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Pea Porridge

28-29 Cannon Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1JR, England
+44 1284 700200
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“snails” (35 reviews)
“bone marrow” (19 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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28-29 Cannon Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1JR, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's been 5 years since we visited out favourite restaurant. Having moved back in the area it was a no brainer that we should return. So we did and were not disappointed. The Ciu Ciu is a beautiful well priced white Italian wine. £24 She...More

Thank Matt C
Reviewed 5 days ago

The best lobster in my (quite extensive) international experience. A menu that is different, and interesting. Friendly staff. Unusual wine list! Just delicious.

Thank casadivertente
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Read the reviews and booked a table for Saturday night as visiting Bury St Edmund's.Whole experience was first class. Gorgeous from the outside and the interior full of Suffolk character .The menu was outstanding ..totally unusual..and inventive..found it very hard to choose. Eventually we settled...More

1  Thank DeliciousMarbella
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i love going here. the menu can be unusual but the food always tastes superb.The owners are extremely personable and will go out of their way to assist wherever possible. They obviously enjoy what they do, which is always a big bonus. The bill wasnt...More

1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want something quirky this is the place to go. Most enjoyable with great ambients. Will go again. This is not in my opinion an every day restaurant. You must try.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really don't want to add to the long list of 5 star reviews as I want to keep this find a secret so we can still get a table. The menu changes daily and make sure you wait for the specials as they truly...More

1  Thank Ellie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were late booking for a Saturday night but the proprietor accommodated us thankfully. Right from the moment we stepped through the door it was an experience which I wish I got every time I eat out! Food absolutely excellent in every way and pure...More

1  Thank binaround_10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wood-fired roasted asparagus for starters, risotto for mains and raspberry and almond tart for dessert; all delicious; most of the menu is meat or fish, and my partner had a mackerel starter and pork mains, and found those delicious too. There's a short but well-chosen...More

1  Thank GaryW14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a really nice evening at Pea Porridge. They managed to squeeze us in at very short notice at a lovely front window table. The booking was early and slightly time limited but we were grateful to be accommodated. Really nice buzzy atmosphere with an...More

1  Thank Brian S
Reviewed 22 April 2017

One of the best meals we have ever had. For starters I had curried chicken hearts and my partner had the snails & marrow - absolutely fantastic. For main I had braised cheeks and my partner braised ox-tail - absolutely fantastic... WOW! Deserts were great...More

2  Thank Pourubat
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Helen L
Is this restaurant dog friendly? We would like to visit one lunchtime next week but would have our dog with us.
21 May 2017|
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Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
I guess it depends on how well behaved the dog is ? Personally restaurants and dogs don't mix but give them a call is my suggestion they will be helpful if they can - but the micro brewery pub may be another choice just... More
Marilyn E
Why do you display a really gruesome picture of a dead animal's decapitated head om the opening page of your website?
21 January 2017|
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Response from oschnapp |
Good afternoon Marilyn, Pea Porridge displays a pig's head on their website because they are a highly regarded restaurant specialising in meat, game and offal. (If they were purporting to be a vegetarian/vegan... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28-29 Cannon Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1JR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Bury St Edmunds
  • Phone Number: +44 1284 700200
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