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The Wine Bar

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British, Tapas, Bistro
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52 Gainsborough Street | Suffolk, Sudbury CO10 2ET, England (Formerly Thompson's Bistro)
+44 1787 373919
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Close to the town center and the house of Thomas Gainsborough. We are a...
Close to the town center and the house of Thomas Gainsborough. We are a small restaurant with a personal and relaxed atmosphere. And we serve great steaks and salads! Open Friday & Saturday evening from 6.30Pm
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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
relaxing and laid back atmosphere

Open Friday and Saturday, with a Tapas evening the first Thursday of the month. I went to the Tapas evening last week, and the chef Dominic Carter put on a great spread, with good wines and great value, all freshly cooked. The live music went down a storm, and David and Trish Thompson and their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
DMHentall
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Open Friday and Saturday, with a Tapas evening the first Thursday of the month. I went to the Tapas evening last week, and the chef Dominic Carter put on a great spread, with good wines and great value, all freshly cooked. The live music went down a storm, and David and Trish Thompson and their daughter Fran, give it a... More 

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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Lovely cosy atmosphere, brilliant wine list with drinks to suit all budgets. The staff are always very friendly and welcoming. The food is fresh, imaginative and full of flavour, with great thought put into all the ingredients. There are different 'nights' put on by the owners which are incredibly popular- I have to book my places weeks in advance! Sudbury... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Since re-opening in October with a new chef, I have eaten here twice and both meals have been excellent. The choice of fresh, in season, locally sought food cannot fail to please which is then accompanied by good wine, a pleasant atmosphere - all round great experience.

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Christmas Eve here was fantastic,just how it always used to be,thank goodness David & Trisha are back! Fantastic meal, fantastic atmosphere ,fantastic service, can't wait for the next visit !!!!

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suffolk
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The wine bar closed for a little while but open since. Just to make sure my previous review still applies We have dinned at the wine bar in September, again very good , and now in October with a new chef there is a more varied menu and we loved it . Good atmosphere and excellent food

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Hertfordshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

The telephone number no longer works and there does not appear to be an alternative. Previous poor reviews and two changes of name may have caused it to close.

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We have been regulars for some time and can only highly recommend this establishment. The food is always good, we have had great service and the wine selection is , although not cheap, of very good quality and worth the extra. From just a few drinks to a full night out and even a private function, this place is great.

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Haverhill, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The food is always excellent - of the highest quality and beautifully cooked. The menu is limited but suitable for most tastes. The atmosphere is always very welcoming.

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suffolk
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We have had over the last few years wonderful food and drink in this wine bar and restaurant just off market square in sudbury. A family owned business David, the owner, starts his day at the David's Deli cafe adjacent to the restaurant serving the best coffee in town, all varieties of teas,delicious sandwiches, soup, eggs, cheese or parma ham... More 

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

We went for dinner & I can honestly say the food was amazing. I had fish, hubby had the burger. Good sized portions. There is an offer for 3 dishes (small plates) £10 which we will do next time. Service friendly, quick and nothing too much trouble. Can't wait to go back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 52 Gainsborough Street | Suffolk, Sudbury CO10 2ET, England (Formerly Thompson's Bistro)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Sudbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1787 373919

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 30
  • Cuisine: British, Tapas, Bistro

Description

Close to the town center and the house of Thomas Gainsborough. We are a small restaurant with a personal and relaxed atmosphere. And we serve great steaks and salads! Open Friday & Saturday evening from 6.30Pm

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