Restaurants in Suffolk: 20 more of the tastiest places to go

PUBLISHED: 10:55 03 October 2017 | UPDATED: 17:22 13 April 2018

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As we’ve said before Suffolk is home to so many wonderful places to eat with the last 20 places we gave you being just the tip of the iceberg. With that in mind here are 20 more…

1. Lavenham Great House, Lavenham

Visit The Great House Restaurant in Lavenham and indulge in award-winning French cuisine surrounded by the opulence of its authentic English country house setting in the Suffolk countryside. The food is unpretentious and simple, pushing the natural flavours of the ingredients to the forefront and utilising the wealth of the fresh, seasonal produce from the area.

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Sunday Lunch at The Great House is a real weekend treat. The menu changes weekly to make use of seasonal produce and offer three sumptuous courses for £36.50.

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2. 1921 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds

Set in the heart of the foodie paradise Bury St Edmunds, 1921 Angel Hill is a fine dining restaurant renowned for fantastic food. The friendly service along with the relaxed atmosphere makes it the perfect location to sample the delectable dishes made with local produce and ingredients.

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Warm up your appetite with a selection of 1921 Angel Hill’s famous canapés. These can be enjoyed from the comfort of the lounge before sitting down for your meal. We recommend selecting a few along with an aperitif on the side.

3. Maharani, Ipswich

As what is perhaps one of the most well known curry houses in Ipswich, Maharani first opened its doors in 1989 and it didn’t take long for it to establish itself as the place to go for authentic, top quality Indian and Bangladeshi food. The menu is extensive offering a huge variety of both meat and vegetable dishes in a selection of different cuisines from tandoori, Ceylon, biriani and many more.

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The Maharani provides excellent special offers for both dining in and taking away which you can stay up to date with via their Facebook page.

4. Marmaris Meze Bar, Lowestoft

Marmaris Meze Bar is a traditional family restaurant in Lowestoft that’s hailed locally for serving delicious, authentic Turkish cuisine. Diners can look forward to a welcome from staff whilst taking in the restaurant’s vibrant atmosphere. The menu features all of your favourite, classic Turkish dishes and with the gigantic portion sizes, you won’t leave feeling unsatisfied.

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Each table is provided with free bread, dips and salad, perfect for tucking into over drinks as you peruse the menu.

5. The Fox Inn, Woodbridge

Tucked away in the pretty village of Newbourne, you’ll find The Fox Inn in its idyllic 16th Century building surrounded by picturesque rose garden grounds. The menu consists of a mouth-watering mix of local meat, seafood and vegetable dishes that can all be deliciously washed down with a pint of local, real ale. As a hub for the village community a warm welcome is a guarantee with plenty of friendly faces – everyone is welcome.

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Be sure to try the delectable ‘This Little Piggy’ dish from The Fox’s menu. Cumberland sausage, pulled BBQ pork, a pork and apple patty and crispy airbag crackling all served with home cut chips and coleslaw. Our mouths are already watering.

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6. The Greyhound & Twenty One, Wickhambrook

This award winning family run restaurant and free house can be found in the heart of the charming village of Wickhambrook. The menu combines classic favourites with modern cuisine taking the upmost care to procure the very best local ingredients. All of this is topped off perfectly with the team’s fantastic service and the restaurant’s relaxed, modern atmosphere.

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Every Friday is steak night at Twenty One where diners can enjoy three courses for £25 and experience the joy of cooking their own steak on their very own Hot Black Rock Grill!

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7. Graze at The Whitehorse, Beccles

Graze at The White Horse in Beccles should definitely be on your list of places to visit if you love great food and fantastic service. With quirky décor and an eclectic menu serving up a variety of different tastes from Asian, Thai, British pub classics and even a selection of gourmet burgers, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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The staff pride themselves on exemplary customer service and will literally bend over backwards to see their customers satisfied.

8. The Lighthouse, Aldeburgh

The Lighthouse Restaurant has been an institution in Aldeburgh for nearly 20 years frequented by both locals and tourists alike. The restaurant has a relaxing, homely atmosphere meaning every guest, no matter where they’re from, instantly feels welcome. All of the ingredients used for the dishes are sourced as locally as possible taking care to create food that is both delicious and imaginative.

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The Lighthouse stocks an impressive variety of fine wines and refreshing local Adnams beers – the perfect accompaniment to any of their dishes.

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9. Trongs, Ipswich

Trongs in Ipswich is hailed as one of the best Chinese restaurants in the area serving excellent tasting food for fair prices. They describe their cuisine as being a combination of the dishes that originated from the Imperial kitchens and those created from the huge selection of produce available throughout northern China.

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There are seven different set menus to choose from all ranging from £12-16 per person that offer a fantastic mix of the food on offer. Perfect if you’re dining as a group!

10. Fox and Goose, Fressingfield

The Fox and Goose in Fressingfield can be found in a beautiful grade II listed building that dates back to 1509 when it was used as a Guildhall. A restaurant and traditional country pub it serves classic, modern fare to an exceptionally high standard.

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Dating back to 1509 the restaurant has a fascinating history and guests should take time to appreciate the incredible rustic architecture and surrounds.

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11. Sole Bay Fish Company, Southwold

Pay a visit to the harbour in Southwold and you will come across The Sole Bay Fish Company. A rustic, no-fuss family run fishmongers, smokehouse and restaurant. The menu is a seafood lovers’ dream featuring freshly caught fish using their own fishing boats. Whole and half lobsters, oysters, sole, crab and crayfish to name a few, are some of the items on the menu as well as an assortment of yummy sides to complement your meal.

