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Lavenham Great House Restaurant

Market Place | Suffolk, Babergh District CO10 9QZ, England
+44 1787 247431
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good10%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cheese board” (72 reviews)
“turbot” (9 reviews)
Open Now
19:00 - 21:30All hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Market Place | Suffolk, Babergh District CO10 9QZ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It takes us just over an hour to drive through to Lavenham but we make a point of getting to The Great House at least a couple of times a year. Everything is done perfectly from the great service, marvellous presentation of the food and...More

Thank beeble1022
Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed two nights in this lovely little gem of a hotel. Really friendly staff and high standard of accommodation. The restaurant was closed for dinner when we were there (Sunday and Mondays) but the breakfast was lovely. We would go back again.

Thank Julia O
Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled to Lavenham on 8th September having booked to dine at the Great House on 9th September, purely to rekindle some fantastic memories of previous fine dining experiences for the purpose of starting a year of celebration. We were not disappointed. We did not...More

Thank payntes1965
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was told that I should go to this restaurant before it closes its doors forever. So we trekked some miles to experience its reputation. And whilst the food was of a high standard, sadly the arrogant and pompous staff left us uncomfortable and feeling...More

2  Thank Syzyzgy
RCrepy, Owner at Lavenham Great House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Syzyzgy I have been thinking about dropping you a note but, as with all things, pressure of work and domestic action plans I have left you at the bottom of the list of important things to do. Our customers find constant pleasure with the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was expecting good things as this has a good reputation. For excellent food I am prepared to ignore how close tables are together (although the extreme amount of waiting staff, combined with tables being cheek by jowl, made it seem like London rush hour...More

3  Thank Maria C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is simple and stylish with linen tablecloths and starched napkins and clean cutlery and sparkling glasses. The service was unobtrusive, and food excellent. The courses are on the small side, but with a three course meal (and a couple of crusty rolls) felt...More

Thank Greg W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been visiting the Great House for very many years now .The food is always excellent as is the service,being attentive but unobtrusive .Very highly recommended .

Thank randrmarsh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I drove to Lavenham on a recommendation to eat lunch at The Great House. We did not have a booking but were advised we would be OK at lunch time mid-week. It was our wedding anniversary though we did not make that...More

2  Thank jim_kirkman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The dinner lived up to expectations. Excellent food (veal, beef and fish as our mains) impeccable service, a pretty dining room along with a varied and imaginative wine list. The only down side was that after dessert we were all pleasantly replete and decided to...More

Thank Dzerzhinsjy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Great House is a very special place - a French restaurant in a beautiful, historic building, with excellent food and friendly service at a reasonable price.The menu is imaginative and varied, with a sizeable cheeseboard worthy of a French restaurant! As a previous review...More

1  Thank Evan H
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6 September 2016|
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Response from whitstablite | Reviewed this property |
They have off road parking. But I can't vouch for how secure it is. I would not worry very much.
16 March 2016|
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Response from Jeanmas2015 | Reviewed this property |
I feel certain that if the enquirer telephoned to the Great House and asked if a vegetarian meal could be available, he would receive a very courteous and probably also a favourable response. I am not aware of anywhere... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$34 - US$68
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Place | Suffolk, Babergh District CO10 9QZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Babergh District  >  Lavenham
  • Phone Number: +44 1787 247431
  • E-mail
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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