Suffolk is full of amazing restaurants that are well worth a try. 

Although Ipswich has many great places on offer, it is always nice to venture out of the town and try something new. 

Here are five that are well worth a visit and within an hour's drive of Suffolk's county town.

1. Tuddenham Mill

Where: High Street, Tuddenham, Newmarket IP28 6SQ

Travel time: 50 minutes

This restaurant near Newmarket is well worth a visit for foodie lovers.

The team of chefs create menus inspired by the Suffolk countryside using local produce. 

The restaurant has also won four AA Rosettes for food and service. 

If you are also looking for a place to stay, the hotel at the Tuddenham Mill has been named one of the best in the county.

2. Lark

Where: 6A Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1UZ

Travel time: 43 minutes

Lark is fast becoming one of the best restaurants in the county. 

Ipswich Star: James Carn at Lark in Bury St EdmundsJames Carn at Lark in Bury St Edmunds (Image: Charlotte Bond)

Having only been open for a year, the restaurant has already received national recognition on numerous occasions

The restaurant was also named by celebrity food critic Jay Rayner as one of his best places to visit. 

The restaurant left its mark on the critic, who has described it as "ambitious, clever, relaxed and hugely enjoyable". 

3. Alaz 

Where: Church Street, Sudbury CO10 2BL

Travel time: 41 minutes

If Turkish cuisine is your thing, then Alaz is the place for you.

Serving a variety of dishes, this venue is located on the outskirts of Sudbury town centre .

People visiting the restaurant are told to "take an empty stomach with you".

4. Pea Porridge

Where: 28-29 Cannon Street, Bury St Edmunds IP22 1JR

Travel time: 38 minutes

Suffolk's only Michelin star restaurant is Pea Porridge in Bury St Edmunds. 

Ipswich Star: Pea Porridge in Bury St EdmundsPea Porridge in Bury St Edmunds (Image: Charlotte Bond)

The menu changes daily and features North African, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes. 

Its name references the old town green which was once outside the two cottages that make up the restaurant. 

5. The Brewers 

Where: Lower Road, Rattlesden, Bury St Edmunds IP30 0RJ

Travel time: 33 minutes

Opened in 2018 by Sheona Fraser, The Brewers is well worth a visit. 

Named as one of the top 100 gastropubs in the UK by Estrella Damm, the restaurant is a hit with those living near and far away for its lovely food.

Last month the restaurant retained its two AA Rosettes for culinary excellence which it has held since February 2023.