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Lavenham Great House Restaurant

Market Place, Babergh District CO10 9QZ, England
+44 1787 247431
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good10%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cheese board” (56 reviews)
“queen scallops” (14 reviews)
“foie gras” (10 reviews)
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Market Place, Babergh District CO10 9QZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh dear, what a disappointment. Prices significantly up, quality distinctly down. Surprised at with three days’ notice being about to book a table, the last 18 years’ experience was 6 to 8 weeks. While there noticed why, 45% of clients were on speck bookings the...More

Thank Keith G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Great House for a special anniversary, we stayed in Lavenham 25 years ago on our honeymoon. We chose the Great House for a special meal and weren’t disappointed. The food, the wine, the attention were all excellent. A big thank you to...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and service at the Great House are excellent and we had a meal that was of a quality seldom found outside London. The service was good. The ambience was charming. Our only issue was that the head waiter, when we paid our bill,...More

Thank WilliamK780
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic atmosphere with a very warm welcome. The food was exquisite; full of delicate flavours. Extensive menu choice.

Thank EssexRusty
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

I visited Lavenham as part of my birthday celebrations and looking through trip advisor I settled on booking a table at The Great House for our evening meal. We were staying at The Swan and our waiter there said that Mr Pennec would take great...More

Thank westiewoowoo
Reviewed 6 October 2018

The Great House is a truly first class restaurant in the Market Place of the historic village of Lavenham. It is certainly not cheap, however the food and service are both of an extremely high standard. The décor and general ambiance are very pleasing.

Thank Roy W
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

The Great House really should have a Michelin star! The food is of the highest quality consistently and the staff are nothing short of excellent. We are blessed to have such quality in Lavenham

Thank ClaireV1137
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Can't fault the excellent food and service. Focus on fish in the menu when we went there for dinner, particularly in the starters, gorgeous cheese board. Not an enormous restaurant with tables close together, so not recommended if you want total privacy. Fine dining but...More

Thank PavlosEd
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Our second visit; just one year after our first. A superb experience; rooms are outstanding; dinner on both nights was beyond excellent. Staff friendly and provided superb service. Can’t praise The Great House enough!😊

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We are regulars. Pleased to say the food is as good as we expect, which is great. It is smallish portions, although to be fair the beef tartare was good, generous starter. My sea bream carpaccio was tasty and unusual as a starter. The courgette...More

Thank MootHouse
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7 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$32 - US$64
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Place, 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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