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Set among gorgeous gardens, ancient woodlands and seven acres of vineyards, this stunningly restored 14th-century barn on Sir Kenneth and Lady Carla Carlisle’s estate is an out-of-the-way gem. Expect impeccably sourced seasonal food “with the emphasis on flavour” and a bias towards genuinely local ingredients: carpaccio of Wyken venison with white truffle oil, rocket and Parmesan; rump of Suffolk lamb with potato gratin and stare anise carrots; fillet of hake with summer vegetable broth and shaved fennel; crème fraîche tart with raspberries. It’s “astounding what they put out for such a small kitchen”, marvels one fan. Alternatively, take advantage of the daytime café (open until 5.30pm) if you’re after breakfast, a simple lunch (salmon fishcakes, pasta etc) or something sweet from the array of home-baked goodies. Service keeps it casual and kids are more than welcome – they will love the sheep, llamas and peacocks running around. There’s an excellent ‘country store’ on-site and the local farmers’ market pitches up here every Saturday morning.

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Leaping Hare Vineyard Restaurant

Wyken Vineyards, nr Stanton ,Bury St. Edmunds IP31 2DW

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Jan 2014

Loved our meal here – and have eaten many times at lunch and dinner… Good value for top notch local food, with friendly service… The best place in this part of the world, and very much deserved to win ‘Best Restaurant in Suffolk’ recently.

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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Wyken Vineyards, nr Stanton ,Bury St. Edmunds IP31 2DW

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Jul 2011

If you eat at this restaurant please CHECK YOUR BILL. My husband and I were charged twice for two of our courses and consequently overcharged almost £50. When we returned a few days later to obtain our refund we were met by a manager who was pretty unabashed by our experience. We wont be returning.

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 1

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Leaping Hare Vineyard Restaurant

Wyken Vineyards, nr Stanton ,Bury St. Edmunds IP31 2DW

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Mar 2010

It was a special anniversary lunch, and we were both very disappointed with the meal. Nothing really wrong with the way it was cooked except my rack of lamb was not that tender. Moreover it was the fact that for £20 for the main meal all I got was the lamb and one roast potato. I mean, come on, that is bordering on the mean. I did get some green beans but all I felt I got was some meat, when some more potatoes would have been nice. We did not have a pudding because we just felt let down by the price...

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Joy G.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 3

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Leaping Hare Vineyard Restaurant

Wyken Vineyards, nr Stanton ,Bury St. Edmunds IP31 2DW

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Sep 2009

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Our recent visit (31st August 2009) to the restaurant was a luncheon myself and my wife were giving as a thank you treat to my brother and sister-in-law for house and dog sitting whilst we were on holiday. Having been to the restaurant a few times before we were looking forward to good food, however, this time I was very disappointed. The Mint and Pea soup tasted of neither, in fact was more like dishwater, certainly nothing like the flavour and texture of the Mint & Pea soup I make at home. The...

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  • Food & Drink: 4
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 3

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