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The Secret Garden

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21 Friars Street, Babergh District, England
+44 1787 372030
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Today
09:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 22:30
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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Thank JUNE C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having heard how good the Secret Garden cafe was, I decided to have an evening meal for two at their restaurant. I only booked a table the night before and they went out of their way to make one available. The service was so friendly and the food was excellent. I would not suggest that you go there if you... More 

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Thank Gerry W
Bures. UK
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159 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Secret Garden has been around for many years and is good for coffee and lunch and has been open some evenings. However we now have a really first class restaurant run by the same people two doors down. Lovely old beamed building and the food is outstanding. We ate Venison Pate with chutney and baby leaves, and a Salsify... More 

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Thank MarkPatrick
Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cafe is a delight, but the new restaurant is sublime. The food is delicious, coupled with fabulous and friendly service, gorgeous wines that compliment and a relaxed and stylish venue all help to make the dining experience second to none. I definately recommend it ☺

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Thank sallyglenturner
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunch yesterday at the new venue 2 doors away from the well known old Secret Garden restaurant/tearoom. We were welcome by Alexis, front of house, who guided us to the downstairs restaurant . The owners have chosen to keep the decor in character with the beautiful listed building : it is classy but welcoming with the superb old beams giving... More 

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Thank Nanou75Ascot
Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Secret Garden in Sudbury is probably my favourite restaurant anywhere, ever - and having just been to their new location next door, I don't think that's going to change! The style is French cuisine using fresh local seasonal produce and they consistently deliver perfectly matched plates of food, and will recommend perfect wines to accompany all dishes. I'm in... More 

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Met with a friend to catch up over lunch, I'd never been to the secret Garden before, but highly recommend it. Its popular and i think its due to its non standard menu. If you want jacket potatoes or bloomer sandwiches then there's plenty of other establishments to choose from!

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Thank Bootsiereviews
London
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181 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Small, personal and interesting place to eat (brunch, lunch or evening meal). Soon to expand into the listed building next door, for added attraction (and more space). We didn't book for lunch, but you'd best book for evening meal. It's popular and locals regularly eat and meet there. Slightly disappointed by the pan roasted duck breast and salad - not... More 

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Thank SheffieldMarshall
Suffolk UK
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Various visits as its in our nearest town. Always warm and pleasant greetings with a French flavoured menu. There actually is a secret garden out the back where we have been able to take ourselves with our 2 little dogs on a sunny day and eat such as almond croissant and coffee or more substantial meals which we have always... More 

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Thank Atomic188
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The seating is in two areas of the property, not grand, but pleasantly rustic. Lovely inglenook with stove on one wall. Stove is lit during cold weather which helps create a very comfortable ambiece in the front sitting area. I was only there, meeting a friend, for coffee. We sat by the fire chatting for over an hour and were... More 

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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
European, French, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
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?