On our last trip to the Suffolk coast we spotted a new addition to Aldeburgh's high street, Delphine's Diner. Anywhere else along that strip of coast, a highly styled, 1950s style burger and shakes diner would seem out of place. Not in Aldeburgh, where old school boozers sit alongside traditional fish huts and chippies, hemmed in by 5 star hotels and high end restaurants and retailers aimed at the middle class yachting set. As regular visitors to the area, to us Delphine's Diner shone out like a beacon, standing out from the same old row of Jack Wills, Joules, and holiday homes.
This weekend's treat was revisiting Pint Shop, an independent pub and restaurant that opened in the heart of historic Cambridge back in November 2013 and quickly picked up a loyal following of fans of their daily changing real ales, craft beers, and unique food menu dedicated to meat and bread. It is still the same popular place today but with a few new twists on the menus, a back garden area that's now properly bedded in and always buzzing with after work and weekend drinkers, and some new faces behind the bar.
The Suffolk coast is my favourite destination for a good old British holiday. As well as clean, crowd-free beaches and beautiful, unspoilt countryside, the area is packed with some amazing foodie spots - some well-known, others springing up in unknown villages and farming communities all the time. Here are my current five favourite spots to check out on a foodie trip to East Suffolk...
This review has been a long time coming and a difficult one to write objectively, given that three glorious visits to The Hole in the Wall in Little Wilbraham have merged into one long catalogue of dishes that I daydream about on a regular basis. Since the restaurant and free house's bespoke Taste of Cambridge menu caught my interest whilst writing about it for the Eat Cambridge festival earlier this year, I've experienced two tasting menus and the infamous Sunday roast at The Hole in the Wall, and, yes, I'm now hooked.