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Lavenham Great House Restaurant

Market Place | Suffolk, Babergh District CO10 9QZ, England
+44 1787 247431
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good9%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Market Place | Suffolk, Babergh District CO10 9QZ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fantastic food, good value, lovely staff, good ambiance, no piped music, just the sound of convivial chatter. Clean simple decor in a plum spot overlooking the market place. Would like to return some time.

Thank penny h
Reviewed 6 days ago

Exceptional quality food, beautifully presented and promptly served in a charming setting. The best restaurant in Suffolk bar none.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were greeted warmly on our arrival.our room was beautiful it was the loft room ,we had a complementary bowl of fruit and a decanter of sherry,the mini fridge was well stocked with wine beer & chocolate. Service and food in the restaurant was superb,attention...More

Thank lindasargent
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday 25th November. Nana Stannard’s 80th birthday and MBE family celebration. Superb food, superb wine and truly wonderful staff and ambience. We can’t thank them enough for a very special day.

Thank TurpieFamily
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recently visited this lovely restaurant with my partner to celebrate his new job offer. The staff were lovely from the minute we walked through the door - very courteous, friendly and knowledgeable about what they were serving. The restaurant itself is reasonably compact, which makes...More

Thank Fiona L
Reviewed 31 October 2017

This was our 2nd visit to the Great House and we were not disappointed. We came for lunch Saturday 28th October, just the two of us and we had a wonderful lunch. I must admit I ordered the wrong starter for my personal taste, I...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We are lucky enough to live nearby and have eaten here dozens of times. We have rarely been disappointed. But we are disappointed that owners Regis and Martine Crepy have announced their intention to sell up after 32 years of running The Great House. Meanwhile...More

1  Thank David W
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Booking was quick and my requests accommodated. We were made very welcome and the atmosphere was lovely. All staff were friendly and professional. We had three courses from the set menu, all of which were delicious and attractively presented. A nice touch was the tasteful...More

Thank Lesley M
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Booked to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary I hoped that the reviews were accurate. They most certainly were. Wonderful location on the square of a beautiful village.Warmly greeted and shown to our table. There are not a lot of tables so you have the feeling of...More

Thank MalcolmDavies
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Standards of service and the quality of food are of the highest level. A group of us enjoyed a wide selection of starters, mains and desserts - no-one was disappointed. All dishes were beautifully presented, flavour combinations were innovative and set the taste buds alight....More

Thank Beeteeyork
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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$33 - US$67
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 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
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Place | Suffolk, 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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