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The Deli & Cafe at the Chilli Farm

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Chilli Farm Norwich Road | Mendlesham, Stowmarket IP14 5NQ, England (Formerly The Deli)
+44 1449 766344
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch and shared the cheese board and cheese on toast. Very tasty and a cute cafe but over priced for what we received. Our grandson had a hot chocolate with a chocolate stirrer in and he loved it. Good service and the shop has some great products.

Thank Bongarnold
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very disappointed with my lunch here this week. I ordered ordinary tea and was served earl grey. For my meal I had the warm goats cheese salad. At £8.50 it was incredibly expensive with two small rounds of goats cheese and a few lettuce leaves and a few pieces of cucumber. My group of three ordered decaffinated coffees... More 

Thank gf430
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a trip to Norfolk we were looking for somewhere for lunch and found this little gem of a place. We both had delicious steak sandwiches, probably the best I've had. Definitely recommended as a great place for lunch.

Thank 100Suz
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I often pop in here and I have never been disappointed. Their savory and sweet tea option is such good value for money as you get such a big scone and a nice pot of tea you can at least get two cups of out. The staff are always very welcoming and helpful when it comes to any preference issue... More 

Thank ClaireGooch
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in here for lunch, quite a small place, but larger upstairs. Very relaxed, Got served very quickly, but the food did take a while, in fairness, it was full and only 1 lady doing the cooking. Wasn't disappointed when it arrived, very large portions, fresh, tasty & well presented. Lovely little gem, will return again, just make sure next... More 

Thank Karen G
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Visited here for lunch on a few occasions. The savoury afternoon tea is very nice, a cheese & chilli scone and a slab of cheese with some chilli chutney... They also do very nice soup and sandwiches. Great coffee too.

Thank hollisbird
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend went here by chance, the shop is full of delights good quality ones at that. I bought some huge home made pork pie and sausage rolls....they were amazing! The restaurant food looked really good as well, well worth a visit!

Thank jakeythesnakey21
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Heading north on the A140 Chilli Farm is on the left just after the sign to Mendlesham Industrial Park and just prior to the left turn to Mendlesham village. The food in the cafe is excellent, the staff are very friendly and the shop is full of delights. Well worth a visit if you are passing by.

1 Thank Christopher L
Colchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We frequently stop here and have always found the food to be good, tasty and freshly prepared. We particularly love the home made soups. The deli stocks things we've not found elsewhere. Friendly staff.

1 Thank SandraVS53
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

I was famished and looking for a place to eat and all of sudden I saw a sign on the side of the road for this place. Such a cute and quaint place. Truly a hidden gem with quality food. They also sell tons of great goodies. Loved it!

1 Thank Panamexidorian

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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$6 - US$13
Cafe, British, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chilli Farm Norwich Road | Mendlesham, Stowmarket IP14 5NQ, England (Formerly The Deli)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Stowmarket
  • Phone Number: +44 1449 766344
Our passion for all things delicious is at the heart of what we do. Our cafe offers light lunches, homemade cakes & scones, great coffee, and much more.We also have a shop full of yummy goodies...locally sourced items always take precedence, but you will also find exciting flavours from the rest of the world. Every product is individually selected and we are constantly sourcing new produce and suppliers that we think you might like! We offer a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, alongside personal and knowledgeable service.We are located at the famous Chilli Farm, which has something for everyone! The Chilli Farm grows thousands of plants each year and you can see them being grown in the Nursery on open days. They also have a smokehouse and their own shop 'Smoke & Spice' which sells The Chilli Company's own range of sauces and smoked produce, as well as everything for the chilli lover!We look forward to seeing you at the Farm!

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