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Lavenham Great House Restaurant

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Market Place | Suffolk, Lavenham, Babergh District CO10 9QZ, England
+44 1787 247431
19:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Fri 19:00 - 21:30
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I can totally recommend The Great House. I'd suggest you book into stay overnight, Room no. 1 is certainly the one to opt for. Food has a very French taste about it and the cheese board is absolutely amazing .... that is if you have room for cheeses, which you probably won't!

Thank CosieRamble
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83 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the 4th time we have eaten here. This was an anniversary weekend and we eat Friday evening [6 of us] and Saturday lunch [12 of us]. Both meals were very good. The lunch on Saturday is very good value and the quality was amazing. As Saturday was a celebration we drank The Great House champagne outside in the... More 

Thank thetraveler_8
Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was superbly cooked and presented and the service from all the staff was 1st class. The ambiance of the restaraunt was stunning and we intend to visit again.

Thank Eriica2015
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fabulous lunch - excellent ambience, food and service; the company was pretty good too. Incredible value.

Thank Ros A
Daventry, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's very unusual for a restaurant to get it right on all three fronts. This place does. Sunday lunch was a treat. Superb menu, beautifully presented. Wonderful staff and what a building. A very, very good experience. The restaurant contained children, wonderfully behaved, a rare treat.

Thank Melindi S
Loughton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal which was cooked to perfection. Service was first class and staff are all very friendly and attentive. We tried the Great House as my French friend said it's the best French restaurant he's eaten in the UK...and he wasn't wrong.

Thank 22cookie
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Great House is consistently good. The ambience and unassuming but efficient service is exceptional. But most importantly the food is exquisite. If you like France but more importantly appreciate good food both prepared and presented tastefully, this is all round the place to go. My daughter and I chose from the 3 course 'set lunch.' I had dined before... More 

Thank Annette K
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135 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here two years ago and had a wonderful stay and amazing food so decided to return for my husband's birthday. The house was full for overnight stays but we booked a table. The whole experience was really wonderful. The team and knowledgeable and very friendly, the wine and food is interesting and absolutely delicious. We had a really... More 

Thank CambridgeCW
Basildon, United Kingdom
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821 reviews
561 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 418 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked the meal the day before as one of my gastronomic pilgrimages The restaurant was 2/3 full when I arrived and virtually full when I left. The lunch menu is very good value and a nice variety of dishes available. Started with asparagus mustard hollandaise with an egg, beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. Main was venison with turnip two ways... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having read and heard so much about the Great House we finally booked a table for Sunday lunch. The food was exquisite, the service attentive without being overbearing and the setting, both inside and outside, superb. We cannot wait to return.

Thank PeripateticVintage

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 33 - US$ 65
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?