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Pea Porridge

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28-29 Cannon Street, Bury St. Edmunds IP33 1JR, England
01284 700200
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 310
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
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
WORTH A VISIT

I've been to Pea Porridge twice for lunch in the past and have come away underwhelmed. Thankfully this third time when with four friends we went for dinner on a busy Saturday night the food and service was very good. It's hugely refreshing to find a family run restaurant which is serving both... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
ianh379
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Bury St Edmunds, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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English first
Bury St Edmunds, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I've been to Pea Porridge twice for lunch in the past and have come away underwhelmed. Thankfully this third time when with four friends we went for dinner on a busy Saturday night the food and service was very good. It's hugely refreshing to find a family run restaurant which is serving both accomplished and different food than you would... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

So I booked our anniversary dinner here on a friend's recommendation. The restaurant decor is really nice but the place does lack a bit of atmosphere - we kind of felt we had to whisper to each other. The menu is unusual - one of the reasons I chose it, with lots of things I'd never tried and things I'd... More 

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Warlingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This restaurant is a little out of the town centre but is well worth a visit. We were lucky to be staying opposite it at the Old Cannon Brewery so if you are in the area you could pay a visit to both. The restaurant itself is tastefully decorated with open brick walls. The cuisine is a contemporary mix of... More 

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United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We have been to the Pea Porridge several times and have never been disappointed. It is a touch on the expensive side but you definitely get what you pay for here. The variety of food and service are second to none. Highly recommend for anyone who appreciates quality

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Excellent service given by lovely smiley friendly people, who are extremely passionate! The menu is refreshingly different & very tasty. This was our first visit with 2 friends we all chose a different starter, our friends shared the lamb shoulder (looked fantastic & they loved it) & we all thought our meals were delicious! Loved the "nibbles" section too -... More 

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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

A real gem. Food was fantastic, service likewise. Best thing? No pretentious guff, not stuffy and formal. Friendly and laid back and the food, did I mention, just brilliant!

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We have been to Pea Porridge a few times but this time we went at lunchtime for our wedding anniversary. I had the veal chop (about £16) which was a little bit fatty and my husband had the small flat iron steak about £13. The green beans were chopped quite large and were not cooked enough so most were left.... More 

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Nice restaurant good foods and service. Well recommened especially the fish was amazing. Cant wait go back again. Thanj you fir a good night

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bury st edmunds
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64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I took, my business manager and Publicity Agent to Pea Porridge for dinner, she is here to organise a book deal, flying in from New York to also attend my late mothers party of life. We started with the Bastide a tasty red wine, light and fruity, just right, I had the Mackerel starter, Michelle had the very interesting Brandade... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Super evening meal. Something for everyone. Food and service as it should be. Yet to leave dissatisfied after many visits. Recommend highly

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 28-29 Cannon Street, Bury St. Edmunds IP33 1JR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Bury St. Edmunds
  • Phone Number: 01284 700200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?