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“A hearty meal for my Valentine” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lavenham Great House Hotel & Restaurant

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Lavenham Great House Hotel & Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 11 Lavenham B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
1 review
“A hearty meal for my Valentine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

We took time off work to enjoy a Valentine's Day lunch at Lavenham Great House restaurant and we weren't disappointed. The staff were very welcoming and the dining room was pleasantly arranged with plenty of room between tables decked with crisp white linen tablecloths and serviettes to match. The menu offerred a good choice. We eventually chose Scottish mussels dressed with a willted Rocket salad as a starter. Followed by succulent duck breast presented on sweet potato. We couldn't agree on the dessert so I had the chocolate sweet with creme Anglaise and my wife had lemon tartlette with Italien meringue and raspberry coulis. The meal was a delightful diversion from our busy work and took us back to our enjoyable times in France. All in all it was very good value for money. Our compliments to the chef and to Regis and Martine Crepy.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

I took my Husband here for a birthday lunch. The whole experience was lovely. Very good quality food and wine and good value too. The staff gave great service and the whole experience was very special. We enjoyed it so much we are going to visit again and stay over.

Room Tip: Always book as it is always busy.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

Although it wasn't perhaps the best time of year to see Suffolk, being based at the Great house couldn't have been better. It is described as a restaurant with rooms, and doesn't have some of the hotel features like a bar or lounge, but does have everything you could want in the rooms - lovely beds, bathrobes, complimentary sherry and, in room 4 where we stayed, a gorgeous large sofa to read and listen to the sleet!
The food was stunning - a reasonably priced set menu at £33 gave a great choice and the bouillabaisse in particular was divine. A great wine list and some spectacular cheeses didn't hurt either. Service was great and the overall atmosphere of the Great House meant we will be more than happy to return, although probably in the summer!

Room Tip: Room 4 is at the top and beautifully set out
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

Amazing food, amazing food. I am not surprised that the great house is always booked up, yes it's a little more expensive but quality every time with professional staff and management that is second to none... The venison was perfectly cooked, the chicken and mushrooms was mouth watering so of you really want to impress then the great house is the place to visit 10/10

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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essex, england
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77 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

My all time favourite restaurant, although not quite my wifes.We have had many excellent meals here over the years and have never ever had anything but pure enjoyment.Very French,quite crisp which I like, and beautifully prepared and presented food.Not expensive and I wonder why and how 'London restaurants' justifye their prices. Perhaps they/we think the name of the restaurant is worth the sizeable premium !!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

Short stay at the hotel, great room, four poster bed and great bathroom. Lavenham is a good place to take a stroll to take in the medieval houses and architecture. Did not get a chance to eat in the restaurant, but it gets good reviews.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

Came here with a party of 8 and were very well catered for. The food was exquisite. Really wasn't expecting such good quality food. The staff made us feel very well accommodated for and nothing was too much for them. Brilliant wine and cheese selection topped it all off. Definitely coming here again.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Lavenham Great House Hotel & Restaurant
Address: Market Place, Lavenham, Babergh District CO10 9QZ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Babergh District > Lavenham
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Lavenham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Lavenham Great House Hotel & Restaurant 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Great House Hotel and Restaurant in Lavenham is located in the heart of Suffolk, offering unmatched service and luxurious accommodation. The hotel has recently undergone a complete re-fit which has raised the bar to an even higher level. It is an unparalleled experience of exquisite French style and flair, perfectly matched to the heart of English village life offering the best in style and comfort with character and warmth. AA 5 Star Restaurant with Rooms - Inspector's choice. AA 3 rosette Restaurant. ... more   less 
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