Lark is an intimate, modern British restaurant in the heart of Bury St Edmunds, serving a menu of seasonal small plates that changes regularly. The restaurant is right in the heart of Bury St Edmunds, a short walk from Bury St Edmunds Abbey and the Cathedral.
Inside Lark is design with clean, minimal lines in mind, with smart wooden furniture inside and a striking electric blue colour scheme outside. As well as inside tables, Lark also has a few nice bistro tables available outside the restaurant in the summer.
The small plates menu is designed so that guests can order as many, or as few, as they like. Start with a Suffolk Negroni aperitif, before moving onto dishes like rabbit and black pudding croquettes with mustard and tarragon, oysters from nearby Orford, and salsify fritters with Parmesan cream and coppa ham.
Smaller dishes include a Caesar salad with Cantabrian anchovies, heritage carrots and barrel-aged feta, a winter dish of Chioggia beetroot with goat's curd, muhammara and watercress, or tempura monkfish with red pepper and chilli jam.
Though the menu is designed to be shared, there are some larger plates that make suitable mains. At the time of writing that includes a venison tartare with hash browns, jalapeños, sour cream and chives, Suffolk lamb sweetbreads with Cafe de Paris butter, and suckling pork belly served with celeriac remoulade and apple and black pudding. Lark also offers a 'Kitchen Selection' for those who want to skip the ordering and get straight to eating. You can request the Kitchen Selection for two, four or six people, and the kitchen will choose a menu for the table to enjoy.
Meanwhile you'll find a regularly changing wine list written up on a blackboard in the restaurant, with wines picked from far and wide to pair with the food that is currently on the menu.