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Suffolk 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 Hall Hotel

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.

 

Mariners Restaurant

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 Marina.

 

Maison Bleue Restaurant

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

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 Brudenell Hotel

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!

 

The Salthouse Eaterie

The Marina in Ipswich has undergone a major revival in recent years and a very welcome addition to the fine dining scene is the award winning waterside ‘Salthouse Eaterie’ in the 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 are daily specials so you’ll find interesting options each time you go.

 

Tuddenham Mill

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

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.

 

River Cruise Restaurants

For something a little different, why not try a river cruise fine dining experience? The Allen Gardiner and the Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurants offer just that. Opt for a candlelit dinner as you cruise along the River Orwell whilst your meal is freshly prepared on board. Perfect for a celebration or a special occasion.


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

Tuddenham Mill

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

The Angel Hotel

Angel Hill, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1LT

The Alex Café Bar & Brasserie

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

Milsoms Kesgrave Hall

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

Maison Bleue Restaurant

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

Arbor House

43 High Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 3GL

The Coach & Horses

The Coach and Horses, Melton Road, Melton, Suffolk, IP12 1PD

The Sweffling White Horse

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

The Crown at Woodbridge

The Crown, Thoroughfare, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1AD

The Maybush

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