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The George Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
British, Pub, Gastropub, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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The Green, Cavendish CO10 8BA, England
+44 1787 280248
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lived nearby for 17 years but never eaten at The George. Lovely bistro feel. A party of 6, all had great food. The service was relaxed, friendly and effective. The food was delicious. The price was good - £40 per head for 3 courses each, plus wine.

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Thank Oisin K
Essex, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great building and atmosphere, well trained serving staff and nice bar area. This gastro pub has the potential of a really really excellent restaurant. The menu appears good with exciting food combinations but sadly the food did not deliver, won't go again

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Thank Traceinnit
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The selection on the Menu was enough to satisfy every one looking for a tasty meal. The atmosphere was perfect for a Birthday Dinner with the wife.

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Thank Vic O
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Arranged a lunch meeting in Cavendish (mid-way point between venues), we had planned to go to the Bull Inn, but it was closed on Tuesdays! So we walked up to The George, they had a spare table and we enjoyed a very nice lunch. Good value in very nice restaurant, and great staff. The menu caters for mid-range and fine... More 

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Thank Bootsiereviews
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The staff were friendly and helpful in finding us a table in the shade at the rear of the building as my wife did not want to sit inside the restaurant on such a lovely sunny day. Service was fairly quick, especially for food cooked to order and the standard of cooking and presentation was first class. There are no... More 

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Thank Erik B
Marseille, France
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77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017

I join the restaurant, but some step to get in,,,, and I am in wheelchair, Immediatly the staff arrive and help me, I came. The place in nice and the food was very good.

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Thank Marindusud
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

Lovely lunch. £15 for 3 courses set menu. Good food . Staff very helpful and efficient. Only complaint was that the main room was a bit chilly.

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Thank Jonathan M
East Anglia, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

Lovely welcome, food amazing, lovely atmosphere, staff can't do more for you including the Chef's. Had business colleagues stay here last year at their B & B - apparently the breakfast is recommended.

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Thank Alison A
Colchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

Had Sunday lunch after a beautiful walk Cavendish to Clare and back on a cold crisp wiknters day. Great roast and atmosphere helped us warm up. Great value for money.

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Thank Stuart A
Barrow Upon Soar, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Came here as part of a group of 12 of us for a belated Christmas! Most of us opted for the Sunday roast, and it was delish, especially the roast potatoes. I chose the Petit Fours for dessert; presentation and taste were fabulous. The children's menu is also very good, tasty food and generous portion. Great service to top it... More 

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Thank Lucie A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $31
Cuisine
British, Pub, Gastropub, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Green, Cavendish CO10 8BA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Cavendish
  • Phone Number: +44 1787 280248
Description
A warm welcome awaits you in this 16th century restaurant with rooms. The George is situated on the edge of the village green in Cavendish, positioned in between the popular villages of Clare and Long Melford and just a short drive from the timeless village of Lavenham.Since October 2010, co-owners Lewis Bennet & Bonnie Steel have achieved their 1st Rosette and four stars from the AA & Visit Britain tourist guides.The emphasis at The George is on the quality of food and customer service. The menus offer a wide range of dishes to suit all tastes and budgets. The menus change frequently and are guided by the seasons. We aim to use the highest quality, sustainably sourced ingredients and utilise our garden to grow seasonal items such as baby leaf, beetroot, edible flowers, tomatoes and herbs to use on the menu.

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