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Which Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and Lowestoft restaurants are in the top five in Suffolk, according to Tripadvisor

By: William Mata

Published: 06:00, 09 September 2020

On the back of the popular Eat Out to Help Out scheme, foodies are coming back to Suffolk restaurants.

Covid-19 has provided an unprecedented challenge for the hospitality industry and eateries around the county are keen to attract customers back through their doors.

And according to Tripadvisor, there is plenty of choice of places to eat now that lockdown restrictions have eased.

Maison Bleue owners Karine and Pascal pick up a Tripadvisor award Picture by Mark Westley

While the user review website is not the final word on which restaurant is best, it does offer some comparison towards customer satisfaction. Interestingly, there is a wide variety of cuisines that make up the top five with Indian, French, fish and Greek restaurants all featuring in the best of list, while a traditional tea room is also included.

Here are the top five rated of 1,506 restaurants listed for Suffolk. Data was taken on September 2 and is based entirely on how the restaurants are ranked.


The Lowestoft Tandoori, High Street, Lowestoft : Rated 5.0 from 863 reviews.

An ‘excellent’ vegetarian menu has helped this Indian, Asian, Balti, and Bangladeshi restaurant claim top place. Of the 863 reviews, 811 rated it the maximum five stars.

Reviewers said the Tandoori had ‘great vegetarian options’ and ‘never fails to disappoint’.

Maison Bleue Restaurant, Churchgate Street, Bury St Edmunds . Rated 5.0 from 1,557 reviews.

Outside Maison Bleue

The vast majority of reviews rated this French restaurant in Bury the full five stars, with praise given for its ‘exceptional’ dining experience.

Maison Bleue won the additional TripAdvisor ‘best of the best’ accolade.

Ocean Fish Platter, Upper Brook Street, Ipswich . Rated 5.0 from 277 reviews.


A high quality fish restaurant, Ocean specialises in seafood but can also serve a great traditional fish and chips.

Some reviewers claimed to have tasted their finest ever meals in Ipswich’s top rated restaurant, which took 252 five star reviews from 277.

Francela Restaurant, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds. Rated 5.0 from 957 reviews.

Salih Akman of Francela's in Bury St Edmunds Picture by Mark Westley

This, the top rated Greek restaurant in Suffolk, is said to provide top vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options.

Recent customers described their experience as ‘delightful’, with many commenting on the scenic location next to the Abbey in Bury St Edmunds.

Lavenham Blue Vintage, Market Place, Lavenham. Rated 5.0 stars from 647 reviews.

A traditional tea room that feels perfectly placed in this historic village - which is well-known for being a location for the Harry Potter films.

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