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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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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Example of how a restaurant should be run!

What an excellent restaurant, the was food was delicious, service was perfect, and all in a beautiful building. I cannot believe I have missed this little gem, I will certainly be returning and recommending to my friends.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sue C
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Thetford, United Kingdom
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Thetford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an excellent restaurant, the was food was delicious, service was perfect, and all in a beautiful building. I cannot believe I have missed this little gem, I will certainly be returning and recommending to my friends.

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Thank Sue C
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for my husbands birthday. Excellent all round - ambience, service & food - no need to say more just visit & enjoy

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1 Thank Margo H
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just down the road is this gem, consistently good quality food and wine, Geraldine and her husband run this restaurant, and run it well, food well presented, and great care and attention to service, atmosphere is quiet and peaceful, a thoroughly pleasant evening, have eaten here many times, and will be back, every dish is a winner.

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1 Thank Karl D
Norwich, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We have been going to Theobalds occasionally for over thirty years and the standard is always high and we are now confident we can go and not be disappointed. Our most recent visit was one of several we have made for their anniversary dinner, where a fixed menu with wines is offered - but we have also sampled their a... More 

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Thank 321Roger123
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We visit regularly and this restaurant is always consistently good, the food and service is second to none. This restaurant is a hidden gem, it is totally unique in its style and serves delicious, perfectly presented food! If you love fine dining you will love this one, I thoroughly recommend a visit, you will enjoy excellent a la carte food... More 

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1 Thank Frost8
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We had a wonderful experience at this lovely 16th Century property which is now a very welcoming restaurant. We all said there was not one thing we could fault with it. Freshly made and a lot of homemade food. This restaurant is now at the top of my list of places to eat when I visit this area. The owners... More 

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1 Thank Hils1958
Norton Lindsey, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We visited Theobalds when they were celebrating their 34th anniversary of starting the restaurant and the six course meal and accompanying wines we and our friends had, was to celebrate that. There was a glass of sparkling rose served with the canapes on arrival, after which we were shown to our table for the main event. Rather than relate what... More 

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1 Thank Chris W
United Kingdom
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162 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Reading some of the more negative reviews on here has left me slightly baffled. It's almost as if everything has to be slick and modern for some people and they're not broad minded enough to accept there's more than one way to do things! This is a restaurant in rural Suffolk not a bustling wifi metropolis! My wife and I... More 

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2 Thank R S K
Lincoln
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We enjoyed a wonderful meal at Theobald's to celebrate an anniversary. We were given canapés with our pre dinner drinks while we perused the menu, so many delicious things to choose from. There is a five course tasting menu in addition to the three course dinner menu and everything was tempting. When our starters were ready we were taken to... More 

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1 Thank Lis4444
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Truly exquisite restaurant - wonderful food, attentive service & little extras to make this a very special find. Highly recommended

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1 Thank Kay H

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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 39 - 52
  • Cuisine: French, British

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