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5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Sun Inn

The Sun Inn
Ranked #5 of 10 Restaurants in Dedham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $57 - $57
Cuisines: Bar, European, British, Pub
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sandbach, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Really enjoyed a couple of days stay at the Inn and ate in both nights. The menu is loosely inspired by Italian food and the chef uses all locally sourced produce. Over the two days we had a light salad of prosciutto, peaches, rocket and mozzarella to start, a melt in the mouth roast lamb, calves liver with grilled polenta and a roasted tomato jus, and a mixed antipasti platter, quail with panzanella salad, sea trout with a tomato, fennel and basil ragu. The deserts were fabulous - summer pudding with crime fraische, elderflower tarte with meringue and toasted nuts.

Visited September 2013
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English first
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106 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Pretentious food, not backed up by quality.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Four of us dined here one Sunday evening. We enjoyed our plate of tapas, and the breads with olive oil and pepper, but ŵe were all disappointed with our mains, two had the quails, rather plain roast quails, which were accompanied, amongst other things, by a strange heap of soggy orange bready substance, which we left. Our partners ate some risotto like rice, called something else, surmounted by some minced beef. Neither of them were impressed. The wine was good, and so was the coffee. Service was attentive and pleasant. If there was a choice, I would try somewhere else, although The Sun provides a warm welcome and pleasant surroundings.

Visited September 2013
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Food was fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

It is well worth a trip to this restaurant. The atmosphere was perfect as is the decor. Very friendly and comfortable. We ate 2 nights running in this restaurant as we were staying in Dedham and could not fault the food, service or price. Will definately go back next time we are in the area.

  • Visited August 2013
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southminster essex
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Not worth it”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

Went here for lunch today asked for menus as sitting in garden was given these and told to look at special board. It had ploughman's with cheeses on there. I asked what cheeses and was told you have caught us on the hop as still deciding on what cheeses!!!! looked at main lunch menu and meals where around £18 per head. Well over priced not that many people eating either. Would not bother even stopping for a drink.

Visited August 2013
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71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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“Was hoping the food was going to be a little more special.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

Booked a table early sat, but decided to eat in the pleasant courtyard garden. I had high hopes after looking at sample menus online.

Some bread came out which was lovely. My risotto starter came with beef in red wine which was basically mince lobbed on top of one of the best risottos I've had - I ended up eating around it. The Sharing plater was also very nice.

Main courses were... underwhelming, all four of us had different dishes but non of us were wowed. The liver was slightly overcooked, the venison stew was rather bland, my quail was a little overcooked and dry but the spicy sausage it came with was very good. My girlfriend had the slow cooked lamb which she said was ok - again nothing special.

Next time were in Dedham well come to the sun for a pint but not a meal. (well unless that risotto is on sans mince.)

  • Visited August 2013
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