Suffolk is a foodie's dream with dozens of glorious restaurants dotted across the county wherever you look.

However, there are some places that you need to visit if you want to say you've eaten the very best that Suffolk has to offer.

These are seven of the best restaurants you can't afford to miss...

1. Pea Porridge

East Anglian Daily Times: Pea Porridge retained its Michelin Star in 2023Pea Porridge retained its Michelin Star in 2023 (Image: Newsquest)

Where: 28-29 Cannon St, Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 1JR

Beginning with Suffolk's only Michelin Star restaurant seems an obvious place to start for this list.

Pea Porridge's dishes take inspiration from North Africa, the Middle East and the Mediterranean, giving diners a unique experience that you won't get anywhere else.

2. Watson and Walpole

East Anglian Daily Times: Laverstoke Park organic buffalo mozzerella with salsa rossa and gnocco fritto at Watson and Walpole in FramlinghamLaverstoke Park organic buffalo mozzerella with salsa rossa and gnocco fritto at Watson and Walpole in Framlingham (Image: Charlotte Bond)

Where: 3 Church St, Framlingham, Woodbridge IP13 9BQ

This modern Italian restaurant opened in 2020 and has gone on to become one of the county's most exciting places to eat thanks to its intriguing twists on classic dishes.

With a menu that changes every month, Watson and Walpole continuously offers something new to guests who return throughout the year.

3. The Unruly Pig

Where: Orford Rd, Bromeswell, Woodbridge IP12 2PU

Hardly a month goes by where the Unruly Pig doesn't win an award or is nominated for one - but there's a very good reason it has seen so much success in recent years.

Named as the UK's best gastropub in 2022 and the second best in 2023, it's the place to go for anyone looking for some expertly-made hearty food.

4. The Woodyard

East Anglian Daily Times: Pizza at The Woodyard in WoodbridgePizza at The Woodyard in Woodbridge (Image: Sarah Lucy Brown)

Where: Unit 3a, Deben Wharf, Tide Mill Way, Woodbridge IP12 1FP

If pizza is what you fancy, you might want to head over to Woodbridge to grab a table at The Woodyard.

With the smell of wood-fired pizza wafting out the door, it is no surprise to see a very busy restaurant in the evenings.

5. The Weeping Willow

Where: 39 Bury Rd, Barrow Hill, Barrow, Bury Saint Edmunds IP29 5AB

Perhaps one of the most picturesque restaurants you're likely to visit, the food at The Weeping Willow is just as impressive as its design.

Whether you're looking for a full three-course meal or just a crisp pint in the sunshine, look no further than this country pub.

6. Fields Farm Shop and Cafe

East Anglian Daily Times: Roast pork at Fields Farm Shop and CafeRoast pork at Fields Farm Shop and Cafe (Image: Tom Swindles, Newsquest)

Where: Park Rd, East Bergholt, Colchester CO7 6XS

There's nothing quite like a Sunday lunch, so if you're looking for the pinnacle of roast dinners, Fields is the place to go.

However, make sure to visit on a weekday for a stunning breakfast, sweet or savoury treat and a wander through the on-site shop.

7. The Suffolk

Where: 152 High St, Aldeburgh IP15 5AQ

A new addition to Suffolk's lineup of restaurants, The Suffolk has rocketed in popularity in Aldeburgh.

Serving up a concise menu inspired by the coast and using local ingredients, it has emerged as one of the best seafood restaurants you're likely to find.