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The Deli & Cafe at the Chilli Farm

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Chilli Farm Norwich Road | Mendlesham, Stowmarket IP14 5NQ, England (Formerly The Deli)
+44 1449 766344
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had another lovely,tasty lunch at the chilli farm also purchased some nice unusual treats for friends and family at the deli counter.

Thank claire l
Suffolk uk
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Stopped by for lunch. Food was of a high quality but rather overpriced, nearly £10 for a ploughman's with some lovely ham and nice cheese but two small hunks of bread and chutney. We sat downstairs in the deli where it got a bit crowded with staff weaving in and out of customers whilst taking food around and collecting empty... More 

Thank J0hnandYv0nne
Colchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Stopped for refreshments. Service was a bit slow. Had to chase up the cheese on toast! Shop and deli was interesting. Bought a few items. Plants for sale outside too.

Thank 30lmb
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

What a fantastic place to visit. The deli is very well stocked with an extensive range of interesting products, many of which are locally produced. The chiller counter has some truly lovely meats and cheeses. I have been using the cafe for several years and hope to for years to come. The food is always nicely presented, with good portions... More 

Thank Nigel J
Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

My wife and I stopped here today for an unscheduled lunch. I have driven past hundreds of times but have never been enticed to stop: what a mistake! It is a superlative place: a deli full of an immense variety of lovely foodstuffs and a bistro restaurant with an inviting menu. An attractive building attended by friendly staff and with... More 

Thank Steve W
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Have been going here for a fews years on and off and decided its time to write a review. What ever we choose off the menu is freshly prepared and tastes great with all local produce being used. We take our dog and they always cook him a sausage and the own er never forgets our Digby's name how ever... More 

Thank Paula J
Norwich, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Stopped for lunch but on using the toilet which needed a good clean it was not just a days grime but looked liked like months since it had a good clean the back splash had been clearly splashed! The upstairs was no cleaner dirty tables and lampshades that were all disentergrated we decided to just have coffees saving grace was... More 

Thank JohnBHindolveston
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Found this place by accident a couple of years ago and have visited every time I have travelled this way to Yarmouth. Even made a point of coming here with my wife when out on a day trip. The food is excellent and there is such a wide variety of food stuff for sale in the shop. I highly recommend... More 

Thank Raphoe
Reigate, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Visited with my 2 children aged 6 and 3 and we were very well looked after. The cafe serves a really lovely variety of food including brunch, coffee, cakes, lunch etc. and they were more than happy to cater for the slightly difficult requests by my children! The farm shop is small but jam packed full of really lovely items,... More 

Thank HXT2013
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Catered well for gluten free, plus the Deli shop has a GF section! The group I was with mainly had sandwiches & they were lovely. Everyone in the group had a yummy lunch

Thank Trueblueruth

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$13
Cafe, British, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chilli Farm Norwich Road | Mendlesham, Stowmarket IP14 5NQ, England (Formerly The Deli)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Stowmarket
  • Phone Number: +44 1449 766344
Our passion for all things delicious is at the heart of what we do. Our cafe offers light lunches, homemade cakes & scones, great coffee, and much more.We also have a shop full of yummy goodies...locally sourced items always take precedence, but you will also find exciting flavours from the rest of the world. Every product is individually selected and we are constantly sourcing new produce and suppliers that we think you might like! We offer a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, alongside personal and knowledgeable service.We are located at the famous Chilli Farm, which has something for everyone! The Chilli Farm grows thousands of plants each year and you can see them being grown in the Nursery on open days. They also have a smokehouse and their own shop 'Smoke & Spice' which sells The Chilli Company's own range of sauces and smoked produce, as well as everything for the chilli lover!We look forward to seeing you at the Farm!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?