The Suffolk Kitchen
The Suffolk Kitchen Established Restaurant-Bistro
The Longer Read The Suffolk Kitchen is an established restaurant in the Suffolks, an interesting part of town which is worth exploring if you’re new to Cheltenham. A community establishment this, offering brunch (from 9.30am) at weekends, lunch and dinner (Wednesday to Saturday). The Suffolk Kitchen is under the same ownership as nearby Moka.
Brunch is straightforward – late breakfast (£8.50 to £12.95), porridge and all the eggs (Benedict, Royal, Florentine).
It’s a reliable enough place at lunch time, offering options such as soup (£4.50) and starters (or small plates – the website mentions (cringe) ‘tapas English-style’ ). You might find dishes such as Scallops with Fennel Purée, Samphire and Salsa Verde (£7.50); Mussels cooked in Coconut and Lemongrass Sauce (£6.50) or a Flaked Trout Niçoise (£7.50).
Main courses include such as Pork Belly with fondant purée and veg (£17.95) or a Vegetarian Wellington with white wine and cream sauce (£15.25). Rib Eye Steak with the trimmings (£19.95). Check for lunch and early evening offers.
The wine list is shortish but well chosen albeit with an, ahem, confident mark-up.
Décor verges on the Scandi, with dark wood, and contemporary orange colour fittings. The atmosphere at the Suffolk Kitchen is warm and relaxed and it’s a enjoyable place for lunch. For dinner, IOHO it’s not the most exciting restaurant in town and I can’t really say what its USP is. We’ve found it a little bit inconsistent over several visits. However, we need to update our review, so no scores yet. Staff have always been friendly.
This is position ‘A’ within the Suffolks and prices are in check, especially for the location. Nearby, you’ll find restaurants such as Zizzi and The Daffodil, so the local competition certainly offers more theatre.