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Suffolk is known for its excellent food and drink. It boasts a wide range of fine dining options, from fine food shops to fine dining restaurants.

Whether you are no stranger to Michelin star restaurants with AA rosettes or you just enjoy good quality food made with fresh, local ingredients, you’ll have plenty of choice when it comes to fine dining in Suffolk.

To help you decide where to go, we have put together this guide to just a few of the best places to eat in Suffolk…


Hintlesham Golf Club | Hintlesham

Visit for delicious meals, snacks and refreshments. Hintlesham Golf Club is open to all. You don’t need to be a member or even a visiting golfer; everyone is welcome to experience our fine dining facilities and bars. The lovely clubhouse looks out on our glorious 150-acre parkland setting, the ideal place to unwind with family and friends.

 

The Crown Inn | Glemham

The Crown Inn at Glemham offers a freshly prepared seasonal menu using locally sourced ingredients where possible and offering a wide range of dishes from traditional favourites like fish and chips or sausage and mash to exciting daily changing a la carte specials including fresh fish, Cromer crab and mussels.

 

Hintlesham Hall Hotel | Hintlesham

Hintlesham Hall Hotel is a luxurious Grade I listed Elizabethan Manor House. Nestled in 175 acres of picturesque countryside, it is home to the 2 AA Rosette award winning Carrier’s Restaurant.

The Head Chef uses the best quality ingredients to build a well-balanced menu, which appeals to both gourmet foodies and health-conscious diners. Many of the dishes use fresh herbs and vegetables straight from the Hall’s famous garden.

 

The Northgate | Chestnut Group | Bury St Edmunds

Situated in the heart of Bury St Edmunds, The Northgate is a striking Victorian townhouse transformed into a fun and vibrant restaurant and cocktail bar. Head Chef, Greig Young, seeks to craft Modern British menus that celebrate the fabulous provenance of East Anglia whilst also being aware of guests dietary preferences and priorities.

 

The Regatta Restaurant | Aldeburgh

Specialising primarily in seafood dishes The Regatta Restaurant reflects its coastal location as well as showcasing the fact that it is a bright and airy restaurant perfect for any occasion. Both owners are passionate about their specific areas of expertise – Oliver loves to create tempting menus, using delicious, seasonal produce from his local suppliers and Alex enjoys providing customers with a warm welcome, extensive knowledge and excellent customer service.

 

Maison Bleue Restaurant | Bury St Edmunds

Maison Bleue Restaurant is found in the heart of the beautiful and historic town of Bury St Edmunds and has a reputation that is tough to beat – 2 AA Rosettes and also being voted the winner of the East of England ‘Good Food Guide’ Restaurant of the Year 2010. Guests will be spoiled for choice by the great many delicious options available on the menu, and fans of seafood will not be disappointed. There is also an extensive wine list, plus bookings of up to 120 people are available – Maison Bleue is a very popular restaurant so early booking is always advised.

 

The Great House Restaurant & Hotel | Lavenham

The Great House Restaurant & Hotel is run by Martine and Regis Crepy, owners since 1985. The restaurant has won many awards, including 3 coveted AA Rosettes. Diners will be treated to an extensive menu and wine list, and booking in advance is recommended to avoid disappointment. Find out more about this award winning French restaurant by clicking on the link above.

 

The Ship | Chestnut Group | Dunwich

The Ship at Dunwich is the perfect coastal pub to visit for a nautical themed experience. Serving beautifully cooked food and all washed down with a pint of beer or a glass of pinot. Ingredients are sourced from the surrounding land and sea to make up the seasonal menu. After your meal you can enjoy a stroll on the beach, sit by the open log fires in winter or make the most of the sun traps outside in Autumn and Spring to enjoy off season sunshine.

 

The Brudenell Hotel | Aldeburgh

At The Brudenell Hotel in Aldeburgh you’ll find a Seafood & Grill restaurant with 2 AA Rosettes and fabulous panoramic sea views. Fresh seasonal produce is used to create dishes which are simple and unadulterated, yet bursting with flavour. Although the food is certainly in the ‘fine dining’ category there’s nothing stuffy or formal about this seaside hotel!

 

Kesgrave Hall | Ipswich

“Open all day so no need to rush!” – is the motto at Kesgrave Hall, Ipswich, and you won’t want to rush as the food and “theatre” (an open-plan kitchen allowing diners to see exactly what goes on in the kitchen) will encourage you to linger. Head Chef Stuart Oliver champions all that is great about Suffolk produce, and there are daily specials so you’ll find interesting options each time you go.

