East Anglia restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Colchester

Company Shed

Bring your own bread and wine to this seaside shack to tuck into mussels, oysters, prawns, lobster, jellied eels, smoked fish or their signature seafood platter. It's all courtesy of the Howard family, eighth-genera…
Top Choice Modern British in Cambridge

Midsummer House

At the region’s top table, chef Daniel Clifford’s double-Michelin-starred creations are distinguished by depth of flavour and immense technical skill. Savour transformations of pumpkin (into velouté), mackerel (with…
Top Choice Modern British in Lavenham

Great House

Contrasting cultures combine so well at this restaurant: traditional meets modern, East Anglian ingredients meet French cuisine. Dining here could see you eating roasted Norfolk (Gressingham) duck or braised Suffolk…
Top Choice Cafe in Grantchester

Orchard Tea Garden

After an idyllic punt, walk or cycle to Grantchester from Cambridge beside the Cam, flop into a deckchair under a leafy apple tree and wolf down calorific cakes or light lunches at this quintessentially English spot…
Top Choice Deli in Cley-next-the-Sea

Picnic Fayre

A deli to ditch the diet for, crammed full of imaginative versions of English picnic classics – pork pies with chorizo, sausages smothered with sweet-chilli sauce, and home-baked lavender bread. Plus gooey homemade …
Top Choice Modern British in Aldeburgh

Lighthouse

The owner of this bright bistro was a waiter here for years and a sense of enthusiastic friendliness pervades the place. Local fish (baked, battered or pan fried) and veg are its real strengths, although juicy steak…
Top Choice Seafood in Southend-On-Sea

Simply Seafood

Tucked away under the flyover just west of Old Leigh, this light, bright little eatery lets locally sourced seafood shine. The oysters are from Essex, the crab is from Cromer and the fish is from the boats just outs…
Top Choice Sandwiches in Cambridge

Urban Shed

Unorthodox, retro Urban Shed has a personal-service ethos so strong that regular customers have a locker for their own mug. Old aeroplane seats perch beside cable-drum tables, their own-blend coffee is mellow and th…
Top Choice Fish & Chips in Norwich

Grosvenor Fish Bar

At this groovy chippy-with-a-difference, chips come with fresh cod goujons, a 'Big Mack' is a crispy mackerel fillet in a bread roll, and the 'Five Quid Squid' (squid rings with garlic aioli) really is £5. Either ea…
Top Choice Seafood in Cromer

Davies

Less a fish shop, more a local institution – at Davies the crab is caught by its own day boat (the Richard William) and then boiled, cracked and dressed on-site. Other treats include cockles, mussels and homemade pâ…