RestaurantsSuffolkBury St EdmundsIP33

survey result

Summary

£70
  £££
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.

“Always delivers (if you can get in)”“Karine, front of house, and Pascal (Canavet) in the kitchen are a fab combination” at this “gem” of a converted townhouse, invariably a much commented-on feature on our national diners’ poll. The French fine-dining fare is “very creatively plated” and word is that new spin-off Léa, offering artisan ready meals à la française, reaches the same impressive heights; “they also supply suppers for the local theatre” if you’re craving dinner and a show.

Summary

£68
  £££
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.

“Very French… very well executed” – Pascal & Karine Canavet’s converted old townhouse is “so slick” and “a big favourite” for its legions of fans for whom it is “simply the best restaurant in Suffolk” (to the extent that it’s one of the more commented-on destinations in our annual national diners’ poll). The ambience has a “genuine” quality and the kitchen produces “fabulous modern French cooking” pitched below ‘haute cuisine’ but well above the mundane “at what are – by comparison with many comparable places – bargain prices”. Recently the couple launched neighbouring ‘Léa’ (Pascal’s mother’s name) – a high street and neighbourhood traiteur selling “artisan ready meals of the same outstanding gastronomic quality as dining in”.

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!!”

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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 £25.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Bread £1.50
Service 10.00%

Restaurant details

14, 30, 8
No dress code
65
10

Maison Bleue Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Maison Bleue Restaurant in IP33, Bury St Edmunds by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Maison Bleue restaurant.
Simone S
Quite a gem. The dining room decor and seat...
Reviewed 10 months, 10 days ago

"Quite a gem. The dining room decor and seating arrangements added to the ambiance. Dishes very creatively plated, loved some of the crockery. Enjoyed our meal, glad we didn’t add extra sides as portions were perfect. Good choice of wines by the glass to go with each course. "

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30-31 Churchgate St, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1RG
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday7 pm‑8:30 pm
Wednesday12.00‑13.30, 19.00‑20.30
Thursday12.00‑13.30, 19.00‑20.30
Friday12.00‑13.30, 19.00‑20.30
Saturday12.00‑13.30, 19.00‑20.30
SundayCLOSED

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