Suffolk's only Michelin-starred restaurant has celebrated after retaining its impressive award for the fourth year in a row.

Pea Porridge in Bury St Edmunds was first awarded its Michelin star in 2021 and has held onto it for several years, retaining the star once again for 2024.

The Michelin Guide Awards for 2024 were held on Monday night, with the best chefs and restaurants in the UK invited to the top culinary ceremony. 

The husband and wife team behind Pea Porridge, Justin Sharp and his wife Jurga, have celebrated the news on the business' social media account.

"OK folks," said the couple.

"We are absolutely delighted to have retained our Michelin star.

"This is the fourth year that Pea Porridge has held this prestigious award.

"It's great that our county of Suffolk is still recognised and, in particular, our wonderful town of Bury St Edmunds.

"It's an absolute honour to be held in such high regard by the world's most important, respected and number one guide.

"It's something that we honour highly, never take for granted, wear with immense pride and treat with huge respect.

"Thanks to all involved in the Pea Porridge 15-year story so far.

"We kept it tasty for another year."

The Cannon Street restaurant first opened its doors in 2009 and shifted to takeaway options during the Covid pandemic. 

The Michelin Awards have been described by Mr Sharp previously as the "culinary Oscars," and recognise the best of the best in the food industry.

"Tucked away on a residential square, this neighbourhood restaurant is warmly and personally run by a husband and wife team, and the unusual name is a nod to the old town green which once stood out front," reads the Michelin Guide's entry on Pea Porridge.

"The daily changing menu of North African, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes involves a range of ingredients cooked over charcoal."