Plans considered for two new restaurants in Bury St Edmunds

The old Barclays bank building in Abbeygate Street, Bury.
The old Barclays bank building in Abbeygate Street, Bury.
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Vacant premises in Bury St Edmunds, formerly used by Barclays Bank, could be turned into two self-contained restaurants/cafés.

Permission is being sought for a change of use at 50-52 Abbeygate Street, and to carry out internal and minor external alterations to the units.

The plans have been submitted on behalf of Côte Restaurants Ltd and Bill’s Restaurant.

They state that Bill’s, which is already established in Bath, Chichester, Exeter, London, Cambridge, Brighton and Reading, offers ‘fine food in a casual dining atmosphere with a focus on an eclectic hand-crafted menu’ and areas for retail sales.

Côte, which won the Good Food Guide for ‘best value restaurant in the UK’ in 2009, says it gets its inspiration for from ‘a modern interpretation of the many famous bistros that popular Paris’.

The plans state that Côte ‘seeks to provide a pleasant and social environment for local people’ while supporting local producers and farmers.

The proposed opening hours for both are 8am to midnight Monday to Saturday and 8am to 11.30pm on Sundays.