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The Crown Restaurant in Woodbridge, Suffolk

2AA Rosette restaurant and recommended in the Michelin Guide, situated at the top of The Thoroughfare.

Our food ethos:

When we talk about our food here at The Crown's restaurant, we think of all the great local suppliers we have fantastic relationships with. Over the last five years, we have discovered and engaged with many local businesses of all sizes, be they farmers, fishermen or artisans in Suffolk and the surrounds of Woodbridge. Our 'food heaven' is to engage with and understand the ethos employed by each of these producers; aiming to embrace their passion and deliver this on a plate for our audience, accompanied with our own 'wow factor'.

Our team here at The Crown Restaurant in Woodbridge are regularly hunting for ingredients that will give us the edge over our competitors. One of the things we love to do is forage the banks of the River Deben, Shingle Street and a few other secret spots. Suffolk is a special county and we are blessed with some of the best producers, farmers and fishermen to call upon when we are creating our menus.

Our cooking is a mixture of rustic and refined dishes that are defined by the very ingredients that we use as the main elements of each dish. Flavour is the most important aspect of each and every plate we produce, which means finding the right ingredients that are in season and work best with the main element of the dish. Local, seasonal, fresh and tasty are our key words; all served up with a smile, pride and passion. Our food is served informally, but with professionalism and knowledge. Our ultimate aim is to delight our customers with bold flavours and textures which work together, resulting in a memorable dining experience.


opening hours:

Monday - Friday 7am - 10am, Saturday and Sunday 8am - 10am
10am – midday daily
12 - 2.30pm daily
Afternoon tea
2.30pm - 6pm daily
6pm - 9pm Sunday - Thursday, 6pm - 9.30pm Friday and Saturday

*Off-street parking is available for hotel guests and customers*

Did you know?
With prior arrangement and agreement of a £12 corkage fee on still wine and £15 on fizz, you can bring that special bottle of wine you have been saving and drink it here…


Daniel Perjesi
26 Nov 2015

An Interview with Daniel Perjesi

Our new head chef talks about growing up in Hungary, working in top restaurants across Budapest and London with the likes of Richard Corrigan, and what he is looking forward to bringing to our hotel and restaurant in Suffolk. Read more
Roasted Wild Duck
18 Nov 2015

Roasted Wild Duck with Celeriac, Mashed Potatoes and Blackberries

New head chef, Daniel Perjesi, shares this delicious autumnal dish for you to make and enjoy at home. (Or enjoy at our restaurant in Suffolk!) Read more
Daniel Perjesi
20 Oct 2015

Exciting New Chef

We're incredibly excited to introduce our new head chef, Daniel Perjesi. Read more
Woodbridge Shuck Shellfish Festival 2015
17 Aug 2015

Woodbridge Shuck Shellfish Festival

Celebration of local seafood returns to Woodbridge for fourth consecutive year as our our town hosts the famous Shuck Shellfish Festival this October. Read more
Suffolk Hotel
31 Jul 2015

The Snake - M'hanncha with Date Sauce

This is a fantastic Moroccan dessert with a tasty, quick and easy recipe to follow, too. Head chef Luke cooked this dish live at this month's cookery demo and lunch. Make sure you keep an eye out for August's event! Read more
Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution
19 Jun 2015

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution

Luke Bailey is the Suffolk Ambassador for Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution. Watch him take part at his local school in Woodbridge as he shows pupils how to make delicious food using fresh, honest ingredients.
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Woodbridge restaurants
15 May 2015

Asparagus, Crispy Pheasant Egg and Wild Radish with a Tarragon and Mustard Dressing

Luke Bailey shares this fantastic spring recipe utilising fresh, in season ingredients in and around Woodbridge. Enjoy this dish at our Woodbridge restaurant. Read more
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14 Apr 2015

Spring into Season

Restaurants in Suffolk and wider are in full swing as artisan producers source and supply the finest new season ingredients. Head chef explains all... Read more
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12 Mar 2015

A recipe to impress this Mother’s Day

If you’re struggling for ideas to spoil your mum for Mother’s Day, this delicious recipe is a certain winner and an easy one for you to make at home. Read more
04 Mar 2015

Meeting our suppliers: Clarkes of Bramfield

Head chef, Luke Bailey, spent the day with valued local supplier, Clarkes of Bramfield, to learn of their journey from farm to fork in our Suffolk hotel and restaurant. Read more
Dessert Hotels in Suffolk
11 Feb 2015

A Valentine's Treat...

This recipe is the perfect treat for your valentine, and a delightful dessert which we serve here at our restaurant and hotel in Suffolk. Smooth, dark, rich and utterly delicious! Read more
06 Feb 2015

We won!

