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The Secret Garden

21 Friars Street | Buzzards Hall, Babergh District CO10 2AA, England
+44 1787 372030
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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21 Friars Street | Buzzards Hall, Babergh District CO10 2AA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I ate here some months back and apologise that I've only just got around to Tripadvisor (whilst booking a return visit!). I'd read the reviews but was a little apprehensive as the menu looked a little "posh" for my partner's taste. Equally...More

Thank Marmaduke71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant, great food and well presented. The menu is small and the portions but the food was excellent. Would recommend to friends and would visit again.

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came for an evening meal for my sons birthday, nice welcome, well spaced seating, attentive but not imposing staff. Professionally run but with a relaxed atmosphere. Small but well varied menu, with nice sized courses. we were able to let the owner provide us with...More

1  Thank Tourboy33
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gorgeous building, intimate ambiance. Fantastic food, presentation and service, very relaxed. Recommended wine was lovely. Hidden local gem, very pleased we tried it! And have already recommended to friends!

1  Thank Butterfly2891
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

No need for secrecy, no complaints to submit, no delays wanted before a return visit. First visit with no great expectations due to pleasant English country-style décor. But great courtesy; wheelchair ramp in place before our arrival, swift change of table proffered to better accommodate...More

Thank Jeanmas2015
Reviewed 3 November 2017

A wonderful old building, complimented by excellent service, first-class food and at very acceptable prices. My auntie has coeliac disease and must eat gluten-free food. How lovely to have a maître d' who knew all the dish ingredients without having to ask the chef. He...More

1  Thank Alison B
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Went to the Secret Garden Restaurant for my husbands birthday. What a superb restaurant, now one of our favourites. The service was excellent, very friendly French waiter who helped us choose the perfect wine to accompany our lovely meal. The waitress was also very friendly...More

Thank Jackie H
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We has dinner here a couple of weeks ago. The food was great, service very good indeed and personal. Loved the wine list & the atmosphere in the restaurant. This place deserves to do well. Sudbury is lucky to have you! Very reasonable too.

Thank Marion C
Reviewed 27 October 2017

After lunching at the Secret Garden Tea Room next door many times we at last dined at the Bistro next door and once again were not disappointed , the setting , service and menu were second to none . My daughter and myself are both...More

Thank Dorothy N
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We spent a wonderfull evening with some friends in this french restaurant . The service was professionnal and friendly and the food was really tasty . The wine list is superb with almost 70 different wines . The offer is quite cheap for what it...More

1  Thank legayalexis
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Friars Street | Buzzards Hall, Babergh District CO10 2AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Babergh District  >  Sudbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1787 372030
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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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