The Rectory | Dining Out | Bury St Edmunds | Suffolk

Dining Out

Our Restaurant Suggestions

Within walking distance - across the fields if the weather allows - is our local. The Rushbrooke Arms It’s a chain pub serving chain pub food - perfectly adequate and the Greene King beer is excellent. It’s good for your first night when you don’t want to venture too far.

A little bit further afield is The Manger All the food is home cooked. We particularly enjoy Sunday Lunch here. It’s a simple country pub with good food. Closed on Mondays.

To make your special weekend here at The Rectory complete there are several really special restaurants to consider:

Around 7 miles away The Brewers at Rattlesden has an award winning chef and it’s a lovely drive through the Suffolk countryside. We like it a lot. Reservations essential

In Bury St Edmunds we enjoy dining at:

Maison Bleue A sublime dining experience. It’s very french, superb service and cooking. The cheese trolley is a sensory overload. Reservations essential

Pea Porridge The only restaurant in Suffolk with a Michelin star. Small, intimate. We always enjoy dining here. Reservations essential

1921 specialising in multi course tasting menus. It’s a lovely environment perfect for a celebratory meal.

The Lark Bury’s newest upmarket restaurant. Dine here before it becomes famous. Serving very fashionable ‘small plates’ It’s tiny, food focussed and is destined for great things 

Moving down into the mid market in Bury:

The One Bull modern gastropub with a great wine selection

Queens Bar and Grill Queens is an independent restaurant & bar in the heart of Bury St Edmunds with a strong focus on ‘farm to fork’ and smokehouse flavours.

There’s a range of chain restaurants - Nando’s, Pizza Express, Cote, Wagamama and so on. Mowgli is an enjoyable newcomer. Dough & Co is an independent pizza restaurant which is gaining a good reputation.

Bury is only two miles away so it’s easy to get a taxi there and back so everyone can have a drink or two.

Lavenham is about a 6 mile drive:

The Swan housed in a medieval building offers a tasting menu which some of our guests have enjoyed.

Two tea rooms in Lavenham worth visiting are Lavenham Vintage Blue and Tatums Teahouse. We love the Ploughman’s at Lavenham Vintage Blue and Tatums homemade cakes. You won’t leave hungry or disappointed.
In every case it’s better to book as any of the restaurants can be busy - especially at weekends.

We could go on – there are lots of restaurants a little farther afield. If you want to know more get in touch, but if you don’t want to go out why not arrange delivery to The Rectory and you can enjoy your meal here? We’ll set the table in the Orangery - after all, we hope you didn’t come away to dine in your room.

For more details please ring 07973 313417


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