Restaurants for Christmas Day in Suffolk – Updated for 2021

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a traditional Christmas dinner. Crispy roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings in puddles of rich gravy, and all the trimmings…

It doesn’t get much better than Christmas dinner.

In fact, the only thing that could make it better would be if you didn’t have to do any of the food preparation or washing up.

If you have never had Christmas day dinner in a restaurant before, you are in for a treat.

So why not follow his lead? Skip the hours spent in the kitchen missing the important moments and worrying about how long until the veg needs to go on, and just turn up for the food.

We have gathered together details of some of Suffolk’s best restaurants to eat at on Christmas Day. Just make sure you secure your booking early!

You may also be interested in reading our guide to Suffolk events throughout the year.

Christmas Party Nights 2021 | Hintlesham Hall


Christmas Party Nights

Why not bring your party to one of our party nights and celebrate in style?

Your evening begins from 6.45pm in one of our sumptuous lounges with a complimentary glass of Prosecco and Chef’s homemade canapés before sitting down for a delicious three course Christmas meal, and ending the evening dancing until 12am with our resident DJ in the magnificent salon.

From £47.50 per person.


Hintlesham Hall Christmas Break

A Christmas break at Hintlesham Hall offers you a festive three night stay, beginning with a warm and welcoming arrival on Christmas Eve. Celebrate Christmas day with us, enjoying the timeless surroundings of Hintlesham Hall, and extend your celebrations into Boxing Day with a range of activities to delight in.

Not ready for the festivities to end? You can extend your stay to the 27th December from just £99.00 per person dinner, bed, and breakfast.

Find out more about your magical Christmas break below.


Festive Fayre Luncheon​

Get together with your family and friends this Christmas, and celebrate the most magical time of the year with a delicious three course lunch in Carrier’s Restaurant. To toast to the end of 2021, a glass of Buck’s Fizz is included on arrival. The Festive Fayre menu is running throughout December. You can view the menu below, and please call us on 01473 652334 to reserve your table.



The Angel Hotel, 3 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1LT

Christmas Parties

Lunch – 12-5pm

3 Courses plus coffee

Christmas Party Menu

Afternoon Tea

Everyday | 12-4pm


Festive Afternoon Tea

Christmas Eve 

Lunch, open 12-4pm & Dinner, open 6-9.30pm (residents only, at this time). 

The A La Carte menu will be available, however booking is required.

Christmas Eve Dinner

Christmas Day

This year, we are offering 2 sittings for the most important meal of the year.

Lunch will either be served at 1pm (12.30 arrival) or 5.30pm (5pm arrival).

Champagne and delicious canapés on arrival followed by a five course feast. £105 per adult / £50 per child (half portion).

Christmas Day Lunch


There’s lots happening in December, from a delicious Christmas afternoon tea at The Pier to celebrating in the Weavers Room at Le Talbooth, and not forgetting our famous party nights in the Hangar at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall.


Gun Hill, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6HP


New for 2021 is the Christmas Gourmet menu, executive chef Andy has written a delicious five course menu for Le Talbooth in December.  We have also chosen five wines to accompany the menu to enhance each dish if you want.  These special Talbooth menus have been very popular in the past, so don’t delay in booking your preferred dates.

Christmas Gourmet £75.00 per person Monday to Saturday

Wine flight to accompany Christmas Gourmet £50.00 per person

View Gourmet Menu


During December, we’ll be offering a Christmas Gourmet Getaway which enables you to  enjoy a fabulous dinner and then stay overnight at Maison Talbooth.


  • Bed and breakfast
  • Glass of Moet Champagne
  • Five course Christmas Gourmet dinner

From £245 per person


Join us at Le Talbooth for Moët Imperial Champagne and canapés followed by a traditional four course lunch with coffee and chocolates in the River Room and the Old Room.  Definitely a Christmas Day to remember with family and friends!

£155 per person

View the menu

View all Menu options at Le Talbooth here.

Restaurants in Suffolk

The Highwayman Pub & Restaurant

Norwich Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 8PD

Duke of Marlborough | Pub

Main Road, Somersham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP8 4QA

The Lavenham Greyhound

97 High Street, Lavenham, Suffolk, CO10 9PZ

Christmas | Ufford Park

Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf & Spa, Yarmouth Road, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1QW

We have something for everyone. Why not bring the family out for a festive lunch, surprise a loved one with a festive afternoon tea, or party with the younger members of your family at our New Years’ Eve family disco?

Festive Lunch and Dinner

2 courses £19.95 per person

3 courses £22.95 per person

View Menu here

Christmas Day Lunch

Lunch sittings between 12 noon and 3:00pm

£74.50 per adult

£29.50 per child (3yrs to 12yrs)

Under 5’s FREE

View Menu here

Festive Afternoon Tea

Available from Monday 6th December until Sunday 2nd January, our festive afternoon tea is the perfect way to celebrate the build up to Christmas with friends and family.

