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“The best restaurants in Norfolk and Suffolk, from classic pub dining to fine French cuisine, chosen by our expert Sophie Butler, including recommendations for different budgets”

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…the influence is French and the focus is fish (although meat dishes are also served). Expect seared starters of tuna, fish soup or monkfish carpaccio (from £7.95), and mains of cod with aioli sauce, monkfish or wild sea bass (from £17.50). Daily two- or three-course set menus change according to season and catch.



“Lovely evening @Maison_Bleue with some of the best service I’ve experienced in a long time #Suffolk”





“Maison Bleue is a refined, precise, elegant restaurant, but it is comfortable too, a little sliver of France at its welcoming, relaxed best”

Celebrated author Tessa Allingham talks to the French duo, restaurateurs, Chef Pascal Canevet and Karine Canevet about their award winning Maison Bleue in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

“The food is similarly refined, precise and elegant – but also darned delicious, the kitchen putting out plates that champion an ingredient, let it take the applause, rather than smothering it in technique”

“Why no Michelin star? It’s good enough. Highly recommended ”
Ate here with a group of family. The food was of the highest quality good local ingredients well prepared and presented .

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UK Top 100 Restaurants 2016

Maison Bleue has gained another well earned award, listed in 2016 Square Meal UK Top 100.  Based on thousands of votes from readers, bloggers and reviewers from all over the country the list features three eateries from Bury St Edmunds,Suffolk :  Maison Bleue, at 56, Pea Porridge, at 60, and 1921, at 90.

It certainly puts Bury St Edmunds on the ‘foodie’ map; with Maison Bleue yet again rated as a top destination.

We are extremley pleased for Bury and for Suffolk. It shows that fantastic places to eat, some of the best in the country, are here and thriving in Suffolk

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Dining at Maison Bleue: “I Like this place, there’s a lovely light fresh feel,”
Galton Blackiston: owner and chef patron of the michelin starred Morston Hall, Norfolk.


Flying the Tricolour for French cuisine in lovely Bury St Edmunds, this refined yet unshowy establishment offers innovative renditions of Gallic classics. Fish may be it’s thing, but there’s plenty for carnivores too – we loved the locally reared beef with rosemary and a purple onion sauce. Head chef Pascal Canevet draws inspiration from his native Brittany for his seasonal menus, and his wife Karine heads up an impeccably trained, exclusively francophone team of waiting staff. Ask for the mammoth cheese cart for a knockout finish. Tatler


“It was absolutely fantastic – loved every moment of it. We made it to every place on the itinerary. It was fantastic. Highlights for me were the crispy fried pigs ears at Pea Porridge, the quail at Maison Bleue and the guinea fowl Sunday roast at Ben’s. Definitely one of the best Taste Neighbourhood pieces I’ve ever done Rob Crossan for GQ.



Wonderful lunch and superb service. Brilliant from start to finish. Thank you!

Sam Trebbick reviewed Maison Bleue – Bury St Edmunds – 5 star
22 April at 13:19




This restaurant is a gorgeous piece of France tucked away in the very British market town of Bury St Edmunds. The attention to detail throughout is quite something from the plate both in looks and taste and the staff, professional and attentive. It is in one word – wonderful!

Tag Robinson reviewed Maison Bleue – Bury St Edmunds – 5 star
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Bury’s Maison Bleue chosen by French Ambassador as a taste of France

Tuesday 22 March 2016

The French Ambassador was among the judges who chose Bury St Edmunds’ Maison Bleue restaurant to help give Britain a true taste of France.

The award winning restaurant was selected for the worldwide one day Goût de France event on Monday by French Ambassador Sylvie Bermann and a panel of high profile judges headed by Chef Alain Ducasse from The Dorchester.

Maison Bleue chef-restauranteur Pascal Canevet created a French gastronomic celebration dinner serving fine French cuisine alongside renowned Michelin starred restaurants such as Raymond Blanc’s Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons, Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, Brasserie Joel and Escoffier.

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Brad Whitfield reviewed Maison Bleue – Bury St Edmunds – 5 star
13 February ·

Valentines lunch was brilliant, great food and excellent service. Extremely Knowledgeable staff on all aspects.



Five minutes with Pascal Canevet at Maison Bleue in Bury St Edmunds

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December 2015 review – Top 5 of 5 stars 

This restaurant is more what you would expect in chic streets Paris or the elegance of Mayfair.

The food is truly amazing, the service is equally fantastic.

The wine list alone can take 30 minutes to choose as the selection is both high qualify try and volume. We always have the house pink champagne as an aperitif, then a nice Bordeaux.

I recommend the scallops to start, the beef for the main and any dessert you select.

