Looking to easily browse a range of fine dining options in Suffolk? Simply follow the link below to search.

Suffolk boasts a wide range of fine dining options, from fine food shops to fine dining restaurants. We may not have a pile of Michelin stars but when you have top local raw ingredients, who needs stars?! Here are a few of the choices you can enjoy when dining out in Suffolk.


Hintlesham Hall Hotel is one of Suffolk’s luxury Hotels and offers a 21st Century haven of comfort and friendly professionalism within a Grade 1 Listed Elizabethan Manor House, nestling in 175 acres of rolling countryside. Head Chef, Alan Ford, demands the best quality ingredients to build a well-balanced menu, which appeals to the gourmet and health-conscious alike. Many of the dishes use fresh herbs from the Hall’s famous garden. There are 3 dining rooms at Hintlesham, the epitome of grandeur and elegance is the Salon which is the largest of the three. The set Sunday lunch menu is extremely popular but the daily menus change constantly so click on the link above to find out what’s cooking at Hintlesham Hall today.
Also you can enjoy Cookery Days with Alan, a day of culinary delights where you can learn new skills & pick up some tips and tricks of the trade from the experts.

Those seeking delicious, high quality, a la Carte French cuisinein a beautiful and interesting location in Suffolk are in for a real treat with the following three sister restaurants:

Mariners Restaurant in Ipswich not only offers superb French cuisine but also provides guests with unique surroundings in which to enjoy it. This French Brasserie is found on board a 110 year-old Dutch boat docked at Ipswich Marina. Originally launched in 1899, the boat has a long and varied history – including being sunk, raised and repaired, and also once being fitted out as a Red Cross hospital ship. However, it has been a much loved French restaurant since 1994, retaining many original features that reflect its authenticity. Guests are well cared for by helpful and friendly staff and may choose from an extensive menu, including A La Carte dining, at a very reasonable price whilst taking in the views across the Mariner. Opening times are Tuesday-Saturday for both lunch and dinner.

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 spoilt 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 is owned and run by Martine and Regis Crepy since 1985. The Great House is a bit more than a restaurant as it also has exquisitively decorated rooms which is very convenient for those wanting to take advantage of the Restaurants extensive wine list! The restaurant has won many awards, including, most recently The Good Hotel Guide Editor’s Choice 2015 awards for Gourmet Hotels, Fabulous Food Award Winner 2015 – Sawday’s British Hotels and the AA Inspectors’ choice Award 2017 and 3 AA rosettes. These reflect the wonderful old-world charm of the house, with French door opening onto a pretty stone-paved courtyard. 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.

At The Brudenell Hotel in Aldeburgh you’ll find a two AA Rosette Award Seafood & Grill restaurant with 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!

The Marina in Ipswich has undergone a major revival in recent years and a very welcome addition to the fine dining scene is the 2AA Rosette, waterside ‘Eaterie’ Restaurant in Salthouse Harbour Hotel which offers modern dishes with a curious twist of something deliciously different. Using local producers and ingredients, the head chef will tempt you to return again and again. Enjoy the view of the waterfront, chill in the artful surroundings and pick one of the 30 fine wines all served by the glass.

Kesgrave Hall

“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’s a daily specials board so you’ll find plenty of fresh seasonal produce to choose from.


Nearby Places to Eat & Drink…

Mariners Restaurant

Neptune Quay, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1AX

Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurants

Orford Quay, Orford, Suffolk, IP12 2NU

The Ship at Dunwich

St James Street, Dunwich, Suffolk, IP17 3DT

Allen Gardiner River Cruise Restaurants

Orford Quay, Orford, Suffolk, IP12 2NU

Six Bells

The Street, Preston St. Mary, Lavenham, Suffolk, CO10 9NG

The Swan

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

Deben Inns

Head Office, The Maybush, Cliff Road, Waldringfield, Suffolk, IP12 4QL

The Great House Restaurant and Hotel

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

The Walnut Tree

Norwich Road, Thwaite, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7ED

Carrier’s Restaurant

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

Salthouse Harbour Hotel

1 Neptune Quay, Ipswich Waterfront, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1AS


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

Tuddenham Mill

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

The Alex Café Bar & Brasserie

123 Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 2AF