 

Tuddenham Mill | Newmarket

Tuddenham Mill is a modern boutique hotel and restaurant in Newmarket. Serving imaginative, contemporary dishes, much of the restaurant’s 3 AA Rosette winning menu comes freshly picked from the Tuddenham Mill gardens. Priding themselves on inventive meals and attentive service, this is a great choice if you’re looking for fine dining in a chic, modern setting.

 

The Angel Hotel | Bury St Edmunds

If it’s a stylish dining experience you’re after, look no further than The Angel Hotel in Bury St Edmunds. Inside the beautiful Georgian building is an eclectic interior that combines style with luxury. The Eaterie Restaurant delivers suitably creative dishes, such as beetroot and goat’s cheese cheesecake, so it is not surprising to learn that it has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes.

 

The Yurt Bistro | Westleton

Experience the wonderful atmosphere and full menu offered at The Yurt Bistro. Here you can sample the full array of flavour infused food with each and every meal made using only the freshest ingredients. Dining under the beautiful outdoor yurt you will have a very enjoyable time.

 

Worlington Hall | Bury St Edmunds

The menus at Worlington Hall are crafted with a true countryside identity – locally reared meats, coastal catches and hand-picked produce all take centre stage. What’s more, the Head Chef Jordan Bayes brings his passion for food to the Hall to create a memorable dining experience that shouldn’t be missed. View Worlington Hall’s Menu here.

 

The Station Hotel | Framlingham

If you are looking for something a little more special, then why not try booking a table at The Station Hotel? Treat yourself to a beautifully cooked sirloin steak with peppercorn sauce, or maybe try something more adventurous such as guinea fowl with puy lentil or oxtail ragu with tagliatelle? If you are looking for something more conventional then you also have the option of a woodfired pizza or even get a group together for a hog roast. View The Station Hotels profile page here.

 

Retreat East | Hemingstone

Brick Kiln Farm, Sandy Lane, Hemingstone, IP6 9QE

The Kitchen Garden combines with the best of East Anglian artisan food producers, along with their triple-height Great Barn restaurant offering a fabulous foodie experience at the heart of the Retreat. Accompany your meal with a stay in their range of luxury accommodation as well as a visit to the spa. Book a table now and support the local artisan food economy with your fork! View the Retreat East profile here.

 

Trio’s Restaurant | Bungay

St Peter’s Hall, South Elmham, Bungay, Suffolk, NR35 1NQ

A hidden gem that can be found on the Norfolk/Suffolk border. Trio’s Restaurant is situated in a simply stunning location and is an amazing venue for both the new restaurant as well as two private dining rooms. St Peter’s Hall dates back to 1280 and nestled in the beautiful countryside of The Saints. With a menu to tempt all tastes, why not plan a visit today. View Trio’s Restaurant profile here.

 


Nearby Places to Eat & Drink…

The Swan

1 The Street, Monks Eleigh, Suffolk, IP7 7AU

The Great House Restaurant & Hotel | Lavenham

Market Place, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9QZ

The Chestnut Collection

The Forge, Lower Green, Higham, Suffolk, IP28 6NJ

Carrier’s Restaurant

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

Tuddenham Mill | Hotel & Restaurant | Suffolk

High Street, Tuddenham, Newmarket, Suffolk, IP28 6SQ

Milsoms Kesgrave Hall | Suffolk

Hall Road, Kesgrave, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP5 2PU

Maison Bleue Restaurant | Bury St Edmunds

31 Churchgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1RG

Arbor House

43 High Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 3GL

The Sweffling White Horse

The Sweffling White Horse, Low Road, Sweffling, Suffolk, IP17 2BB

The Crown Wormingford | Pub

Main Road, Wormingford, Essex, CO6 3AB

The Black Lion | Long Melford

The Green, Long Melford, Suffolk, CO10 9DN

The Three Blackbirds | Newmarket

36 Ditton Green, Woodditton, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 9SQ

The Crown | Stoke by Nayland

Park Street, Stoke by Nayland, Suffolk, CO6 4SE

The Globe Inn | Wells-Next-The-Sea

The Buttlands, Wells Next The Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1EU

The Packhorse Inn | Moulton

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