Watson and Walpole

3b Church Street, Framlingham, Suffolk, United Kingdom, IP13 9BQ
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Wednesday – Saturday
Lunch 12 noon - last orders 2.15pm, restaurant closes at 3.30pm
Dinner 6.00 - last orders 9.15pm, restaurant closes at 10.00pm
Sunday lunch – 12 noon - last orders 3.15pm, restaurant closes at 5.30pm
Closed on Monday and Tuesday

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  • Private Dining

About Watson and Walpole

Watson and Walpole is a neighbourhood restaurant serving authentic regional Italian food at moderate cost in stylish but relaxed surroundings.

Cuisine: Italian
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 02 September 2020

Excellent lunch and we are really looking forward to trying the dinner menu in the near future.

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Visited On Thursday, 03 September 2020

Lovely evening with my wife. Perfect food, service and worth the money.

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Visited On Thursday, 03 September 2020

Staff were excellent... Felt very safe in the current Covid rules. Will definitely be returning!

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We are so pleased you enjoyed yourselves and intend to return. Thank you very much.

Responded On Sunday, 06 September 2020
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Visited On Wednesday, 02 September 2020

A third visit and I'm delighted that you have opened on my doorstep. All 3 of my guests have been very impressed by the delicious dishes that they have chosen.

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Thank you very much for your unqualified praise. It is very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Responded On Sunday, 06 September 2020
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Visited On Wednesday, 02 September 2020

Many traditional Italian tastes. I never thought I would ever see dishes such as carpaccio and zabaglione on the same lunchtime menu in Framlingham. Useful Italian lexicon crib provided. Well fitted out (post-Prezzo in style), between the market square and the stunning castle. Service efficient, conscientious (there was a kitchen/service blip serving my starter -- so I got a new one, unprompted). Had my first ever Aperol spritzer and found a delicious Puglia rose wine. Not many empty tables and it was mid-week. We'll be back.

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Thank you very much indeed for your positive, and explanatory, review. It is really good to hear you enjoyed so many aspects of your meal. We are delighted you will be returning. But "post Prezzo" !! How could you?! (Sorry, a joke.)

Responded On Sunday, 06 September 2020
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Visited On Wednesday, 02 September 2020

A very enjoyable lunch, as we really expected from our past experiences at Orford. Despite the Covid restrictions, the friendly staff and prompt service stil made it a pleasant experience. Thanks. We'll be back

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We are delighted you enjoyed yourselves and even more pleased you will be returning. Thank you very much.

Responded On Sunday, 06 September 2020
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Visited On Wednesday, 02 September 2020

Delicious lunch and attentive, warm service

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We are so pleased you enjoyed yourselves. Thank you very much.

Responded On Sunday, 06 September 2020
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Visited On Wednesday, 02 September 2020

Charming staff. A little long between courses but overall excellent. I have booked to come again next Wednesday!

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Thank you very much for your review. We do apologise if the wait was a little longer than normal and hope you will be back.

Responded On Sunday, 06 September 2020
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Visited On Wednesday, 02 September 2020

Great Service & Food, Thank you

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And thank you for your very kind review.

Responded On Sunday, 06 September 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 29 August 2020

Sadly we were most disappointed. The food was o.k., but not anywhere near good value.

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What a shame.Our current menus and pricing structure are on our website so the cost should never come as an unwelcome surprise. We are relieved that the vast majority of customers appreciate nice touches such as the complimentary Cerignola olives and Seggiano grissini, the high quality of the ingredients, reasonable wine mark-ups - the very decent bottles of Soave and Nero d'Avola you ordered are just 19.0 and 25.0 respectively - skilled cooking and smooth service, as well as the stylish surroundings. We are very sorry you are not among them.

Responded On Thursday, 03 September 2020
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Visited On Sunday, 30 August 2020

We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Food was superb. We will visit again.

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So pleased you enjoyed the food and will be back. Thank you very much.

Responded On Wednesday, 02 September 2020
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Visited On Sunday, 30 August 2020

Had a great Sunday lunch; couldn’t fault the food, service & experience- you can’t find anywhere as good as this in Suffolk. Have already recommended to friends & family and will continue to do so!

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Thank you very much for your wonderful review. It is really appreciated.

Responded On Wednesday, 02 September 2020
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Visited On Sunday, 30 August 2020

An excellent meal - great food and friendly service

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Thank you so much for your very positive review.

