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Restaurants at The Ickworth Hotel

The Ickworth Hotel Horringer, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5QE

((((* European
  •  - Suffolk
Main course: £20
Food spend: £40

Staff excellent. Really enjoyed the stay.

David 30 September 2018
from Sawbridgeworth

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With a variety of dining options for adults and children alike, Restaurants at The Ickworth Hotel combine elegance with family-friendly approachability. There are special children's high teas, as well as adult-only refinements in Fredrick's Restaurant.

Menus at Restaurants at The Ickworth Hotel Bury St Edmunds boast a huge choice for any family or time of day. In the Conservatory, there are platters with Suffolk game charcuterie, and inventive recipes like pheasant kiev with smoked bacon risotto. Vegetables on the menu come from the hotel's own walled garden. There are two extensive children's menus for older and younger ages, including numerous vegetarian options, and kids can also order special mocktails.

The lounge menu at The Ickworth Hotel includes cocktails and artisan spirits from around the UK and the globe. In the adult-only Fredrick's Restaurant, the menu extends to premium grill options, and rich desserts like malted milk panna cotta, and a comprehensive wine list.

Set against a stunning rural backdrop, The Ickworth Hotel is a 13-minute drive from Bury St Edmunds Rail Station.

Restaurants at The Ickworth Hotel

The Ickworth Hotel Horringer, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5QE

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Customer reviews for Restaurants at The Ickworth Hotel

4.0 ((((* (based on 69 reviews)
82% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (44)
  • views (25)
  • dinner (17)
  • luxury (16)
  • child friendly (14)
  • lunch (14)
  • romantic (13)
  • breakfast (7)
  • private dining (7)
  • value (6)
  • al fresco (5)
  • large parties (4)
  • business (3)
  • trendy (1)
  • (((** 7 October 2018 by Timothy from Bury St Edmunds

    Good atmosphere. Food and service average.

  • ((((( 30 September 2018 by David from Sawbridgeworth

    Staff excellent. Really enjoyed the stay.

  • (((** 11 September 2018 by Val from Kent

    We had afternoon tea - was ok but cakes were disappointing & we onky had 4 fingers sandwiches each.Loveky setting.

  • ((((( 22 August 2018 by Neil from Palgrave

    A very pleasant afternoon tea with very good service and relaxing surroundings.

  • ((((* 9 August 2018 by Alex from Ipswich

    Afternoon tea, lovely selection, very pleasant and attentive staff. Booking was difficult as the main hotel phone was never answered, however online booking was fine. Only disappointment was that in 30 degree heat there wasn't the option of a cooler room and the conservatory was stifling. Why couldn't the (much cooler) main restaurant be laid for afternoon tea?

  • ((((* 15 July 2018 by Richard from Chelmsford

    Nice surroundings, high standard of food, good service, pleasant and helpful staff.
    One little niggle was a few flies present so a may of dealing with this would help in the hot weather.

  • (((** 20 June 2018 by Nigel from Chelmsford

    A very mixed dinner experience. Polite and attentive staff. Restaurant not too busy but service very slow. Two simple starters took 25 minutes to arrive. Smoked trout starter was excellent and set the expectation for the rest of the meal; soup starter was good but presentation was poor. Another long wait for mains. Mullet was good but served without potato so these had to be ordered as a side. Calves liver was inedible as it was served so rare it had the consistency of tough jelly - I had not been asked at the time of ordering how I would like it cooked; a replacement was immediately offered - this time I was asked how well done it should be - and I had another wait while it was prepared; the replacement was good and the flavour excellent, however, it was served without vegetables so these had to be ordered as a side. We had another 20 minute wait for dessert which was a RIP-OFF. We each were served half of a frangipane tart which had been hacked into three pieces to disguise its incompleteness; this was accompanied by a scoop of sorbet, a cube of tasteless jelly and some slices of canned peach (for which we were each charged £8) - and this is a restaurant in a "luxury" hotel? I don't know how the chef had the nerve to present it. This simple three course meal kept us in the restaurant for over two hours.

    All main courses should be served with vegetables as a balanced and complete meal; charging high prices for a small portion of veg or potatoes is unacceptable. The experience could have been improved by complementary bread rolls and much slicker service.

  • (((** 14 June 2018 by James from Bury St Edmunds

    Expected more for the cost.

  • (((** 13 June 2018 by Christine from Basildon

    Compared to other afternoon teas we have had at other hotels this one was a bit disappointing. The best thing was the scones but I am afraid i would not recommend

  • ((((( 3 April 2018 by Lee from Norwich

    Amazing setting
    Service a little disjointed but overall fab

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