RestaurantsSuffolkBury St EdmundsIP33

survey result

Summary

£62
  £££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Everything about it is welcoming, enjoyable and utterly tasty!” – Pascal & Karine Canavet’s “lovely village venue” is one of East Anglia’s prime restaurant destinations. The “confident and refined” French cuisine (with fish a highlight) “looks (and tastes) stunning”, while “well-paced” service is “courteous and charming, without being oily or sycophantic”. There’s also a “superb wine list to accommodate every dish”“so many interesting vintages to choose from, mainly French, and not overpriced”.

Summary

£62
  £££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Fantastique!” – Pascal & Karine Canavet’s “little piece of France in Suffolk” goes “from strength to strength”, providing “an absolutely first rate” combination of “fabulous and exquisitely presented” Gallic fare, “charming” and “so professional” service and “elegant surroundings”. In particular the “super fish dishes always hit the mark”. “We usually visit at lunchtime and have to drive through two counties to get there!!”

Summary

£62
  £££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Fantastique!” – Pascal & Karine Canavet’s “little piece of France in Suffolk” goes “from strength to strength”, providing “an absolutely first rate” combination of “fabulous and exquisitely presented” Gallic fare, “charming” and “so professional” service and “elegant surroundings”. In particular the “super fish dishes always hit the mark”. “We usually visit at lunchtime and have to drive through two counties to get there!!”

Summary

£64
  £££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

For “an exquisite Gallic fine dining experience”, Pascal & Karine Canevet’s well-known and “very atmospheric” venue near the cathedral is “always a joy” (and fans “cannot understand why it does not have a Michelin star...”). Service is “knowledgeable and perfectly paced”, and the food is “very French” with “everything tasting gorgeous” (fish and seafood are particularly good). Top Tip: “set lunches are magnificent value for money”.

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Have you eaten at Maison Bleue?

Owner's description

Maison Bleue restaurant stands in the attractive medieval market town of Bury St Edmunds, in Suffolk, just 90 mins from London and 30mins from Cambridge.

Set in modern and comfortable surroundings, Maison Bleue offers French fine dining, beautiful food and professional service in a relaxed and welcoming environment.

"Best East of England Restaurant on the Year" Which? Good Food Guide 2010
Bury St Edmunds, the best place to stay to visit Suffolk, Norfolk and the East Anglia!
Our Daily Set Menu

from Tuesdays to Saturdays:
4 starters, 4 main courses (meat and fish) and 4 desserts to choose from.
Change daily according to deliveries and seasons

Two Course Lunch £19.50
Three Course Lunch £24.50

Three Course Dinner £34.50 (Not available Saturday evening)

“Plateau de Fruits de Mer”
(48 hours notice / Minimum 2 Persons)
The “Royal” £49.50 per person
Lobster, Crab, Langoustines, Oysters, Whelks, Tiger Prawns, Mussels

The availability of the proposed shellfishes depends on deliveries

Our policy is to serve fresh seasonal food which is sourced as locally as possible. We believe in promoting the most sustainable products available and source all our fish and shellfish responsibly

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always   £65.00
Lunch   £39.50
Dinner   £46.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £24.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%

Restaurant details

20, 35
No dress code
65
10
30-31 Churchgate St, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1RG
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑4 pm, 7 pm‑8:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑4 pm, 7 pm‑8:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑4 pm, 7 pm‑8:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑4 pm, 7 pm‑8:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑4 pm, 7 pm‑8:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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