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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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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 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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    Very good
  • 11
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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
First visit, fully deserves the excellent reputation

Having moved to the area two years ago, we have oft promised ourselves dining at the Great House, so today was a special day when we were invited by new local friends. Please note the word dining, not just 'eating'! A wonderful menu made choosing rather difficult, and the actuality of the food was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Michael W
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Lavenham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Essex
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We visited here on a Sunday lunch time and ordered from the 3 course Sunday Menu, although there was a small a la carte menu available as well, but it was quite a lot more expensive. The menu has lots of different / interesting sounding choices, but be prepared for it to not be quite what you're expecting, so choose... More 

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Lavenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Having moved to the area two years ago, we have oft promised ourselves dining at the Great House, so today was a special day when we were invited by new local friends. Please note the word dining, not just 'eating'! A wonderful menu made choosing rather difficult, and the actuality of the food was superb, with excellent true professional service.... More 

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Great House is surely the benchmark restaurant in this area that all others must aspire to. The setting is perfect, the decor and layout a wonderful blend of modern and classical and the service extremely friendly and professional. It's hard to know what to say that hasn't already been said in so many of the other reviews on this... More 

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Lavenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Brilliant front of house staff and a highly talented chef in the kitchen in a restaurant that is kept sharp and delightful year after year. It is very French in terms of standards and an understanding of food and wine but clearly delivered with gusto. To work at this level after 25+ years Is a real achievement.

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Returning to Suffolk after 22 years in France and being pretty picky about Restaurants and their service as a result it is a real pleasure to find the Great House still deserving its high reputation. The Management seem to approach each day fresh as if it were their first.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Outstanding evening at the Great House. Wonderful food and wine. Friendly but very efficient service . Such a special occasion

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UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We had the set menu last Friday, 19th June at a very reasonable price of £35 for three courses. We have eaten in some of the best restaurants and this lovely restaurant in Lavenham is up there with the best. I can't believe it doesn't have at least one Michelin star. Both the queen scallops and Scottish mackerel for starters... More 

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Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

See my review for the Hotel. Could not fault the restaurant which provided superb food in a lovely atmosphere. Very friendly. Extensive cheese board.

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Hadleigh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Despite its proximity we have not visited the Great House that often but, with its reputation for reliability and quality it proved to be a great choice to take friends who are fond of great food. Many years ago he took me for dinner to Marco Pierre White's first restaurant, Harvey's at Wandsworth. We chose to go with the very... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Service was superb, lovely luxurious treat to celebrate a birthday. Amazing food - only negative - felt very cramped space wise. We had a table in the window so that was lovely but we were both pinned in, me by the wall (the waiter had to pull the table out for me to sit and we also had to do... More 

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Additional Information about Lavenham Great House Restaurant

Address: Market Place | Suffolk, Lavenham CO10 9QZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1787 247431
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Lavenham
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
Average Prices: USD 36 - 94
Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, European

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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 36 - 94
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, European

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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