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Really Rather Good

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31 Abbeygate Street, Bury St. Edmunds IP33 1LW, England
+44 1284 756181
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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Description: Really Rather Good is a premium coffee and tea house in Bury St Edmunds...
Really Rather Good is a premium coffee and tea house in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England. Our espresso beans are a special blend from 4 countries, and we invested in a grinder and espresso machine which are amongst the best available. Whether you're after an Americano, latte, cappuccino, mocha, cortado, flat white, affogato (ask us!), Espresso or ristretto, we're your first port of call.For tea lovers we have a range of exceptional loose leaf teas including English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Rooibos, Green, 7-fruit, Decaffeinated, Spearmint, Darjeeling, Jasmine or White tea. We also offer milk, ginger or white hot chocolate. To top it all off our homemade cakes (many Gluten Free!!)And light lunches (Gluten Free Wraps available) are interesting and extremely tasty. We also offer tasty breakfasts (Eggs Benedict, Scrambled Egg/Smoked Salmon as a well as porridge and granola). Best of all you can enjoy all of this whilst looking at the best view in Bury through our picture windows - straight out over Angel Square towards the Abbey Gardens and Cathedral.
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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
Lovely Tea

I had lunch at the Really Rather Good, and it does live up to its name. The tearoom/coffee house is nicely decorated and the service good. That said it is a order and pay at the till establishment. The food was very nice (and I guess that is the important bit), and the selection of teas and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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333 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I had lunch at the Really Rather Good, and it does live up to its name. The tearoom/coffee house is nicely decorated and the service good. That said it is a order and pay at the till establishment. The food was very nice (and I guess that is the important bit), and the selection of teas and coffees rather broad.... More 

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I love this place, the staff are fantastic, so friendly and attentive, the teas are superb and the food is really great. My mum and I went here for lunch on Saturday and even though it was busy, the service was excellent and the food was delicious, can't fault this place, just lovely.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Its renown for its cakes and good views across angel hill, but the coffee is just superb. Quite possibly my coffee shop of choice in Bury, and with all the coffee shops it has, that's saying something.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Perfectly located in the centre of picturesque Bury St Edmunds, easy walking to parking and shops for breakfast, lunch or tea. The warm welcome and terrific menu including proper coffees and teas gave us a lift after returning from France to buy a home in Suffolk. Ideally located 10 paces from the Angel Hotel where we stayed, the consistency of... More 

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Orpington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Nice and welcoming but expensive. £19 for 3 cake slices (very yummy gluten free) and 5 drinks. Great home made range of cakes.

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Annette S, Worker at Really Rather Good, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed the cakes. More 

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We decided to stop in Bury St Edmond's for an afternoon tea. Really Rather Good had favourable reviews, but we had terrible service and hairy scones! We asked for a pot of tea and two scones. The tea arrived but with only one cup. We asked for another but were told the pots were for only one person. We only... More 

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Annette S, Worker at Really Rather Good, responded to this review

It is interesting that the menu states Pot of Tea for one and the board states Pot of Tea for one, yet you seem to think it is a pot of tea for two. I knew there would be a problem mainly because the idea of 2 cups was not mentioned at the till, when we would have explained, but... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Bury St Edmunds has a bewildering choice of cafes - most independents though most of the chains can also be found. This particular one is well placed at the bottom of Abbeygate opposite the entrance to the Abbey Gardens. It was clean friendly and very busy in mid morning on a sunny Thursday. Cheese scones and tea for three were... More 

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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had just checked into the Angel Hotel and was delighted to find this non chain cafe so close, directly opposite the Abbey Gardens. Our coffee and tea were just right and we had the best panini. The staff were so friendly and gave us a lot of local knowledge to help us explore the town . A great start... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We have had good and bad at this cafe. When it is good it would rate 4 stars, but when it is bad it is really bad. We visited one rainy Sunday morning for breakfast, the cafe was about half full. There were 3 waiting staff and our order was taken very quickly. That is wher the good bit ended.... More 

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Annette S, Owner at Really Rather Good, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments and I defend your right to write whatever you want about a business, no matter how detrimental. Just a couple of things. We don't actually take orders. All orders are taken at the till, so we cannot really take them quickly or indeed slowly. The only eggs we do are scrambled and poached.... More 

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Having popped in here many times I have experienced nice food and excellent tea however a recent trip has reached an all time low and I can say for sure I will never be going back. After waiting 25 minutes for a sandwich I was shouted at by the owner that there were 'orders in front of mine' despite the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31 Abbeygate Street, Bury St. Edmunds IP33 1LW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Bury St. Edmunds
  • Phone Number: +44 1284 756181

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Really Rather Good is a premium coffee and tea house in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England. Our espresso beans are a special blend from 4 countries, and we invested in a grinder and espresso machine which are amongst the best available. Whether you're after an Americano, latte, cappuccino, mocha, cortado, flat white, affogato (ask us!), Espresso or ristretto, we're your first port of call.For tea lovers we have a range of exceptional loose leaf teas including English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Rooibos, Green, 7-fruit, Decaffeinated, Spearmint, Darjeeling, Jasmine or White tea. We also offer milk, ginger or white hot chocolate. To top it all off our homemade cakes (many Gluten Free!!)And light lunches (Gluten Free Wraps available) are interesting and extremely tasty. We also offer tasty breakfasts (Eggs Benedict, Scrambled Egg/Smoked Salmon as a well as porridge and granola). Best of all you can enjoy all of this whilst looking at the best view in Bury through our picture windows - straight out over Angel Square towards the Abbey Gardens and Cathedral.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?