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“Beautiful food, wonderful evening” 5 of 5 stars
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Theobalds Restaurant
68 High Street, Ixworth, Ixworth IP31 2HJ, England
+44 (0)1359 231707
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Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Ixworth
Price range: $24 - $31
Cuisines: English, French
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
1 review
“Beautiful food, wonderful evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

Delicious food, beautifully cooked, excellent service, a lovely front of house and expert chef. Gin and tonic in the lounge with a roaring fire and comfy sofas, peruse of the menu in blissful peace. We were seated a respectful distance from other diners and waited in eager expectation for our food. Plump mussels in a delicious creamy sauce and potted crab followed by sumptuous spring lamb and knife-through butter pancetta-wrapped venison. Fantastic desserts, lovely touches in homemade breads and canapés. Overall a wonderful evening and very memorable, bravo, the theobalds!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Mmmmm......”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Sumptuous food and excellent service.
Our first visit to Theobalds while on a weekend break to Suffolk.
Historic building with bare beams & open fire.
Only slight criticism,interior could do with a bit of a sympathetic update e.g the 70's floral curtains.
Overall, the fabulous food and seamless service made our evening very special.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Warwick, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“special occasion dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

very friendly staff excellent food brilliant chef very pleasant decor aprox 16th century building we have dined at this restaurant many times and always have received very high standard quality meals very good wine selection excellent value strongly recommend for all occassions

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Fabulous place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

You can always be sure of a warm welcome at one of our favourite restaurants. Sit by the log fire and peruse the menu in the winter or sit in the beautiful courtyard garden in the summer before dining in the intimate dining room. The food is always of the highest quality and always perfectly cooked. Geraldine is a wonderful 'front of house', polite and attentive. Give it a try, you won't regret it!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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suffolk
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Shssh. Don`t tell anyone but.....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Theobalds is run by Mr & Mrs and in my opinion is the best English fare restaurant for miles around. Whilst on first glance it may look a little on the expensive side, this is a case where you are clearly paying for quality, as both the service and culinary standards are of the highest order. After perhaps a dozen visits or so over the past 7/8 years or so, we have never been disappointed in any respect.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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