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Lavenham Great House Restaurant

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Market Place | Suffolk, Lavenham, Babergh District CO10 9QZ, England
+44 1787 247431
Tue - Fri 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Great House is truly GREAT! We had dinner here five years ago with friends and had fabulous memories of a delicious French meal. It did not disappoint on our second visit! The fish selection on the menu is wide and cooked to perfection, the venison was also delicious. Service is friendly and yet efficient, allowing us to relax and... More 

Thank Dan E
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came to the Great House for lunch to celebrate the recent marriage of some very dear and long-standing friends. It was intended as our special treat for them and as a belated 'wedding present'. The restaurant, which is housed in a lovely, historic building in Lavenham, is set in a timber-framed room and is immaculately turned out, with comfortable... More 

Thank jlcp2015
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went with great expectations but was some what disappointed Ordered Lamb off the set menu table ordered A La Carte Lamb next to us. Chalk and cheese comes to mind. Felt like the poor relation set menu Lamb scraggy and very average if it can't be done well don't do it. If your going have a la Carte you won't... More 

Thank Pete B
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Two days ago nine of us enjoyed a birthday lunch at The Great House. I have eaten there before and the food, atmosphere and service once again were superb. One guest is a vegan and the care taken over her lunch was exceptional. I can't rate this restaurant highly enough and look forward to visiting again when I'm next in... More 

Thank Jenny H
Essex, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the swan and stayed for 2 nights . Lovely place to stay very friendly staff and a nice setting , breakfast was well presented and was yummy . We had Sunday lunch this was fantastic tasty and great service ..

Thank Mandy M
Norwich, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was excellent, apart from the guinea fowl which was very good but under seasoned. Superb cheese course! Nice wines, and a handsome venue. Service was even better than Michelin restaurants I've visited, and they were extremely helpful with a coeliac diet. Will definitely return!

Thank daverant
St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a super lunch for 37 family and friends for a special birthday. All the guests were full of praise for the delicious food and wines. The service was as always excellent and the restaurant were very helpful with the prior planning of the event. We could not have chosen a better venue all was superb.

Thank JudithGuernsey
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was all very good if slightly under seasoned. The presentations were delightful and elegant. Really good cheese selection, perhaps 40 choices.

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overpriced really not impressed service not vey good concentrated on people who are obviously regulars won't be going again

Thank GWilkinson2015
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4 of us went for lunch on Saturday lunch time . We were greeted as usual with warmth and smiles . We had booked some weeks before to be sure of a table as it was a triple birthday celebration. The set lunch menu is fantastic value , and presented in a magnificent way . Don't go expecting massive portions... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$33 - $65
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Place | Suffolk, Lavenham, Babergh District CO10 9QZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Babergh District  >  Lavenham
  • Phone Number: +44 1787 247431
The Great House offers its customers an 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). Three AA rosettes.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?