Review on Pea Porridge
Pea Porridge is a gem of a neighbourhood restaurant that opened its door in October 2009 in the historic market town of Bury Saint Edmunds. It has already been awarded the accolade of Best Rated Newcomer in the UK outside of London in the Harden's UK Restaurant Guide, as well as a Bib Gourmand in the Michelin Guide and two AA rosettes for its chef proprietor Justin Sharp. The building was originally two cottages built in 1830 before becoming a bakery, now its home to three charming dining rooms with wood floors, old pine tables, exposed brick, open fire and a splendid bakers oven.
Ingredients are sourced with care for his modern menu that gives a nod to Mediterranean shores. Here is a kitchen that tempts with the likes of sauté of snails and bacon, bone marrow, garlic butter, flat parsley, capers amongst the starters before mains of braised pigs cheeks, black pudding, crispy ears, fondant potato, puy lentils and cepes or tray baked plaice, sprouting broccoli, broad beans, capers, olives and anchoiade.
There is a well thought out wine list from artisan growers from the old world who produce sustainable, organic and biodynamic wines in their vineyards. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, with Justin's wife Jurga Sharp looking after front of house to ensure excellent service.
Pea Porridge is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 1.45pm Thu-Sat
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.00pm Tue-Thu (6.30 - 9.30pm Fri & Sat)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card