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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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“cheese board” (70 reviews)
“turbot” (9 reviews)
Open Now
19:00 - 21:30All hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Market Place | Suffolk, Lavenham, Babergh District CO10 9QZ, England
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Reviewed 3 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 3 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 3 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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We were lucky enough to sit outside in the pretty courtyard. It was a delightful ambience. Our hosts were well known to the management, the welcoming service was impeccable. The food was on the whole tasty and well presented , the wines were chosen from...More

1  Thank pammietennis
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a high class restaurant with high class food and high class service. The only thing was limited and busy parking at lunchtime which meant we had to walk a good distance which could prove difficult for some but well worth it in the...More

1  Thank colw33
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Friday evening with friends - usual high standard in service and food with good affordable wine. Will be a sad day when it's sold so go while you can !

1  Thank Dzerzhinsjy
Reviewed 4 July 2017

The Lavenham Great House is a historic half timbered structure that is well maintained. The staff, virtually all French are well trained and provided excellent service, The menu provided much choice as did the wine list. The food preparation as one would expect was French....More

Thank DonandNancy
Reviewed 2 July 2017

A restaurant that is the epitome of fine dining. The French staff show how the job should be done: really professional, dressed for the part, they understand what it is that is on the menu and courses are served at a steady pace. Portions are...More

Thank Whittlesford
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We were visiting friends and they invited us to join them for dinner at The Great House. We were unaware that it was to be a celebratory special dining experience to celebrate the restaurant's 32nd anniversary. What a delightful culinary experience which included a knowledgeable...More

Thank BerkshireJandJ
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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$65
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
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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
  • 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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