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Reviewed 2 days ago

Whilst many restaurants in the area are understandably struggling our evening at Ranfields was nearly faultless. Food (over a dozen dishes sampled) was exquisite on every plate…real talent in the kitchen. Service charming, the manageress was lovely just suffered from a youthful inexperienced team, excellent...wine list including a nice choice of half bottles which was good to see. Had my doubts that the restaurant was going to reopen due to near silence on social media over lockdowns but so glad it has. Best restaurant by far for many miles aroundMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Certainly recommend this restaurant. Great meal, excellent service, lovely atmosphere. Thanks for a wonderful evening.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

FIRST time at Ranfields but it will not be the last. This was a real find. A truly excellent restaurant which is working hard with great success to deliver excellence on every plate. I shall, at the end, put all this in context but first...we should focus on what Ranfields offers. Everything come from their kitchen, even the ice cream. So we went a la carte as the daily set menu, excellent as it is, is also geared to being a small town eaterie. So it is predictable, if from the look of what appeared on other tables, well above average We started with Puttanesca poached mussels for me and Petit Pois Cappuccino for madame. My mussels were brilliant. Good meaty beasts but with an amazingly zingy and vibrant 'sauce' - well it was more than that; the menu description could not in the space do it justice. My wife's concoction was delivered as soup but not as we know it; a confection of petit pois mingled with a truffle foam and with crispy Bayonne ham pieces. (I have been to Bayonne so no, nor do I but the ham was delightful!) I migrated to the Nim Jim pork belly - never often essayed - but here rolled into a virtual fillet, surmounted with sesame seeds, crisply fried and with crispy pork skins and lying on a bed of the most delicious 'jungle' stir fry (just brill veg!) and what was described as a sriracha honey reduction; I am no chile fan but this works! My wife chose the roasted rump of lamb which had been medallioned and was served on a bed of borlotti beans & garden greens, za'atar, harissa yogurt. It looked amazing and, given a privileged nibble I can confirm something brilliant had occurred in the kitchen. Portion sizes here are generous so we were glad not to have gone for the cheese, which you are advised to order in advance to allow it to reach ambient temperature. Such advice is what tells you that there is care as well as skill being deployed. Partner chose the sweetly named Eton mess. Not much mess and not much Eton - this was a top drawer concoction called Ranfields mango, blueberry & passion fruit Eton mess. I got a taste; maybe I was wrong... But no, not at all. I chose the caramelised nut fudge tart, with rum & raisin ice cream. Now there is pastry, and there is PASTRY. This is what sets the real patissier apart. This is what set this apart. And then... it had been crammed with so many hazel nuts that there was, regrettably, little room for the fudge. Oh and the ice cream was not like ordinary rum and raisin; they make it right here. Two other factors set Ranfields high on my pedestal. The wine list is good but - it includes a very good muscadet sur lie by the HALF bottle! Oh joy, calloo callay! And the coffee is excellent. Now okay, it must be said that, with the excess of that Muscadet and indulgence in dessert the bill , with tip, topped £100. But let's be honest - all that for £50 a knob? Who is going to argue? Not me for sure. PS - Anyone who knows me also knows that I am a total mug (20 years plus) for the joys of the Canavets at Maison Bleue in Bury St Edmunds and that is where we would have been but for their hebdomadaire (annual hols to you and me). So choosing Ranfields was a bit of an adventure. I have eaten in some of the best, many of the Michelin starred and the Maison still tops them all. But hey, maybe it has happened at last. Maybe I have found a kitchen almost (did you see what I did there?) as good as the Maison. I shall let you know after our second visit. After all, it has taken 20 years of umpteen visits to the Maison and I still hope to find somewhere better. I always travel in hope....More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Favourite Restaurant!!! The front of house staff were very professional, courteous and knowledgeable. The food was simply wow! The chef clearly enjoys what he does putting heart and soul into his cooking. See you again soon!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a very long year, Ranfields finally opened its doors again. To say I missed this place is an understatement! The food is a good as ever! Staff lovely and attentive. Nothing is too much trouble for them. It’s still my favourite place to eat....So good to see them opened after the rough year we have all had.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for lunch with my other half and it was beautiful as always we chose options from the light bites menu which is very reasonably priced I had cod bites with yuzu mayo, cod was cooked perfectly, the batter had a lovely crunch to...it also. For mains I had the ranfields burger.. Best burger I've ever had packed full of flavour and cooked perfectly. I recommend Ranfields for any occasion wether it be casual or formal. Front of house staff always smiley and happy to welcome anyone that walks through the door can't fault it.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fact I’ve visited 3 times already since being open says it all! Amazing food as always, brilliant service. Visited with family, friends and boyfriend and all extremely impressed with Ranfields. In my mums words, ‘the chef should be on professional masterchef!’ Lol. I look...forward to visiting again soon. Ps, the roast dinner!! Wow!! Pictures speak for themselves.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Welcome back Ranfield's Brasserie! After a tough year for all businesses especially those in the hospitality sector it is great to see Ranfield's back open for business and delivering delicious food and fantastic service as always. I attended Ranfield's a couple of Sunday's ago with...some family members to celebrate my son's 1st birthday. There was a big group of us and in some restaurants this could mean flustered order taking and long waits for rushed food but this couldn't be further from the truth with our experience at Ranfield's. The staff were very attentive, organised and friendly. Nothing was to much trouble and they even helped to entertain my 3 year old who has made a friend for life! The food on offer for a Sunday was incredible. There were so many tasty dishes to choose from and with some family members being a little fussy they were very accommodating in changing things slightly. Everything was cooked to perfection, full of flavour and delivered in a timely manner. Ranfield's, thank you for making my little boys day a special one and I can't wait to visit you again!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Ranfields recently it was absolutely lovely! Overall 5* Staff were professional! Food was fantastic! I will be returning.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant with friends this week and enjoyed very much. Service was attentive. Food was good value for money. I had the sea bass with asian greens, delicious. Dessert was the apple pudding with toffee sauce , sponge was a bit dry and chewy...but sauce great sticky and sweet. One thing they need to keep on top of is their toilets! We had an early lunch booking so its not like the end of the day but the sink in the WC area was very dirty ( I mean had grime that looked like it had been on for a while) would not expect this at such a nice venue especially in these times. Disappointing and made me wonder about the cleanliness in he kitchen?More

Date of visit: August 2021
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4