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Leaping Hare

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Wyken Vinyards, Stanton IP31 2DW, England
01359 250287
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Touch of Class

Take an old Suffolk barn, convert to a nicely presented restaurant and you have "The Leaping Hare" at Stanton within the Wyken vineyard complex. I had booked a table for for Four and could not have chosen a nicer venue to enjoy lunch with our friends who we had not seen for some time. The service... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
johnHerby
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Spilsby, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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176 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Spilsby, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Take an old Suffolk barn, convert to a nicely presented restaurant and you have "The Leaping Hare" at Stanton within the Wyken vineyard complex. I had booked a table for for Four and could not have chosen a nicer venue to enjoy lunch with our friends who we had not seen for some time. The service, the food, the ambiance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The beautiful old barn restaurant was perfect for a May lunchtime. Table decorations mixed tulips and wild flowers and provided a subdued complement to the flamboyant floral display of foraged greenery that sat on the bar. It all presented a lovely atmosphere. The home brew ale or winery's fizz were both fresh and clean aperitifs as we looked over a... More 

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Esher, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I had read the reviews and booked a table for two ( myself and my elderly father) for dinner on Saturday the 23rd May. We normally dine out in Bury itself, (where my father lives,) at one of the three other " fine-dining" competitor restaurants. We were not disappointed. I had the wood pigeon breasts followed by the lamb and... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Took the future wifey here for a birthday meal totally by chance and it was stunning. They managed to fit us in even though I changed the booking two times. Food was perfect, Pigeon for starter was superb and Steak and Chicken mains were both brilliant. A very foodie venue that serves excellent ale brewed on site and their wine... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The overall farm setting puts one in a positive frame of mind even before stepping over the threshold. Everything about the atmosphere is welcoming. Light and airy with plenty of space and a high timber beamed ceiling. Courteous, attentive but not overbearing waitresses are there to advise and assist. Beautifully prepared and served dishes arrived without any noticeable delay but... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Had dinner here with some friends, it is rather expensive, but the food is beautifully presented, the atmosphere is good, we were impressed with the Wyken Wine, on a par with New World wines easily.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We are lucky to have this lovely restaurant/cafe on our door step, The food is delicious as is their very own wine from their vineyard. Friendly, relaxed service, I highly recommend visiting.

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Ely, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Delicious food and friendly service. Wyken Moonshine was a lovely aperitif and the home made truffles equally fab to finish!

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Ely
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54 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Back to The Leaping Hare for a Bank Holiday lunch, hearty greeting on arrival and even recognised from previous visit last August. Beautifully dressed table in a magical barn setting and we soon settled down to peruse the inviting menu. I could have happily chosen any of the starters or mains but settled for the smoked pigeon breast, braised leg... More 

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Kings Langley, UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We had a lovely lunch at the Leaping Hare; food was delicious and service quick and attentive. The attached shop has lots of lovely things to look at and buy and they have an old fashioned farmers' market on at the weekend (sadly we went midweek so didn't go to this). Our party was aged between 9 months and 84... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Wyken Vinyards, Stanton IP31 2DW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Stanton
  • Phone Number: 01359 250287

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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