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Lavenham Great House Restaurant

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Market Place, Lavenham CO10 9QZ, England
+44 1787 247431
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 282
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    Very good
  • 8
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  • 6
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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
FANTASTIC meal...

I had heard of The Great House via a friend on the train into London, and as I'm ever on the lookout for good restaurants outside of London (actually in London too), I thought I would give this a try. My mothers 82nd birthday was coming up, and at that age, any birthday is a big birthday, I decided... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Sudbury, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I had heard of The Great House via a friend on the train into London, and as I'm ever on the lookout for good restaurants outside of London (actually in London too), I thought I would give this a try. My mothers 82nd birthday was coming up, and at that age, any birthday is a big birthday, I decided to... More 

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Colchester
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is one of my very favourite restaurants and I have never been disappointed. It has a lovely ambience, the service is just right, the maitre d' is a complete charmer and the food is delicious. We always have the set lunch, which is fantastic value for the quality of the cooking.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We have just enjoyed a perfect evening meal and nights stay in the rooms above. The meal was just perfection in every way - we have found our new favourite restaurant !

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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

Always a treat to go to this restaurant. French food artistically presented; fabulous flavours and well cooked. The atmosphere is welcoming, Decor simple, Service attentive.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

An excellent restaurant with superb food and attentive but not intrusive service. Some reviews have commented on the prices and portion sizes. To me, it's a matter of opinion but if you want a dinner of this standard in a restaurant with such a good ambience then and you are prepared to pay a bit more than usual, then go... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Attentive good service,delicious food,spotlessly clean,fine wine,perfect for that special meal,look forward to a return visit, top marks.

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This ranks among the best fine dining restaurants I have eaten in. As one might expect it isn't cheap but I felt it was worth every penny! We had lunch there on a Saturday as a way of rounding off a three day visit to the area and it was a perfect spot for that. The Great House is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

Awesome Saturday night stay with dinner. Great night in the lovely spacious and comfortable twin room. Loved the complimentary sherry! Great food and service for both dinner and breakfast. Can't recommend this place enough.

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Cambridge
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Nice warm restaurant / bar.... We loved the log fire...all very friendly. Didn't eat only had a great beer and tea.... Busy so book if you can

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Ipswich
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Excellent and beautifully served food...very friendly and efficient staff. Feel it must be one of the best restaurants in Britain with always the highest standards. Cannot recommend highly enough.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Market Place, 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 34 - 90
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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).

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