No 4 Restaurant and Bar, Hatter Street, Bury St Edmunds
Telephone 01284 754477
The cinema in Bury St Edmunds is one of our special treats each month.
It’s a must visit at least once every four weeks.
But what makes the visit to the Abbeygate Cinema so special is the adorable food on offer at its neighbouring No 4 Restaurant and Bar.
The selection is great and you even get a special menu for the burgers on offer from Suffolk beef and Cajun chicken breast through to pulled pork and chickpea falafel.
It could take you a while to make your choice but that’s all part of the fun of No 4.
Then you can choose the bun you want with your burger which could be a classic burger bun or a honeymeal whole wheat bun or just a fresh green salad.
Then the difficult bit comes choosing from a selection of 10 accompaniments from streaky bacon and fried onions through to Stilton blue cheese and sliced cornichons.
But that’s not the end of it … there’s five different sides (skinny cut chips, sweet potato fries, fine bean salad, red cabbage coleslaw and a fresh green salad) followed by the dips (houmous, mint tzatziki, barbecue sauce, garlic anchovy dressing and sesame chili sauce).
We went for a Cajun chicken cheddar burger and a normal beef burger (one with the honey oatmeal whole wheat bun and the other with just the green salad).
I had mine with bacon and onions while my wife went for mature cheddar cheese and cornichons.
We also shared a large offering of skinny cut chips which bought our total bill, with drinks, to just over £35.
We had booked beforehand and had chosen to eat after we saw our film and had a really comfortable table on the first floor so it was out of Screen 2 and straight to our table at No 4.
It was starting to get busy but the service was prompt and efficient and a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
There’s also a fine menu to choose from if you don’t want the burger experience. They range from a Canadian classic of chips covered in cheddar cheese curds and chicken gravy; mussels, prawns and smoked haddock with vegetables in a garlic white wine sauce, topped with cheese served with Cuban bread; five imaginative salads; six sumptuous sandwiches; steaks; Teriyaki; gnocchi, potato dumplings in a stilton cream sauce with red onion, smoked streaky bacon, roasted cashews and roquette; a Vietnamese Bύn Chà and a
Korean Bibimbap which features bean sprouts, water chestnuts, pickled vegetables, cavolo nero, mushroom, cucumber, sesame chilli sauce and a poached egg all served on boiled rice.
No.4’s menu is created by the restaurant’s Red Seal certified Canadian chef Alex Rotherham who specialises in Canadian West Coast cuisine blending foods from around the world yet using local produce when possible.
It’s a dining out experience not to be missed and you can just pop in for a glass of wine before a film, coffee and chat.
The menu ensures a variety of top quality food on offer so everyone can find something to suit their tastes and the food is hand-crafted daily on site using high quality raw ingredients as they use local meats and sustainable seafood.
No 4 also caters for children with smaller portions and on Sundays offer a brunch menu with the added attraction of members getting 10% of their food and drink.
It is open from 10am to 9pm, Monday to Saturday and 11am to 7pm on Sunday.