Restaurant gains spot on top food list

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A POPULAR restaurant in Bildeston has been named as one of the country’s best gastropubs in The Sunday Times top food list.

The Bildeston Crown was ranked at 107 in The Sunday Times Britain’s top 200 Restaurants, and came in at third in the gastropub category.

The AA three rosette restaurant can add the latest accolade to a growing collection. Last year, it was voted as best restaurant in the Suffolk Food and Drink Awards and also won a gold in the Taste of England Enjoy England Awards for Excellence. In 2009 it received a silver in the hotel category.

Head chef Chris Lee said: “It is always great to be recognised for doing something well. To be ranked at 107 in Britain’s Top 200 Restaurants and third in the list of UK Gastropubs is just fantastic. It is full credit to the team here at The Bildeston Crown and to our customers who return again and again and to reassure us that we have got it right.”