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The Secret Garden

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21 Friars Street, Babergh District, England
+44 1787 372030
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12:00 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Wed - Sat 18:30 - 21:30
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Chelmsford Essex
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

First, but not last, we hope, visit to the Secret Garden's "new" restaurant space. A warm welcome, sitting in the bar for a drink and a browse through the menu. We ate upstairs, at a roomy table for four, in a light, airy half-timbered room. All the food was excellent, as was the French red. Liver particularly appreciated, as were... More 

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Thank EricAshley47
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a lovely lunch with friends in the restaurant. The food was very tasty and the wine was delicious. The staff were pleasant and attentive. We recommend you to go here for lunch or dinner

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Thank Niko S
Lavenham, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The new restaurant is exceptionally good. Truly sophisticated French cuisine. Very carefully balanced menu with simple but fresh ingredients. The food is wonderful and the service is brilliant.

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Thank Thomas S
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Imaginative menu in authentic French style created with skill, care and above all taste by a skilful and talented chef. The building just oozes history and both the restaurant and the bar have a warm friendly atmosphere, friendly, knowledgable and attentive staff make The Secret Garden a lovely place to enjoy lovely food. You will have great difficulty in finding... More 

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Thank Alan E
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently had dinner in the new restaurant with friends, we were sat upstairs. The room was very pleasant, especially the fact that the tables were well spaced out. The food was very good, representing excellent value for money. The staff were very attentive and pleasant, we will return.

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Thank Chris E
Clare, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small, friendly restaurant with a French flavour. Our lunch was well presented and tasty at a reasonable price. Would visit again.

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Thank CJG123_13
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, lovely location and extremely attentive staff- all round great experience. Prices reflected quality of meal and the choices were varied. Will definitely be babk.

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Thank Gail P
Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service, ambiance, drinks and food were all amazing. Nothing was too much trouble. The staff were fabulous and non intrusive. The menu was perfect and price was good especially for the calibre of the food. Definately a 10* experience and we will be back!! Loved it! Thank you.

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Thank sallyglenturner
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome. Went with family and cant fault it. Food and wine brilliant. Service impeccable. Worth every penny. Will be back.

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Thank Gareth W
Acton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Restaurant/Brasserie yesterday evening with friends, who know both Secret Garden Restaurants well, on their recommendation. We have previously enjoyed lunch and dinner (on a Friday or Saturday) at the Restaurant/Tea Room next door. I had been inside the restaurant as the conversion was being carried out and think that they have made a wonderful job of... More 

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Thank Carolyn S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
18:30 - 21:30
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
18:30 - 21:30
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
18:30 - 21:30
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Friars Street, Babergh District, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Babergh District  >  Sudbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1787 372030
Description
This establishment operates as a tea room Monday to Saturday during the daytime, and offers an evening restaurant service on Friday and Saturday evenings.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?