Take a foodie trip around Newmarket with EAUX and sample the finest dishes in town
On the edge of the Suffolk-Norfolk border lies the historic market town of Newmarket, unofficially dubbed the birthplace of thoroughbred horseracing. Here, you can find the largest racehorse breeding and training centre in Britain, with over fifty training stables, two sizeable racetracks and over 3,000 horses. What you may not know is that Newmarket and the surrounding area is also home to a wealth of fantastic food and drink establishments, varying from confectionary to alcohol to gastropub style dining.
Pop by Wavertree’s Coffee Shop on the site of The National Stud for an early morning coffee and a homemade pastry or cake whilst you take in the views across the perfectly kempt gardens. Follow up with a full English breakfast at Kings in Kingston Passage, where the contemporary brasserie style restaurant overlooks an intimate outside dining area.
Head to the pantry for brunch, where you can choose from a selection of quick eats, from homemade muesli with yoghurt and honey, to a Suffolk ham and cheese filled croissant. Stay for lunch to enjoy freshly prepared dishes, including the iconic Pantry steak burger with Ogleshield cheese and bacon jam. Alternatively, take a quick stroll to The Pocket Bistro where you can order British classics with a modern twist.
Indulge in a midafternoon treat at Artistry in Cocoa on Sun Lane, where you can take part in a chocolate sculpting masterclass, learn about the history of chocolate and, of course, eat chocolate to your heart’s content – a great destination for sweet tooths of all ages. If afternoon tea is more your thing, take a short walk to Nancy’s Tea Shop on Old Station Road, which offers a selection of specially blended teas and tasty treats in a vintage inspired setting. Don’t leave without trying a slab of their chocolate salted caramel cake!
Dinner is best spent at Newmarket’s Asian Fusion restaurant, Thai Street Café, where intense flavours and colourful dishes reign supreme. For something a little bit different, try the Whole Crispy Sea Bass with sweet chilli sauce and jasmine rice.
Before you leave, pick up a souvenir in the form of Musk’s delicious Newmarket sausages. Renowned throughout the country, Musk’s have received Royal Warrants since 1907 and still serve the Royal Family to this day. Try their Aspall Cyder sausages for a delectable pork and apple combo, or go for the Original Newmarket sausages for tradition’s sake – they even offer gluten free options!
On your way home, a trip to the English Vodka Company in Dullingham is a must. Just 10 minutes away from Newmarket’s centre, the distillery’s onsite shop stocks handpicked artisan spirits – perfect for Christmas tipple or a thoughtful gift.