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Food and Drink Awards 2016

Best Cafe/ Tea Room - Hannah Huntley and Beth Cook from Applaud Coffee in Ipswich with sponsor Charlotte Smith-Jarvis

Members of Suffolk’s thriving food and drink community gathered at The Hangar, Kesgrave Hall, yesterday to celebrate the East Anglian Daily Times and EADT Suffolk Magazine Food and Drink Awards.

The 2016 Suffolk Food and Drink Awards held at Milsoms, Kesgrave

Today the greatest food producers in Suffolk have gathered at Milsom’s Kesgrave Hall for the final of the 2016 Food & Drink Awards.

Vernon Blackmore (left) and Paddy Bishopp who ran the pop up restaurant at Woodbridge Tide Mill called Bubble and Squid.

Diners were able to enjoy quality food in a unique setting and help raise funds for the upkeep of one of Suffolk’s best-loved and most historic attractions.

The Swan at Lavenham

Spring provides the perfect backdrop to a relaxing afternoon tea. But where to go? Here we bring you the best of Suffolk.

Easy egg splats

Come rain or shine – baking is always fun. And what could be better this Easter than indulging in a bit of play time with chocolate?

Don't waste your potato peelings

These past few weeks I’ve been discovering new uses for waste bits of vegetables that often get thrown out with the rubbish, writes Sheena Grant.

Former Santander unit could be a new burger unit

A former bank in Ipswich town centre could be turned into a new burger restaurant.

Curry in a hurry

Monday, February 22, 2016
Ian Bacon (left) and Dayrell leeks of UberChef.

If you’d like to spice up your week, why not pay a visit to Uberchef on Ipswich market?

The Mill Bar and Grill in Stowmarket - Mercury Success Stories.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis says The Mill at The Maltings is a surprising find

Baklava granola

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis shares some of her favourite suggestions for a lazy weekend breakfast.

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.


12 top international restaurants in Suffolk. Cafe Kottani, Bury St Edmunds

It’s international dining week. And what better way to celebrate than by recognising some of the best eateries in the county offering flavours from all four corners of the globe?

Easter sweet bread dough with red eggs

This colourful Greek Easter bread is a doddle to make.

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


Review: Berridges restaurant, Ipswich

Saturday, April 30, 2016
EADT food review, Berridges restaurant, Ipswich. French-style chicken.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis uncovers ‘hidden’ eatery Berridges restaurant in the centre of Ipswich

EADT review, Hardeep Kohli dinner at Stoke By Nayland Hotel. Charlie, Hardeep and Alan.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis dines out with Hardeep Kohli at Stoke By Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa

EADT review: The Eel’s Foot Inn, at Eastbridge, Leiston. Country pâté served with pickle and granary toast.

Amy Gallivan enjoys proper pub grub at The Eel’s Foot Inn, at Eastbridge, Leiston

The LP, Bury St Edmunds

Recently, I was on holiday – 10 lovely days off in a row, taking in the Easter weekend.

Are you going out for something to eat tonight? There are 1,480 Suffolk restaurants listed on the Tripadvisor online review website and we have put together a list of the best rated places to eat in the west of the county.

Back L- Courtney Scott ,Charlie Parker, Jordan Saunders, Caroline Hurley. 
Front L-R George Willens, Head Chef Jon Gay, Sharon Preston, Andrew Turnbell.

Foodies have voted for their top 10 restaurants in Suffolk with Jimmy’s Farm named the number one choice, followed by The Lighthouse Restaurant at Aldeburgh.

The Punch Bowl Community Inn in Battisford has recently undergone renovations.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis finds community spirit thrives at Battisford’s Punch Bowl Inn

The Stables, Brightwell Barns

It was with slightly sore heads that my friend Amy and I headed to The Stables Coffee Shop and Sandwich Bar at Brightwell Barns on Saturday lunchtime.

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