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The Secret Garden

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21 Friars Street, Babergh District, England
+44 1787 372030
Today
09:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 22:30
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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Small friendly eatery. We went there for a light lunch but the menu was very limited. Not really suitable for younger children. We had our grandson (10 months old) with us and they were not able to offer us a sandwich for him - only panini! Bit disappointing 😩

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Thank swebbie24702016
Suffolk
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have dined at The Secret Garden before and enjoyed it very much. I decided to take my husband for a birthday celebration lunch to the new setting into which The Secret Garden have recently moved. The dining room is both elegant and comfortable ; the service is very efficient while being friendly and attentive . The food was splendid....thoughtfully... More 

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having eaten several times in the old one I was keen to try the new wine bar and fine dining restaurant which opened a couple of months ago. It did not disappoint. The food was excellent and so was the service. It may be a little more expensive than other places but it is excellent value for money. Top marks... More 

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Thank JoBo04
Sudbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Made very welcome at champagne reception. Initially portions seemed small but over 7 courses we left very satisfied. Inclusive wine choices were carefully chosen and well matched although we felt the Chateauneuf du pape overwhelmed the venison dish. The Jerusalem artichoke soup was amazing. All beautifully presented and served in a very efficient and friendly manner. Given the fact the... More 

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Stoke by Nayland, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here in Dec 2016 for my birthday. Wine pretty good value but champagne a little on the dear side. Starters were main issue. My scallops were £10.50 so I expected minimum two king scallops (maybe three if not hand dived). I got two queen scallops with accompaniments that made them look almost invisible. My wife's pate starter was more... More 

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Thank MikeinStokebyNayland
Monks Eleigh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

The Secret Garden's Buzzard's Hall in Sudbury offers a quality dining experience that successfully combines the upmarket with the unpretentious. Staff are friendly, professional and attentive. The menu describes the options clearly and the dishes chosen by every member of our group were all rated highly. Presentation, attention to detail and delicious food were appreciated by us all. There is... More 

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Thank John N
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

For years the Secret Garden has been serving evening dinner on Fridays and Saturdays. Now with the acquisition of Buzzard's Hall next door, it has translated that service to finer surroundings with the food and service stepping up to the plate accordingly. We had a splendid dinner of wild boar - the lady having langoustine tartare as starter, venison pte... More 

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Thank BrowningCJ
Essex
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We had previously used the Secret Garden cafe and were keen to try their new venture when it opened. We had a really good 3 course lunch with excellent wine (recommended by the staff). The food was beautifully cooked and presented and the portion size was just right. The staff were friendly and attentive. The building itself is full of... More 

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Thank summerrambler
Suffolk UK
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The recently opened Secret Garden Restaurant a few doors from the same owners established Cafe seems to be what the area needed. Fine dining at a level hard to find in the area. Staff are knowlegeable and the menu sensibly offers a modest choice of excellent dishes, the feeling you are dining in a good French restaurant comes through in... More 

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Fabulous food, service, atmosphere and surroundings. Fine dining has come to Sudbury. This new wine bar and restaurant has added a new dimension to the Secret Garden.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 22:30
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Friars Street, Babergh District, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Babergh District  >  Sudbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1787 372030
Description
This establishment operates as a tea room Monday to Saturday during the daytime, and offers an evening restaurant service on Friday and Saturday evenings.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?