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Lavenham Great House Restaurant

Market Place | Suffolk, Lavenham, Babergh District CO10 9QZ, England
+44 1787 247431
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good10%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Market Place | Suffolk, Lavenham, Babergh District CO10 9QZ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We have visited the Great House over a number of years, although we live a considerable distance away, and have always been delighted by the warm welcome, excellent service and delicious food. Our visit today reinforced our opinion about the high quality of every aspect...More

Thank Fiandray
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I have enjoyed lunch at this reasonably priced French restaurant in beautiful Lavenham on several occasions. We have always had a very good meal in a pleasant restaurant being looked after by excellent waiters and waitresses who know their job. We love...More

Thank CaptMikeEastAnglia
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have eaten in a number of Michelin Starred restaurants and we must say that the food and service at the Great House was better than some of those. We found the food well presented and you could taste all the elements of the dishes...More

Thank elaine639
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lunch at the Great House is an exceptional occasion and the staff are always welcoming, efficient and friendly. They are knowledgeable about the food and happy to advise about wine. We both chose different dishes so that we could admire the presentation. My friend thanked...More

Thank susiecalvert
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful food and attentive service. The mid week menu with 3 courses for £36 is a bargain. Well worth a visit.

Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited here as a birthday treat. We were not disappointed! Beautiful food, superb flavours and presentation meant you wanted to look at it for longer!. Unobtrusive but excellent service. Definitely planning our next visit.

Thank Lynn P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit to The Great House and we weren't disappointed! From the moment we walked in we were made to feel welcome by the wonderful front of house staff, and the food to follow certainly didn't disappoint! My husband and I both...More

1  Thank BrightwellFamily
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit to The Great House having dined here 3 years ago for evening dinner whilst on holiday and once again whilst in Lavenham for a return trip. The Great House was excellent in every way, attentive yet unobtrusive friendly and professional...More

1  Thank BURTONWiltshire
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We recently took two American friends here for lunch and it was simply superb. High quality food with excellent service and a cheese board to die for. It may not be the cheapest place in town but, in my opinion, it's the best. Highly recommended.

1  Thank TMOH8
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This was given as a Christmas gift, but we decided to wait until the fine weather. We didn't expect an outside dining option so were very pleased given it was a hot day. The food was beautiful; well presented and tasty, particularly the LEMON desert;...More

1  Thank steflass
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6 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
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • 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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