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Thompson's Bistro

52 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury CO10 2ET, England
01787 375752
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Ranked #4 of 75 restaurants in Sudbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $42
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Close to the town center and the house of Thomas Gainsborough.We are a small restaurant with some lovely features and great atmosphere. Open from Wednesday to Saturday.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Close to the town center and the house of Thomas Gainsborough.We are a small restaurant with some lovely features and great atmosphere. Open from Wednesday to Saturday.
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English first
Haverhill, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Sudbury, Suffolk
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This is a lovely place to eat whether in the restaurant or coffee shop/deli, the food is fresh and seasonal, the chef is very good, the service is friendly and welcoming. The two rooms are just the right size: not big enough to feel barn-like and not small enough to hear everyone at the next table, the nicest kind of... More

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I love Thompson's Bistro! whether it is for a quiet lunch, dinner or just popping in for a glass of wine, the staff are very friendly and the ambiance is excellent. Just a very short walk from Market Square.

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Freshly prepared high quality ingredients, sensible prices. Warm and genuine welcome, (none of that "Have a nice day" insincerity) Day-times ideal for all sorts from the best coffee in Sudbury, to a quality made snack, yet in the evening, it changes to an unpretentious quality restaurant, It's the kind of place that you can feel just at home having a... More

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Went to try something new in town but was pretty underwhelmed. Sort of place builders take their girlfriends on a Friday night.

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uk
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We went to Thompson's Bistro this evening. From the taking of our (last minute) booking to us leaving the premises, we couldn't have been looked after better. Everything was just so polite, professional and a little bit special. David, who seems to run the Bistro, was excellent in attending to our every need. From taking our coats, to recommending a... More

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Sudbury, Suffolk
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

One of the best meals ever! This little Gem of a restaurant hidden away in the old town of Sudbury (Gainsborough street) has a vibrant atmosphere and the most welcoming staff. The locals are in drinking and welcome all visitors to the town with a friendly hello and enjoyable conversation at the bar. The food is to die for and... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Read the earlier reviews and (as we had to be in Sudbury) though that we would give it a try. The earlier reviews (I think) over rate the place but then everything needs context. Two of us had two courses each and shared a bottle of wine - price wise it was about the same as (say) Pizza Express. So... More

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