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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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  • 293
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  • 48
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Very interesting and well displayed.

Another interesting and enjoyable National Trust property that is an asset to the nation. In the beautiful civilised town of Lavenham.Also has tranquil garden,with mortuary (if that rocks your boat).with a restful tea shop and garden a peaceful way to spend half an hour.Also not as over priced as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Chris B
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Tintern, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Tintern, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Another interesting and enjoyable National Trust property that is an asset to the nation. In the beautiful civilised town of Lavenham.Also has tranquil garden,with mortuary (if that rocks your boat).with a restful tea shop and garden a peaceful way to spend half an hour.Also not as over priced as some establishments in the town! 😊

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UK
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114 reviews 114 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

To find a place of this calibre was a joy. Superb service without being in your face. An excellent set menu with plenty of choice as well as a la carte. Sensibly priced wine. This was at the fine dining end of the market and represented superb value for what it offered.

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Brimpton
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Food excellent Surroundings comfortable. Service rather dosy to start with. A hilarious moment with a waiter attempting to pour iced water into our glasses....we found it hard to keep straight faces! We would return.

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Hull
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This is a beautiful restaurant, excellent ambience & pleasant staff but we expected the food to be better. We eat out a lot but this wouldn't be rated at the top of our favourite list. Maybe we were just unlucky because the restaurant has rave reviews but it left us disappointed

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

There is nothing to dislike. The service is excellent and the food absolutely first class. We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 course launch with some vintage touches such as the shrimps and the profiteroles with EXTRA chocolate sauce. This has been a favourite of ours for many years and is always a joy to visit.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We took number 4, at the top of the stairs and too the left. If you like high ceilings, wonderful beams, and a sense of Elizabethan times you would love this room. You could see onto the Market Square and the fields of mustard green in the distance. A large bathroom, comfortable bed, TV ( never looked at it) and... More 

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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We have been going to The Great House for the past 30 years and we have always loved it.The food and wines served at this dinner were great.The service is always first class and friendly.

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Horndon-on-the-Hill, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Excellent, friendly service with a good and varied menu. Beautifully presented food and atmospherIf setting.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Worth every penny, great quality. Have been to a few other top end eating establishments, but this is right up there. My taste buds were blown away with stunning tastes, melt in the mouth cuisine. The service was impeccable, and the ambience was a delight.

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UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

One of the best meals I have ever had in a restaurant in the UK. The food was delicious and beatifully presented. The service was very good. The staff managed to balance the level of care so that it was not overbearing but was always there at the right moment. We came away having had a wonderful meal but 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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients

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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