New Restaurant Openings

Check out the latest restaurant openings across the region. From fish and chips to strong coffee, you’ll be queuing up to tuck in…

A new plaice in St Ives!

A Norfolk favourite, Eric’s Fish And Chips,is coming to St Ives, Cambridgeshire, with a brand-new restaurant and take-away. Opening its doors on Harrison Way this June, locals can enjoy traditional fish and chips, plus Chef Patron Eric Snaith’s modern European influence with more contemporary options such as Japanese-style fish burgers and veggie options including gruyere and spinach arancini. There’s also an ice cream station in collaboration with East Coast Gelato! A third restaurant is due to open in Holt on 27 June.

Get the Drift

The Georgian Coffee House on Woodbridge’s Thoroughfare has undergone a revamp to become the newly dubbed Drift Coffee House. The menu matches the cool contemporary vibe serving up creative brunches including a sausage pattie with smashed avocado a fried egg and Sriracha sauce on a black brioche bun! Stop by for breakfast, lunch and snacks, 9am- to 4pm.

On Tap

The team behind independent BBQ restaurant SmokeWorks in Cambridge have opened SmokeWorks Tap; a bar and sandwich/coffee shop on Bene’t Street. The site, located just off King’s Parade and is connected underground to the group’s first establishment ‘SmokeWorks Free School Lane’ which opened in 2014. By day it serves Hot Numbers coffee and artisanal flatbread wraps stuffed with smoked fillings. By night the place transforms into a buzzing bar with beer, bourbon and cocktails.


Everything’s Rosie

Enjoy the long days of summer with Rosie’s Gin, hand-crafted by Heart of Suffolk Distillery. Fruity, fresh and distilled with rose petals, Rosie’s Gin is styled on a London Dry Gin and is the perfect tipple to soak up the sunshine, whether you’re enjoying a family barbecue, lazy picnic or leisurely lunch outside. 

The Heart of Suffolk Distillery is aiming to make its mark on the growing gin industry with a selection of small batch, hand-crafted local gins that boast both quality and provenance. Rosie’s Gin is priced at £39 for a 70cl bottle, or £15 for a 20cl bottle from the distillery shop, independent stockists and online at

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