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Last Updated on June 12, 2024. Written by Our Bury.

Romantic date-night restaurants in Bury St Edmunds you will love

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Searching for your next date night restaurant in Bury St Edmunds?

Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, a spontaneous date night or a milestone anniversary, visiting the historic town of Bury St Edmunds with your special someone sounds like the perfect romantic evening to us! Whether you’re looking for traditional English pub grub, a fine dining experience or a more casual candlelit setting, look no further than Bury St Edmunds for a variety of delicious food and drink.

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Pea Porridge

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Pea Porridge is an independently owned Michelin-starred restaurant located on a square which was once called Pea Porridge Green.

The restaurant is tucked away in a quiet residential area on Cannon Street and is an ideal spot for a romantic evening. Serving hearty Moorish cuisine, Pea Porridge has held Suffolk’s only Michelin Star since 2021. The ever-interchanging menu is lively, fresh and exciting and is a great location for a fine dining date night experience.

Amigos

Voted the best Mexican Establishment in the UK for 2022, Amigos is an authentic Mexican restaurant and bar located on Brentgovel Street. The menu includes delicious Mexican specialities including fajitas, enchiladas, quesadillas and burritos. In addition to delicious Mexican food, the restaurant offers a large selection of Mexican beers and drinks to enjoy. 

Mowgli Street Food

Looking for a more relaxed, romantic setting? Look no further than Mowgli Street Food. Located on Abbeygate Street, Mowgli’s showcases traditional Indian flavours and delicious dishes. Surrounded by fairy lights and intimate seating arrangements, this restaurant is the perfect place for a special occasion or even a relaxed date night with a special someone.

The Angel Eaterie

The historical yet modern dining room of the Angel Eaterie is located inside the iconic Angel Hotel in Bury St Edmunds. The Eaterie offers contemporary British food with an emphasis on seasonality and a passion for local produce. In addition to delicious food, you can enjoy a selection of cocktails, wine, beer, and more at the stylish bar before or after your meal. 

1921

The exterior of 1921

Situated on the popular Angel Hill in the town centre, 1921 Angel Hill is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic date night with your better half. This elegant, comfortable and award-winning dining experience showcases a menu of delicious canapés and expertly crafted dishes using locally sourced ingredients. As well as excellent customer service, 1921 Angel Hill is also named in the Michelin Guide!

Blue Fig

One of the latest additions to Bury’s food and drink scenes is Blue Fig, the perfect date night spot for some Mediterranean food. Serving Mediterranean-inspired small plates and situated just a stone’s throw from the Abbey Garden gates, these delicious dishes can be paired with a variety of wines, beers and cocktails for a lovely romantic evening. 

Cote Brasserie

What could be more romantic than enjoying the taste of France in the historic town of Bury St Edmunds for your next date night? With dishes inspired by trends from Paris, the city of love, this award-winning restaurant, Cote Brasserie, puts a modern twist on French classics, such as steak frites, moules mariniere and corn-fed chicken. Bon Appétit! 

Damson & Wilde

In the heart of Bury St Edmunds, you’ll find Damson & Wilde. With a beautiful interior, a stunning walled garden, and a fantastic team, it’s the perfect place to visit on your next date night. Whether you are looking to share nibbles, a romantic sharing board, or just a few small plates for your romantic evening, Damson & Wilde showcases well-sourced seasonal ingredients, cooked simply and deliciously!

Francela

Located on Angel Hill is Francela, serving a blend of Mediterranean flavours guaranteed to make your tastebuds tingle. Francela prides itself on using the freshest ingredients and even serving special dishes to meet any dietary requirements. Voted as one of the seven best restaurants in Bury St Edmunds by Tripadvisor, this restaurant should definitely be considered for your next date night location. 

Lark Restaurant

Looking for a more intimate setting for your next date night? Why not try Lark Restaurant? Located on the popular Angel Hill food and drink scene, this intimate and ambitious restaurant prides itself on serving seasonal, local ingredients across a selection of delicious small plates. Reviewed by world-renowned food critic Jay Rayner, this restaurant has been described as nothing short of special, making it the perfect spot for your next date night. 

Maison Bleue

Award-winning French dining experience Maison Bleue offers an understated elegance, ideal for a romantic evening out. Many of the period features have been retained, including oak beams and an original fireplace, making for the perfect romantic setting. Owner-chef Pascal serves a spectacle of seasonal dishes, including meat, fish, vegetarian, and superb puddings, including updated renditions of French classics as his signature dish. 

Queens Bar & Grill

Queens is an independent restaurant and bar with a strong focus on smokehouse flavours and ‘Farm to Fork’. Sourcing produce from Chef and Owner Ben’s own smallholding, the menu features delicious local flavours. Enjoy this welcoming bar and grill for your next spontaneous date night! Tuck into one of the menu delights, enjoy a fruity cocktail or even some drinks in the garden for a relaxed and romantic evening.

Rustico

If you are looking for an authentic Italian experience, we have the perfect place for you. Visit family-owned restaurant, Rustico, for your next date night and enjoy a selection of homemade pasta, wood-fired pizza and delicious meat and seafood dishes in a warm and inviting atmosphere.

The One Bull

The One Bull is part of the independently owned Gusto Pronto family. Featured in The Guardian’s October 2022 ‘30 of the best UK pubs for Sunday lunch,’ this pub is the perfect spot for a relaxed date night experience. Offering a range of delicious drinks and food, the menu features great quality and seasonal produce, so you and your special someone are guaranteed to enjoy yourselves.

The Wine Cellar

Offering a large variety of wine from around the world to drink, take-away, and more, The Wine Cellar, situated in the busy Butter Market in Bury St Edmunds, should definitely be added to your list of date night spots in the town centre. 

Along with an extensive wine menu, soft drinks, teas, and coffee, The Wine Cellar also serves small plates and sharing boards that are perfect for enjoying with your special someone. Private events, cocktail masterclasses, and wine tastings are also available! 

Valley Connection

Valley Connection is one of Bury St Edmunds’s largest and smartest Indian restaurants. Located on Churchgate Street, the elegant interior sets the tone for an upmarket dining experience. The menus focus on Indian continental dishes and Bangladeshi cuisine, perfect for a tasteful and delicious date night. 

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