Review on The Crown
The Crown occupies a smart 17th-century townhouse set in rural East Suffolk, a short walk from the River Deben. It re-opened in July 2009 after a striking refurbishment by respected London based designers Bentheim, who have created contemporary stylish interiors. The restaurant is located downstairs, off the glass-roofed bar with its hull of a Windermere skiff suspended above it, and is divided into four individually styled eating spaces.
Chef-patron of the award-winning Crown is Stephen David who has produced a menu of creative reinterpretations of classic favourites, alongside more modern inventions. The kitchen makes the most of the abundance available from the local larder for a raft of dishes with plenty of panache. Opt for a starter of cockle and curried cauliflower fritters, pickled cucumber and sherry caramel before a main course of seared loin and confit leg of local rabbit, black pudding, apples and Savoy cabbage or pan fried seabass, squid ink gnocchi, Jerusalem artichokes, wilted baby spinach and salsa verde. To finish there are desserts in the shape of chocolate torte with orange mascarpone or maybe sticky toffee pudding with clotted cream.
There's an innovative wine list to complement the food, featuring some 80 bins with a good number available by the glass, as well as local Adnams ales, London Meantime beers and Aspall Suffolk cider. The Crown has ten luxurious bedrooms available, ideal for exploring all the area has to offer including the National Trust's Sutton Hoo burial site, just two miles away.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 7.00 - 9.30am (8.00 - 10.00am Sat & Sun)
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.30pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express