Bury St Edmunds: Three west Suffolk restaurants continue to impress reviewers

Regis Crepy

Regis Crepy - Credit: Contributed

Three leading west Suffolk restaurants have been recognised nationally.

Earlier this year Maison Bleue in Bury St Edmunds and the Great House in Lavenham – which are both owned by Regis Crepy and his wife Martine – and Pea Porridge in Bury made it onto a list of the top 50 restaurants in the UK outside of London, voted for by customers. Now the same three restaurants feature in a Sunday Times top 10 list for the East of England.

Previously, Mr Crepy has said what made Great House and Maison Bleue stand out was “care and passion”. He said the staff are always striving to improve, and it was “fantastic” to see independent restaurants achieving accolades.

Owners of Pea Porridge, Justin and Jurga Sharp, were unavailable for comment yesterday, but its website said: “Simplicity is genius in our kitchen. We source top quality ingredients and with a nod towards Mediterranean shores allow key flavours to shine through lovingly with minimal fuss.”

In the summer, Square Meal magazine announced, following the 2,400 votes, the Great House came 40th and Maison Bleue 44th. Meanwhile, Pea Porridge was listed as 37th.