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Fine Dining in Suffolk

Suffolk boasts a wide range of fine dining options, from fine food shops to fine dining restaurants. We may not have a pile of Michelin stars but when you have top local raw ingredients, who needs stars?! Here are a few of the choices you can enjoy when dining out in Suffolk -

Sutherland House Fish Restaurant

Sutherland House Hotel and Seafood Restaurant is Southwold's only fish restaurant with two rosettes awarded by the AA for the quality of their food. Food is locally sourced (some even from their own nearby allotment!) and food miles are actually printed on the menu so you can see exactly where it's come from. Included in the “150 best restaurants in the UK” by the Sunday Telegraph in August 2012 this historic Hotel & Restaurant offers a wide ranging menu from a plate of tapas in front of the fire (in winter); fresh locally caught fish served fresh and innovatively daily; home-made Black Pudding sausages and mash, or a Modern British dish – or come for a three course meal. There are both affordable and more expensive dishes, ranging from £5.95 for a sandwich to £23.50 for a main course. Find out more by clicking on the link above.


Hintlesham Hall Hotel is one of Suffolk's luxury Hotels and offers a 21st Century haven of comfort and friendly professionalism within a Grade 1 Listed Elizabethan Manor House, nestling in 175 acres of rolling countryside. Head Chef, Alan Ford, demands the best quality ingredients to build a well-balanced menu, which appeals to the gourmet and health-conscious alike. Many of the dishes use fresh herbs from the Hall's famous garden. There are 3 dining rooms at Hintlesham, the epitome of grandeur and elegance is the Salon which is the largest of the three. The set Sunday lunch menu is extremely popular but the daily menus change constantly so click on the link above to find out what's cooking at Hintlesham Hall today.
Also you can enjoy Cookery Days with Alan, a day of culinary delights where you can learn new skills & pick up some tips and tricks of the trade from the experts.

Those seeking delicious, high quality, a la Carte French cuisinein a beautiful and interesting location in Suffolk are in for a real treat with the following three sister restaurants:
Mariners Restaurant, Fine Dining in Suffolk


Mariners Restaurant in Ipswich not only offers superb French cuisine but also provides guests with unique surroundings in which to enjoy it. This French Brasserie is found on board a 110 year-old Dutch boat docked at Ipswich Marina. Originally launched in 1899, the boat has a long and varied history – including being sunk, raised and repaired, and also once being fitted out as a Red Cross hospital ship. However, it has been a much loved French restaurant since 1994, retaining many original features that reflect its authenticity. Guests are well cared for by helpful and friendly staff and may choose from an extensive menu, including A La Carte dining, at a very reasonable price whilst taking in the views across the Mariner. Opening times are Tuesday-Saturday for both lunch and dinner.

Maison Bleue, Fine Dining in Suffolk

Maison Bleue Restaurant is found in the heart of the beautiful and historic town of Bury St Edmunds and has a reputation that is tough to beat – 2 AA Rosettes and also being voted the winner of the East of England 'Good Food Guide' Restaurant of the Year 2010. Guests will be spoilt for choice by the great many delicious options available on the menu, and fans of seafood will not be disappointed. There is also an extensive wine list, plus bookings of up to 120 people are available – Maison Bleue is a very popular restaurant so early booking is always advised.

The Great House Restaurant & Hotel, Fine Dining in Suffolk

The Great House Restaurant & Hotel is owned and run by Martine and Regis Crepy since 1985. The Great House is a bit more than a restaurant as it also has exquisitively decorated rooms which is very convenient for those wanting to take advantage of the Restaurants extensive wine list! The restaurant has won many awards, including, most recently The Good Hotel Guide Editor’s Choice 2015 awards for Gourmet Hotels, Fabulous Food Award Winner 2015 - Sawday's British Hotels and the AA Inspectors' choice Award 2017 and 3 AA rosettes. These reflect the wonderful old-world charm of the house, with French door opening onto a pretty stone-paved courtyard. Diners will be treated to an extensive menu and wine list, and booking in advance is recommended to avoid disappointment. Find out more about this Award Winning French Restaurant by clicking on the link above.

The Brudenell Hotel

At The Brudenell Hotel in Aldeburgh you'll find a two AA Rosette Award Seafood & Grill restaurant with fabulous panoramic sea views. Fresh seasonal produce is used to create dishes which are simple and unadulterated, yet bursting with flavour. Although the food is certainly in the 'fine dining' category there's nothing stuffy or formal about this seaside hotel!


The Fox and Goose Inn & Restaurant is found in Fressingfield, a pretty little village in North Suffolk. William and Kate enjoyed a night out at this restaurant when friends of their held a wedding party here, so don't miss out on what this top class restaurant has to offer. Chef & Owner Paul Yaxley was awarded AA 2 Rosettes and the Inn has been featured in Michelin, Harden's and Which Food Guides. Choose from specials such as chicken breast with potato mille-feuille, pea puree, pickled wild mushrooms, rocket and a chicken jus; as well as risotto of asparagus, peas and spinach, with a parmesan, fennel, apple and mizuna lettuce leaf salad. Desert specials include elderflower panna cotta with strawberries and a cumin tuile. Roasts on Sundays, 8 course tasting menus and an ever changing menu depending on seasonality and local supply - try it now!

Fine Dining at Salthouse Harbour, Ipswich

The Marina in Ipswich has undergone a major revival in recent years and a very welcome addition to the fine dining scene is the 2AA Rosette, waterside ‘Eaterie’ Restaurant in Salthouse Harbour Hotel which offers modern dishes with a curious twist of something deliciously different. Using local producers and ingredients, the head chef will tempt you to return again and again. Enjoy the view of the waterfront, chill in the artful surroundings and pick one of the 30 fine wines all served by the glass.


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