Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in Bury St Edmunds
Hardens guides have spent 32 years compiling reviews of the best Bury St Edmunds restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 18 restaurants in Bury St Edmunds and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Bury St Edmunds restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
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1. The One Bull British, Modern restaurant in Bury St Edmunds 25 Angel Hill - IP33
“Dependably interesting food” continues to carve a strong local reputation for this bright, “high quality” gastropub – part of the local Gusto Pronto group which links into the town’s Brewshed brewery.
2. 1921 Angel Hill British, Modern restaurant in Bury St Edmunds 19-21 Angel Hill - IP33
“Adventurous and beautiful food” featuring “really interesting combinations” and served in a “well-spaced” setting by “discreet staff” add up to a “delightful” combination for all who comment on Zack Deakins’s “very welcoming” townhouse, off Angel Hill: the most commented-on eatery in the locality.
3. Maison Bleue French restaurant in Bury St Edmunds 30-31 Churchgate St - IP33
“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”.
4. The Angel Eaterie British, Modern restaurant in Bury St Edmunds The Angel Hotel, 3 Angel Hill, - IP33
2019 Review: The relaxed ground floor brasserie of this attractive Georgian coaching inn, in the town centre, wins positive (if limited) feedback as an all-day dining destination with options from breakfast on.
5. Voujon Indian restaurant in Bury St Edmunds 29 Mustow St - IP33
2019 Review: “The best Indian restaurant in the area” pretty much ticks all the boxes: polished setting, “fantastic value” (if slightly standard) grub (“even the toilets are good!)”
6. The Northgate British, Modern restaurant in Bury St Edmunds 13-15 Northgate Street - IP33
2021 Review: “For that romantic meal close to the town centre within super gardens and with a great terrace”, this elegant restaurant with rooms provides a “gorgeous” setting and “delicious cooking”. At lunch, there’s a cheaper set menu (as well as the option of sandwiches and salads).
7. Pea Porridge Mediterranean restaurant in Bury St Edmunds 28-29 Cannon St - IP33
“Allow your eyes to feast on the gorgeous colours and your nose to savour the rich perfume of the dishes” at this “small restaurant run by a husband (chef) and wife (front of house) team”, which is “tucked a bit away from the town centre”. One of the more commented-on restaurants outside London in our annual diners’ poll, it has won its more-than-local following with Justin’s “richly styled” Moorish/Iberian food, “cooked with real flair and passion”: “big flavours, with interesting combinations from top-quality ingredients”. There’s a “very interesting wine list” too – “a real eye-opener” – and “Jurga is always very happy to suggest which wines will go well with the food you've ordered”. “You never leave hungry!". It’s Suffolk’s only Michelin-starred restaurant, but not especially ‘haute’ in its approach: it’s closer to “a proper neighbourhood place, serving top-notch food”.
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