£20.00 per person

available between 2pm and 5pm

(excluding 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st December)

View Menu here

Christmas Menu | Duke of Marlborough Pub

Main Road, Somersham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP8 4QA

Our Christmas Celebration Menu is now Live! ??

Available from 25th November-18th December. 

Thurs/Fri/Sat from 6pm-8.30pm

Pre-bookings only.

2 Courses £25

3 Courses £30

2 Courses £10.50 (Children under 10)

View Menu here (front) | Menu (rear)

Christmas Menu | The Greyhound – Ipswich

The Greyhound, 9 Henley Road, Ipswich, IP1 3SE

‘Tis the season to be jolly and anyone who tucks into our brilliant Greyhound Christmas menu always leave happy.

Happy, not because they’ve taken advantage of the bar just yards away, although some guests do make rather good use of it, but because our Ipswich pub Christmas dinner is renowned for its excellence.

2 Courses £21

3 Courses £27

View Menu here

Restaurants in Suffolk

The Anchor Woodbridge | Suffolk

19 Quay Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1BX

The Northgate | Bury St Edmunds

Northgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1HP

The Black Lion | Long Melford

The Green, Long Melford, Suffolk, CO10 9DN

Christmas Day | The Highwayman

The Highwayman, Norwich Road, Ipswich, IP6 8PD

Christmas Day

View our wonderful Christmas day menu and book online.

All our eggs are free-range and all our meat and poultry is purchased from local farms and suppliers.

3 Luxury Courses £74.50

View menu here

Christmas Party

2 Courses £21.95

3 Courses £26.45

View Menu here

Christmas Menu | The Outlook

Fox’s Marina, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2 8NJ

We will be serving our Christmas Menu from December 1st 2021 by booking only.

2 Courses £22.50

3 Courses £27

View Menu here

Christmas Menu | The Kitchen @ Dedham

Mill Lane, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6DH

Christmas Party Packages

Christmas lunches and dinners available throughout December.

From tables of 10 to sole use up to 80 people.

Pre-orders are essential.

3 Courses £25.95

View Christmas Menu here

Christmas Set Menu | The Angel

The Angel, 43 Friars Street, Suffolk, CO10 2AG

Christmas Set Menu

Available from 6th – 23rd December (excluding Sundays)

This menu is on a pre-order basis, requiring orders to be received a week before you’re booking.

2 Courses £35 per person

3 Courses £45 per person

View Christmas Menu here

Christmas Day Menu | The Swan, Fressingfield

The Swan, Harleston Road, Fressingfield, Suffolk, IP21 5PE

Christmas Day Menu

Glass of Prosecco on arrival or your choice of drink.

Choice of house glass of wine or other drink of your choice with your dinner.


£79 per person

£39.95 for children 12 years and under

View Menu here

Christmas At The Trowel And Hammer Inn

Mill Road, Cotton, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 4QL

Festive Menu

Available from 1st December to the 30th, pre booking and a non refundable deposit of £10pp is required.

2 Courses £21.00

3 Courses £26.00

View Festive Menu here

Christmas Day Menu

Pre Booking is required, and a non refundable deposit of £20pp.

4 Courses £60.00pp

View Christmas Day Menu here

Christmas Day Kids Menu

Pre Booking and a non refundable deposit of £10pp is required upon Booking (under 12 Years Old).

4 Courses £30.00pp

View Christmas Day Kids Menu here

Boxing Day Menu

Pre Booking and a non refundable deposit of £10pp is required upon Booking.

2 Courses £25.00

3 Courses £30.00

View Boxing Day Menu here

Christmas Menu | The White Heart Boxford

Broad St, Boxford, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 5DX

2 Courses £21

3 Courses £25

View Menu here

Christmas Dinner | The Hungry Stag Café

Junction 47a, A14 Eastbound, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 9FX

Available from Monday 13th December until Thursday 23rd December 2021 from 12 noon to 2pm.

(excluding the weekend 18th & 19th)

Bookings Only – Pre order meal one week in advance.

2 Courses £19.95

View Menu here

Places to Stay in Suffolk

Hintlesham Hall Hotel | Luxury Accommodation | Suffolk

George Street, Hintlesham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP8 3NS

The Angel Inn | Suffolk

Polstead Street, Stoke by Nayland, Suffolk, CO6 4SA

Talbooth House & Spa | Essex

Stratford Road, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6HN

The Ship | Pub in Dunwich

St James Street, Dunwich, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 3DT

The Packhorse Inn | Moulton

Bridge Street, Moulton, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8SP

The Bridge Street Guest House | River Room

Bridge Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9BQ

The Bridge Street Guest House | Rose Room

Bridge Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9BQ

Newlands Staycations | Suffolk Holiday Park

Newlands Otley Road, Grundisburgh, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 6RY

Events in Suffolk