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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.


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

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis returns to a favourite old pub, The Kersey Bell

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis has some of the best fish and chips in Suffolk at Fish Dish in Felixstowe

Food editor Charlotte Smith-Jarvis enjoys a gourmet evening of truffles and wine at The Bildeston Crown

Food editor Charlotte Smith-Jarvis checks out the offering at The Arbor House in Ipswich

An authentic Italian taste on the Norfolk/Suffolk border.

Food editor Charlotte Smith-Jarvis says The Wild Blackberry in Bromeswell is a gem of a cafe

Food editor Charlotte Smith-Jarvis experiences some of the best food she’s ever eaten at Grain restaurant in Colchester

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis isn’t sure what to make of this East Coast Cafe in Aldeburgh

In 2014 Suffolk tourism bods scrapped their slogan ‘the Curious County’. But the fact remains there really are some curious things to discover in Suffolk. From ancient burial mounds, to a giant shell sculpture on the beach, via a pretty cool new dinosaur-themed American golf course at Ufford.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis loved the buzz about The Queen at Brandeston pub.

Food editor Charlotte Smith-Jarvis takes her mum for a relaxing all-inclusive lunch at Hintlesham Hall.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis tries out a family meal at The Dog and Duck in Campsea Ashe, which was renovated at the end of 2016.

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.

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