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Pea Porridge

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28-29 Cannon Street, Bury St. Edmunds IP33 1JR, England
+44 1284 700200
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'd heard wonderful things about this restaurant and finally got to visit for my sister's birthday, The staff were all absolutely charming and I loved the cosy interior and decor. As for the food, you could tell that the chef cooks with complete love and passion. I haven't had food this good in England for a long time. The menu... More 

1 Thank Albee Y
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here with a very special lady in my life as she had always wanted to visit. The food is not cheap but was exceptional so I would have to say it represented excellent value for money. I had the octopus starter which was simply fantastic and the steak was equally impressive. My girlfriend had the Pate and the... More 

1 Thank Rob T
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a birthday celebration meal for two. We were offered canapes on the house, there was a great choice, including specials. The food prices were around what you would expect to pay at any decent restaurant. However the drinks were really expensive. £4.95 for a 330ml bottle of lager and just shy of £30 for a bottle of the... More 

2 Thank geoff2198
justinsharp, Owner at Pea Porridge, responded to this review

Hi . thanks for choosing to dine with us recently and I'm glad to read that you enjoyed the food. However,if you fancy yourself as a restaurant reviewer, surely getting facts straight is something you should practice. £17.95 is what we charge for our entry wines ( is that what you call just shy of £30)? We don't sell prosecco... More 

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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our little supper club decided on this venue and what an absolute treat it was . Superb fine dining and different dishes on the menu as well as old favourites. Staff were fabulous to and had good conversation skills which is rare to find these days . Nothing was to much trouble . If your out for some fab food... More 

3 Thank BigJaime
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Attitude! What a disappointment! After we were shown to our table the waiter told us about the “specials” and the drinks on offer. Our mistake was not asking him to go over that again because his English was difficult to understand and if we’d heard that it was £60 for steak and chips we would have gone elsewhere. We were... More 

10 Thank djansons
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

We went there for lunch. The menu was quite promising, and the atmosphere is pleasant. What we liked about the menu is the different type of dishes, that you can't find in many other restaurants. However the food itself could have been better. Risotto and salted cod brandade were good, but too many herbs that had more flavour than the... More 

2 Thank lss_11
justinsharp, Owner at Pea Porridge, responded to this review

This review is quite good..... But could be better...... Thanks for coming, maybe we will get it right if u should ever come again. More 

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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

Came here with my boyfriend and we had a wonderful time. Food and wine were exceptional. I had slow cooked rabbit and it was stunning. My boyfriend enjoyed his ox tail. We also ordered some braised red cabbage as a side dish and it was also divine. I enjoyed the wine and our starter - a whole baked cheese served... More 

Thank JBird1988
Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Well what can I say, turned up without a booking on saturday lunctime but where lucky enough to get a table will definitely book to be sure as will be returning here. Exciting, adventurous and very tasty food. As soon as my hubby saw snails he decided this was where we would eat. We had 3 courses and all where... More 

Thank Carole S
bury st edmunds
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96 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Going back to this restaurant is always a treat, its great in the winter to have the lovely fire and homely surroundings.I'll be brief, I had the terrine, really great as did Mike, Michelle from New York had the risotto, one of the best she has ever had, this great praise from a food critic who travels widely, Mike &... More 

1 Thank snapone
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely meal here, good food though in my view overpriced. Staff very welcoming. Recommend the crab risotto to start and veal loin for main. Desserts were a bit disappointing. If you are arriving later into service be prepared for a number of items to be off the menu or with limited availability. In total around 6 dishes from... More 

1 Thank Hayley B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28-29 Cannon Street, Bury St. Edmunds IP33 1JR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Bury St. Edmunds
  • Phone Number: +44 1284 700200

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?