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Seven of the best restaurants in Suffolk for brunch including in Haverhill, Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket, according to Tripadvisor



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Life is served with complicated choices, none more so than whether deciding it is too late for breakfast or too early for lunch.

Fortunately, here in Suffolk we are spoilt for choice with plenty of options.

But where is the best place for brunch in our glorious county? We've compiled a list of seven of the best restaurants, pubs and tearooms offering brunch options, according to Tripadvisor ratings.

Ocean Fish Platter, previously Ocean Fish Basket, on Ipswich's Upper Brook Street. Picture: Google Maps
Ocean Fish Platter, previously Ocean Fish Basket, on Ipswich's Upper Brook Street. Picture: Google Maps

Ocean Fish Platter, Ipswich

The popular Ipswich restaurant is the top-rated place for brunch in Suffolk.

With almost 600 reviews, food lovers adore the Ocean Fish Platter.

Menu choices are, obviously, predominantly fish-based, but other options include delicious burgers and sharing platters.

When reviewing the restaurant, one person said: "Our third visit to this little gem. Top quality fish, first class friendly service."

Baileys 2 Coffee House & Bistro, Bury St Edmunds, with owners Louise and Dean Foster. Picture: Mark Westley
Baileys 2 Coffee House & Bistro, Bury St Edmunds, with owners Louise and Dean Foster. Picture: Mark Westley

Baileys 2, Bury St Edmunds

The Bury St Edmunds-based bistro has been leaving customers impressed for years.

Serving both breakfast and lunch, there is an abundance of options from you to choose from between the opening hours of 9am and 4pm.

If you are early for brunch and fancy a dip into the breakfast menu, the full English breakfast and Welsh rarebit are among the standout options.

Bailey 2 has a rating of four-and-a-half stars, with one recent review describing the restaurant as 'fabulous'.

Starburger Grill in Haverhill - Wendy and Ali Yagir are pictured. Picture: Mecha Morton
Starburger Grill in Haverhill - Wendy and Ali Yagir are pictured. Picture: Mecha Morton

Starburger and Grill, Haverhill

Set right in the heart of the town centre, the versatile restaurant is a hit with Haverhill residents.

During the day, Starburger Cafe serves a scrumptious range of all day breakfast dishes and light lunches, while at night, Stargrill takes over to serve authentic Turkish food.

The breakfast menu is particularly vast and appealing, with a range of different types of fry-ups available at a very reasonable price.

Owners Ali and Wendy Yagir have also played a big part in the local community in recent years, including donating schools meals to children in 2020.

Common Room, Framlingham

Whether it is sweet or savoury, there is something for everyone at the Common Room in Framlingham.

While pancakes topped with bacon and maple syrup feature at the top of the menu as part of a range of options, the fry-up still remains a popular choice.

The Common Room serves both vegetarian and vegan alternatives to the classic English favourite, with all three options priced at £8.95.

Located in Church Street, the cafe scored four-and-a-half stars out of five in the 291 reviews.

The Bull, Newmarket. Picture: Google Maps
The Bull, Newmarket. Picture: Google Maps

The Bull, Newmarket

The Bull in Newmarket High Street is the most popular location for brunch in the West Suffolk town, with a four-and-a-half star rating out of five.

Open from 11am, a number of light lunches are on offer for brunch fanatics.

A recent reviewer said it was 'a lovely place to eat' and labelled the breakfast as 'amazing'.

Another review said: "Fantastic full English breakfast at a great price. Friendly staff and a great garden."

No 4 Bar and Restaurant, Bury St Edmunds, within the Abbeygate Cinema. Picture: Mecha Morton
No 4 Bar and Restaurant, Bury St Edmunds, within the Abbeygate Cinema. Picture: Mecha Morton

No 4 Restaurant and Bar, Bury St Edmunds

Located within the Abbeygate Cinema in Hatter Street, the No 4 Restaurant and Bar has been receiving rave reviews on Tripadvisor.

Customers can enjoy deals that combine both the dining and cinema experience, with prices starting from as little as £15.

Reviewing the restaurant, which has a four-and-a-half star rating on the website, one person said the food 'surpassed expectations'.

The Old Bank Tearoom, Bungay. Picture: Google Maps
The Old Bank Tearoom, Bungay. Picture: Google Maps

The Old Bank Tearoom, Bungay

Brunch is the perfect excuse to eat your lunch earlier than expected, and that is what you can do at the The Old Bank Tearoom in Bungay.

While there are some breakfast options to devour, lunch is clearly the favourite at the cafe in Market Place.

Options include delicious afternoon teas and a wide range of sandwiches.

One review reads: "This is such a gem, a quirky café serving lovely food. The staff were attentive and kind. I would highly recommend it."