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“Hidden Gem in Bungay”
Review of The Black Dog Restaurant - CLOSED

The Black Dog Restaurant
Price range: US$13 - US$52
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Very sadly this restaurant is now closed, and will not be re-opening its red door in its current form.
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem in Bungay”
Reviewed 4 December 2013

After dealing with the Castle Inn a few doors down it was refreshing to walk into the Black Dog and see how entertaining customers was supposed to be done. Welcoming from the moment you walk through the distinct red door. The food was excellent and although the service was at times a little slow (forgiven as it was a busy night) they were on top of things and worked the table well. Rounded up with a good conversation with the manageress. Recommended to all.

Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Adam1405
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CarolineSeaman, Owner at The Black Dog Restaurant, responded to this review, 5 December 2013
Dear Adam, thank you for taking the time to post a review about your visit to us. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience (it was indeed a busy evening, my apologies for the speed, sometimes it doesn't go entirely to plan!), we look forward to welcoming you all back when you return. Thank you for the recommendation.
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95 reviews from our community

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English first
Briston, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect Sunday”
Reviewed 4 December 2013

We escaped the madness of Bungays Christmas street market and found ourselves going through the red door into an airy dining room full of content customers and delicious aromas. What followed was one of the best Sunday lunches I've ever had the pleasure of eating. Service was both unobtrusive but attentive, the food was beautiful both in presentation and taste, we hardly spoke! Caroline seemed to be everywhere, greeting new customer, advising on wines and generally making us all feel very welcome. My favourite place.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Marion D
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CarolineSeaman, Owner at The Black Dog Restaurant, responded to this review, 5 December 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to register on TA to leave a review about your visit to us on Sunday. It was certainly a very hectic day, and it was lovely to see Bungay so busy on a Sunday. I am very pleased to read that you enjoyed your experience, it was lovely to see you , and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Back for a 2nd Time”
Reviewed 2 December 2013

Well after the last visit with my Partner, I decided to arrange a Birthday Meal here for us and close friends, I knew i could expect excellence to impress our friends. and as I expected Caroline and the Team delivered again.... This is by far our best place to dine.. And with that we have now booked a 3rd meal and will be taking our parents and trying the Sunday Roast Menu.. lets see what it brings... excellence again I hope...

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank AndyCG
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CarolineSeaman, Owner at The Black Dog Restaurant, responded to this review, 5 December 2013
Dear Andrew, thank you so much for another lovely review from you. We are delighted to learn that we met your expectations, and I very much look forward to seeing you both here again soon.
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London
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lunch set menu”
Reviewed 8 November 2013

The set lunch for£14.50 today at the black dog was an absolute treat. The waitress was helpful and efficient ensuring that each course was served with enough time between courses,she wasn't pushy with drinks and showed concern regarding our satisfaction throughout. The menu offered a choice of 3 dishes for each course with enough diversity and interest to please.portion sizes were just right and both felt comfortably full at the end of the meal. A real pleasure and definitely worth a trip out of your way .

  • Visited November 2013
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3 Thank Julie6746
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CarolineSeaman, Owner at The Black Dog Restaurant, responded to this review, 13 November 2013
Dear Julie, thank you for making time to post a review about your visit to us for our prix fixe lunch menu. It is always pleasing to read such positive feedback, and I am very pleased that you found us to be worth the trip, thank you. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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lyon
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Caroline really makes you feel special!”
Reviewed 6 November 2013

From the apéritif through the meal to the coffee, we were made to feel really special by Caroline, the owner, Lydia the smiling barmaid and all other staff. We particularly appreciated the attention to detail, the quality of the food and especially the variety and quantity of super-fresh vegetables! We were made to feel like real friends by very professional staff. Fantastic food, excellent value for money and surprisingly modern design & decoration in a Suffolk village - we will return :).

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank MandyEV
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CarolineSeaman, Owner at The Black Dog Restaurant, responded to this review, 9 November 2013
Dear Mandy, thank you for your lovely review, we are all very pleased to read that you enjoyed your experience, and vegetables(!) with us. Guests are very special to us here at The Black Dog; after all, without them we would not last long! We look forward to being able to welcome you all back again soon. Thank you again for taking the time to post your review.
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