The Place to Eat

If you fancy a break from browsing the store, then The Place to Eat restaurant, situated within both the Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich stores, provides the perfect pit-stop.

Quality and taste is everything to us from the warm welcome you receive from our friendly waitress staff to the freshness of our dishes, each individually made to order in our kitchens.

Enjoy a relaxing Christmas meal in the privacy of a private dining room 19th November – 19th December (Tuesday – Friday) £19.95 per person*

Opening Times

Monday to Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm (last orders 4:30pm)
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm (last orders 4:30pm)
Sunday: 10:30am – 4:00pm (last orders 3:30pm)

We offer a wide assortment of dishes utilising locally sourced and seasonal produce, and provide vegetarian and gluten free options. Our menus change regularly and we offer daily specials, see our blackboards for specials of the day.

The pièce de résistance is our selection of freshly made scones and cakes… perfect to fill the mid-morning or afternoon hunger gap.

The Place to Eat restaurant in Bury St Edmunds also offers alfresco seating area.

Both our Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich stores offers free WiFi for all our customers.



(Available all day)

Bacon bap – £4.99

A fresh toasted white bap filled with bacon and sliced mushrooms

Toast £1.75

Served with strawberry jam and butter.

Additional Preserves £0.53
Sausage bap – £4.99

A fresh toasted white bap filled with sausages and sliced mushrooms

Warm sausage roll – £2.18
Fruit scone

with butter – £2.36
with clotted cream £3.33

Served with strawberry jam

Toasted teacake £2.28

Served with strawberry jam and butter

Cheese scone – £2.36

Served with butter

(Gluten free version available)


Oven baked and served with salad garnish, with a choice of the following fillings. Available between 12pm and 5pm* *Subject to availability

Plain with butter – £4.38
Tuna mayonnaise – £6.12
Prawns in marie rose sauce – £7.00
Mature cheddar cheese – £5.86
Coronation chicken – £6.56
Baked beans – £5.69
Vegan cheese – £5.86


All freshly baked on the premises. Naughty but very, very nice!

Chocolate fridge cake – £2.80

Chocolate biscuit and sultana slice with a milk chocolate topping

Carrot cake – £2.80

Topped and filled with a cream cheese icing

Victoria sandwich cake – £2.80

A light plain sponge filled with butter cream and strawberry jam

Cherry and coconut slice – £2.89

Milk chocolate base topped with cherries and coconut

Date slice – £2.80

An oat slice filled with a date centre


Freshly prepared on the premises, available between 12:00pm and 2:30pm.

Criterion Ice Cream – £3.76

Locally sourced, award winning ice cream from the heart of Suffolk.
A choice of flavours; vanilla. strawberry or chocolate

Refreshing Fruit Sorbets – £3.76

A choice of raspberry or lemon


Available on white or granary bread and served with a salad garnish. (Available all day)
A gluten-free option and vegan spread available

Open sandwich option – £1.23 extra

A slice of wholemeal bloomer with your choice of filling, served with salad, homemade coleslaw and crisps

Egg mayonnaise – £4.99

Free range egg mayonnaise and cress

Bacon, lettuce and tomato – £5.51

Bacon with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise

Coronation chicken – £5.43

Chicken breast in a mild curry mayonnaise with sultanas and mango chutney

Tuna mayonnaise – £5.25

Tuna mayonnaise and cucumber

Prawns – £5.69

Prawns in a Marie-Rose sauce and salad leaves

Cheese – £4.99

Mature cheddar cheese and pickle


Available all day

Panini – £6.56

Choose from the following fillings;

Tuna melt

Tuna mayonnaise, and extra mature cheddar cheese

Bacon and brie

Bacon, French brie and cranberry sauce

Vegan cheese and tomato
Toasted sandwich – £5.69

Choose from the following fillings;

Tuna melt

Tuna mayonnaise, and extra mature cheddar cheese

Bacon & brie

Bacon, French brie and cranberry sauce

Vegan cheese and tomato

Children’s Main Meals

(Available between 12:00pm and 2:30pm)
A smaller size portion of our main lunch menu made just for the little ones £3.50.

