The Cyclist

4.2
9 reviews
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European
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  • Afternoon Coffee
  • Brunch
  • Child Friendly
The Cyclist is a family friendly independent café in Ballingdon, Sudbury, Suffolk. We offer simple gourmet food and drink. Our menu is prepared in house and includes gluten free and vegan options. In addition to our standard menu we offer a weekly special main meals - (one standard / one vegan). Typically this may be a stew, casserole, lasagne or risotto. We also bake delicious fresh cakes and cookies (includes gluten free & vegan options) and serve ice cream. To drink we serve speciality grade coffee, fine teas, homemade cordials, pressed apple juice and freshly squeezed orange juice. We are also a licensed premises and offer draught ales, 100% apple juice based cider, fine wines and quality apéritifs and digestifs.
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PW
London
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thank you Theo another lovely Sunday roast, accompnied by excellent wine and yummy pudding.

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k
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely brunch here, great atmosphere and fresh homemade food.

Enjoyed breakfast so much I came back for Sunday Lunch which was gorgeous.

Highly recommended

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t
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

A friendly welcome for our family group, most chose the roast of the day....succulent pork, spicy apple sauce, crispy roasted potatoes carrots and parsnips, and gravy. Also the added bonus of cauliflower cheese. We all voted it the best roast we had ever tasted. Those who still had room for pud said they were perfect too.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Service very slow and eggs undercooked. Food didn’t arrive at the same time

The Cyclist
Responded on 22 April 2019

Hi we're really sorry you had a poor experience and we obviously screwed up which happens from time to time (we had a new egg poaching pan which wasn't happening : / ). We encourage customers to complain there and then rather than leave it to the online review so that we can refund you on the spot. Thanks for visiting and once again sincere apologies.

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PW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I had the most superb roast pork with the best crackling ever today. We started with bruschetta with olive tapenade then washed our pork down with Georgian white. I had an affegato and Tanya had the marmalade steamed pudding and custard. Lovely food in a relaxed atmosphere.
Busy next week but booked in for venison in two weeks time. Can't wait!
Well done Theo this is a little gem.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Delightful place, amazing food! Highly recommend and will be returning!!!

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AP
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really good, simple yet well prepared food. It's so easy to get it right but so few people do and the Cyclist is one of those places. Good, earthy décor and the guy serving was very friendly and welcoming.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Unique for the area. Ambitious yet not pretentious. Fantastic choice of new and old world wines that are rarely seen on the high street. Ample selection of local beer.
We shared a nut roast and a beef dish which were both homely and tasty. We waited a little longer than expected for our meals but it didn't matter because we were happy to soak up the casual ambience.

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CR
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal, the welcome, the flexibility and the food were wonderful.

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