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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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Today
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 294
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 21
    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
A Suffolk star

First visit to this restaurant which I found via Google and then saw past reviews. Menu and service a definite cut above the average. Staff very attentive and helpful when we asked about some of the unfamiliar ingredients. My dining companion is lactose intolerant and a non-meat eater but staff... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Roy7945
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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401 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

First visit to this restaurant which I found via Google and then saw past reviews. Menu and service a definite cut above the average. Staff very attentive and helpful when we asked about some of the unfamiliar ingredients. My dining companion is lactose intolerant and a non-meat eater but staff were totally unfazed. Food well presented, delicious and decent size... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Bury St Edmunds. Suffolk. England
Top Contributor
307 reviews 307 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We are fortunate enough to live locally and eat at Pea Porridge on regular occasions. Justin has installed a new smoking oven called Bertha, giving a different dimension to his already top notch food. This time of year is Lobster season and PP often has it in as a special, it's my favourite treat. Last nights meal was fantastic, I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Billericay, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Very cosy & welcoming. Staff at tentative & helpful. Fab menu and great presentation tasts good aswell! Book early to aviod disappoint. So what are you waiting for !!

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Pea Porridge is the restaurant my boyfriend proposed to me, so of course it is a memorable place. We went there this evening to celebrate our anniversary, and it didn't disappoint! They were happy to adjust a starter to be vegetarian, and I had the best poached egg I have even eaten. The staff are professional but very friendly. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Second time, again not disappointed, better than last time when menu was a little to gamey for my choice, but I am assured even if I don't strong game, it is very good all the same. Service and presentation also very good. Would definitely go back and recommend highly.

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Many people enjoy this restaurant but I find it a disappointment The decor is very basic as are the bare tables and workaday cutlery and glasses so no elegant dining here. Aperitifs are served at the cramped table and at £6 plus aren't cheap. However everyone comes for the food which is surprisingly good. Everyone in our party enjoyed it... More 

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wymondham
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I travelled from Norwich with my Mum to eat at Pea Porridge last Friday lunchtime having read two rave reviews in Food Magazines over the last month. We found the service to be very professional and indeed faultless despite a few questionable reviews on Tripadvisor (strangely enough many of these had not reviewed any other restaurants so possibly from rivals?)... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Excellent food chosen from a very varied and different menu. We drove from Norwich especially to eat in this restaurant and were not disappointed. Thoroughly enjoyed everything we ordered. The waitress was particularly good and well informed on the menu items.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Interesting menu, delicious food and wine, friendly and welcoming service. My only gripe... The stag do seated next to us whilst I were trying to enjoy a romantic meal.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Have visited PP on several occasions and enjoyed it very much. Last visit a couple of weeks ago had Hare which was once again very very good.

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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: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?