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Eating out is always a gamble, but we want to help take the guess work out by sharing some of our region’s hidden gems with readers. Each week our team of food reviewers travel the length and breadth of East Anglia hunting out quaint English pubs, explosive Asian cuisine and romantic restaurants.


Charlotte Smith-Jarvis is left hungry after almost 90 minute wait for food at Coast to Coast restaurant in Ipswich’s Buttermarket

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis doesn’t quite find the dream Sunday lunch she was hoping for at Jimmy’s Farm, on the outskirts of Ipswich.

Dairy firm Müller plans to pull the plug on its East Anglia milk supply network as part of a major restructure.

Nicola Warren visits The Barn Cafe at Alder Carr Farm in Creeting St Mary

A bird flu “postcode lottery” is putting free range egg businesses at risk, sector chiefs have warned.

Review: The Crown Inn, Stoke By Nayland

Friday, February 10, 2017

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis visits popular country restaurant The Crown Inn in Stoke By Nayland

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis tries out the cocktails and food at Bury St Edmunds’ newest restaurant and hotel, The Northgate

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis finds great value at Pump and Grind in the centre of Ipswich.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis enjoys relaxed dining at the award-winning Crown and Castle in Orford.

Review: The Angel, Bury St Edmunds

Sunday, October 9, 2016

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

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

Review: Tea @ The Shed

Sunday, October 2, 2016

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

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis reviews The Tuddenham Fountain near Ipswich

Review: The Pier, Harwich

Saturday, August 20, 2016

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

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 is a welcoming village pub, in every sense of the word.

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

Review: The Cookhouse, Wherstead

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis samples food from the Synergy grill at the Cookhouse, Wherstead

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis and friends enjoy supper at The Waveney Inn near Beccles

Nicola Warren samples homecooked cuisine at The White Horse in Felixstowe

I visited the Ferry Boat Inn on a day, not so very long ago, when hail was still a common occurrence, writes Victoria Richman.

Review: Sea Spice, Aldeburgh

Friday, May 20, 2016

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis visits Suffolk’s newest Indian restaurant Sea Spice in Aldeburgh

Nicola Warren tucks into good quality food at the Woolpack, Ipswich

Review: Berridges restaurant, Ipswich

Saturday, April 30, 2016

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

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

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