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Seven Suffolk restaurants open for Christmas day lunch, with locations in Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket and Lowestoft

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Christmas lunch is by far the most anticipated meal of the year, but it can easily become a stressful one. Dietary requirements, fussy eaters and sprout-haters can make cooking the most wonderful meal on the calender a bit of a chore.

That's why we've devised a list of nine Suffolk restaurants that are open for Christmas Day lunches. You can dine in style, socialise with your family and, most importantly, there's no washing up!

The Angel, Bury St Edmunds

Angel Hill Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Mark Westley
Angel Hill Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Mark Westley

The Angel in Bury St Edmunds is a stunning location to bring the family together to celebrate this Christmas.

Offering Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day lunches, plus a special package for all three days, you can dine in style knowing you're being well looked after and everything is catered for.

Christmas Day lunch at The Angel promises to be a memorable extravaganza, with champagne and canapés on arrival followed by a five course feast fit for a king.

Lunch is served at either 1pm or 5.30pm and sits at £105 per adult, or £50 per child.

Christmas Eve and Boxing Day meals are offered to residents only, but promise quality and lots of festive cheer.

Ufford Park, Woodbridge

Ufford Park, Woodbridge. Picture: Google Maps (53493086)
Ufford Park, Woodbridge. Picture: Google Maps (53493086)

Ufford Park Hotel and Spa is serving Christmas Day lunch with all the trimmings this year.

A unique and delicious three course menu featuring duck and salmon starters, traditional roast dinner mains and a huge variety of deserts, a meal at Ufford Park is sure to get anyone into the Christmas spirit.

With gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options readily available, even the pickiest of eaters will feel welcome here.

A meal costs £74.50 per adult, £29.50 per child (3yrs to 12yrs) and under 5's eat free.

The Hotel Victoria, Lowestoft

The Hotel Victoria, Lowestoft. Picture: Google Maps (53493119)
The Hotel Victoria, Lowestoft. Picture: Google Maps (53493119)

Christmas lunch will be served in The Hotel Victoria, Lowestoft, from 12pm to 3pm on the big day.

This stunning building with a view onto South Beach could be the perfect venue for a family get together or Christmas treat with friends.

The meal includes three courses of carefully-chosen food with fresh tea and coffee and minced pies after, ensuring everyone is content by the time their plates are cleared.

Dinner at The Hotel Victoria comes in at £70 per person and £36 for under 12’s.

The Greyhound, Wickhambrook

The Greyhound, Wickhambrook. Picture: Google Maps
The Greyhound, Wickhambrook. Picture: Google Maps

The Greyhound and TwentyOne will be serving Christmas dinner from 12pm to 3.30pm on the 25th, offering a menu of delicious and luxurious starters, mains and desserts.

Offering traditional roast turkey dinner alongside salmon, sweet potato Wellington and duck options, there's something for even the pickiest eater to enjoy.

For £99 per adult, this is the perfect location to make the most important meal of the year extra special.

George and Dragon hotel, Long Melford

George and Dragon Hotel, Long Melford. Picture: Google Maps (53493379)
George and Dragon Hotel, Long Melford. Picture: Google Maps (53493379)

This cosy and quaint hotel is offering a five course menu for £64.95 per head on Christmas Day.

Main courses of roast turkey, salmon, pork and a vegetarian option of cranberry and lentil bake, make this a deliciously tempting menu and perfect for the big day.

The added benefit of being in the centre of stunning Long Melford surrounded by Christmas lights means this festive lunch is not to be missed.

Bedford Lodge hotel, Newmarket

Enjoy your Christmas lunch in style this year with a trip to Bedford Lodge Hotel and their award winning restaurant.

Champagne and canopes will greet you upon arrival and a five course meal, each course more mouth-watering than the last, will make this Christmas the most memorable yet.

For £149 per head, this extra special meal is sure to come with lashings of festive cheer.

Diss by Verve, Diss

Diss by Verve. Picture: Google Maps (53493486)
Diss by Verve. Picture: Google Maps (53493486)

For a stress-free Christmas lunch why not check out Diss By Verve.

Serving a three-course carvery from 12.30pm to 3pm with delicious starters ranging from soup to bruschetta and deserts of chocolate torte or traditional Christmas pud, this quaint hotel offers festive treats for all the family.

At £49.95 per adult and £25.95 per child, with under 3's eating free, the whole family can come together around a table at Diss by Verve.

Which Christmas lunch has taken your fancy this year?