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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 – 5:30pm (last orders 5:00pm)
Saturday: 9:30am – 5:30pm (last orders 5:00pm)
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.

The Menu


(Available until 11.45am)

Breakfast – £7.20

Bacon, pork sausage, mushrooms, fried or scrambled egg, tomato, baked beans and a slice of granary toast.

Bigger breakfast – £9.00

Two slices of bacon, two pork sausages, mushrooms, two fried or scrambled eggs, tomato, baked beans and two slices of granary toast.

Porridge – £4.40

Served with blueberries and banana

Salmon muffin – £7.40

Toasted muffin topped with scrambled egg and smoked salmon

Breakfast extras – £1
Vegan breakfast – £7.20

Two vegan sausages, hash brown, mushrooms, tomato, baked beans and a slice of granary toast


(Available all day)

Bacon bap – £5.70

A fresh toasted white bap filled with bacon and sliced mushrooms

Warm sausage roll – £2.50
Fruit scone

with butter – £2.70
with clotted cream £3.80

Served with strawberry jam

Toast – £2.00

Served with strawberry jam and butter

Cheese scone – £2.70

Served with butter

(Gluten free version available)

Additional preserves – £0.60

Choice of strawberry jam or marmalade

Toasted teacake £2.60

Served with strawberry jam and butter

Vegan sausage bap – £5.70

A fresh toasted white bap filled with vegan sausages


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 – £5.00
Tuna mayonnaise – £7.00
Chilli beef – £7.50
Suffolk ham – £7.50
Prawns in marie rose sauce – £8.00
Mature cheddar cheese – £6.70
Coronation chicken – £7.50
Baked beans – £6.50
Cottage cheese and pineapple – £6.50
Homemade coleslaw – £6.50
Vegan cheese – £6.70


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

Caramel shortcake – £3.20

Shortbread biscuit topped with caramel and milk chocolate

Victoria sandwich cake – £3.20

A light plain sponge filled with butter cream and strawberry jam

Chocolate fridge cake – £3.20

Chocolate biscuit and sultana slice with a milk chocolate topping

Apricot slice – £3.20

An oat slice filled with an apricot centre

Lemon cake – £3.20

Tangy lemon sponge filled with lemon curd butter icing, topped with icing and lemon zest

Cherry and coconut slice – £3.30

Milk chocolate base topped with cherries and coconut

Carrot cake – £3.20

Topped and filled with a cream cheese icing

Date slice – £3.20

An oat slice filled with a date centre

Fruity flapjack – £3.20

A traditional oat and syrup slice with sultanas. cherries and apricots

Chocolate brownie – £3.30

Absolutely divine! Suitable for those on a gluten free diet. Contains nuts

Coffee and walnut sponge – £3.20

Coffee flavoured sponge with chopped walnuts and coffee butter icing

Cheesecake – £4.30

Cheesecake of the day with pouring cream

Light Lunch

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

Homemade soup of the day – £5.50

Available with a soft white or granary roll

Paté of the day – £6.50

Homemade pate served with granary toast

Garlic bread – £2.00
Hummus, olives & wholemeal pitta bread – £5.50


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

Hunter’s chicken – £10.00

Breast of chicken wrapped in unsmoked back bacon with barbeque sauce and cheddar cheese served with new potatoes, tender stem broccoli, peas and carrots.

Seafood pancakes – £9.00

A pancake filled with salmon, white fish and prawns in a cheese sauce, topped with a sprig of dill, served with salad and a lemon wedge.

Spaghetti Bolognaise – £8.50

Lean minced beef with sauteed onions, carrots, green peppers and mixed herbs, served with wholegrain spaghetti, shavings of parmesan and garlic bread.

Mushroom Stroganoff – £8.50

Pan fried button mushrooms with onions in a creamy white wine and mild paprika sauce, sprinkled with parsley, served on a bed of wholegrain rice.

Quiche of the day – 8.00

Served with new potatoes, homemade coleslaw and salad garnish


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

Criterion Ice Cream – £4.30

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

Refreshing Fruit Sorbets – £4.30

A choice of raspberry or lemon

Orange Bread & Butter Pudding – £5.50

Sliced bread layered with marmalade and set with vanilla egg custard served with a choice of custard, cream or ice cream

Toffee Apple Sponge – £5.50

A light sponge baked with sliced apple, topped with toffee sauce served with a choice of custard, cream or ice cream


