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The Orchard Room

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Great Green, Thurston, Bury St Edmunds IP31 3SJ, England
+44 1359 233363
Wed 10:00 - 16:00
Thu - Sun 09:30 - 16:30
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Situated in a rambling garden centre, very rural with an orchard and hens running around. We have been there twice for coffee and cakes which were very nice. We understand the dinners are exceptional but as yet we have not had dinner there.

Thank michaeleverist
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Found this restaurant on tripadvisor and went with my husband for lunch. The poached cod was superb and my husband was very impressed with his Caesar salad which had deliciously herby chicken. Their own apple juice was lovely and as for the homemade ice creams they were worth the visit alone. Rhubarb & ginger, coconut & lime, lemon meringue, all... More 

Thank MontgomerySuffolk
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This was a special day out for my Mum and Dad on Dad's 95th Birthday, the waitress made sure we had a larger table close to the door for Dad's walking frame and ease of access by the door. The service was unbeatable, the food wonderful and dad was able to eat the succulent and perfectly cooked roast beef which... More 

Thank Suffolk-Hobbit
1 review
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent roast chicken lunch with great flavours & fresh veg from the garden. Young chef did great, waitresses could've been more attentive.

Thank Vanessa E
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Lovely quiet place to eat! Really tranquil. Lovely service and beautifully cooked food. The omelettes are to die for. Kids got some free bread to feed the resident chickens!

Thank Paul C
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Food expensive and plants for sale seemed also. Bird muck over outside chairs and lots of dog poo laying around. Not a place I can recommend or will visit again.

Thank Mobileman
Teresa H, Owner at The Orchard Room, responded to this review

Dear mobileman, we dont know who you are, but there was certainly not lots of dog poo lying around. Dora and Bertie our chocolate and golden labs are loved by all of our customers. Occasionly they do leave a present where it is not wanted and the nursery staff as well as The Orchard Room staff clear it away asap.... More 

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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Sitting outside nest to an orchard with the countryside and chickens for company. Breakfast of bacon and eggs on a toasted muffin - delicious. Highly recommend.

Thank Nicnac2511
Teresa H, Owner at The Orchard Room, responded to this review

Thank you for your delightful comments. It is quite entertaining watching the chickens. More 

Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Three of us went for lunch... Sun was shining and the food was great. Sweet potato quiche... Delicious but quite a small plate of food... Scone clotted cream and jam...wonderful but the scone had been put in microwave which made it soft... Only fault. Will definitely go again.

Thank J777TES
Teresa H, Owner at The Orchard Room, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I have asked the chef the watch this one. Not the usual. Please make yourself known when you revisit. More 

Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

After a long absence, I went back to the Orchard Room. It is still as I remembered from before. It is so refreshing to have a colourful cloth and wild flowers on the table. Watching the chickens running around in their enclosure and 2 friendly Labrador wanting your attention outside, is a delight. The food is freshly prepared and very... More 

Thank urenard44
Teresa H, Owner at The Orchard Room, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments. A delight to serve you. More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Summary ..... nothing is too much trouble for the staff at The Orchard Room. I took my son, daughter in law and two of my grandchildren there today for lunch. My son and daughter in law had never been there before and I think they wondered why on earth I felt there was somewhere nice to go in Thurston for... More 

Thank Liz B
Teresa H, Owner at The Orchard Room, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a lovely review. We do try. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$26
British, International, Contemporary, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
09:30 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:00
09:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Great Green, Thurston, Bury St Edmunds IP31 3SJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Bury St Edmunds  >  Thurston
  • Phone Number: +44 1359 233363

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