If you’re holidaying in Woodbridge, and are in search of a fine dining experience, do not fret! We’ve put together a list of the many restaurants in the area that are recommended by the Michelin Guide. There is a huge variety of cuisines and settings for you to enjoy on your holiday in the market town.
A Tudor period house, built in the 1530s as the family home of Thomas Seckford, Seckford Hall offers elegant, seasonal dishes to the very highest of standards. The restaurant at the hotel has received two rosettes.
Woodbridge, IP13 6NU, 01394 385 678
On the Thoroughfare, this modern dining pub makes the most of local produce. With a smart, granite-floored bar and four different dining areas, The Crown provides rustic cooking in a contemporary setting.
Thoroughfare Woodbridge IP12 1AD 01394 384242
Recommended by the Good Food Guide 2012, this light and airy restaurant serves delicious, well-crafted, modern dishes. A restaurant, cinema and theatre all in one, look out for the set menu which includes the price of entry to a film. We love the warm bread served with balsamic vinegar and olive oil on arrival.
Quayside, Woodbridge, IP12 1BH 01394 382587
A family-run pub in a pretty village. The dishes change daily and range from a pork belly sandwich to chargrilled duck hearts or rib of Ketley beef. Eat out on the terrace on a sunny day.
High Street, Ufford IP13 6EL, 01394 461030
Milsoms, Kesgrave Hall
Truly mouth-watering food available all day at this marvellous, this 100 seat restaurant is housed within a 4* boutique hotel. The open-plan kitchen allows diners to see exactly what goes on in the kitchen. Head Chef Stuart Oliver champions all that is great about Suffolk produce, and there’s a daily specials board so you’ll find plenty of fresh seasonal produce to choose from.
Hall Rd Ipswich IP5 2PU 01473 333741
Neptune Quay is a delightful place to visit during an evening in Ipswich. The Eaterie is a modern brasserie in a converted warehouse hotel by the marina. With a zinc-topped bar, gold pillars, modern art and padded leather booths, this brasserie serves tasty dishes with Mediterranean influences. Dine on the terrace overlooking the marina.
Neptune Quay, Ipswich, IP4 1AX 01473 226789
The extensive menu at Trongs specialises in vibrant dishes from northern China. It combines the dishes that originated from the imperial kitchens or were created from the wealth of produce of north China, with all the culinary creations which have been distilled and imported from the vast repertoire of dishes from the outlying provinces. Michelin recommends the spring rolls!
23 St Nicholas Street, Ipswich IP1 1TW 01473 256833
Within the Crown and Castle Hotel, this excellent bistro, with red banquettes, eclectic art and a chic, modern bar-lounge, serves wide ranging lunches and more sophisticated dinners.
Castle Hill, Orford, IP12 2LJ 01394 450205
Situated in the Wentworth Hotel, which overlooks the beach in Aldeburgh, this restaurant offers the best in locally produced food and drink with its classic menu.
Wentworth Road, Aldeburgh, IP15 5BD 01728 452312
Lighthouse offers Mediterranean cuisine on Aldeburgh High Street. The split-level eatery is popular with locals and visitors, no doubt due in part to the friendly service and laid-back feel. Of course the food is a main draw, with the constantly updated menus featuring fish captured by the local boats 200m away. Flavoursome, rustic dishes in generous portions.
77 High St Aldeburgh IP15 5AU 01728 453377
Classed as ‘modern cuisine’ by Michelin, Brudenell offers both double AA rosette winning food and panoramic sea views, in a relaxed, informal setting. Dine outside right on the beach!
The Parade Aldeburgh IP15 5BU 01728 452071
Aldeburgh Market Cafe only use the seasonal ingredients available in the adjacent store. Serving wonderful seafood dishes, amongst others, this lovely little establishment is a greengrocer, deli, fishmonger and daytime cafe all in one.
170-172 High Street, Aldeburgh, IP15 5AQ 01728 452 520
An Adnams pub in the nearby village of Snape (5.5 miles), with original oak brick floors, oak beams, and inglenook fireplace. This 15th century former smugglers’ inn raises various animals out the back, which provide most of the meat used in their regional menus.
Bridge Rd Snape IP17 1SL 01728 688324
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