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Places to Eat
Feel the freshness!
Later this month pubs and restaurants should be open for indoor eating. In the meantime here are some places in and around Bury St Edmunds offering alfresco dining
 Outdoor seating at the Queen’s Head at Hawkedon
Welcoming guests in their outdoor marquee, CASA in Bury St Edmunds offers a mouth-watering menu of tapas and sharing dishes so you can imagine (if the temperatures rise and the sun’s out) you're sat on a terrace in the Mediterranean, without having to travel. Popular dishes on the menu include garlic king prawns; lamb koftas with tzatziki; Spanish meatballs; feta and pomegranate salad; creamy garlic mushrooms and Moroccan potatoes. Complete your meal with indulgent desserts such as chocolate delice; raspberry and white chocolate cheesecake or profiteroles, all served with a selection of wines, beers and soft drinks.
The Northgate
They have re-opened their ‘Spring Garden Tipi’ allowing visitors to enjoy some of the finest dining Bury St Edmunds has to offer.
The menus use local, seasonal content and typically include dishes such as white onion and new potato soup; grilled butterflied mackerel; roast partridge with pickled summer squash and pumpkin seed for starter. Main courses to choose from include grilled cod; celeriac and parmesan risotto; roast duck breast or local venison. Followed by desserts of dark chocolate mousse with espresso caramel and coconut sorbet; creme caramel; chilled vanilla rice pudding and the chef's choice of cheese.
The Lounge&Garden Cafe
With 10 socially distanced tables in the courtyard garden and two tables on the pavement of Bury's historic Hatter Street, this café is perfect for a bite to eat in the open air.
Serving a breakfast and lunch menu, there's plenty to choose from to suit all
Undercover at the Weeping Willow, Barrow
Masons Arms
A traditional pub in the heart of Bury St Edmunds, serving a fabulous selection of real and guest ales alongside hearty pub grub. The terrace is the ideal place to enjoy a pint of one of Greene King's cast ales (brewed within the town), alongside your meal. Choose from Masons fish and chips; mushroom and spinach lasagne; pulled beef chilli con carne; a classic beef burger and sweet potato or chick pea and spinach curry.
Weeping Willow
Sit amongst the twinkling lights in the charming garden tipi at this stylish Barrow pub. You can enjoy a glass of wine or two along with dishes made using locally and seasonally sourced produce; from nibbles and small plates to Willow classics and desserts.
The menu features dishes such as soup of the day; devilled vegetarian Scotch egg; salmon and cod fishcake; duck breast and smoked mackerel for starter. For your main course there's Dingley Dell pork belly; Willow burger; seafood risotto; rump of lamb; Adnams beer battered cod and chips and 10oz sirloin steak. Leave room for dessert and choose from lemon and lime curd meringues with raspberry sorbet; sticky toffee pudding; chocolate tarte; eggnog brulée and British cheeses.
Black Lion, Long Melford
The spring garden terrace will be reopening at this boutique Long Melford hotel on 30 April. The 15th century inn serves a traditional menu with a modern twist, plus an accompanying wine list, selection of beers, cocktails and mocktails - so you can sip on a glass of bubbly while watching the sun go down.
Starters on the lunch menu include celery and apple soup; grilled mackerel; poached chicken terrine and ham hock Scotch egg. For mains, choose from sea
 The Edible Emporium at Ravenwood Hall
tastes, together with a selection of pastries, cakes, savoury snacks, etc, and a full range of hot and cold drinks.

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