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Pea Porridge

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28-29 Cannon Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1JR, England
+44 1284 700200
18:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 18:30 - 21:30
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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bury st edmunds
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94 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Going back to this restaurant is always a treat, its great in the winter to have the lovely fire and homely surroundings.I'll be brief, I had the terrine, really great as did Mike, Michelle from New York had the risotto, one of the best she has ever had, this great praise from a food critic who travels widely, Mike &... More 

Thank snapone
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

With 2 weeks notice were unable or unwilling to accommodate my food allergy. Can't say more...didn't bother visiting in the circumstances - very disappointed...

Thank Brenda O
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely meal here, good food though in my view overpriced. Staff very welcoming. Recommend the crab risotto to start and veal loin for main. Desserts were a bit disappointing. If you are arriving later into service be prepared for a number of items to be off the menu or with limited availability. In total around 6 dishes from... More 

Thank Hayley B
Cotton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The cooking at Pea Porridge is sublime, and they also really do know their wines. Front of house is first class. You are made to feel immediately welcome. Everyone should try the nibbles, and the Tarte Tatin is the best in the known world.

Thank StJohn M
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148 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice atmosphere, good service and a wide choice of interesting dishes,this a must if visiting Bury. We had a late lunch and was probably one of the best meals I have ever had. We will remember it for a long time. Not cheap but a really nice experience.

Thank shuttersstudio
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently I made a fourth visit to Pea Porridge and found that the little restaurant just gets better and better! Everything was a unusual for a modern British provincial eating place. The menu included game and offal but I tried the braised oxtails. With 'Pheasant's Tears' wine from The vineyards of Georgia they were superb. My fish soup starter was... More 

Thank RamblerSuffolk_UK_
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here with two old friends who I hadn't seen for far too long. Had a great meal. Lovely food, nice surroundings and attentive service without being rushed despite the fact that we had some reminiscing to do. Highly recommended.

Thank PeterW63
Cambridge UK
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117 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is a converted house in the back lanes of Bury. Thus it has lots of nooks and crannies and is quite intimate. We had a shelf of foodie books by our table. The service is very welcoming and friendly. It is comfortable and informal. The menus is full of dishes you won't see elsewhere, a hint of middle... More 

Thank rhandlb
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small resturant, booking essential in Bury St Emunds. It is in the same square as the Cannon pub so a pint then a meal is good. Friendly staff

1 Thank 200abas
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for our anniversary and loved it! The staff were really helpful and friendly. The atmosphere was relaxed and not too stuffy. The food is amazing quality and delicious!

1 Thank Terri-louise T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?