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Livingstones Restaurant

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Livingstones is an independently owned free house, serving delicious carvery, bar food and full menu food at very good value prices. Open each day from 11:00 am until late with Live Music each weekend, Livingstones bar & restaurant is positioned at the mouth of Kessingland Village, just off the A12 and next to the entrance of Africa Alive. Livingstones is the ideal place to come with family and friends to enjoy great food and drinks in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Eat and drink either in our large restaurant area or go al fresco and dine in our large beer garden. Call us on: 01502 741491 to enquire and book a table.

A Little More About Livingstones in Kessingland, Suffolk

  • Live Music Every Weekend
  • Food Served Daily
  • Beer Garden
  • Free Function Room
  • Carvery Normally £6.95 – Just £6 on Wednesdays if you mention Love Kessingland
  • Great Range of Drinks & Spirits
  • Friendly Staff
  • Call: 01502 741491

Livingstones Restaurant Reviews

  1. Jane Says:

    Well, I took my Brother and his wife just in from the States to Livingstones. We were served by someone who knew nothing about beverages when asked what beers were available “I don’t know” was the reply. When asked what vegetable tart was the young lady went to the kitchen to ask the chef and guess what she came back with its a vegetable pie!!! Well we could have guessed that!! My brother ordered Steak and Ale pie with veg – firstly the pie arrives and the waitress slopped the gravy all over the place – the veg had been microwaved and was quite frankly disgusting!!!! There was at least three bit of meet in the pie. :( I and his wife had the scampi tails – very large portions of luke warm chips – the peas were grim to say the least the scampi was moderately ok. We paid £33 for the priviledge of this meal which was very poor. When we came to pay using a card which was displayed on the door as accepted – guess what – it wasn’t so my brother had to use the last of his cash. The person who took the money did not even bother to give us our change!!!! My review is to give this establishment a very wide berth.

  2. spencer Says:

    Livingstone’s has now changed hands (26.9.11).We are pleased to say we now have three fantastic new chefs offering fantastic meals and bar food 7 days a week as well as offering Sunday & mid week carvery. Our Christmas day menu & festive menu are now available. My apologies to past customers for the bad service recieved from Livingstone’s in the past but hope you will drop in agian to see the new and improved Livingstone’s.

  3. Lucie Says:

    Visited Kessingland on the 20th November and stopped in at Livingstones for a carvery. The food was excellent, £8.50 per head with an extensive range of veg to choose from. We found the staff to be very polite and helpful and were informed the business had recently been taken over and they had 3 new chefs now in the kitchen. All the desserts were homemade and there were plenty to choose from and an excellent new menu on offer throughout the week. We will definitely be going back again when we are in the area and are happy to recommend this establishment to all of our friends.

  4. paul Says:

    i went to livingstones on the 20th nov. as we got in the carpark we could see it was busy. this is the second time we had eatin here. it seemed like there was new managerment in place. and was told there was new chefs aswell. we could tell this from the dessert fridge. this day we had homemade cherry pie. this was to die for. the carvery was very nice three meats and loads of veg. i will be comming back again thanks guys

  5. Seymour Says:

    Strange reviews!
    New menu
    New brigade in kitchen
    Cracking carvery!
    Live football shown in the bar area
    Great time enjoyed!

  6. Ann McL Says:

    Went to Livingstones on Saturday as new management has taken over and as a local thought I would give it a try – I went with my two daughters.
    Plate was handed to me with a serviette – I don’t know why, the plate was cold. The very poor selection of vegetables looked as they had been there all week, as did the “salad bar”. Broad beans grey and unshucked, roast potatoes hard and burnt, parsnips cubed and soggy, pease definatley NOT pea green!! Price wise if they are to compete with Toby and Castle Carvery they need to provide excellent quality and exceptional service in ambient surroundings – none of this applies. The inside decor had not been revamped since the new owners took over and the carpet looks as dirty as it ever did. I WILL NOT BE COMING BACK and will advise others not to bother trying it.

  7. David Bowen Says:

    We were staying at Kessingland Beach for a late summer long weekend break on the Sunday we decided to try Livingstones for the carvery they were very busy and we hadn’t booked but they quickly found a table suitable for three, one being in a wheelchair.

    We didn’t have starters but all three of us had the eat as much as you can carvery with a choice of meats and good choice of vegetables we also had a drink each along with a dessert and coffee’s to follow and the whole bill came to just £48 which I think is great value we will be back as soon as possible.

