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The Secret Garden

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21 Friars Street, Babergh District, England
+44 1787 372030
09:00 - 17:00
18:30 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Wed - Sat 18:30 - 21:30
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Acton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to the Restaurant/Brasserie yesterday evening with friends, who know both Secret Garden Restaurants well, on their recommendation. We have previously enjoyed lunch and dinner (on a Friday or Saturday) at the Restaurant/Tea Room next door. I had been inside the restaurant as the conversion was being carried out and think that they have made a wonderful job of... More 

Thank Carolyn S
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186 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having been to the Secret Garden Cafe a number of times, was keen to try out the new restaurant but only just got round to it. Following our first visit, it certainly will not be the last. This restaurant is just what Sudbury, indeed the region needs, it was outstanding in every respect. The first thing you notice is the... More 

Thank DM51
Monks Eleigh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ten of us shared an excellent occasion where ambience, service and food, each of which is of an exceptionally high standard, combined to provide a lovely evening. At The Secret Garden there is attention to detail in all areas of the 'experience' making every visit memorable. We all agreed we would return - again!!

Thank John N
Bulmer, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Secret Garden Cafe has been open for some time and we have enjoyed it but it was always a lunch time spot only open for dinner on Friday and Saturday. They have now opened the Secret Garden Restaurant next door open Wednesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner and Sunday for lunch. We recently had our first meal in... More 

Thank boutells
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Secret Garden in Sudbury have now opened a wine bar and restaurant in the building next to its original cafe (which is still very much open). The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, offering top end French cuisine - with a strong British influence. It is a perfect place to celebrate special occasions - and there is space... More 

Thank PhilosopheTunis
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unassuming and relaxed dining in a lovely Tudor building in the centre of Sudbury. We were met with a warm welcome in a snug bar with the restaurant opening up across two floors The food was fresh, wholesome and seasonal. The dishes were portioned really well, full of flavour, texture and cooked with care. The braised beef Rib with Sweet... More 

Thank danhills10
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely little place, great food ( almond croissant is best but get there early ) lovely people who have a passion for top quality food, local products and a great environment

Thank G W
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely setting with attentive and polite staff. Excellent food that was reasonably priced, I would certainly visit again. Compliments to all the staff and the owner

Thank stevemorgan69
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The cafe is always a pleasant experience and we were full of anticipation when we knew the restaurant was planned. Took some while to try it though but will go back very soon. The menu is relatively short and changes regularly but the food reflects the seasons and local produce where possible. We had fish and the rabbit and both... More 

Thank Adrian N
Long Melford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow indeed is the word! Food is amazing!!! From the second you walk in the atmosphere is one of home. It's absolutely beautiful relaxing and inviting. A hidden gem we should all know about. The bar/waitress at the bar was very knowledgable of cocktails and even looked after our belongings as we left to have a cigarette (which I know... More 

Thank nicolannes76

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
18:30 - 21:30
09:00 - 17:00
18:30 - 21:30
09:00 - 17:00
18:30 - 21:30
09:00 - 17:00
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Friars Street, Babergh District, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Babergh District  >  Sudbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1787 372030
This establishment operates as a tea room Monday to Saturday during the daytime, and offers an evening restaurant service on Friday and Saturday evenings.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?