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The Wine Bar - CLOSED

52 Gainsborough Street | Suffolk, Babergh District CO10 2ET, England
+44 1787 373919
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
21 Feb 2016
“Two visits in one day!”
19 Jul 2015
“A must try if visiting Lavenham just off Market Square”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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52 Gainsborough Street | Suffolk, Babergh District CO10 2ET, England
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Reviewed 21 February 2016

Visited David's cafe/bistro at 1:15-ish on a Saturday afternoon. Very busy but service and food - we had lovely cheese omelettes with chips or side salad - were excellent. Really good coffee too. David also offers some choice wines and cheeses to have at table...More

1  Thank Sansomfamily
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Lovely, beautiful restaurant with great atmosphere and excellent food, small outside patio but maybe not so suitable for small children although relaxed

Thank kafuffle
Reviewed 19 April 2015

It's such a shame as it's the only wine bar in town and we won't be going back again. The setting is the only nice thing I can say. It was cramped, card machine out of action, waited ages and didn't have what we wanted...More

5  Thank Samantha S
Reviewed 9 March 2015

Open Friday and Saturday, with a Tapas evening the first Thursday of the month. I went to the Tapas evening last week, and the chef Dominic Carter put on a great spread, with good wines and great value, all freshly cooked. The live music went...More

2  Thank DMHentall
Reviewed 22 February 2015

Since re-opening in October with a new chef, I have eaten here twice and both meals have been excellent. The choice of fresh, in season, locally sought food cannot fail to please which is then accompanied by good wine, a pleasant atmosphere - all round...More

4  Thank Jacqui D
Reviewed 7 January 2015

Christmas Eve here was fantastic,just how it always used to be,thank goodness David & Trisha are back! Fantastic meal, fantastic atmosphere ,fantastic service, can't wait for the next visit !!!!

1  Thank Susie M
Reviewed 13 October 2014

The wine bar closed for a little while but open since. Just to make sure my previous review still applies We have dinned at the wine bar in September, again very good , and now in October with a new chef there is a more...More

1  Thank mfasuffolk
Reviewed 18 September 2014

The telephone number no longer works and there does not appear to be an alternative. Previous poor reviews and two changes of name may have caused it to close.

1  Thank LarnaHertfordshire
Reviewed 1 September 2014

We have been regulars for some time and can only highly recommend this establishment. The food is always good, we have had great service and the wine selection is , although not cheap, of very good quality and worth the extra. From just a few...More

1  Thank Mark R
Reviewed 13 August 2014

The food is always excellent - of the highest quality and beautifully cooked. The menu is limited but suitable for most tastes. The atmosphere is always very welcoming.

Thank sue d
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 27
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Gainsborough Street | Suffolk, Babergh District CO10 2ET, England (Formerly Thompson's Bistro)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Babergh District  >  Sudbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1787 373919
  • E-mail
We open only on friday evenings providing live music and good food - from 7pm. It is advisable to phone for a reservation
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