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Leaping Hare

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$$ - $$$
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Leaping Hare Wyken Road, Stanton IP31 2DW, England
+44 1359 250287
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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are so lucky to live only 5 miles from this restaurant Our lunch today in the cafe section was excellent, the spicy chicken burger was tasty and my gnocchi was absolutely delicious Desserts of treacle tart and almond croissant pudding are also highly recommended Service was efficient and friendly A wonderful lunch

1 Thank annoflondon
Ely, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

It was my first time at the Leaping Hare and I will most certainly be returning as quickly as possible. The beautiful barn was all decorated for Christmas and looked really beautiful. The service was very good and the food was truly excellent. I was with three other people and we all had something different. Everybody was very happy with... More 

1 Thank Ferne M
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

As a surprise took my business manager and dear friend Michelle to Leaping Hare, along with american mike, we had a lovely car & driver from Atlas Executive Travel, glorious weather, all the way to the great venue. What a fabulous place one of my late mothers favourites, It looked great, the service was top class, swift, courteous, unobtrusive, just... More 

Thank snapone
Salford Priors, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

I have been eating here and visiting the shop for more than twenty years. I have seen many changes over those years and a big expansion from the early days. Even though I no longer live in Suffolk I still return regularly and a few days ago my husband and I and two friends went there for a special celebration... More 

Thank Trudy L
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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732 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

We were there with friends in the evening. Reasonably good service, fantastic food, all in a lovely old barn with a great atmosphere. This is one of the best places I have been to recently. The only drawback is that the expression "in the middle of nowhere" is barely adequate to describe where the place is! Lots of twisting country... More 

Thank DTM56
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

It's not an insignificant diversion to take in The Leaping Hare en-route back down the A11 from Norwich but it's a diversion we always make (it's actually a shorter distance according to Google although it'll add to the journey time) because it's absolutely worth it. My mother-in-law discovered The Leaping Hare 15+ years ago; we've been going ever since and... More 

Thank James C
Diss, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

This was a family gathering: on a Sunday lunch time. No Sunday menu, all á la Carte. Food was presented in a pleasing way. Spot on portion sizes...just right. And it's great they use their own produce or very locally sourced within a few miles. Pink and tender lamb; the same said for the venison dish. Chicken, a lovely flavour... More 

Thank gardenlover2015
Angouleme, France
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

We arrived at 12 noon to find the café section of the beautifully converted barn still buzzing with people finishing their coffee and cakes (or maybe they were still lingering over breakfast). So we added our name to the waiting list for lunch and took a stroll around the adjoining shop, where we all succumbed to temptation ... books, gardening... More 

1 Thank redhead148
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Excellent- most impressive was the attention to detail Looking forward to reward to taking the Australians there fir a taste of Britain

1 Thank 925bbrown
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent. Everything else was a little "Acorn Antiques". The wine menu was poor (Yes, I realise they're trying to upsell their own produce. But not at the expense of a good food/wine balance.) Service standards were basic, at best. Staff not knowing what ingredients are actually on the plate. No top ups. Invisible staff. Other reviews refer... More 

1 Thank contented_foodie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Leaping Hare Wyken Road, Stanton IP31 2DW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Stanton
  • Phone Number: +44 1359 250287

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?