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Smokey joes burger deli Ipswich

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis checks out Ipswich’s newest burger joint

Local chefs teamed up with students at West Suffolk College, in Bury St Edmunds, to put on a Best of Suffolk dining event at the college's Edmunds restaurant.

Students and diners got the best of both worlds at the West Suffolk College campus.

ICE Lunch Bar dishes

Infusions for Chefs, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of innovative cooking equipment and ingredients, has launched a brand new approach to dining at ICE – its cookery school and shop in Rougham.

Salmon and lemon could help you to a healthier new year

This week gyms around Suffolk and north Essex will be packed with those keen to shift the excess Christmas pounds, health stores rammed with shoppers looking for supplements to boost their health kick and supermarket healthy-eating ranges will be sold out.

What will you do with your Christmas leftovers?

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis conjures up some tasty nibbles for Boxing Day and beyond using leftovers.

Unruly Pig reopens in time for Christmas

Monday, December 21, 2015
The Unruly Pig owner Brendan Padfield, manager Kevin Hunter and head chef Dave Wall are preparinig to reopen on Saturday after a fire closed it down for six months.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis speaks to Brendan Padfield about how The Unruly Pig in Bromeswell has been revived after a fire in the summer.

The Red Lion Pub, in Chelmondiston.

The team at the Red Lion in Chelmondiston are celebrating after being listed in the Michelin Guide.

Owner Suzanne Archer, centre, is joined by staff members Alison Foden, left, and Caz North, right, at Christine's Tea Shop in Woodbridge named after Suzanne's mum.

A new eatery has opened on Woodbridge Thoroughfare.

Cakes with a difference made in Cavendish

Friday, November 27, 2015
Fiona Murphy is pictured at Moo Moo Cakes in Cavendish.

If you’ve visited a Paddy and Scott’s Café recently, you may have sampled a tasty treat baked by Moo Moo Cakes.

Suffolk Stonehouse collect their award for best independent pizza outlet

It’s official; the best independent pizza in the country can be found in Suffolk.

Top 10 restaurants in Ipswich

Friday, November 13, 2015
EADT Top 10 restaurants in Ipswich. The Townhouse

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis lists her top 10 places to eat in Ipswich, Suffolk’s county town

Prime Minister David Cameron drinks a pint with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo credit: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire

Sales of a Suffolk beer have soared in China after President Xi Jinping was treated to a pint of Greene King IPA by David Cameron.

Griff Rhys Jones gave a speech at the Oyster Feast in Colchester Town Hall.

It is a spectacular display of pomp, ceremony and meticulously planned tradition.

The Wild Man pub in Sproughton.

I first visited The Wild Man at Sproughton under its new leaseholders in February this year.


Review: The Crown at Woodbridge

Monday, December 7, 2015
Review: The Crown Woodbridge, carrot cake

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis reviews food and drink at The Crown, Woodbridge

Don't leave it til the day before, start preparing your Christmas treats now

Does the mention of Christmas bring you out in a cold sweat? All that shopping, cooking and cleaning.

Mick McCarthy and Pascal Canevet, owner of Maison Bleue in Bury St Edmunds, at the Ipswich Town training ground with The Suffolk Cook Book.

A new cookbook celebrating Suffolk’s food industry has been backed by Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy.

Recipes: Bake up schooldays puddings

Sunday, October 18, 2015
Arctic roll is an old-school favourite

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis’ recipes for school desserts

Delicious pies by Charlotte Smith-Jarvis.
Plum and Almond Tart.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis cooks up the ultimate autumnal comfort food - pie!

The Fabulous baker girls

Sunday, September 27, 2015
Sarah Swallow (L to R) Jane Sago and Gill Denny in the WI kitchen at the Suffolk East WI headquarters in Ipswich.

Nicola Warren talks to local WI members about their baking fortes - and failures!


FOOD REVIEW: The Lakes, Stoke By Nayland

Monday, February 1, 2016
The Lakes Restaurant at Stoke by Nayland offers excellent modern British cuisine

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis enjoys an early Valentine’s date at Stoke by Nayland Hotel

Review: The Unruly Pig, Bromeswell

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Salmon Rillette at The Unruly Pig

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis finds a cool spot for a cold night in The Unruly Pig, Bromeswell

V Catering owners Ruth Dacres, 31, and fiancé Byron Higgins, also 31

Their colourful, meat-free snaps have lit up our Instagram and Twitter feeds for months – and now vegans are transforming Colchester’s attitude to food.

EADT review Orwell Crossing Nacton. Carvery.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis reviews food at Orwell Crossing, Nacton

The Riverside Restaurant in Woolverstone Marina.

The Riverside Restaurant recently opened at Woolverstone Marina, near Ipswich.

Review: Ararat Turkish Restaurant

Saturday, December 12, 2015
Ararat Turkish restaurant, Ipswich. 
Food and drink review 
Hakan Boran, Baris Arcentik and Habib Batkitar

An evening of splendour was had by all at the marvellous Ararat Turkish Restaurant in Ipswich.

Review: The Crown at Woodbridge

Monday, December 7, 2015
Review: The Crown Woodbridge, carrot cake

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis reviews food and drink at The Crown, Woodbridge

Review: Rare Cow Sudbury

Saturday, November 28, 2015
The Rare Cow Sudbury, lime cheesecake

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis reviews the Rare Cow in Sudbury

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