Tuddenham Mill among elite restaurants in the country
29th September 2017
Tuddenham Mill, award-winning restaurant and boutique hotel near Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge, has been acclaimed by The Good Food Guide 2018. After thorough evaluation the Mill’s restaurant has received the highest cooking score in Suffolk from the bestselling restaurant guide.
The UK’s most trusted and comprehensive restaurant handbook once again rated Tuddenham Mill’s restaurant as one of the best eating establishments in East Anglia. The Mill was the only restaurant in Suffolk to be awarded a very high cooking score of 6, which indicates exemplary cooking skills, innovative ideas, impeccable ingredients and an element of excitement.
The Good Food Guide 2018 was impressed by Chef Patron, Lee Bye’s, appreciation to local produce. “Humble Fenland produce is celebrated as determinedly as the silkiest foie gras or classiest turbot – Vichy carrots in particular, finished with thyme and wild honey, are much more than a support act.” Inspectors also recognised Lee’s creativity and bold ideas coming up with fantastic flavour combinations. “Deeply connected with his own East Anglian heritage, Bye treads a sometimes playful line between old-school flavours and utterly contemporary, refined cooking.” In addition, Tuddenham’s roast jowl and trotters sauce dish was selected by undercover inspectors as one of the five most memorable dishes in the UK and included in the guide’s highlights.
Lee Bye has said, “The Good Food Guide’s tradition and ability to capture a restaurant and the chef as its true identity is remarkable. The young team we have in the kitchen at the Mill continue to flourish and I am so proud of them for helping achieve this recognition."
The Good Food Guide selects only the very best restaurants in the UK and is completely rewritten each year based on unannounced inspections and readers’ feedback and rating.