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43-45 Churchgate Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1RG, England
+44 1284 762119
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
43-45 Churchgate Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1RG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After a two hour walk around the grounds of Ickworth House, we arrived at Ben's for a late lunch. Shown to our table which was opposite the kitchen serving counter. Lunch service was slowing down, as people started to leave and vacated tables around us....More

Thank RoutemasterCambridge
Ben H, Owner at Ben's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi there, I am glad you enjoyed the food and service at great value. I am sorry you didn't feel the wine matched the description given, our wine list notes are based on the producers descriptions and put together by our suppliers sommelier, to ensure...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really loved the food, really nice to go to restaurant that cooks steak (I had the oriental bavette) perfectly without even having to ask for it rare. I don't know how I haven't been before! 5 stars because I want this to be no.1...More

1  Thank Jibson7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had friends staying in Suffolk as you do ! previously we eat at peas porridge but decided to try Bens - we booked a month in advance and tried lunch previously - food was excellent service was friendly and not too much . Great...More

1  Thank Paul C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined at Ben’s the other day, the food was incredible, and all cooked to order, so didn’t mind the wait! I had the pan roasted cod dish which was perfect. All the delicate flavors and textures were a treat in the mouth. My friend...More

2  Thank George B
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Visited for the first time although we are local to the restaurant. My goodness we have missed a gem. Fantastic meal and great service. Will definitely be visiting again soon.

2  Thank janegoodship
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We had never been to Ben's restaurant before but we were keen to try somewhere new. We were certainly not disappointed in the taste, quality of food or service. Everything was just spot on. I loved the fact that all of the food was traceable...More

3  Thank salllymac65
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Delicious culinary experience (as always) at Ben's this last weekend. Always made to feel so welcome - staff very friendly and professional. Delicious choice of starters mains and deserts- spoilt for choice! Great to have such a choice for Gluten free guests. Best place to...More

1  Thank Joanna R
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We visited Ben's after the matinee at the Theatre Royal, as one of our party had to get back for the evening performance, although we had booked at this time is wasn't busy. The restaurant is light and airy with plenty of space between tables,...More

1  Thank Malcolm D
Reviewed 27 July 2018

The food is excellent, prepared by really imaginative chefs, from local ingredients - many grown on the owner's own farm - and the taste is delicious.. superb sauces, tender meat, sensible helpings really attractively presented. There was a big party of 10 the night we...More

Thank L B
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Great food, nice people and a reasonable location. We visited for a Christmas office staff meal with around 30 of us. I didn't hear of anyone complaining about the food or service. The only thing I noticed were that the tables and chairs didn't seem...More

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6 September 2015|
Response from Ben H | Property representative |
Hi there, So glad to hear you enjoyed it. If you email me (address on website), I'll be happy to pass on some pointers of how to make it. Unfortunately we couldn't sell it to you I'm afraid, and it is no longer on the menu... More
16 May 2015|
Response from Ben H | Property representative |
Hi there, Our menus are available on our website, we aren't open on Mondays and our opening times are also available on the website. Tripadvisor doesn't allow links or websites in responses so I can't provide the website... More
16 May 2015|
Response from Ben H | Property representative |
Hi there, Our menus can be found on our website, there is a link on the tripadvisor page or alternatively you can google Ben's Bury St Edmunds, unfortunately tripadvisor does not allow website links in responses. We are... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43-45 Churchgate Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1RG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Bury St Edmunds
  • Phone Number: +44 1284 762119
  • E-mail
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