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Nine of the best steakhouses in and around Suffolk according to TripAdvisor reviews, including Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and Lowestoft




Steakhouses are a popular choice for a special occasion, but which of Suffolk's many grills is technically the best?

We've compiled this list of the best-reviewed Suffolk steakhouses, according to TripAdvisor, to take the effort out of choosing your next meal out:

9. The Forge Kitchen - Ipswich

The Forge Kitchen. Picture: Google Maps. (49934228)
The Forge Kitchen. Picture: Google Maps. (49934228)

Serving everything grilled, from brisket and pork ribs to halloumi skewers, The Forge Kitchen in Ipswich is a popular smokehouse for meat lovers and veggies alike.

Offering eat-in and take-away options, customers can choose from an extensive food and drink menu, featuring a firm favourite "dirty fries" which sees chips piled high with pulled beef, pork or jackfruit and topped with cheese.

A vast list of cocktails and alcoholic drinks compliment the menu perfectly, making The Forge a great eatery for any occasion.

8. Ogilvie's Grill House - Thorpeness

Located at Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel, Ogilvie's Grill House offers a classic, traditional menu of grilled meats, steaks, seafood and sharing platters.

The sophisticated and refined menu also offers tasty vegetarian meals, delicious desserts and children's meals, so everyone is catered for.

A one or two course Sunday lunch is also served weekly for just £9.95 or £13.95 respectively.

7. Oyster Reach Beefeater - Wherstead

Oyster Reach, Ipswich. Picture: Google Maps. (49934023)
Oyster Reach, Ipswich. Picture: Google Maps. (49934023)

The second Beefeater venue to make it into the top nine list, Oyster Reach is located on Bourne Hill in Wherstead, 3 miles south of Ipswich.

With a welcoming garden and outdoor dining options, Oyster Reach is a cheerful and reasonably priced steakhouse offering variety and comfort.

6. K Bar and Grill - Ipswich

K Bar and Grill on St Nicholas Street, Ipswich, is a vibrant restaurant offering a range of meals from steaks and burgers to authentic pizzas, meaning there is something for everyone.

They also have an impressive cocktail menu, with reviews praising the range of options, presentation and "relaxed vibe."

5. The Foxburrow Beefeater - Lowestoft

Foxburrow Beefeater, Lowestoft. Picture: Google Maps. (49931268)
Foxburrow Beefeater, Lowestoft. Picture: Google Maps. (49931268)

With over 140 restaurants in the UK, Beefeater is a popular eatery offering a menu of grilled meats, salads and fresh fish.

The Lowestoft branch, The Foxburrow, has rave reviews and offers everything from surf and turf meals to sharing platters of ribs and skewers.

Rump, Sirloin, Rib Eye, Fillet and T-Bone are all on offer here, with many sauce and garnish options.

4. Red Lodge Steakhouse and Bar - Bury St Edmunds

Red Lodge Steakhouse. Picture: Google Maps. (49931184)
Red Lodge Steakhouse. Picture: Google Maps. (49931184)

Red Lodge Steakhouse and Bar in Bury St Edmunds specialises in unusual meats, offering an "exotic dish of the day" alongside quality steak dishes.

Everything from T-bone to Tomahawk to Sirloin is on offer at this steakhouse, with plenty of delicious starters and sides to compliment the grilled meats.

3. Steak Lobster & Co. - Felixstowe

Steak & Lobster Co. Picture: Google Maps. (49930721)
Steak & Lobster Co. Picture: Google Maps. (49930721)

Located on Undercliff Road in Felixstowe, this modern steakhouse opened in 2018 and offers an impressive menu with stunning sea views.

Their beef is dry aged for a minimum of 30 days and their Lobsters are caught straight from the Felixstowe sea by local fishermen.

Reviews praise the vegetarian options as well as their attentive and friendly staff.

2. Miller and Carter Steakhouse - Nacton

Miller and Carter, Nacton. Picture: Google Maps. (49930657)
Miller and Carter, Nacton. Picture: Google Maps. (49930657)

The popular steakhouse chain, Miller and Carter, located in Nacton, near Ipswich, makes it into the second spot on the TripAdvisor list.

Serving "hand-cut, 30-day aged British & Irish steaks" and with a smart-casual dress code, the steakhouse is the perfect destination for a special occasion or treat.

An extensive list of wines and cocktails compliments the menu of steaks, burgers, fish and vegetarian dishes.

1. Cheers Restaurant - Bury St Edmunds

Cheers Restaurant, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Google Maps. (49928934)
Cheers Restaurant, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Google Maps. (49928934)

Situated on picturesque Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds, with another branch in Thetford, Cheers Restaurant offers a unique and exciting dining experience.

Its steaks come served on hot stone so you have the option to cook it to your own liking at your table.

Serving many different cuts of steak, including rump, sirloin and fillet, as well as delicious fish dishes and mouthwatering desserts, Cheers earns its spot as the highest rated Suffolk steakhouse.

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