Michelin Star Restaurants in Suffolk- Pea Porridge
Pea Porridge in Bury St Edmunds has so much to be proud of. They are Suffolk’s first and only restaurant to be awarded the prestigious Michelin star award and very well deserved it is too. Tucked away in a pretty residential area of the market town, the converted bakery/ cottage restaurant is super cosy and relaxed. Restaurants in Suffolk are now on the map and Pea Porridge is well worth the journey.
The menu is produce driven and makes the most of delicious local, seasonal produce, therefore dishes change regularly. Choose from starters, main and puddings but also the small plates option too. The food has a Mediterranean influence and very much matches the setting. It is relaxed and non-pretentious and also a powerhouse of aroma, colour and taste. The wine is interesting, with plenty of natural and biodynamic choices on the menu.
As a greedy pair, we aim to try as much of the menu as possible so love the small plates style of dining. We choose a selection of small plates for our starter course. We ordered olives, aubergine kashk bademjan, a wholemeal sourdough flatbread with shallots, molasses & labneh, and grilled cheese with beetroot. Each and every dish is packed with flavour.
Complimentary pea humous and more of that fabulous flatbread arrived too which made us very happy. The food arrived alongside a whoosh of amazing smells. We knew this was going to be a good meal.
For the main course, I chose the pumpkin gnocchi which was light and delicious. Served with heritage tomato, broad beans, graviera and oregano, completed with plenty of parmesan, it was an extremely tasty dish.
After much deliberation (all of the dishes look wonderful), Jon went for the 60 day aged Hereford flat iron steak. Served with with shallot in molasses, black garlic and Urfa oil, bone marrow, and paprika chips, the perfectly cooked meat with flavoursome bone marrow made for a memorable dish.
A fabulous end to a fabulous meal in the shape of two equally delicious puddings. The super fresh strawberry, hibiscus and rose trifle with saffron custard was the perfect compliment to this meal.
The richer relative in the pudding family was the chocolate mousse with nibs, dates, hazelnuts and the most amazing hazelnut custard. My favourite flavours in a really gorgeous dessert.
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Listing all of the people we know would enjoy it as much as us to bring with us, we loved our visit to Pea Porridge and were already planning our return before we left. Summing up our experience; a smell, colour and taste sensation in a calm and cosy setting.