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26a High Street, Saxmundham IP17 1AJ, England
+44 (0)1728 605607
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
Excellent little place!

A great little place for a coffee and cake, a lovely toasted teacake or a huge sandwich. Attentive staff and reasonable prices.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Saxmundham, United Kingdom
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English first
Saxmundham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great little place for a coffee and cake, a lovely toasted teacake or a huge sandwich. Attentive staff and reasonable prices.

Thank JanandAli
Level Contributor
37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Popped in here after a day out at RSPB Minsmere. Reality was as good as the website promised. :-D Service was immediate and attentive, layout was great with awesome background music. The coffee was great as were the selection of delicious cakes. Toilets were clean too which is something I always look for. Thanks for a great experience.

Thank Vekster
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We popped in for a quick coffee and cake while on business in Saxmundham. We were greeted warmly and served very promptly by polite and friendly staff. The service was equally impressive as was the fare we ordered. Coffee was good, cakes were good and reasonably priced. The menu was varied and a offered a good across the board range... More 

Thank GRB
North London
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My boyfriend and I were visiting the area for the weekend and I found The Bistro online and booked one of their Friday dinners last week. We had a lovely evening, it's charming inside and the menu was great. Food was tasty, generous portions and great choice. I absolutely recommend plus very good value - do make a reservation though.

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Holt, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The best coffee for miles around with an excellent variety of light meals and snacks. Dinners on a Friday evening are a must for those who like good locally sourced food well cooked.

Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Visit during the day and have a leisurely coffee and yummy cake or a lovely lunch - from well filled sandwiches to fabulous tapas plates, salads or soups. Friday night dinner is even better with fresh, local ingredients used in interesting and imaginative ways. There is also now a Pizza oven and the results from this are proving to be... More 

Thank Ess E
Beccles, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I met a friend here for a coffee and catch up. The Bistro has a lovely welcoming feel and the staff are really friendly and attentive. The dark hot choc is scrummy! We sat on the sofa by the fire (it was not lit) it was really comfortable. I loved the tranquillity of the place it was really peaceful and... More 

Thank Tina H
Level Contributor
43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Been to the Bistro a couple of times now for their Friday evening meal. Each time the food has been first class. It's obvious everything has been made from both fresh and quality ingredients. The menu is not huge like some restaurants, but there is something for everyone with little extra touches, like a home made roll as soon as... More 

Thank MistyMax
Leiston, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

A proper bistro feel about it. A small daily lunch menu and delicious brownies for those who only want coffee and cake. A laid back atmosphere which is ideal for chats or even meetings. Plenty of regulars - always a good sign.

Thank PennyPlain2014
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I love the the log fire in this place. Try and claim the sofa in front of it and curl up with a book. it is very relaxed. The coffee is extremely good. The sandwiches are good value and delicious. Giant scones and biscuits available too! Staff very friendly.

Thank Debra H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26a High Street, Saxmundham IP17 1AJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Saxmundham
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1728 605607

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Cafe, British


Open Hours
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
8:30 am - 1:30 pm

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