Responded On Wednesday, 02 September 2020
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Visited On Sunday, 30 August 2020

Superb lunch. Terrific food, great attention to detail from everyone - from the chefs to the waiting staff (and thanks for paying special detail to the gluten free request). The best new place in town. We will be back.

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That you for all the praise - it’s lovely to hear, as is the news you will be coming back.

Responded On Wednesday, 02 September 2020
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Visited On Sunday, 30 August 2020

We had a fantastic Sunday lunch and are so pleased that we have this great Italian restaurant nearby. The food was outstanding and we loved the service, thank you!

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We are delighted to hear you loved both food and service. Thank you very much indeed.

Responded On Wednesday, 02 September 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 29 August 2020

An amazing restaurant in every way.

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High praise indeed. Thank you so much – we really appreciate it.

Responded On Tuesday, 01 September 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 29 August 2020

Delicious food beautifully cooked with attentive and friendly service.

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Thank you so much for your very positive review - it is much appreciated.

Responded On Tuesday, 01 September 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 29 August 2020

Unfortunately we didn’t have the best experience. We booked a late table as it was the only one available (21:00) we had our temperature checked on arrival and there was hand sanitiser available so felt quite covid safe. The waiter took our food and drink order. 2 bottles of wine were delivered to the table and we’d only ordered 1, they took the extra wine away. We waited & waited for our dinner. We’d only ordered a main course each. At 21:45 they came to ask us what we’d ordered again so had obviously lost our order. By this point we’d drank the full bottle of wine & still hadn’t had anything to eat. They were very kind and brought us out some nibbles on the house. We ordered a second bottle of wine but they had ran out of the wine we wanted so we agreed to try the bottle they’d put on our table earlier. It was nice so we kept that. We eventually got our food around 22:20. The food was very nice I had the lamb. There was very little veg as this was an optional extra which I hadn’t realised so I was slightly disappointed. We looked at the dessert menu and decided against ordering partly due to how late it was by this point. When the bill arrived they had put 3 bottles of wine onto it which we did notice so they took the extra one off. We weren’t given any discount on the wine we were given that had already been opened. Our bill was £149 for 4 main courses and 2 bottles of wine. I felt it was very expensive especially with a serious lack of vegetables. We made the best of it and had a nice evening with our friends. The place was busy so maybe this is why our order was lost.

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We do apologise for what sounds like a very poor experience. Will do some investigation and get back to you via email with some compensation .... Again, many apologies for the wait and misbilling.

Responded On Tuesday, 01 September 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 29 August 2020

Excellent food and service. A lovely place to celebrate a special occasion

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We are so pleased you enjoyed your evening. Thank you for your lovely review.

Responded On Tuesday, 01 September 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 29 August 2020

Hugely welcome addition to our local area. Fabulous food. Excellent service. It is London prices so visits will have be a little rationed rather than very frequent but it's a real treat that we will look forward to every time.

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We are really pleased you enjoyed both food and service. Not sure we can agree about London prices, having just checked Trullo, Bocca di Lupo, Locatelli etc!! Wish we could charge that much as our food and wage costs are no less. Hopefully we will see you again before too long.

Responded On Tuesday, 01 September 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 29 August 2020

Another absolutely delicious meal. Just fantastic. Cannot recommend highly enough.

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Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Responded On Tuesday, 01 September 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 29 August 2020

Helpful and friendly staff. Just the right level of attention to allow you to enjoy your meal but there when you you required help our guidance. We will be back.

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Thank you very much for your kind comments. We hope to welcome you back soon.

Responded On Tuesday, 01 September 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 29 August 2020

Amazing food and great service, we will be back.

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Thank you for your wonderful review. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Responded On Tuesday, 01 September 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 29 August 2020

My wife and I had a wonderful meal. My liver, onions and polenta was far better than the same dish I had more expensively in Venice last year. We both had the plum pudding which was delicious, so clever to have it with tiramisu and a perfectly baked macaroon.The wine was good Pinot Grishio. The Covid precautions seemed adequate

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Thank you very much for your 5-star review. We are really pleased to hear you enjoyed your lunch and only had to pay 19.50 for calves' liver Veneziana as opposed to nearly 50.00 at Harry's Bar!

Responded On Tuesday, 01 September 2020
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Visited On Friday, 28 August 2020

Great food, service and atmosphere. Would highly recommend. Will definitely be heading back again soon.

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Thank you so much for your recommendation, and very glad to hear you enjoyed everything.

Responded On Monday, 31 August 2020
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