Fine dining and Suffolk go hand in hand. Whether you’re looking for classic British fare or superb international cuisine, then you can be assured that the county offers plenty for gastronomes. Here are some of the top dining picks in Suffolk.
Stoke by Nayland Resort
If you’re visiting Suffolk holiday cottages in Constable Country and are looking for an unforgettable dining experience, then why not book a table at the SbN resort? Guests can enjoy their meal either on the indoor or outdoor dining terrace, taking in stunning rural views during all weathers.
Choose from The Gallery which serves delicious Mediterranean-style lunches or steakhouse fare in the evening; if you prefer an A la Carte menu, try the mouth-watering dishes on the Lakes Restaurant menu.
Suffolk’s Michelin-starred restaurant in Bury St Edmunds is considered a destination venue that prioritises nose-to-tail dishes as well as local, seasonal produce. The eclectic menu features lamb sweetbread small plates and starters, alongside hearty fallow deer loin main courses and delectable desserts. Pine nut, olive oil and orange cake, anyone?
Pea Porridge also works closely with local suppliers to source natural and biodynamic wines that are a far cry from anything you’ll find on the supermarket shelves.
Lavenham Great House Restaurant
Great House offers exquisite French cuisine set in an English country house right in the heart of Suffolk’s countryside. The location of the restaurant is part of the charm, but the menu is equally as impressive based on a philosophy of colour, balance and contrast. Each dish is packed full of flavour, making use of seasonal ingredients and prioritising sustainability.
The sumptuous desserts, created by pastry chef Mathieu are available either as part of your meal, or from the Bespoke Patisserie.
The Mariners, Ipswich
The Mariners in Ipswich is run and owned by head chef, Julien Jourdain, who was born in Calais, France but moved to Suffolk in his teens to work aboard the boat’s restaurant. Passionate about travel, his menu is influenced by South-east Asian cuisine but also incorporates plenty of fresh ingredients from local suppliers. Diners can opt for a 2 or 3-course set menu for lunch or dinner throughout the week, or the A la Carte menu which is available on Saturdays.
The Sun Inn
If you’re looking for traditional fare from a historic coaching inn, then you can’t beat the Sun Inn in Dedham. Whether you’re seeking a cosy meal in front of a roaring fire or prefer a pint and a light lunch on the terrace, then this is the perfect venue for you. The menu varies throughout the year depending on the latest catch from Mersea and seasonal fruit available in East Anglia. You can always be assured of a scrumptious roast on a Sunday, though.
If your tastebuds are watering, then we advise you to book a table at your favourite Suffolk eatery asap to avoid disappointment.