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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

Afternoon Tea in Conservatory excellent as usual. We had a problem with BuyAGift sending incorrect card but staff were very pleasant about it and it has since been resolved.

Margaret and 01 December 2017
from Thurston

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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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4.1 ((((* (based on 52 reviews)
82% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (36)
  • views (19)
  • child friendly (13)
  • lunch (12)
  • luxury (12)
  • dinner (10)
  • romantic (9)
  • private dining (7)
  • value (6)
  • al fresco (5)
  • breakfast (4)
  • large parties (4)
  • business (3)
  • trendy (1)
  • ((*** 11 January 2018 by Mummy T from Bury

    Myself and my daughters had a cream tea. The setting is lovely in the conservatory, but the cream tea itself fell short. Both the scones and tea cakes were very dry, and disappointing. And the cake selection we mostly ignored as were dry and heavy, which is not really the purpose of going for a cream tea. A real shame.

  • ((((( 1 December 2017 by Margaret and from Thurston

    Afternoon Tea in Conservatory excellent as usual. We had a problem with BuyAGift sending incorrect card but staff were very pleasant about it and it has since been resolved.

  • ((*** 20 November 2017 by David Cowan from Benfleet

    We had lunch in the conservatory with 4 friends. The tables were so close together the waitress , who was lovely, could not walk round the table to serve properly. The menu was not what we expected from a high class hotel. Limited starters , sausage and mash!!!! , the roast belly was fatty with soggy skin. The closeness of the table to the glass resulted in 3 of the party feeling cold. Having eaten in the last 3 days at Maison Bleue, Northgate Hotel and The Angel and Bill's you came a very low fifth.

  • ((((( 29 October 2017 by Alexandra Mery from Ipswich

    Lovely location. Very friendly staff and amazing food!

  • ((((( 25 October 2017 by Dave from Shelfanger

    Booked in for sparkling afternoon tea, which was thoroughly enjoyed. Would like to see the waitress/waiter dressed in more traditional attire. This would have a dramatic effect on the overall experience.

  • (((** 4 September 2017 by Darryl Chapman from Bury St Edmunds

    Lovely location , exceptional service, let down for me by the ambiance of the dining area which was clearly used for breakfast lunch etc and the detritus of this as there were menus stuffed in boxes on the floor and the remnants of lunch and dinner service on the tables around the edges, and likely where breakfast was served from.
    Could have been a 5 star but thsi really let it down.

  • ((((* 22 August 2017 by Heather Rugg from Bury St Edmunds

    We really enjoyed the ambience and location of the restaurant. The service was very good, polite and friendly and the food was nice with generous amounts of tea!

  • (((** 18 August 2017 by Elaine from Cambridge

    Service was excellent but sandwiches were very thin on fillings. There was also quite a problem with bluebottles, there was no evidence of any attempt to address this so we spent a lot of time waving our hands around!

  • ((((( 17 August 2017 by Tom Cock from Cambridge

    Afternoon tea at the ickworth was lovely. The conservatory dining room was beautiful and the food was very good. The staff were friendly and helpful and every effort was made to ensure our two young children were looked after and made to feel welcome. An excellent experience.

  • ((((* 8 August 2017 by Carol Cort from Witcham, Nr Ely, Cambs

    When we arrived the staff in the conservatory did not have out booking on their list, as we have booked on line earlier the same morning the booking was not included on the printed list they had, however, it only took a couple of minutes for this to be sorted out and a table prepared for us. Again due to the mix up with the booking the chef was not prepared for two more guests. The waitress that served us explained that there were no scones left but would happily replace these with additional sandwiches and cakes. The service we received was excellent and the replacements were nice. We have been for afternoon tea several times before and were not too disappointed although we did miss the cones and cream.

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