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Theobalds Restaurant

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68 High Street, Ixworth, Bury St Edmunds | Bury St Edmunds, Ixworth, Bury St. Edmunds IP31 2HJ, England
+44 1359 231707
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  • 45
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
5 course taster menu

what a great restaurant. from start to finish the service is impeccable. the people who work there are friendly and welcoming and that really makes a difference. the building is beautiful, the décor is not modern but it is still bright and clean and a really enjoyable place to dine. the food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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309 reviews 309 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

what a great restaurant. from start to finish the service is impeccable. the people who work there are friendly and welcoming and that really makes a difference. the building is beautiful, the décor is not modern but it is still bright and clean and a really enjoyable place to dine. the food was very good and great value for money... More 

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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I have read a recent review of this restaurant which was not only very negative but extremely lengthy! I can understand why said reviewer was eating alone! Four of us ate there last night for the first time, having just moved into the village. We couldn't fault anything from the food, service, atmosphere, etc. No, it's not the cheapest place... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Having been let down at the last minute by another restaurant for an important birthday party, Theobalds came to our rescue at only 48 hours notice to accommodate 24 of my friends and business associates. We have visited them regularly over the years and have always enjoyed excellent food and warm hospitality. The birthday party was a great success and... More 

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Thurston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Had a lovely meal in Theobalds last night with my wife and a couple of friends. We really don't go there often enough and have made a note to put that right. I know it's not cheap but it is a lovely restaurant with "soft" service and great food. I cannot understand the criticisms of some people on this thread.... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I tried the new tasting menu and was not disappointed, in fact it was superb. Simon Theobald has taken his previously high standard of cuisine to a new level with the five courses my wife and I enjoyed Saturday evening. The potted shrimps with a lime and walnut dressing followed by very succulent quail accompanied by caramelised figs and then... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Greeted in a strange manner by the 'Lady of the house and an awkward initial approach. Very small and compact reception/ bar with an open fire that needed a few more logs to make an impact! Being thrifty maybe? Orders taken promptly while enjoying a pre meal drink but very aware of the lack of background music which made fellow... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We were treated to a meal here by friends. I had heard and read that the restaurant sometimes lacks atmosphere, this certainly was not the case. The restaurant as almost full on a Friday night and had a really good vibe. From the moment we arrived we were greeted warmly and treated with attention and care. All 3 courses were... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had a great Valentines evening at Theobalds last night. We received a warm welcome from Geraldine and her attentive staff and enjoyed pre dinner drinks by the fire with some delicious complimentary canapés to enjoy whilst looking at the menus. We decided on the 5 course tasting menu which looked extremely well balanced with a mix of seafood, red... More 

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Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

I stayed at the local 'Ixworth House' B&B and found the menu for Theobalds in the guest information brochure. Not only did I get a 10% discount as a guest but I had one of the best dining experiences I could have asked for. The service was impeccable and the Al la carte menu was just delicious. From the moment... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I telephoned 2 weeks prior to attending, and I was greeted by a gentlemen that seemed very busy. I could hear a lot of background noise, some of which sounded like pots and pans clattering around and the sizzling of food. This suggests to me that they are not well kempt with their admin. He was polite enough and offered... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 68 High Street, Ixworth, Bury St Edmunds | Bury St Edmunds, Ixworth, Bury St. Edmunds IP31 2HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Bury St. Edmunds  >  Ixworth
  • Phone Number: +44 1359 231707

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 36 - 46
  • Cuisine: French, English

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