Places to eat in Suffolk
Whether you feel like a cup of tea or coffee, a slice of homemade cake, or a meal made from fresh, local ingredients, you’ll find the cafés and tea-rooms in Suffolk are great places for delicious food and drink.
Treat yourself in one of the cafés at Ickworth with a variety of tasty treats, light snacks and hot and cold drinks. Or grab a bargain as a souvenir of your visit in the shop or Plant Centre.
Enjoy a bite to eat after you've explored the grounds, or search for your own treasure to bring home from the shop.
The tea-room at Melford Hall in Suffolk is the ideal place to treat yourself to a cuppa and a tasty treat before, during or after your visit.
Treat yourself to a cuppa and a tasty treat in the Flatford tea-room and find the ideal gift for you or a loved one in the shop.
Take a break and enjoy coffee and cake when you visit Lavenham Guildhall. Sit outside in the sunny Courtyard Garden or relax inside the Tudor tea-room.
The Coastguard Cottages tea-room at Dunwich Heath is open for hot and cold drinks, snacks and light meals.
If you're seeking peace and quiet, or somewhere the family can get together in the great outdoors, here are some great picnic locations with picturesque backdrops.
With the River Stour creating a path through the landscape, relax by the water’s edge or take shelter under a shady tree and imagine you’re in a scene from Wind in the Willows.
At Ickworth the Italianate Garden makes for a great picnic spot, as does the Walled Garden. From here you can walk off your lunch, by taking a stroll up to the 80ft monument.
Settle down on the lawn at Melford for a picnic, surrounded by flowers. Why not pick up a tasty treat, perhaps a home-baked cake or ice cream to finish off your lunch?
We have the choice of two picnic spots at Sutton Hoo, one near the children’s play area and the other along River View Walk, where you can enjoy views over the River Deben.
When you visit Dunwich Heath you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to picnic locations. Would you like a view across the heath or a picnic on the beach?