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Festive Taste Testing.

Our judging panel put Christmas food from the supermarkets to the test.

The Northgate Bury St Edmunds

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis visits brand new restaurant with rooms The Northgate in Bury St Edmunds

The Unruly Pig owner Brendan Padfield, manager Kevin Hunter and head chef Dave Wall

A Suffolk pub has been named as one of the Michelin Guide’s top six food pubs in the East of England.

Love Thy Burger just before it opened in Ipswich

A self-confessed burger connoisseur is tomorrow opening a brand new eatery dedicated to what’s one of the UK’s most popular fast foods.

Staff at St Elizabeth Hospice  with their Pig, Dr Trott, after receiving £5,000 from our campaign.Mark Miller, Hospice Chief Executive, Rachel Backshall,Director of Income Generated and Marketing, Brian Bolt, Finance Director with staff.

A popular porker fresh from this summer’s successful Pigs Gone Wild trail will be making a special guest appearance at a Suffolk sausage festival.

Vegan café Kind Cuisine in Sudbury. Mark Sutcliffe and Linda Gregory.

A new café is proving popular in Sudbury after only being open for three weeks.


Summer may be drawing to a close but it is still warm enough for a trip to the Suffolk coast - and you can’t visit the seaside without indulging in an ice cream treat.

Chilford Hall Vineyard in Cambridgeshire has won a total of seven medals in the English and Welsh Wine of the Year 2014 competition

Ever wanted to visit a vineyard? Suffolk has several and the best time to visit an English Vineyard is in September when everything is in full bloom, with full bunches of grapes and beautifully pruned foliage.

A study by Healthwatch Essex shows why making healthy food choices an be difficult for some families

As campaigners complain about junk food marketing by sponsors of the Rio Olympics, a new study reveals what influences the food-buying habits of mothers from a deprived area of our region. Sheena Grant looks at the powerful forces that affect our choices to find out why we can find it hard to eat more healthily

Crowds gather to watch the demonstrations at the Ourburystedmunds annual Food & Drink Festival.

Bury St Edmunds has well and truly earned its place on the “foodie map” after a record crowd of more than 40,000 attended a two-day festival in the town.

Stokes Sauces

Described as ‘the Oscars’ of the food world, the Great Taste Awards are highly anticipated each year. They are organised by the Guild of Fine Food and each year artisan and speciality food products from around the country are judged and awarded one, two or three stars.

Salthouse Eaterie

There’s plenty to see and do along Suffolk’s coastline – especially when it comes to tasting the best food the county has to offer. Take a look at our top 10 gastronomic delights and perhaps you’ll find a new favourite place to eat or shop.

Marc Titford and Greg Cooper at the first pop-up bar at Colours Continental Cafe in Ipswich.

Beer and Co will host the Saints Beer Festival in Ipswich this August

Tasty food at Cafe Como in  Brent Eleigh.

Amy Gallivan finds a new spot for cyclists, Cafe Como, in Brent Eleigh


The Grazing Sheep on Ipswich waterfront

Nicola Warren meets the family members behind new coffee shop The Grazing Sheep which opened in June.

Stir Up Sunday is traditionally the time to make your Christmas puddings.

This weekend, why not gather the family together and embrace the Christmas tradition of Stir Up Sunday.

Ben's Bangers. Ben Stiff with his street food truck.

Entrepreneur Ben Stiff has launched a gourmet Suffolk sausage business

Abby Hunter-lain and Sandy Ruddock of Scarlet & Mustard

Food and drink retailers have celebrated the region’s growing reputation for top-quality products as they highlighted the importance of the Suffolk Show.

Inside the Adnams Food Hall - a centrepiece of the Suffolk Show

Food and drink are a massive part of the Suffolk Show with the Adnams Food Hall showcasing the very best sausages, beers, wines and cheeses produced here in the ‘bread basket of England’.

Businesswoman Kimberley Williams who has formed a small company to make gluten-free foods because as a coeliac she found there was little choice on the market or just unappetising food.

A sufferer from coeliac disease has launched a new range of gluten-free food – because she felt options on the market were not tasty enough.


Review: The Angel, Bury St Edmunds

Sunday, October 9, 2016
Review, The Angel Hotel Bury St Edmunds. Cod with prawn beurre blanc.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis reviews The Eaterie at The Angel in Bury St Edmunds

river bistro, stowmarket

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis dines at Stowmarket’s ‘hidden gem’ The River Bistro

Review: Tea @ The Shed

Sunday, October 2, 2016
Tea @ The Shed, Sproughton

It was a perfect early autumn day when we decided to pay a visit to The Shed in Sproughton – the sun was shining and there was just a slight cool breeze in the air, writes Nicola Warren.

Food review: The Tuddenham Fountain

Friday, September 9, 2016
Review: The Tuddenham Fountain. Signature chocolate fondant.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis reviews The Tuddenham Fountain near Ipswich

Review: The Pier, Harwich

Saturday, August 20, 2016
The Pier, Harwich, tandoori hake.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis enjoys a luxurious seafood supper at The Pier, Harwich.

Find tasty vegetarian food in Suffolk.

The veggie lifestyle – or semi-veggie lifestyle – is one that seems to be appealing to more and more people, and in Suffolk we have a number of fantastic restaurants and cafes dedicated to serving tasty vegetarian food.

The Case is Altered in Bentley

The Case is Altered in Bentley is a welcoming village pub, in every sense of the word.

Easton White Horse.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis speaks to the new team at the Easton White Horse

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