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The restaurant’s cosy, intimate atmosphere is perfect for families and couples alike and the staff are all friendly, knowledgeable, and passionate about serving the best food possible.

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12. The Buxhall Crown, Buxhall

Picture exposed beams and a large welcoming fire place, an intimate, cosy atmosphere perfect for a romantic meal. That’s the Buxhall Crown, a 17th Century renovated windmill hidden away amongst the rolling hills of Suffolk’s countryside. Everything at the Crown is homemade, from the bread and chutney served at the tables to the ice creams for the desserts and as a result the menu changes frequently to follow what’s in season.

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During the summer months when the weather is warmer, the Crown has a marvellous patio seating area that’s simply perfect for a spot of al fresco dining.

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13. At Twenty5, Ipswich

This family run, Ipswich based restaurant is well known for its tasty bistro-style food and since opening in 2014 it has quickly become a local favourite. Enjoying a casual, relaxed atmosphere, the décor of At Twenty5 is simple and washed down with clean wood tables and exposed brick and beams. The focus here is on the food, and with good reason. The menu is fairly eclectic featuring dishes such as halloumi chips, salt and pepper squid, fish and chips and a huge house burger – there is also a frequently changing specials board to choose from.

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The house burger is not to be missed, but don’t just take our word for it go ahead and try it for yourself.

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14. The Pocket Bistro, Newmarket

The Pocket Bistro in Newmarket takes inspiration from some of the more relaxed, cultured cafes found around Europe, with its elegant décor and no-fuss atmosphere. This is all complemented exquisitely by the bistro style food that’s all finished with a modern British twist that head chef, Stuart has become known for. All of the produce and ingredients, from meats and vegetables to the coffee, teas and wine are sourced from trusted local farms and suppliers.

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The ever changing specials board is always worth checking for wonderful seasonal dishes.

15. Number Ten, Lavenham

Number Ten, based in the heart of Lavenham, is a wine bar and kitchen housed in a stunning 15th Century house. The menu is changed frequently, sometimes on a daily basis, to make use of the freshest seasonal ingredients always promising a choice of meat, fish and vegetarian options. All of the food available is locally sourced and cooked to order providing diners a fresh, delicious meal every time they visit.

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On Sundays as well as the classic Sunday Lunches, Number Ten also offers a special Pizza and Pasta menu serving scrumptious creamy pasta dishes and authentic, crispy thin crust pizzas.

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16. The Greyhound Inn, Pettistree

The Greyhound Inn can be found in the quintessential Suffolk village of Pettistree in a rustic 14th Century building. The food served is uncomplicated, comfort food classics making the most of local game and seasonal Suffolk ingredients. This is complemented perfectly by the selection of local ales and unique and interesting variety of malt whiskeys from behind the bar.

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Due to her Scottish heritage, head chef Louise will often throw in the occasional Scottish twist to her dishes from delicious soda bread to oatcakes which are well worth keeping an eye out for.

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17. Pea Porridge, Bury St Edmunds

Hidden away in beautiful Bury St Edmunds is Pea Porridge. Set over two cottages that were built in 1820 the restaurant can be found away from the hustle and bustle on the quieter, Cannon Street. Diners can choose from three separate dining rooms all having stripped-back, relaxed atmospheres with exposed brick work and worn in, homely wooden tables. The dishes are simple, concentrating on flavour with a priority to locally sourced produce and often employing a ‘nose-to-tail’ philosophy.

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In an effort to become more sustainable head chef and owner Justin has recently started cooking from a charcoal BERTHA oven giving the food unique flavours and tantalizing, smoky aromas.

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18. The Little Fish & Chips Shop, Southwold

The Little Fish and Chip Shop in Southwold is instantly recognisable from its distinctive blue and white façade. With fresh fish delivered daily and its seaside location it’s easy to see why it’s so popular. Eat in or takeaway, it’s the perfect supper for a Friday after work. Fresh cooked chips, deliciously light, battered fish with a side of mushy peas and sweet, spicy curry sauce.

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If you’re feeling fancy, The Little Fish and Chip Shop also sell fresh oysters and champagne!

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19. Regatta Restaurant, Aldeburgh

This family run, independent restaurant can be found in the heart of Aldeburgh’s high street serving up tasty, uncomplicated dishes with quality seasonal produce from the local area. Owners Robert and Joanna have worked passionately to create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere that allows guests to feel comfortable and welcome whilst enjoying their meal.

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The menu has a mouth-watering selection of locally caught seafood, with much of the fish coming from the Regatta’s own smokehouse. There is also a number of fabulous meat, poultry and vegetarian options available.

20. Sutherland House, Southwold

Another addition for Southwold, Sutherland House is a charming, newly restored building with a warm and comfortable atmosphere. The menu is not large but offers a wonderfully imaginative contrast of flavours from fresh, vibrant seafood to rich, mouth-watering meat dishes. The restaurant is closed on Mondays and due to its popularity it is recommended that you book in advance to ensure you get a table.

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In colder months snuggle up with drinks by the wood burning stove surrounded by wooden beams and cosy lighting. Bliss.

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Tried all 20 of these already? How about another 20 to tempt your tastebuds? Check them out here!

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