as L’Escargot Sur-Mer, opened in August 2022 with six bedrooms named after local landmarks. 

"This old Aldeburgh boozer-turned-seafood restaurant with rooms is full of spirit," reads the headline of the review. 

The review goes on to describe Aldeburgh as "weird" and "beautiful," which "serves as a good symbol for the nearby Suffolk, an old boozer that has had fortunes spent on it to become a seafood restaurant with rooms."

The critic enjoyed half a dozen snails "drenched" in garlic butter, asparagus with crab hollandaise, and a Dover sole with butter and capers and a side of carrots with hazelnuts.

In the glowing review, the meal is described as "lush," the wine list "impressive" and the restaurant as "fun and chic."

The Suffolk was awarded a rating of 9/10 by the critic.