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Theobalds Restaurant

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68 High Street | Bury St Edmunds, Ixworth, Bury St. Edmunds IP31 2HJ, England
+44 1359 231707
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Ixworth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Simon's cooking is first rate; can't recall a better meal. Have been visiting for 30 years and it's always excellent. Geraldine as front of house is the perfect hostess. Lunching there today - can't wait.

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Thank Barbara533
Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My other half and I have chosen this restaurant for 2 years running as a valentines treat. The food is delicious especially the seafood broth and the lamb, as well as the lovely little canapés to start. The service here is always excellent and I would highly recommend giving it a try. The restaurant as other reviews state is 'old... More 

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Thank beach_lover447
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have just returned from a very pleasant evening 5 ladies of varying ages ! Lovely cosy atmosphere attentive pleasant staff very good choice menu for a la carte catering for all. Food beautifully presented and cooked to perfection thoroughly enjoyable and if anyone looking for a special treat this is the place to go.

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Thank Glynis T
Fermo, Italy
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Always an excellent variety of food, with excellent service in a quaint and secluded atmosphere. Excellent wine list and very good value for money considering the high quality.

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Thank holafermo
East Anglia
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

The owners have been running this restaurant for many years (25 years + ?) with their local regular clientele getting older with them. What was exciting then is now not even mundane. OAP groups R us! The menu promises quite a lot, but the local produce lacks any punch or invention to awaken the senses. I remember their own home... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

To do this restaurant justice would require several more "stars" than the 5 available. We were a party of 12 who without exception were all delighted with their dinner. The menu is not long but between us we managed to sample each item of the three courses. My cheese souffle was probably the best starter I have ever experienced and... More 

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Thank Edward C
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten at Theobalds many times and never been disappointed. The menu is always interesting, the food beautifully cooked and well served, while the price is very reasonable. One of Suffolk's best small restaurants. Try it and see: you won't be disappointed.

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Thank David T
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Went there on Friday (9 Dec) in a party of 16 for lunch. The whole experience was really well manages with excellent service and good attention to detail. With so many of us we had been asked to pre-order and the meals all arrived to the right people with no "who ordered the...". The food itself was delicious, especially the... More 

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Thank Krispitt
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

This is very good, high quality restaurant. The husband and wife team have created a great dining experience and are passionate about all they do, despite doing it for 35 years! The restaurant is spotless (as is the kitchen). The food and service exceeded our expectations. Will be trying the 5 course tasting menu next time! One definitely worth a... More 

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Thank Keith S
Northampton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

This restaurant came recommended to us by our host hotel and it was certainly worth the visit. On the outside it looks quite plain but once you step inside its a wonderfully set out environment for eating. The owners served you and were excellent hosts and the food was some of the best I have had in a long time.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$34 - $45
Cuisine
British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 High Street | Bury St Edmunds, Ixworth, Bury St. Edmunds IP31 2HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Bury St. Edmunds  >  Ixworth
  • Phone Number: +44 1359 231707

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?