Tuddenham Mill is a stylish three-AA Rosette restaurant and hotel in rural Suffolk. The food is excellent quality, seasonal and often locally sourced. Standout dishes include Breckland (Norfolk) lamb rump with aubergine, yogurt, lettuce and golden ale; and Highland cod with saag lentil dhal, leeks, coconut, coriander and almonds. There’s also a good-value early-dining menu (three courses for £19.95 from 6.30-7.30pm Sunday to Friday), a decent set lunch menu and an impressive range of vegetarian and vegan dishes (roasted artichoke with Clem’s carrot, wild honey and coastal herbs sounds pretty good).
Tuddenham Mill’s stylish and characterful environment make dining here even more tempting. It’s a converted 18th century watermill set in 12 acres. The distinctive 53-foot chimney was erected in 1855 for a steam engine to drive more grindstones.
With its 20 spacious and extremely well-kitted-out rooms (the Mill has won a Good Hotel Guide Editor’s Choice Award), plus its outstanding food credentials and historic setting, Tuddenham Mill is the perfect place for a gourmet break. But it’s equally suited to a flying lunchtime visit. Either way you should give it a try.
Recommended by Rebecca Twiss, Suffolk correspondent
Pictures: Tuddenham Mill