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The Restaurant at The Lifehouse

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Frinton Road | Thorpe le Soken, Thorpe le Soken CO16 0JD, England
+44 1255 860050
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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Ate here as part of out deal which included 3 courses. Good selection and service. Food was warm and of good quality. We had 2 different pastas to start, both delicious. My husband had the beef and I had sea bass, both were very well presented and sides were sufficient. Chocolate and cheesecake deserts were amazing. Good selections of wines... More 

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Thank Eva E
essex
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Food was terrible, was sent back twice so in the end I gave up trying and just wanted to leave! Not what you need on a special occasion

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Thank Lovestraveling81
Essex
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

One of the best dinners I have had in a restaurant. It was so good. Would highly recommend it as non spa attendees can use it too. Wish I lived nearer!

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Thank Kazchoc
London, United Kingdom
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295 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We have stayed here several times and the food has always been good. The service is excellent and we have often been served by Terry and this visit was no different. He is an asset to this restaurant with his customer service skills and memory. On the first night we had main courses of Venison Burger and Salmon steak and... More 

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Thank sa1gon
Greater London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely lunch and evening meal. The vegi options was really delicious. I would definitely come back for a meal here again.

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Thank Bhaveshree C
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

We had a 3 course meal as part of db&b offer. At first glance the menu didn't excite me but the food I chose was fantastic. Possibly the best calamari I've ever had. The salmon was cooked to perfection, it was just all extremely tasty. The pudding came out, I was disappointed at the look of it but once again,... More 

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Thank Rachel W
Surrey
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139 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I found the menu slightly odd. Very few starters unless you wanted a small pasta. I ordered pasta for main and it came as a starter size. We ordered a second bottle of wine that never arrived. Calamari was under and had to go back. Food is fine as long as you stick to the simpler choices. We were not... More 

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Thank MWSurrey
Great Dunmow, Essex
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74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We were pleasantly surprised at how good the food was. I started with 6 Mersea Oysters and my wife had Calamari, we both then had venison burger with sweet potato chips and I finished off with deconstructed apple crumble (see photo) and my wife had a triple sorbet, all washed down with some Pinot Grigio. The service was very good,... More 

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Thank Ted R
Walkington, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We stayed at this hotel for 3 days taking dinner there each evening and lunch on the final day. I really cannot fault our experience - I'm only sorry that we don't live nearer! A dining experience is not just about the food - although diners need have no concerns on this point - it is about the environment, the... More 

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Thank Alpwalker
Essex, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Used the restaurant for dinner whilst on a spa weekend. You certainly don't feel like you're on an inclusive spa deal. The menu is extensive and the surroundings and staff and excellent. The food is of a very high standard and nothing is too much trouble.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 24 - US$ 57
Cuisine
British, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Frinton Road | Thorpe le Soken, Thorpe le Soken CO16 0JD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Thorpe le Soken
  • Phone Number: +44 1255 860050

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?