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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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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
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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
  • 19
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  • 7
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  • 2
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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
GT House scores top marks again

There were four of us on this our pre-xmas evening visit , we try to go early December as the nearer to the 25th you go there are larger & more noisy groups , we got it spot on all the tables were occupied but 2s & 4s, busy but great atmosphere , service was as it always is first... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
rhw44
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were four of us on this our pre-xmas evening visit , we try to go early December as the nearer to the 25th you go there are larger & more noisy groups , we got it spot on all the tables were occupied but 2s & 4s, busy but great atmosphere , service was as it always is first... More 

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29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic restaurant , wonderful food, perfect service , my mums first experience of fine dining ... She was extremely satisfied , all her fine dining fears have melted into non-existence . Extremely balanced menu, superb wines including the house wines

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Thank David J
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We travelled from Lincolnshire for a Christmas break and planned to go a day early to dine at the Great House. We had done this a couple of Christmases previously and enjoyed it so much. We was not disappointed. We feel the Great House represents excellent value for money without compromising on food quality and standard of service. I have... More 

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1 Thank David G
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

What a wonderful experience this was. Staff attended to every detail. Food was small in quantity but made up for it in being the best food we have ever eaten. It was not over expensive for such a quality meal. Why has it taken us so long to find this wonderful gem? We will definitely go back

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Thank bwcal
Brentwood
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Having visited The Great House in the beautiful village of Lavenham for dinner on a couple of previous occasions, we decided to treat ourselves to a pre-Christmas lunch. At £25 per head for three courses their Festive Menu is hard to beat for value and the standard here is far superior to many West End restaurants. The food, as always... More 

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Thank 38jec
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This was my first visit to the Great House and I was looking forward to spending an evening eating great food ...oh boy was I disappointed. Every course was chosen from the wonderful description and came up short every time. Lack of flavour and so overworked to the point of unrecognisable! Gloopy sauces and sickly mousses finished off with a... More 

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3 Thank vanessa h
Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We booked this after a recommendation and weren't disappointed. We had been warned to book well in advance as it is popular. After being met at the door and.taken straight through to our table I was under the impression that we were going to be rushed but that wasn't the case. The place was busy and there was a pleasant,... More 

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Thank Mick T
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We ate here on a busy Friday night and although the restaurant was full the service was absolutely faultless - fine dining at its best. The staff were friendly and attentive without being obtrusive, and they were really knowledgeable on both the menu and wine list. Portions are the perfect sizes to have 3 courses, plus an amuse bouche which... More 

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Thank Annie_jay2010
Reading, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We were fortunate in being able to book a table for two at relatively short notice as this restaurant is justifiably very popular. This was our first visit to the Great House Restaurant, and we weren't disappointed. We opted for the set price menu at £36.50 per head and were impressed by the choice available. The food was first class... More 

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Thank Clive N
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Great House on a Wednesday night in November and our dinner was really excellent in all aspects - attentive but unfussy service, quality cooking using authentic ingredients and a particularly good value wine list - we chose a Rully and a Cotes du Rhone and both were circa £25-£30 which represents value at a venue of... 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 33 - 87
  • Cuisine: French, European, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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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