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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.


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.

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.

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