  8. margaret Says:

    Staying in Kessingland for a few days, we ate at ‘the other end’ of Church Road the first evening and had a dreadful meal, with dreadful service. Second and third night, we had a really good carvery meal at the Livingstones Restaurant. The food was good, the staff friendly and helpful and excellent value for money.

  9. Robin Of Suffolk. Says:

    Sunday, 11/11/2012, 1.00 pm, 4 of us, Very good carvery, 4 meats on, loads of variety of veg, & salad, even sausages, NO faults with the food,
    Staff very helpful & attentive,
    Can not comment on the desserts, too full of carvery.
    Would we go back, YES, Next time, mid week senior citizen price looks good.
    Don’t expect Jamie style flowered up cooking, just good honest home cooked grub, at a sensible price.

    Robin Of Suffolk.

  10. mrs l Says:

    very dissapointed i can see why the local people say it is rubbish the service was awful it was like my family an i were a inconveinence to the staff, they would much rather gossip at the bar then serve the 3 tables that were in at the time.the food was poor and not value for money it all looked and tasted like it had been put in the microwave to reheat from the week before I will not be visting here ever again

  11. margaret Says:

    Visited livingstones for the first time in a while kept hearing good things from people only one thing to say really was fantastic!! Food was excellent quality had chicken new yorker could nt fault it also had a £1 deal when I went buy one meal and get the second for a £1 Pedro and Sarah are the new owners could nt be more friendly and welcolming also adian was very helpful go every week now go and try for yourself

  12. j saunders Says:

    Have had a meal at livingstones today. We had starters from the menu then the carvery and a sweet. The starters were delicious – there were three of us,we all had different starters and could fault none of them. The carvery was one of the best we have had recently with generous servings of well cooked meats and a good variety of vegetables. The sweets were all good too. Our waitress was very polite and helpful. A very good meal and good value. We will be back.

  13. John MacDonald Says:

    Ate there last Sunday 02-06-2013.

    Only the carvery on, so very limited choice.

    Potatoes were reheated and raw in the middle, the gravy made my wife and I feel physically sick.

    Overpriced, dingy surroundings. No fun at all.


  14. graham millington Says:

    22 june 2013 at 3.15 this afternoon I visted this place approached by aiden who took my order for tea then told no tea, ordered carvery cant have it nothing ready for hour ordered lamb, steak knife wouldn’t cut it potatoes raw and green ,large patch of grease on table ,whole meal unedible then refused mangers number,chef came out picked his nose and walked of laughing when I complained ,totally disgusted ,I would advise people to avoid this place

  15. Bryony Mehigan Says:

    We decided to go for a meal here as we haven’t been in a long time, and won’t be ever going back again.

    We had a table of 5 on a Friday night at 6pm there must if been under 5 tables at the time, took a while for a waitress to serve us, and drinks order came back slightly incorrect, we was going to have the carvery but after looking at the selection of dried up food and well boiled veg we decided to go for items of the menu, we had 3 10oz steaks which were very thin and chewy and no where near 10oz, this came with chips that were hard and full of black bits and one also had a huge maggot hole and best I not forget my lovely wilted side salad which had iceberg lettuce with brown edges and dried out cucumber. We ordered a side of garlic bread which was actually sliced white bread toasted with garlic on and was burnt black around the edges but was still cold, we also had 2 portions of onion rings aside from the batter being so thin most had ran off they were stone cold even though they were the first item given to us, after sending them back they came out the same and were inedible, after paying we was told the chef doesn’t care and is turn the manager so the complaint fell on deaf ears

  16. loops Says:

    Visited on 10th August,what a massive mistake. There was 4 adults and 4 children and all our food was awful. I have never come across such rude and abbusive staff,the restaurant looked dirty and gruby and the ladies toilets didnt have any toilet paper,you had to use napkins. What restaurant in this day and age doesnt except payment by card,its a joke. You should avoid this restaurant,dont spend you hard earned money there,they really dont deserve it.



  18. anne Says:

    Called in for sunday carvery,3-11-2013 the food was delicious,the staff very polite and attentive,will definately be going again soon.

  19. Jayne buckenham Says:

    Went today 17th nov for carvery & it was bloody lovely really did enjoy it & will def go back was made very welcome by staff & especially landlady Jenny,so if u fancy good food & good company go give them a look x

  20. hain Says:

    went for xmas dinner 6 off us enough veg for 2 people food was tastless we paid 35 pounds each what we had to eat was only enough for 2 people afters was tastless the turkey was already sliced from a butchers not off a turkey so wont b going there again thats a dead surt

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