Insta-worthy places to eat and drink in Suffolk & Cambs
Photogenic local hotspots where the backdrop’s as good as the food and booze? Err yes please. Order, pose, post, pig out!
Lotties Waffles, Bury St Edmunds
Pink-hued, waffle, churro, gelato and afternoon tea paradise. Snap yourself by the flower wall, the pink cart outside or tucking into a cake stand of treats – quite simply tiers of joy.
The Rupert Brook, Grantchester
I love the new restaurant decor at RB, made for Insta with its colourful tapestries, bright stripes and those sunshine-yellow banquets.
The River Terrace, St Ives
St Ives’ brunch and selfie hot spot beside the River Ouse. A place where you can drink in cocktails and wine along with idyllic views? It’s a Cambridgeshire winner when it comes to Instagram collateral and tasty tapas.
The Forge Kitchen, Ipswich
Lots of quirky stuff to capture for the ‘gram at this cool kitchen and bar – particularly the smoking tea pot cocktails. Try the Rosy Lee: gin, Prosecco, rose, lemon and watermelon.
Tuddenham Mill, Tuddenham
Say cheers at Tuddenham Mill’s tipi by the stream, deffo one of the most stunning backgrounds for a bite and booze shot in the area.
Restaurant 22, Cambridge
The stained glass window backdrop of this Muddy Awards best restaurant winner is knockout and the food’s like a work of art too, so it’s a win-win Instagram situation.
Urban Jungle Suffolk, Beccles
Yes, you can buy plants here, but it’s more Petersham Nurseries than dodgy garden centre. Amid the lush jungle setting is a great little cafe, so take a selfie with the succulents in the cactus house and then sink into an armchair with colourful crochet throw and imagine you’re in the Med.
Double Bubble Tea House, Peterborough
Flower walls are still an Instagram fave and Double Bubble has one of the finest around. Order your gelato buns, doughnuts and Thai-rolled ice cream then strike a pose. If you want to make your bff or teen happy (ok, less grumpy), arrange an outing pronto.