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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.


Dishes at Japanese and Korean restaurant Takayama in Ipswich are a treat for the eyes and the stomach, says Emily Cotton

Mark Edwards finds a warm welcome and fine Gurkha curries at The Britannia Gurkha Restaurant and Bar in Colchester.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis finds excellent service, and great wine, at The Secret Garden restaurant in Sudbury.

Emily Cotton enjoys Sunday brunch at The Boarding House Dining Rooms in Halesworth.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis finds a warm welcome and hearty food with a Scottish twist at The Greyhound, Pettistree.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis enjoyed the global tastes at Kesgrave Hall but said service needs a little work.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis is bowled over by a new authentic Italian restuarant in Colchester.

Our reviewer found the food mostly good, but the service cold at this popular coastal pub.

We return to review The Marquis in Layham near Hadleigh.

Amy Gallivan heads to Curry India in Framlingham for a Saturday night feast.

The food and ambiance didn’t match the beautiful setting of The Cookhouse at Suffolk Food Hall, says Charlotte Smith-Jarvis.

Huge thanks to reader Tony Martin, who called in and insisted I try out this bucolic Suffolk inn.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis found 92 Noodle Bar in Ipswich refreshingly different.

Amy Gallivan enjoys Sunday lunch in The Cretingham Bell’s pub garden with friends

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis experiences proper service with a smile at The Shepherd and Dog, Forward Green

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis eats at The Lindsey Rose, which is under new management and has undergone a complete refurbishment.

Have you visited any of our top cocktail bars in East Anglia yet?

Amy Gallivan gets a taste of the Deep South at The American Diner in Felixstowe.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis visits one of our readers’ favourite Indian restaurants - The Curry Inn, Needham Market.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis find a brilliant lunchtime spot, The Barn Cafe, at Hasketon near Woodbridge.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis goes meat-free at the new Vegetarian Red Lion in Great Bricett

Our reviewer checks out The Last Anchor in Ipswich, where the set dinner is a steal.

Try well-judged, tasty Med food served with a smile at The Galley in Woodbridge

Our reviewer enjoyed fresh cakes and a nostalgic scone based pizza at Angel Delights, Hadleigh.

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