Effectively, a Gallic bistro - but a good one - specialising in fish. It has a buzzy atmosphere, and is very popular with the locals.
Dishes change to fit the local landings, but typical starters might include 'Mediterranean Fish Soup with Rouille and Garlic Croutons'; 'Seared Scallops with Roasted Celeriac, Soya Sauce & Mushroom Dressing'; 'Moules Marinière'; 'Whitebait' and 'Foie Gras with Apple and Ginger Compote & a glass of Pinot D'Alsace'.
Both Irish and Colchester Oysters and Fresh Langoustines with Mayonnaise are also offered.
Perhaps follow with the likes of 'Turbot with Bearnaise Sauce'; 'Tournedos of Monkfish with Bacon and a Green Peppercorn Sauce'; Baked Fillet of Sea Bass with a Fennel and Pernod Sauce'; 'Stir-Fried Lobster and Monkfish Oriental' or 'Pan-Fried Fillet of Aberdeen Angus with a Veal Reduction & Poached Garlic'.
A full 'Plateau de Fruits de Mer' can be pre-ordered.
If you still have room, there are well prepared desserts - such as 'Lemon Tart with Meringue & Strawberry Coulis' there to tempt you.
- Food Style: Seafood
- Lunch: Tues-Sat 12.00-14.30; set L £9.95 (1 course & coffee), £18.50 (2 courses), £23.50 (3 courses); mains about £18 to £30
- Dinner: Tues-Sat 19.00-21.30 (22.00 Fri & Sat); set D £33.50; mains about £18 to £30
- Seats: 65
- Wine: a good wine list, is mainly French and white, house wine from about £16
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Bury St. Edmunds Rail
- Directions: in the Town Centre, near the cathedral. See the map on this page.
- Parking: Street Parking
- Closed: Sun & Mon; 3 weeks Jan; 2 weeks August