Set in this pretty medieval village, with its half-timbered houses, this restaurant is a little pocket of France. Menu’s change on a weekly basis, but are based on traditional – rather than innovative influences.
Expect the likes of ‘Gravadlax and Onion Quiche’; 'Home-Smoked Chicken & Sage Ravioli with Sautéed Girolle Mushrooms'; ‘Vegetable Tian’ and ‘Terrine of Foie Gras and Pork Confit’ to begin.
Perhaps ‘Poached Halibut Fillet with a Orange Butter Sauce’; 'Rack of Lamb with Thyme Jus'; 'Calf’s Liver with Fresh Raspberries’; 'English Veal Sweetbread, Braised with Port and Morel Mushrooms with Glazed Salsify'; ‘French Pigeon, Roasted on the Bone, with Beetroot Purée’ or ‘Fillet of Beef with Boulangère Potatoes’ to follow.
Maybe finish with the likes of ‘Tarte au Citron’; ‘Earl Grey Crème Brûlée’ or ’Hot Dark Chocolate Ganache with seasonal Berries’.
Service is both friendly and professional.
- Food Style: Modern French
- Lunch: Weds-Sun, 12.00-14.30; set L Weds-Sat £21 (2 courses) to £26 (3 courses); set L Sun £36.50 (3 courses); mains about £20 to £30
- Dinner: Tues-Sat, 19.00-21.30 (22.00 Sat); set D Weds-Fri £36.50 (3 courses); mains about £20 to £30
- Seats: 50, plus about 20 outside
- Wine: a lengthy list includes around half a dozen house wines at around the £25 mark
- Children's portions: Yes, special children's menu
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Bury St. Edmunds or Stowmarket Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Nearby Market Place
- Closed: Sat L, Sun D, all Mon, some Bank Holidays
- Outside eating
- Rooms available