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Lavenham Great House Restaurant

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Market Place | Suffolk, Lavenham CO10 9QZ, England
+44 1787 247431
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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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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East Anglia, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

For Dad's 60th birthday we did the Manoir, for daughter's 30th we did the Great House. They deserve to be in the same sentence, although the Great House costs less and is closer to us. Imaginative food, well presented, and dishes complex enough not to be tackled at home, even by a keen cook. Wines reasonably priced. Staff jolly in... More 

Thank LMBUk
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is by far the best restaurant in this beautiful quaint town. From start to finish everything was perfect. We had a table outside on the heated patio which was lovely. The food, wine and drinks were all delicious. The staff are also extremely knowledgeable about the food and wine that they serve. We felt so welcome, comfortable and relaxed... More 

Thank Paul_ClaireDublin
Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Gorgeous food in a lovely setting. Lobster to start followed by guinea fowl. Both very well cooked and beautifully presented. Service attentive but not overbearing. This is Michelin star quality at a reasonable price.

Thank Simon S
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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Delicious, well prepared and well presented food. I have visited this restaurant from time to time over many years and it is consistently good on all fronts. Excellent attentive staff that looks after you well without being obtrusive. First class wine list. Tap water freely available. Great building, good location.

Thank Pontes2013
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101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A most enjoyable dinner, food innovative and well prepared. Service excellent and unobtrusive. My dessert a pavlova with mixed berries was delicious. Well worthy of follow up visits.

Thank BryanMaldon
Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first visit to The Great House and it was everything I would expect from a fine dining experience. Both 'Lunch' & 'A La Carte' menus were simple, a choice of 4 starters and 4 main courses, however the dishes were varied enough in ingredients and creativity to satisfy all tastes. The food was superb in both quality and presentation.... More 

Thank MazGood
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful experience ,the service ,Mr Thierry oversaw that everything was perfect ,the food Wow superb. We came here last year and travelled out of our way ,to repeat the experience we weren't disappointed. Thank you Great House

Thank Bedorbad
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been visiting The Great House for many years and it is remarkable that the standard of their consistently friendly welcome and imaginative and superb food has never faltered .Quite a feat . The cheese trolley is also not to be missed, oh ! such temptation and must be enjoyed with a delicious glass of Pomerol ! Or ask... More 

Thank stbuxhall
Mistley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to The Great House and we came away knowing we'd had one of those very memorable evenings. The food was exquisite with every course presented beautifully and tasting as good as it promised. We opted for the very tantalising dishes on the a la carte menu and savoured every mouthful! The desserts were a work... More 

Thank Snorkmonster
Brentwood, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous !!! Had a great time expertly cooked and aerved the best in the area will always go there. Food wine service is the best. Ambiance and character in spade loads and with highly trained and lovely people.

Thank Martin T

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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 - $66
French, European, Gluten Free
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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
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 CO10 9QZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?