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New eaterie opens in Felixstowe

PUBLISHED: 21:48 07 December 2001 | UPDATED: 10:59 03 March 2010

STUDENTS of good food will be in for a treat at a new eaterie opening in Felixstowe and which is aiming to be one of the best restaurants around.

The team behind Saints and Scholars though are loathe to call their new premises a restaurant, or a bistro, and just want people to come in and try it and see what they think.

STUDENTS of good food will be in for a treat at a new eaterie opening in Felixstowe and which is aiming to be one of the best restaurants around.

The team behind Saints and Scholars though are loathe to call their new premises a restaurant, or a bistro, and just want people to come in and try it and see what they think.

Manager Jo Byford said the owners were keen that the eaterie should not be judged by a label and what people might imagine it to be like.

"We just want people to see for themselves and then make up their minds – but we think people will like it," said Jo.

Saints and Scholars has been created in part of the Grange Hotel, Ordnance roundabout, Undercliff Road West, though it is a separate entity within the hotel complex.

It is housed in part of the building which nearly 20 years ago was the popular Yo-Yo's bistro, ran at the time by Tim Yeo, who now runs the Alex further along the seafront.

The new venture, which will seat 70 people, will open from 11am seven days a week, serving coffee, and will then serve lunches, aimed at business clientele. The evening menu will be more a la carte, with all main courses and deserts home-made on the premises.

Jo said she was delighted that the venture had been able to attract a top-quality chef, who had joined from a business in Bournemouth.

"Finding quality and experienced chefs is a major problem industry-wide at the moment as the training has been changed, but we are thrilled that our long search all over the country has proved fruitful," she added.


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