Silver Award

SquareMeal Review of 1921

Silver Award

“Everything about this restaurant is enjoyment personified!” proclaims a fan of 1921 – a breezy new arrival in the heart of Bury St Edmunds. The Grade II-listed building was formerly home to Graze, but following a complete makeover it now trades as 1921, with well-travelled chef Zack Deakins at the helm (ex-Restaurant Martin Wishart, Le Talbooth and The Bildeston Crown).  Local artworks and shelves of books create a “wonderfully relaxed” feel in the dining room, while the kitchen applies a bright modern touch to carefully sourced British ingredients – from West Mersea crab (with pickled mooli, tempura squid and avocado) to saddle of Dedham Castle lamb (alongside baby artichokes, fennel and sweetbreads). Veggies might be tempted by the White Nancy goats’ cheese fondant with salt-baked celeriac, walnut and apple cake, while those with a sweet tooth should consider the strawberry soup with lavender pannacotta, meringue and basil. Prices are very “competitive”, there are some “compelling choices” on the wine list, and staff “give 100 per cent as soon as you walk through the door”. One to watch, we reckon.

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Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79


19-21 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, Suffolk, IP33 1UZ

01284 704870 01284 704870


Opening Times

Mon-Sat 12N-2.30pm 6-9.30pm


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2 Reviews 

Teresa H

23 November 2022  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Zack is a really creative chef and his food amazing. Even if I don't like a particular ingredient, I will always give it a go if it is one of Zack's dishes as he combines flavours so that they simply work. If only I lived nearer to Bury St Edmunds because at the moment, eating at 1921 has to be a rare treat. 




15 June 2021  
Food & Drink 3.5
Service 1.5
Atmosphere 1
Value 1.5
A disappointing evening at Resta

Having read previous reviews of this restaurant, myself and three others dined there this evening with expectations of a memorable meal. Unfortunately this did not prove to be the case, largely due to a lack of atmosphere, and service which was no more than adequate.

The food was good, although the portions were meagre. However a fine restaurant should surely

set out to create a pleasant ambience and a warm friendly experience.  This restaurant sadly did not quite make it.

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