2 Best Restaurants in Bury St. Edmunds, East Anglia

Maison Bleue

$$$ Fodor's choice

This stylish French restaurant, with the same owners as the Great House in nearby Lavenham, specializes in locally caught seafood. Typical choices include king scallops with squid ink and saddle of lamb with parsley and mushroom stuffing. Leave room for dessert, such as the indulgent Opera gateau, a rich chocolate and almond pudding. The three-course £39.95 lunch offers good value.

31 Churchgate St., Bury St. Edmunds, IP33 1RG, England
Known For
  • Elegant French cooking
  • Special-occasion dining
  • Great seafood
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon., Reservations essential

Really Rather Good


A prime location looking out over the town square adds an extra incentive to dine in this charming, independent café and coffeehouse. Sandwiches, artisan coffee, cakes, and pancakes are the order here, and you can't go wrong with a classic cream tea, which is, ahem, really rather good.

31A Abbeygate St., Bury St. Edmunds, IP33 1LW, England
Known For
  • Delicious cream teas
  • Great location
  • Warm service
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: No dinner