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Leaping Hare

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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovelly setting with good (but not great) food

Visited here with relatives for Sunday Lunch and enjoyed the setting and excellent service. Left a little disappointed with some of our dishes. The soup was a very mild celeriac offering, in fact had the menu not stated what it was it my husband would not have been able to guess the main... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Carol A
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Business meetings
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English first
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited here with relatives for Sunday Lunch and enjoyed the setting and excellent service. Left a little disappointed with some of our dishes. The soup was a very mild celeriac offering, in fact had the menu not stated what it was it my husband would not have been able to guess the main component. The goats cheese was however excellent... More 

Thank Carol A
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I met here today with friends for coffee, it was armistace day, I was quite disgusted that they didn't stop serving to show respect at 11am, the banging and crashing went on throughout the 2 minutes.

Thank Tingledick
Francis G, Manager at Leaping Hare, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear you felt disappointed that a silence was not observed on Armistace Day. We had chosen to observe the 2 minutes silence on Rememberance Sunday but perhaps in future years should consider paying our respects on both occasions. During the previous weeks our team proudly wore Poppys and also raised a significant amount of money through... More 

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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I dined here for a Sunday roast whilst visiting family in the area and was not expecting such a wonderful and unique place. The restaurant is stunning with a light and spacious appearance with lots of different art hanging on the walls giving it a really quirky vibe. The food itself was to an incredibly high standard and I couldn't... More 

Thank Rebecca Z
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We've been frequenting the Leaping Hare for over 10 years and seen several changes in staff, including the Chefs, over that time but the standard has never dropped below excellent. They serve good, locally sourced, food. The staff are courteous and helpful, always willing to explain ingredients or suggest an option if we're not sure what to have. Whenever we... More 

Thank Phil B
suffolk uk
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Very nice family meal celebrating a birthdaymeal, catered for 11 of us, staff lovely and helpful. High chair supplied for toddler

Thank cc-7
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I have reviewed this restaurant before but after our visit last night felt it warranted another review. We had the most exceptional meal which surpassed all our experiences of eating at other establishments. The second chef has been promoted to Head Chef and some new members have recently joined the team. The food has always been good here but last... More 

Thank Christine R
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

During a holiday in Suffolk we visited Wyken several times and enjoyed what the Leaping Hare has to offer. Lovely coffee and superb desserts and cakes. High quality, delicious meals, made with local ingredients and a great deal of imagination and stylish presentation. Eating in the converted barn, surrounded by artwork and enjoying a good level of service ensured we... More 

Thank Lis4444
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Thi Leaping Hare and Wyken Vineyard has always been a favourite place of ours, especially as we are local. It's in a beautiful setting, has a great shop and lovely, relaxing atmosphere. We take my stepdaughter there every three weeks and meet friends for lunch or coffee. But every now and then they throw a complete curve ball with a... More 

Thank LindyBlake
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

The Leaping Hare was recommended to us by the owner of a B&B we were staying in for the weekend to celebrate a friend's 50th birthday. Although it was a reasonable distance from where we were staying it was definitely worth the journey. We couldn't fault the ambience, the service and most importantly the food. In particular the rabbit starter... More 

Thank KarenF959
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215 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

You have to make an effort to get to The Leaping Hare because it is miles from anywhere. But you can see from the number of well-heeled guests that the place is very popular - and deservedly so. It also ensures plenty of parking. Lovely airy restaurant area in a barn. Nicely spaced tables well presented. Food an excellent selection... 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: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings


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