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Lavenham Great House Restaurant

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Market Place | Suffolk, Lavenham, Babergh District CO10 9QZ, England
+44 1787 247431
Tue - Fri 19:00 - 21:30
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A wonderful old building well worth a visit, Restuarant excellent and staff very polite and obliging . Our room was fabulous two king sized beds sofas and a decanter of sherry. Would certainly go back again.

Thank jddickson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely village, a successful mix of high standard gastronomy and attentive service, a very reasonable price and the delightul French touch... the Great House is certainly the perfect place for a gourmet stop. Don't miss the venison tenderloin!

Thank Louise C
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cold soup, cold steak, poor service. Had to remind staff that vegetables we asked for had not been brought to the table. When they eventually arrived we had nearly finished the main course. Overall a dreadful experience.

Thank Nick J
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favourite place to eat we have been here several times and they never disappoint Great food and great service at a really reasonable price

Thank Michelle H
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just come back from our annual pre-Christmas lunch at The Great House and this was the best we have ever eaten here, but the've all been excellent. The service is professional in that very particular French manner . The setting is delightful. I know of few equals to the Market Square in Lavenham. If you've never been do... More 

Thank Argentein
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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113 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely the best restaurant in town! On a chilly winter night this was virtually the only place in Lavenham that was bustling. A full on white table cloth and silver service type of restaurant with very knowledgeable staff. The set menu was very good value (a la carte is pretty pricey) and the cheese board exceptional. When the starter wasn't... More 

Thank MuddyMiles
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We don't come here often enough and must do better in 2017! Always warmly welcomed by attentive staff and the food is excellent. Compared to other Restaurants with a set meal price the Great House is exceptionally reasonable.

Thank marian_godwin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

The whole evening was very relaxing and you are never waiting around for anything. The staff are very helpful and very friendly. The food was amazing, best flavours I've ever tasted in my life and It was all very well presented and most of the time I felt that I didn't want to eat it because it looked so pretty... More 

Thank Jamie N
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128 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We recently had dinner here with a group of friends. This is my second visit to the restaurant and I have to say I couldn't fault the food or the service. The staff were excellent. The fried oysters to start with were just perfect and this was followed by the Turbot for me and again this was presented beautifully and... More 

Thank poppiesbrother
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116 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We moved to Lavenham six months ago, can't believe it took us so long to try here .. Was saving it for a treat ..lol wonderful French cuisine n service like midsummer hous cambridge .. Cheaper than swan ... Amazing experience gonna b a regular visitor

Thank notnic

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$62
French, European
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, Lavenham, Babergh District CO10 9QZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Babergh District  >  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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