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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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“queen scallops” (14 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Market Place, Babergh District CO10 9QZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was treated to a lovely birthday lunch and we were both very impressed. We were able to sit outside, and had an excellent meal with a wonderful service. The food is very well presented and focuses on taste without trying to be over the...More

Thank Diavel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from Lavenham, great little hotel, Good location. We stayed Sunday night on a B&B rate. Restaurant is closed on a Sunday however there are many places to eat out. Staff attentive and good, breakfast just right. Would like to go back and have...More

Thank 777Aus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service, right opposite from where we were staying at the Lavenham Priory first class

Thank directline3
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We were fortunate to be back in Lavenham and had two fantastic meals at The Great House. We sat in the beautiful court yard and with the current heatwave remained cool. We felt as if we were abroad. The staff as friendly and helpful as...More

Thank F F
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Six of us celebrat d a special occasion here recently. Very good service and lovely food. Try the coffee device,it is scrumptious.

Thank Eva O
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

We went for mine and my mums birthday it was just amazing we were running late and I phoned in advance and they just said no problem don’t worry, food was out of this world service was amazing and the whole experience was just perfect...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2018

Its more than an hours drive for us to get to the Great House and we have been making the journey at least a couple of times a year for around 10 years now. Every time we reach the same conclusion; the journey has been...More

Thank beeble1022
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Have dined here a number of times over the last 15 years but this was our first time since the change of ownership. Frankly we noticed no difference ; still the same exceptional service, excellent food and fine wines. A real treat for my husband’s...More

Thank Liz N
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

The whole experience was divine. The food was a delight with subtly and art. My favourite was the lemon sole which was a joy on the palette. The service was outstanding.

Thank karincompton
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

The Great House is still Great. The whole visit is a delight and in our opinion by far the best restaurant experience.

Thank TPS824
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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, Romantic, Business meetings
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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