Pea Porridge, Bury St. Edmunds
Pea Porridge is an independently owned neighbourhood restaurant located on a square which was once a green, called “Pea Porridge Green”
The restaurant is tucked away in a quiet residential area on Cannon Street. The building was originally two cottages built in 1820 which later became a bakery. The restaurant now comprises three delightful unpretentious dinning rooms with old pine tables, an open fire and a splendid bakers oven. Find us tucked away in a quiet residential area next door to Old Cannon Brewery on Cannon Street.
As big food and drink lovers, very much hands on owners Justin Sharp (head chef-proprietor) and his wife Jurga (front-of-house), like to keep things lively, fresh and exciting. We are not at all into gadgetry and tricks in the kitchen and favour a very much “produce” driven approach. We love to cook what we ourselves would like to eat, prioritising local, seasonal produce. Whatever is on the plate, our aim is for a combination of simplicity and flavour. “Nose-to-Tail” dishes are also regular staple on our menu, which changes almost every day.
We are crazy about wine here too and forever in search of new, interesting wines for us and our list. We work closely with a few fussy suppliers who source rare, preferably natural and biodynamic wines, in the purest form possible, from a number of smaller scale honest and passionate producers, whose wines, we promise, will never be found on a supermarket shelf.
It all adds to the spirit on how we envisage your experience with us.