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The Wine Bar

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52 Gainsborough Street | Suffolk, Sudbury CO10 2ET, England (Formerly Thompson's Bistro)
+44 1787 373919
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Description: We open only on friday evenings providing live music and good food - from...
We open only on friday evenings providing live music and good food - from 7pm. It is advisable to phone for a reservation
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  • 64
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  • 5
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  • 2
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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
A must try if visiting Lavenham just off Market Square

Lovely, beautiful restaurant with great atmosphere and excellent food, small outside patio but maybe not so suitable for small children although relaxed

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Warlingham, United Kingdom
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Warlingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Lovely, beautiful restaurant with great atmosphere and excellent food, small outside patio but maybe not so suitable for small children although relaxed

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It's such a shame as it's the only wine bar in town and we won't be going back again. The setting is the only nice thing I can say. It was cramped, card machine out of action, waited ages and didn't have what we wanted anyway.

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6 restaurant reviews
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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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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
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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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
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17 restaurant reviews
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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
14 restaurant reviews
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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
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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 restaurant reviews
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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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Address: 52 Gainsborough Street | Suffolk, Sudbury CO10 2ET, England (Formerly Thompson's Bistro)
Phone Number: +44 1787 373919
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Sudbury
Average Prices: USD 8 - 31
Cuisine: Wine Bar

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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 8 - 31
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar

Description

We open only on friday evenings providing live music and good food - from 7pm. It is advisable to phone for a reservation

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