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Clarice House Restaurant - Bury St Edmunds

Bury St Edmunds Spa Hotel, Horringer Court , Horringer Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5PH

((((* British
Main course: £15
Food spend: £28
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 07:30 - 10:00 & 12:00 - 14:30 & 15:00 - 17:00 & 19:00 - 21:00
Saturday & Sunday: 08:00 - 10:00 & 12:00 - 14:30 & 15:00 - 17:00 & 19:00 - 21:00.

Fantastic food that looked great, beautifully cooked and delicious, with quality ingredients. The service was pleasant and attentive without being over bearing. All in all a good evening in a beautiful building and good value for the quality of the food. We'll definitely be back.

Deborah Pooley 21 April 2017
from Bury Saint Edmunds

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Set in the heart of Suffolk, award-winning Clarice House Restaurant Surrounded by the beautiful countryside, using locally sourced produce, Clarice House in Bury St Edmunds serves flavoursome modern British dishes, all day long.

The Clarice House menu is full of sumptuous but comforting choices. Warm partridge breast with fig and redcurrant jelly and bacon brioche is a favourite among the starters, alongside smoked halibut with smoked salmon and prawns. Main courses include the medallion of monkfish with tagliatelle and mussels in a curried coriander sauce.

The desserts are another story, with a whole separate list of gluten-free options. Try the coffee, pecan and salted caramel choux buns or gluten-free sticky toffee pudding with ginger ice cream for an indulgent third course at Clarice House near Bury St Edmunds.

Enjoy a drink in the cosy lounge before dinner, or a cup of coffee after lunch. Aside from Clarice House restaurant, guests also have the option to eat in the spa, which has its own separate menu. Bury St Edmunds is a 10-minute drive away.

Clarice House Restaurant - Bury St Edmunds

Bury St Edmunds Spa Hotel, Horringer Court , Horringer Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5PH

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Customer reviews for Clarice House Restaurant - Bury St Edmunds

3.8 ((((* (based on 41 reviews)
82% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (28)
  • dinner (25)
  • afternoon tea (14)
  • value (13)
  • romantic (10)
  • breakfast (9)
  • luxury (9)
  • private dining (9)
  • large parties (6)
  • business (2)
  • child friendly (2)
  • trendy (2)
  • views (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • ((*** 27 April 2017 by John roberts from Bury Saint Edmunds

    Service was very unacceptable
    The main course took far to long and even though we were first to sit down we were served after later sittings.
    My wife's steak was 80% gristle and no one came to check if the meals were ok!
    We were not asked if we wanted sauces and dirty plates were left on the table for far too long!

  • (**** 24 April 2017 by B Paterson from Worlington

    Waiters had very little knowledge of the menu, we had to wait ages for him to return so we could ask what the soup of the day was.
    Kept taking the wine list away, before we had even chosen, even though it was a poor selection.
    I requested fish and chips with no muchy peas, hidden under the fish mushy peas, fish was very greasy, chips very brittle or only half cooked.
    Considering we live in the heart of farming land, we had to pay £3.50 for a small dish of new potatoes and a small dish of vegetables
    New potates £2.50 per kilo from the supermarket)
    The odd time a waiter did come to our table we had to ask him to repeat himself as we could not hear he just mumbled - the music playing was far to loud

    A table of 6/8 girls all taking pictures of each other and their food is We then looked arounf at it appeared we where the only table with no phone!

    Even some coffee shops request mobile phones are turned off.

    One last thing do you have to have the music played so loud? And the chairs could do with replacing seating worn.

    We had thought we may have a dinner party - no way!!!!!

    Will we come back NO

  • ((((* 21 April 2017 by Rosanne Goose from Norwich

    The food was lovely. My portion of mussels was generous and came with a finger bowl. Service was prompt and friendly. The damson Bakewell tart had crisp pastry and a flavoursome filling.
    The only downside was I thought the dining room could have been warmer.

  • ((((( 21 April 2017 by Deborah Pooley from Bury Saint Edmunds

    Fantastic food that looked great, beautifully cooked and delicious, with quality ingredients. The service was pleasant and attentive without being over bearing. All in all a good evening in a beautiful building and good value for the quality of the food. We'll definitely be back.

  • (**** 13 April 2017 by Kirsty Brewerton from Beccles

    Went for breakfast with friends as on a spa day. No record of booking but were very happy to take us to a table. Hardly any juice left and tool 15 minutes til refilled. Sat at a table set for 2 and there were 3 of us, kept asking for cup for tea and plate etc. Toast and tea delivered still no cup or plate for one of my friends to use. No butter sugar asked lots and got as hot food delivered. Only brought white toast as not asked so asked for granary. Everything took 10-20 mins to be brought out. Only one server so nothing cleared from tables or ours. Juice ran out and we saw others complaining. This is £15 each for breakfast and service and timing of getting things so you could eat hot toast was appalling. Really bad service. No apologies. Food delicious as always but won't be coming for breakfast again. The chairs are all torn and worn really need new ones

  • (**** 11 April 2017 by DLF from Hertfordshire

    Booking online was very easy and really that's where the good experience ended. We were on a spa afternoon and decided to book into the restaurant to eat first. When we told the guy on the bar our names and booking time he just said "hang on" before i could finish talking. Ignored us and shoved the menu to another waiter who took us to our table.

    Food came minus my side of vegetables, we chased it up and I had finished my meal before they arrived. Our waiter (unfortunately we didn't get his name but he was from Lithuania) was the only saving grace to the restaurant. He was friendly ,polite, engaged in conversation and apologized fully for the forgotten side. The rest of the staff gave the impression that they would rather have been anywhere but there. Their uniforms were dirty and very messy, they made no effort at all with conversation and their customer service was poor.

    we had afternoon tea outside as it was a sunny day. One of the waiters was sat where the guests were eating his lunch and reading a paper. I worked in hospitality for a long time and we were never allowed to sit where the guests relaxed. In this area we counted 5 tables which needed clearing. We were there for 45 minutes and no one cleared one table. The waiter who was eating his lunch ignored all the tables, did not bother to tell another member of staff that they needed clearing and once he had finished his break he simply walked back inside leaving it all behind.

    for what is supposed to be a high end spa establishment we were more than disappointed. This also goes for the spa treatment we received as well.

    I would most certainly NOT recommend this place to eat, drink, stay or have a spa experience.

  • (**** 11 April 2017 by Gwynneth Tilley from Bury Saint Edmunds

    This visit did not turn out to be the usual good dining experience! We are members and go regularly to this restaurant and we know ( hope!) that this was just a blip. There were insufficient staff on duty. We were taken to our seats but not offered drinks and we waited 30 minutes before drinking the dregs of an abandoned water jug on the next table! When it came, the food was of the usual high quality and the one waitress was keeping her cool. As we had booked our table, we would expect to be served before people who just arrived and were expecting an immediate drink.

  • (((** 10 April 2017 by Marie Read from Bury st end

    Food was good, very tasty. Had sandwiches and cheesecake. Glass of rose wine, very nice. The service on the other had was non existent. Twice I had to get up and find a waiter myself. Once, after waiting 55 minutes for our lunch which we had preordered that morning, and again to find our drinks that had taken 30 minutes to arrive at our table. No explanation and no apology. Poor service not what you would expect at the price. Would recommend to anyone not on a time limit but only because the food is so good.

  • ((((( 3 April 2017 by David Wakeford from Bury Saint Edmunds

    Excellent. Came with visiting friends who are food buffs. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

  • (**** 29 March 2017 by Tracey from Diss

    The food and service was poor - I was very disappointed

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