Go visit you won’t be disappointed

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Marvelous Maison Bleue! – Pigeon Cottage Kitchen

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I’ve been going there for years and it never fails to delight. If you want a warm welcome, amazing service, wonderful and imaginative food, a fabulous wine list and the best cheese selection on offer outside of France, this is the place to come. Brittany born Karine Canevet and her chef husband Pascal have made this a fine dining haven.

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3rd year success as Maison Bleue achieves TripAdvisors Travellors Choice 2015

Maison Bleue is celebrating its’ success after being rated by TripAdvisor as one of the top restaurants in the UK in the annual Travellers’ Choice Awards.
This establishes Maison Bleue as one of the finest restaurants in the UK for the third year running; ranked 6th alongside Michelin stared restaurants.

Its’ a prestigious award with Michelin stared ‎Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir and Restaurant Sat Bains also included. Ratings based on customer reviews of food, quality, service and atmosphere ensure Maison Bleue is one of the regions gems.

We are delighted to win such a prestigious award for the third year, which places Maison Bleue in the UK’s top Travellers’ Favourite Fine Dining Restaurants. We are very proud of our exceptional team, and as independent owners it’s an enormous inspiration to receive such a renowned award. We are overwhelmed by our customer’s fantastic reviews and support for which we are truly thankful– Pascal Canevet chef-owner


Maison Bleue is the only Suffolk restaurant and only one of two East Anglian eateries to be recognised in this years awards. The ratings are based on customer reviews of food, service, atmosphere and value for money.

I am so proud of our team and Pascal, there is no better award than a happy customer Karine Canevet co-owner




Table Talk – second helpings

This modern restaurant is a must-visit for seafood lovers 

AA Gill, Britain’s most notorious restaurant critic.




Second time we have eaten here, second time it has been amazing. The food was gorgeous, my ravioli was exquisite, the steak and sauces for the main were incredible, I tasted another couple of mains which were also beautiful, the cheese board is divine, the wine list is extensive and full of quality and the service is michelin star,





Lunch with GALTON BLACKISTON at Maison Bleue – Tessa Allingham talks to the Michelin starred chef from Norfolk

“I like this place, there’s a lovely light fresh feel,” Galton Blackiston

‘We finish with strawberries. “I’m keen to see how they do this one,” he says, looking forward to strawberries with a sable biscuit, basil and Szechuan pepper cream,tomato sorbet and a vodka and cucumber emulsion. It’s at once fresh, delicate, sweet, pepper-pokey, creamy, colourful and fun.

“They’ve pulled it off,” he approves. It works really well.”

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Maison Bleue French modern restaurant achieves national recognition in Harden’s UK Restaurant Survey 2015. The comprehensive guide focuses on almost 3,000 restaurants in the UK, with views and ratings based on customer reviews.

Maison Bleue is celebrating its success after being recognized by Harden’s the UK’s most Authoritative Restaurant Guide as one of the top restuarants in the UK. it’s a prestigious list with ‎Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir and Gordon Ramsey’s Petrus SW1 also included.
“We are delighted to be recognized as a leading French Modern restaurant, Maison Bleue offers exquisite cuisine in a relaxed and stylish setting”



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Maison Bleue offers French cuisine and seafood at its best.


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 Ipswich Resident Magazine  


“I’ve been lucky enough to experience fine dining at its very best over the years. Top Chefs (celebrity or otherwise). Top notch food and Maison Bleue is up there – This is art on a plate and it is perfect – you’ve pretty much got the perfect restaurant” – Sue Dando




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For more small-town pleasures, visit Maison Bleue in Bury St Edmunds. It describes itself as an ‘unconventional’ fish restaurant, though on my visit it seemed to do things exactly as you might wish, with the minimum of faff, in a relaxed dining room of a sort where ladies in hats can take lunch together. Go for fish soup, various kinds of tartare, seared scallops, and sea bass in a pumpkin velouté

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The front of house is charming, this is high-end cosmopolitan dining at low-end rural prices.
Jasper Gerard – The Telegraph



“We are staying locally, and tried out this classy and stylish French restaurant, last night. It’s a bit Ooly Fooly (fancy) for what I’d normally like, but I couldn’t find fault, right the way through the card. The service was not only excellent, but friendly too, and by the looks of things, booking is a necessity.
Maison Bleue. The bread is a MAXIMUM BET. At £110 for 2 (no booze), it might sound a bit toppy for the provinces, but it’s real quality. Don’t miss, if you’re at Newmarket. ” read more>


 It is high-end dining at its best. It is also completely unpretentious. The wine list is wide ranging, with 300 different wines to choose from. Friendly, knowledgeable French staff and the wonderfully smiling Karine, front of house and charm personified” West Suffolk resident 


“There will come a day when our championing of this brilliant French restaurant means we will not be able to book a seat there due to it being so busy! Until that time we will simply state our great admiration for the cuisine, wine and new décor.’