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The Crown Restaurant in Woodbridge, Suffolk



Our food ethos:

"When we talk about our food here at The Crown, 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'.

My team and I 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.

Stephen David and I have always enjoyed a very good relationship when putting together the menus for the restaurant. 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."

Luke Bailey
Head Chef
The Crown at Woodbridge

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opening hours:



Breakfast
Monday - Friday 7am - 10am, Saturday and Sunday 8am - 10am
Brunch
10am – midday daily
Lunch
12 - 2.30pm daily
Afternoon tea
2.30pm - 6pm daily
Dinner
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…

OUR FOOD BLOG:

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
EVENTS

Christmas Storytelling

05/12/2014
Festive storytelling with Justine de Mierre, from 4:15pm - 5:15pm
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Christmas Storytelling

12/12/2014
Festive storytelling with Justine de Mierre, from 4:15pm - 5:15pm
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Christmas Storytelling

19/12/2014
Festive storytelling with Justine de Mierre, from 4:15pm - 5:15pm
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New Year's Eve Gala Dinner

31/12/2014
to 01/01/2015
Celebrate the new year in style with a five course..
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New Year's Day Brunch

01/01/2015
Look after those tired heads from a night of lively..
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Royalty One Night Break
Feel like royalty as you are pampered with a cocktail of your choice on arrival and bottle of Prosecco in your room with this one night stay (or more if you wish).

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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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