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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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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
Excellent

We stayed in a bed and breakfast nearby. I looked this up on trip adviser before we booked. The meal was fantastic. While we were having pre dinner drinks they brought canapés the we had a salmon mouse and sararno ham and apple, for main duck and lamb , sweet creme brûlée Every part was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
VioletJ
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London
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English first
London
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137 reviews 137 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We stayed in a bed and breakfast nearby. I looked this up on trip adviser before we booked. The meal was fantastic. While we were having pre dinner drinks they brought canapés the we had a salmon mouse and sararno ham and apple, for main duck and lamb , sweet creme brûlée Every part was excellent, service was attentive very.... More 

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Thetford, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

.food is good but very small portions drinks menu poor no draught beers only bottle beer and small bottles at that spent over £120 for four people all of us came away still hungry this restaurant is ok nothing to shout about there's a lot better in and around bury St Edmunds .

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Suffolk
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Another first class dinner at Theobalds. We visited this evening to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I swear it's getting even better!

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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321 reviews 321 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
14 helpful votes 14 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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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 41 - 54
  • Cuisine: French, English

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