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

Open sandwich option – £1.30 extra

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

Egg mayonnaise – £5.70

Free range egg mayonnaise and cress

Bacon, lettuce and tomato – £6.30

Bacon with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise

Coronation chicken – £6.20

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

Tuna mayonnaise – £6.00

Tuna mayonnaise and cucumber

Ham – £6.00

Home cooked ham and mustard mayonnaise

Prawns – £6.50

Prawns in a Marie-Rose sauce and salad leaves

Cheese – £5.70

Mature cheddar cheese and pickle

Smoked salmon and cream cheese – £6.30

Light cream cheese, smoked salmon and cucumber

Vegan cheese and tomato – £5.60


Roasted vegetable – £5.30

Red, green and yellow peppers, mushrooms, courgettes and red onions with mixed herbs and a salad garnish

Chicken salad – £5.30

Breast of chicken with lettuce, tomato, and cucumber with light mayonnaise and a salad garnish


Available all day

Panini – £7.50

Choose from the following fillings;

Tuna melt

Tuna mayonnaise, and extra mature cheddar cheese

Bacon and brie

Bacon, French brie and cranberry sauce

Goats cheese

Goats cheese and caramelised onion marmalade

Vegan cheese and tomato
Toasted sandwich – £6.50

Choose from the following fillings;

Tuna melt

Tuna mayonnaise, and extra mature cheddar cheese

Bacon & brie

Bacon, French brie and cranberry sauce

Goats cheese

Goats cheese and caramelised onion marmalade

Vegan cheese and tomato

Extras & Salads

Please feel free to order individual items or any combinations of the following products.

Dressed mixed side salad – £3.30
Atlantic prawns – £4.20
Suffolk ham – £3.10
Chicken breast – £3.40
Mature cheddar cheese – £2.30
Baked beans – £2.00
Egg mayonnaise – £2.00
Tuna mayonnaise – £2.30
Cottage cheese and pineapple – £1.90
Homemade coleslaw – £2.10
Vegetables of the day – £2.50
New potatoes – £1.60
Bread roll white or granary – £1.00
Cream – £0.80
Crisps – £0.80
Custard – £1.00
Pouring Cream – £0.80
Garlic Bread – £2.00
Vegan Cheese – £2.30


Available 2:30pm – 4:30pm (Sun 2:30pm – 3:30pm)

Afternoon tea – £10.50*

Enjoy a sandwich of your choice. plus a scone with clotted cream and jam. a selection of cakes and a pot of tea or coffee
* Gluten free option available

Cream tea – £4.50

Plain scone with jam, cream and a pot of tea


An ideal gift.

Afternoon tea for two voucher – £21.00

Two people can enjoy pot of tea or coffee, with a choice of sandwich, plus a scone with
clotted cream and jam, and selection of cakes

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 £5.

Alternatively, try something lighter with a drink included – £4.00.

Choice of drinks below.

Mini sandwich

Choose from the following fillings, ham, chicken breast, cheese or jam on granary or white bread. Quavers included

Iced milk

A refreshing glass of semi-skimmed cold milk

Fresh fruit or cookie

Carrot, cucumber and pepper or sliced apple or banana. or a homemade cookie

Orange squash

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

Quavers – £1.00

Cold Drinks

Iced coffee – £3.00

Made with a single espresso, milk and vanilla ice cream

Iced milk – £1.30

A refreshing glass of cold milk

Sparkling elderflower pressé – £2.50

A refreshing flavoured mineral water

Fizzy drink – regular £2.40, large £3.00

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

Radnor hills water – £2.30

Served with lemon, choice of carbonated or still

Sparkling lemon and lime – £2.30

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 – £2.40

Choose from cranberry, apple or orange


Soya milk is available as an alternative to dairy milk.

Speciality tea per person £2.50

Choose from Earl Grey, Assam, Red Bush or Darjeeling

Tea pot for one £2.30

Also available as decaffeinated

New Infusions per person £2.60

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

black £2.70, large black £3.00
with milk £2.80 large with milk £3.10
with cream £2.90, large with cream £3.20

Savour the flavour with this black cup of coffee

Flat white £2.75

Double espresso with dense foamed milk

Mocha £3.30

Simply sensational blend of espresso, chocolate and steamed milk

Hot chocolate volcano £3.30

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

Cafe latte £3.00

Espresso with lashings of steamed milk

Hot chocolate snow capped £3.10

Topped with lashings of whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa

Espresso single £2.10 double £2.80

Small but strong rich black coffee

Hot chocolate pure and simple £2.90

Rich creamy Italian chocolate with steamed milk

Cappuccino regular £2.80 large £3.20

Steamed milk and foamed milk topped with a dusting of cocoa

Cafetiere per person, £2.70 black, £2.80 with milk, £2.90 with cream

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

Extra dash of coffee – £0.80
Extra flavour shot – £0.80

Vanilla, hazelnut or caramel


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]