Dine and stay at these two Suffolk restaurants that have been named among the best foodie spots in the UK. 

Husk in Thorington near Halesworth and The Suffolk in Aldeburgh have been included in a list compiled by The Times. 

It comes after The Suffolk was recently named one of the best places to stay in the country

East Anglian Daily Times: Joey O'Hare and Katy Taylor at HuskJoey O'Hare and Katy Taylor at Husk (Image: Husk)

Described Husk The Times said: "The conviviality starts in the car park; no guests can get past Husk’s security team — aka Mr Yeats, Rita, Serena and Vodka the geese — without their arrival being announced by a cacophony of honking. This jollity continues indoors, thanks to Husk’s human owners and easygoing hosts, Joey O’Hare and Katy Taylor.

"The couple purchased the historic Walnut Tree Farm on the outskirts of Thorington in 2021, transforming it into a Friday and Saturday-night supper club for just 16 guests in a converted barn.

"Chef Joey’s modern European cooking depends on Suffolk’s seasonal produce — some of it from the farm itself — while Katy’s predominantly organic wine list offers bold pairings.

"Dinner guests can now amble across the courtyard to one of the four spacious bedrooms added in December 2023, which have freestanding baths and are decked out with individual, upcycled antiques sourced from eBay, auction houses and markets."

Famed for its Sur-Mer restaurant, The Suffolk opened in August 2022 with six bedrooms named after local landmarks. 

Speaking about the hotel The Times said: "In 2020, the enigmatic restaurateur George Pell — then managing director of L’Escargot in London — moved from Brixton, south London, to the coastal town of Aldeburgh.

"That summer he opened L’Escargot Sur-Mer, a pop-up seafood joint in a ramshackle 17th-century building on Aldeburgh’s high street.

"Now, after a meticulous year-long refurb of the historic property, the Suffolk is a permanent fixture. Last summer, Pell added six bedrooms above the dining room, and an outdoor terrace.

"At weekends it’s filled with a mix of “up-from-Londoners” and locals — and it seems there’s little chance of Pell returning to the capital any time soon."