Best restaurants in Bury St Edmunds

Being such a popular town, it’s no surprise that Bury St Edmunds has a huge amount to offer when it comes to cuisine. We’ve rounded up the best restaurants in Bury St Edmunds to choose from – with mixes of North African cuisine, gastropub favourites, and Italian classics plus everything else you could imagine. One of the best parts of dining in Bury St Edmunds is the range of places where you can eat with a view. You can choose from terrace dining and spots with outdoor seating, and views across the countryside. You’ll find restaurants where you can bring your own booze, or dine on Michelin-recognised menus. Wherever you choose to eat in Bury St Edmunds from this list, you’ll have a great time.

Updated on 20 May 2024

Locals affectionately refer to Bury St Edmunds as simply ‘Bury’. Found in West Suffolk, this town has a rich history and heritage. Among its well-known landmarks are the Bury St Edmunds Abbey and St Edmundsbury Cathedral, both so detailed in history. You can wander through the stunning Abbey Gardens and explore the ancient ruins of the once grand abbey, a space that drew in pilgrims from across the globe to pay respects to St Edmund, England's first patron saint. If you’re planning a culinary pilgrimage or need somewhere with specific features, we’ve collated all the restaurants in Bury St Edmunds with some extra helpful filters to refine your search.

This quaint town has also left its mark on the silver screen, appearing in films and television shows like David Copperfield and The Pickwick Papers. Many celebs, including Channing Tatum and Claudia Schiffer, have chosen to call this charming town home. Despite being inland, roughly 50 miles from the coast, Bury draws in visitors with its annual Whitsun Fayre, where locals transform the town into their own gorgeous, sandy retreat.

The Leaping Hare Vineyard Restaurant

The Leaping Hare Vineyard Restaurant

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

Within a converted 400-year-old barn, The Leaping Hare serves a menu of traditional and contemporary European fare composed of ingredients from their own Wyken Estate. You’re also welcome to take a post-supper walk through the vineyard.

£30 - £49
Modern European
Pea Porridge

Pea Porridge

28-29 Cannon Street, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1JR

Serving an ever-changing menu of Moorish-inspired charcoal-grilled dishes, Pea Porridge is a Michelin-starred restaurant practising nose-to-tail techniques without the fuss and frills of traditional upmarket fine dining. Think produce-driven plates, confident flavours, and flawless execution.

£50 - £79
Mediterranean
One Michelin star
Maison Bleue Bury St Edmunds

Maison Bleue Bury St Edmunds

30-31 Churchgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1RG

Complete with all the passion you’d expect from an award-winning French restaurant, Maison Bleue boasts a menu of continental classics enriched with modern flair. Expect precise cooking, rich flavours, and some superb fish dishes.

£50 - £79
French
1921

1921

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

Settled within the historic town centre, 1921 is a restaurant known for relaxed fine dining and local ingredients. Just don’t be fooled by the Tudor facade, this is a modern restaurant through and through.

£50 - £79
British
Tuddenham Mill

Tuddenham Mill

High Street, Tuddenham, Suffolk, IP28 6SQ

Just a short distance into the countryside through the doors of a thousand-year-old mill, you’ll find Tuddenham Mill: a restaurant hotel specialising in field-to-fork dishes and imaginative but relaxed Anglo-European dining.

£30 - £49
Modern European
Cote Brasserie Bury St Edmunds

Cote Brasserie Bury St Edmunds

52 Abbeygate Street, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1LB

Located in the town centre and known for Parisian flavour and authentic French flair, Cote Brasserie is a favourite haunt for guests looking for relaxed quality dining, impromptu post-shopping lunches and reliably affordable romantic dinners.

Under £30
French
Lark

Lark

6A Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1UZ

Conceived by Bury St Edmunds local, chef James Carn, Lark is a restaurant known for its casual but polished atmosphere and clever modern European cookery. Expect hyper-seasonal small plates intended for sharing and satisfying flavours.

£30 - £49
Modern European
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Giggling Squid Bury St Edmunds

Giggling Squid Bury St Edmunds

21 Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 UN

Located in the City Centre, Giggling Squid offers all you could need from a Thai restaurant. A complex and satisfying collection of small plates, complex curries, satisfying noodles, and a pre-theatre menu to boot.

£30 - £49
Thai

Bury St Edmunds' best restaurants are making waves in the restaurant world. It's a town that has much to offer, thanks in part to the availability of high-quality Suffolk produce and a propensity towards innovative menus and refined dining.

If you’re searching for an extra-special spot for a special occasion, why not have a look at our collection of private dining rooms near Bury St Edmunds? Or, if you’re looking to extend your search beyond this historic city, take a peek at our ultimate collection of restaurants in Suffolk and make the most of the customisable facets.

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