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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
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Fri 19:00 - 21:30
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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Monks Eleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As always, on every front, The Great House lives up to expectations. Environment, ambience, quality of service, refined presentation and quality of all dishes, plus a good choice of wines. As expected, a memorable experience. Most enjoyable.

Thank John N
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I have been to the Great House on 3 occasions and I can assure you that there will be many more visits. Everything about the Great House from the service to the food to the ambience is exquisite and second to none! The individual flavours of the unique dishes will excite your taste buds and never fail... More 

Thank Ann-MarieXxx
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's become a tradition to travel for to Lavenham for lunch at the Great House for my birthday, since it is by far the best restaurant within reasonable distance of Colchester. As ever, our meal was superb, and we are especially appreciative of the service. So few restaurants have waiting staff who are properly trained - knowing who is having... More 

Thank heatheruth
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place! We had dinner here and it was a great fine dining experience with top-end service & was great value for money. Well priced wine list and the cheese selection (with a very knowledgeable waiter to explain them!) was vast! Highly recommend. Best place we ate in Lavenham & Bury St Edmunds by some margin!

Thank Alex W
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had lunch here recently to celebrate his birthday. The food was utterly delicious and service quietly efficient and helpful. As others have noted the cheeseboard is sublime. After our starters (foie gras terrine and oysters) and mains ( beef and pigeon) we skipped dessert and headed straight for the cheese. We were not disappointed. Parking was... More 

Thank WifeMumWorker
Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great house was superb... was there with my spouse to celebrate our anniversary. Had freshest fish and seafood ever. The cheese trolley is amazing, so is the wine and desert selection. If we would life closer we would visit it definitely more often.... thx for another fantastic evening

Thank tommyschmitz
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An imaginative lunch menu which meets the highest standards. This is my third visit to the Great House and I have never been disappointed. Excellent service. Ca vaut le détour!

Thank 888anthony
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband took me here today as a birthday treat. All i can say is that we cannot praise it enough. Beautiful food, well presented with great service. Will definately be back.

Thank Tracy S
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to this restaurant several times for lunch and it has always been excellent - great service from the French staff, very good food at what we think is a very good price and the dining room is lovely, a good sized very atmospheric old room with the tables nicely spaced.

Thank TonyChr01
Chelsworth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been coming here over the years, and it's never failed to be other than a wonderful dining experience. This last time, we could have happily chosen everything the menu offered, service is excellent, wines well chosen. The dining room has a lovely ambiance, with well spaced tables, helping to create a relaxing mood.

Thank Peter K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$64
French, European, 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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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?