We’ve put together a list of the many restaurants in and around Bury St Edmunds that are recommended by the Michelin Guide. There is a huge variety of cuisines and settings for you to enjoy on your holiday in Bury, or during a special evening of culinary delights in the town.
Bury St Edmunds
Pea Porridge – In a cosy, 19th century cottage, Pea Porridge serves seasonal, “country-style” menus with a Mediterranean bias. Rugged, rustic, yet sophisticated food.
28-29 Cannon Street, Bury St Edmunds, 01284 700200
Eaterie at The Angel Hotel – Charles Dickens once stayed in this 15th century coaching inn, which now boasts an impressive chandelier and a display of the owner’s contemporary art. And such touches of modernty extend to the tasty, modern European brasserie-style dishes.
3 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1LT 01284 714000
Maison Bleue – The menus here focus on seafood, cooked in a contemporary style, but with classic influences and Gallic and Asian touches. This converted 17th century house has been modernised with sharp décor and a semi-open kitchen.
30-31 Churchgate St Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 1RG 01284 760 623
Horringer (2.5 miles)
Frederick’s – Situated in The Ickworth Hotel, this fine dining restaurant offers candlelit tables overlooking the Italian gardens. Vintage wines, and modern European cuisine based on seasonal produce from local producers.
The Ickowrth, Horringer IP29 5QE 01284 735350
Whepstead (4.4 miles)
The White Horse – The food at the White Horse is “all about ingredients”; locally sourced, seasonal and freshly made daily. Choose between the characterful beamed room and the brighter Gallery with local artists’ work
Rede Rd WHepstead IP29 4SS, 01284 735 760
Ixworth (6.9 miles)
Theobalds – Heart-warming, well-presented, traditional dishes can be found in this cosy, fire-lit, 16th century cottage.
68 High St Ixworth IP31 2HJ 01359 231707
If you’re willing to travel a little further out, these wonderful establishments in equally wonderful places are worth a visit!
Stanton (9 miles)
The Leaping Hare – We highly recommend this delightful restaurant, situated in a beautiful, timber-framed, 17th century barn in the middle of a 7 acre vineyard. There is a lovely terrace, from which you can enjoy all-day light bites, as well as the accomplished weekly menu. Many of the seasonal ingredients come from the owners’ own farm. Booking advised!
Wyken Vineyards Stanton IP31 2DW 01359 250287
Lavenham (10.9 miles)
Great House – A truly romantic get away, topped off by exquisite dining. This highly praised restaurant, with impressive Georgian façade on the main square of attractive Lavenham, serves ambitious dishes with a worldwide influence and French heart. The stylish, contemporary décor blends well with the timbered building of 14th century origin.
Market Place, Lavenham, CO10 9QZ 01787 247431
Brasserie – The Swan Hotel’s restaurant serves classic bistro dishes. Sit by the fire in winter, or on the terrace overlooking the garden in summer.
High St Lavenham CO10 9QA 01787 247477
Tuddenham (11 miles)
Tuddenham Mill – Tastefully merging traditional and innovation; a delightful 18th century watermill, overlooking the old mill pond, housing a stylish bar (mill workings in situ) and beamed restaurant. The cooking is innovative, using quality seasonal produce in unusual combinations.
High St Tuddenham IP28 6SQ 01638 713552
Stowmarket (15.2 miles)
Buxhall Coach House – A mother-daughter team run this homely, farmhouse-style restaurant, serving flavoursome, Northern Italian dishes. Pass the large, open-plan kitchen with Aga to the cosy dining room and enjoy good quality ingredients cooked with plenty of care.
Buxhall Vale, Buxhall Stowmarket IP14 3DH 01449 736032