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“a real gem”

Lavenham Great House Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 19 Restaurants in Lavenham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $32 - $64
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: 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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“a real gem”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

lovely fine dining food in lavenham definitely by far the best restaurant there, well thought out deicious food and a super wine list, this is a real treat to come here. Very helpful wine waiter who is exrememly knowledgable. Lovely setting in the great square, nice to pop to the angel for a drink afterwards but would not reccomend eating there!

  • Visited July 2013
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Suffolk
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“We enjoyed a super lunch”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

From the moment we stepped into the restaurant we received a very friendly greeting , followed by exemplary service from all the staff. We chose from the set lunch menu, each course was delicious, and we had an excellent bottle of Chablis......

The setting is delightful, we strolled round Lavenham in the afternoon in the sunshine, and would highly recommend this restaurant to our friends. Do try it, you will enjoy a very classy yet friendly experience.

  • Visited August 2013
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“Best resturant in the area”
Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

If your looking for fine dinning in Suffolk this is one not to be overlooked. Service is consistently good as is the service. It's not cheap but certainly not over priced for what you get. whenever there is a special occasion this is my prefered choice. Infact its the only choice.

  • Visited July 2013
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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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“Hugely Disappointing”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Went to this highly rated restaurant for my wife's birthday. Level of pretensiousness was staggering. Appreciate that the restaurant is intended to be authentic French but why cant they employ waiting staff that have better rudimentary English? One of our party asked for an Archers and Lemonade as aperitif but the waitress had no idea what Archers was or what Schnapps was so we changed to Martini and Lemonade - what arrived was a glass of Martini and a glass of Lemonade separately, no ice no lemon. Food was overall good but service got slower and slower through the evening and we waited at least 30 minutes to receive the final bill. Wont be going back again!

  • Visited March 2013
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“Excellent food slightly over bearing service.”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

We went here for a big birthday the other day and the food did live up to the many recommendations I have had from friends. The winelist was varied and had some decent value wines including inexpensive white burgundy so I was happy. On the other hand there were too many waiters standing around the table and it did feel slightly overbearing. The men's bathroom is little more than a cupboard under the stairs but all in all a very pleasant restaurant where we would return once a year or so.

  • Visited July 2013
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