Bourgee, Bury St Edmunds

In Bury St Edmunds, where I grew up, there used to be a little high-class restaurant smack bang in the centre of town, called Cupola House. It’s where I was invited for drinks by the oh-so-cool girls in my A Level French class after our final exam.

Sadly, in 2012 it suffered a huge fire (the week after my dad retired from the fire service!)

This month, Cupola House opens again with the wonderful Bourgee restaurant.

Started in Southend, Bourgee aims to bring “affordable luxury” to its customers, with steaks and lobster being the focus of their menus.

I have to say, when the restaurant announced that it was opening in Bury, I was a little skeptical as their other locations are ever so slightly on the garish side with their decor, which would not be in keeping with the town. However the restaurant is perfectly decorated, and, as a stickler for details, I very much appreciated their strong lamp game!

Spread over four floors, there are lots of nooks and crannies to have intimate meals in, as well as rooms perfect for larger parties.

Up on the top floor is a cocktail bar (not yet open – still recruiting). With squishy sofas and lovely soft lighting, it’s the perfect place for an after dinner tipple.

I mentioned that their lighting game is strong, right?

Not forgetting the building’s past, they have saved some elements from the fire, including this banister. Sadly, it’s not possible to go up in the top, as it was before.

For us vegetarians, there are a few veggie items on the menu. Their roast dinners are a highlight and while there’s no veggie option, they do have their a la carte menu going alongside it.

Personally, I want to try out their brunch and afternoon tea. I’ll be back!

Find Bourgee at Cupola House, 7 The Traverse , Bury St Edmunds , IP33 1BJ

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