Valentines Day is a good day for food in Suffolk: a day when restaurants across the county put on passion-inspiring menus and turn the atmosphere up to eleven. In fact, there are so many superb restaurants to choose from this Valentines Day that we thought that you might need a little help. So without further ado, here are five very different recommendations of where to eat this Valentines Day:
The Crown Woodbridge: A Menu to Fall in Love To
Our number one choice for this Valentines Day has to The Crown in Woodbridge, if for no other reason than the food looks simply spectacular. Dishes include a trio of tuna (sesame crusted, tartare and tempura) accompanied by wasabi foam, soy jelly and enoki mushrooms; and breast of Gressingham duck with confit hash, roast salsify, butternut squash puree and apple balsamic jus. If that’s whet your appetite, you can view the full menu here.
The Brudenell: Dinner with a View
A glass of Rose Prosecco and canapés on arrival, mezze to start followed by a sophisticated selection of main courses… All wonderful, but still not the best thing about Valentines Day at The Brudenell. What is? The panoramic view of Aldeburgh beach, of course.
The Great House: Medieval Magic
As well as being achingly romantic, this gorgeous Tudor hotel in Lavenham boasts one of Britain’s Top 100 Restaurants (The Sunday Times Food List, 2013). Combine the exquisite French cuisine created by Régis Crépy and his team of chefs with The Great House’s fairy-tale atmosphere and you’ve got a recipe for an unforgettable Valentines Day.
The Salthouse Harbour Hotel: Glitz and Glamour
The Salthouse Harbour’s take on luxury is unique in Suffolk and really quite spectacular. Enjoy a candlelit Valentines dinner in the stunning restaurant, and follow it with a walk along Ipswich’s waterfront to watch the fairy lights dancing on the water as the marina comes to life.
The Westleton Crown: A Country Pub Valentines
If coming in from the frosty February air and cuddling up in a cosy pub by a crackling fire sounds like your idea of romance, The Westleton Crown might just be your perfect Valentines Day location. And with dishes like Norfolk crab risotto, slow-cooked Blythburgh pork belly and pan-fried Suffolk pigeon breast on the à la carte menu, the food looks to be pretty perfect, too.