Thanks to you, our seasoned diners, our restaurant in Woodbridge, Suffolk, has been selected for the OpenTable Diners' Choice Awards in January! Read more
Afternoon Tea Woodbridge Suffolk
19 Jan 2015

The Crown’s Guide to Tea Etiquette

Celebrating the launch of our brand new and contemporary afternoon tea for 2015, we thought we'd share our inside information on tea etiquette... Read more
How to Cook your Christmas Turkey
22 Dec 2014

How to Cook your Christmas Turkey

With the main event just a few days away, head chef Luke Bailey shares his top tips for cooking the perfect Christmas turkey. Read more
Roast Local Pheasant and Red Wine Poached Quince
10 Dec 2014

Roast Local Pheasant and Red Wine Poached Quince

Head chef Luke Bailey shares his signature Roast Local Pheasant and Red Wine Poached Quince recipe, which you can enjoy here at our hotel restaurant in Woodbridge, Suffolk Read more
Tempura Oysters with a Chilli, Soy and Ginger Dipping Sauce
14 Nov 2014

Tempura River Deben Oysters with a Chilli, Soy and Ginger Dipping Sauce

Head chef Luke Bailey shares his signature Tempura River Deben Oysters with a Chilli, Soy and Ginger Dipping Sauce recipe, as served here at our restaurant in Woodbridge. Read more
31 Oct 2014

Meeting our suppliers - Simpers of Suffolk

Head chef Luke Bailey meets Jonathan Simper from our valued shellfish supplier, Simpers of Suffolk, for a tour around the river Deben and their seafood farm, and later shows you how to cook fresh oysters, tempura style! Read more
Eat The Seasons
12 Oct 2014

Introducing our Eat The Seasons menu

We strongly value our local community and the great produce that Suffolk has to offer, which is why we have introduced a new set menu, celebrating just that whilst giving back to our customers.
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Salted hake brandade
04 Sep 2014

Salted hake brandade with rainbow beets, quails egg and caper dressing

Try our head chef's delicious salted hake brandade, with rainbow beets, quails egg and caper dressing recipe, as served here at our Woodbridge restaurant! Read more
Sea Bass and Fennel Recipe
26 Aug 2014

Wild Sea Bass with Peas, Broad Beans, Radish and Fennel Emulsion Recipe

Our head chef's delicious Wild Sea Bass with Peas, Broad Beans, Radish and Fennel Emulsion recipe. Read more
29 Jul 2014

Salad of signal crayfish, Deben samphire and slow roast tomatoes with classic vinaigrette

Our delicious crayfish salad recipe using the best local ingredients, as cooked by head chef Luke Bailey at the Baylem Rare Breeds Farm & Food Fair 2014 Read more
26 Jun 2014

Tide Mill Soda Bread and Beetroot Cured Sea Trout

The Crown's Head Chef, Luke Bailey, hosts a Tide Mill Soda Bread and Beetroot Cured Trout food demonstration for the locals of Woobridge, Suffolk! Read more
25 Jun 2014

Apple Tarte Tatin, with Aspall Cyder Butterscotch Sauce & Honeycomb

This is one of head chef's favourites, and when you taste it you'll see why! Here's our scrummy recipe... Read more
23 Jun 2014

Wimbledon Week

Find out what we're up to whilst the nation's favourite tennis tournament is taking place! Read more
19 Jun 2014

Upcoming Events at The Crown

Here’s what we have lined up for you over the coming weeks in June and July! Read more
06 Jun 2014

Meeting our suppliers: Dingley Dell Pork

Head chef, Luke Bailey, spends the morning at Dingley Dell Pork for a tour with pig farmer Mark Hayward. Read more
21 May 2014

East Coast Shellfish Bisque with Deben Sea Vegetables

Here is our east coast shellfish bisque with Deben sea vegetables, kindly provided by our Head Chef, Luke Bailey. Read more
15 May 2014

Steamed Razor Clams with Tomato, Chilli, and Wild Garlic

Head Chef, Luke Bailey, provides his razor clams, tomato and wild garlic recipe! Read more
Learn to make wholemeal soda bread at the Crown Woodbridge
25 Apr 2014

Learn to make wholemeal soda bread 25th April 3pm

Learn how to make delicious wholemeal soda bread with flour from the UK's only fully operating tide mill here at The Crown in Woodbridge. Read more

Jazz Jam with the Barry Kingston Quartet

Barry Kingston's Jazz quartet host our monthly Jazz Jam with..
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Jazz Night with Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem host our November jazz night with live music..
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One Night Spa Break
The Crown have partnered with Bathsheba Spa in Woodbridge to offer a one night spa break so you can relax and unwind in understated luxury.

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Afternoon Tea
Our contemporary afternoon tea is served with a twist, and is available 3pm to 6pm everyday here at restaurant in Woodbridge

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