Mini Chicken Breast Sandwich

On granary or white bread with quavers and a drink*

Mini Cream Cheese Sandwich

On granary or white bread with quavers and a drink*

Mini Jam Sandwich

On granary or white bread with quavers and a drink*

Comes with a choice of…

Fresh vegetables, sliced apple, banana or a homemade cookie. (also available separately)

Iced milk* – £0.44

A refreshing glass of semi-skimmed cold milk

Orange squash* – £0.44
Bambinocinno* – £0.44

An espresso cup of warm frothed milk served with a dusting of chocolate.

Hot Chocolate  – £2.10
Hot Chocolate Snow Capped – £2.28

Topped with lashings of whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa.

Hot Chocolate Volcano – £2.54

Filled with fluffy white marshmallows finished off with whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa.

Cold Drinks

Iced coffee – £2.63

Made with a single espresso, milk and vanilla ice cream

Iced milk – £1.13

A refreshing glass of cold milk

Sparkling elderflower pressé – £2.18

A refreshing flavoured mineral water

Fizzy drink – regular £2.10, large £2.63

Served with ice and lemon, choose from Fanta, Sprite Zero, Coke or Diet Coke

Strathmore Mineral Water – £1.75

Served with lemon, choice of carbonated or still

Sparkling lemon and lime – £2.02

A refreshing flavoured mineral water

Iced milkshakes – regular £2.50, large £3.50

Made with fresh cold milk and vanilla ice cream: choose from: Strawberry, Chocolate, Banana, Vanilla

Fruit juice – £2.10

Choose from cranberry, apple or orange


Speciality tea per person £2.50

Choose from Earl Grey, Assam, Red Bush or Darjeeling

Tea pot for one £2.02

Also available as decaffeinated

New Infusions per person £2.28

Choose from Egyptian mint, dragonwell green, citrus chamomile or wild encounter


All coffee is available with freshly ground decaffeinated option.
Soya milk is available as an alternative to dairy milk.

Cafe Americano

Savour the flavour with this black cup of coffee.

           Regular     Large

Black     £2.36       £2.63
Milk      £2.45       £2.71
Cream  £2.54       £2.80

Flat white £2.40

Double espresso with dense foamed milk

Mocha £2.89

Simply sensational blend of espresso, chocolate and steamed milk

Hot chocolate volcano £2.89

Filled with fluffy white marshmallows, finished off with whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa

Cafe latte £2.63

Espresso with lashings of steamed milk

Hot chocolate snow capped £2.71

Topped with lashings of whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa

Espresso single £1.84 double £2.45

Small but strong rich black coffee

Hot chocolate – £2.54

Rich creamy Italian chocolate with steamed milk

Cappuccino regular £2.45 large £2.80

Steamed milk and foamed milk topped with a dusting of cocoa

Cafetiere per person, £2.36 black, £2.45 with milk, £2.54 with cream

Finely roasted coffee beans, freshly ground to give a full bodied flavour

Extra shot of coffee – £0.70

Add an extra shot of espresso to your drink.

Extra flavour shot – £0.70

Choose from Vanilla, hazelnut or caramel syrup


Prosecco 200ml £4.80

A full sparkling wine with aromas of sweet ripe fruit

House rosé – 125ml £3.30, 175ml £4.40, Bottle £14.00

Captain’s Table – Medium bodied with raspberry fruit flavours and a crisp refreshing finish

Lager – San Miguel 300ml Bottle £3.50
House white – 125ml £3.30, 175ml £4.40, Bottle £14.00

Volondas Chilean Chardonnay – Tropical fruit flavours , light and unoaked, with grapefruit, citrus and apricot kernel

House red – 125ml £3.30, 175ml £4.40, Bottle £14.00

Williams grove Australian shiraz – Rich, ripe plums and raspberry fruit flavours, with a hint of spiced pepper and vanilla

Food Allergies & Intolerances

Please ask a member of staff if you require information on the ingredients in the food we serve.

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Contains Nuts
  • Available as Childrens’ meal

Take Away Convenience

We all have those times in our lives when we are in a hurry, and that’s why our take away service is so popular. You can call or email us with your order with a collection time and we will have it ready for you when you arrive.

For our take away service, contact us on:

Bury St. Edmunds 01284 770941 or email [email protected]
Ipswich 01473 253164 or email [email protected]

*No minimum spend. Only applies to food and non-alcoholic drinks, and items must be consumed on the premises (takeaway items not included). No voucher is needed, all discounts will be automatically applied at the till. Applies to all group sizes.