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Lavenham Great House Restaurant

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Market Place | Suffolk, Lavenham CO10 9QZ, England
+44 1787 247431
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7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The epitome of elegance and fine dining, The Great House offers its...
The epitome of elegance and fine dining, The Great House offers its customers and individual twist on classical French cooking in addition to traditional 'Haute cuisine'. A charming and comfortable boutique hotel as well as a restaurant, it is highly acclaimed and has won many accolades, including Best Restaurant with Rooms (The Good Hotel Guide), on of Britain's Top 100 Restaurants (The Sunday Times & Hardens Guide) and East of England Restaurant of the Year (Which? Good Food Guide).
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  • 333
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Experience

We recently enjoyed dinner at this lovely restaurant while staying at the nearby Swan Hotel. The atmosphere, food, presentation and service were all first class and we had a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Of particular note was the wonderful selection of cheese! Highly recommended

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Venustas96
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Sydney, Australia
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  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Sydney, Australia
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89 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We recently enjoyed dinner at this lovely restaurant while staying at the nearby Swan Hotel. The atmosphere, food, presentation and service were all first class and we had a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Of particular note was the wonderful selection of cheese! Highly recommended

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

My husband and I came here for dinner on Tuesday, to celebrate our anniversary, the whole meal was fabulous, the presentation, fantastic, also the staff very welcoming, and extremley attentive,

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Cumbria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful cuisine in a traditional dining room, table cloths and napkins, silver cutlery plus properly dressed staff, it was a special lunch for our Ruby Wedding and we were not disappointed. Many thanks to the staff. We will be returning soon

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Beautifully appointed room, with lovely furnishings and harmonious decor. Great attention to detail. Quiet and peaceful, with delightful views over the Market Square. Restaurant is equally impressive. The food is imaginatively prepared and the service impeccable. All the staff are exceedingly pleasant, cheerful and helpful. This is truly France in Lavenham.

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Bury St Edmunds UK
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Whilst we have visited the sister restaurant, Maison Bleue, in Bury St Edmunds many times, we had not been to the Great House before, so were delighted when our son and daughter-in-law invited us to join them for lunch. The setting in Lavenham is stunning and the ambience in the restaurant is delightful - we had a lovely round table... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Saturday lunch in the beautiful Suffolk village of Lavenham and what, surely, must be its best restaurant - what more could one ask for? Well, two small things, really, about more anon. The Great House is in the main square, next to a defunct Marco Pierre White gastro-pub and The National Trust Guildhall. Against my better judgement, my companion chose... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

In this review the focus will be on the food. Before coming to that, it is worth noting that the dining room was well appointed, with a pleasant ambience (apart from one too-loud fellow diner). But, service was mixed, with a couple of instances of rank inattentiveness, saved only by responsibiity being taken over by a more senior person who... More 

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Bury St Edmunds, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

It was my first trip to the Great House for the occasion of my wife's birthday. We were greeted at the door by the owner who took us to our table. We were given the choice of eating inside or outside. Since the weather had been 30'C during the day & it was still 23'C at 8pm we decided to... More 

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We went to the Great House for lunch on Sunday to celebrate our son in law's special birthday. As always, the food and service were outstanding and unobtrusively faultless. We all thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Thank you as always.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We went for my dad's birthday treat and as I had heard good reviews decided to give this place a go. We went on a Tuesday night and by 9pm the place was full. Very attentive staff from the moment you walk in and you get the sense this place is going to be something special and we were not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Market Place | Suffolk, Lavenham CO10 9QZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Lavenham
  • Phone Number: +44 1787 247431

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 92
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions

Description

The epitome of elegance and fine dining, The Great House offers its customers and individual twist on classical French cooking in addition to traditional 'Haute cuisine'. A charming and comfortable boutique hotel as well as a restaurant, it is highly acclaimed and has won many accolades, including Best Restaurant with Rooms (The Good Hotel Guide), on of Britain's Top 100 Restaurants (The Sunday Times & Hardens Guide) and East of England Restaurant of the Year (Which? Good Food Guide).
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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