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The Great House Restaurant and Hotel

Surrounded by the Suffolk countryside and quaint towns, The Great House Restaurant with Rooms is the perfect destination for a quiet and serene escape accompanied by delicious food created by a team of talented and experienced chefs. 

Where is The Great House Restaurant and Hotel located?

Located in the heart of Suffolk, The Great House Restaurant with Rooms is situated in the picturesque village of lovely Lavenham, packed with rich history, artefacts, stories, and quaint timbered buildings that look like they belong to another time. The central location of The Great House is perfect for local attractions, which are just a short drive away, including modern-meets-traditional Bury St Edmunds and the serene countryside of Long Melford.

What cuisine is on offer at The Great House Restaurant and Hotel?

The Great House is home to one of the best restaurants in the east of England and offers a unique French dining experience both at lunch and dinner time. Every menu comprises of local, seasonal ingredients, with each dish created as a visually stunning masterpiece which boosts the exquisite flavours. From their set three-course lunch through to their five-course experience dinner, every meal is created with you in mind, with dietary requirements also catered for by award-winning chefs.

Enjoy a sparkling glass Great House Champagne outside on the terrace and make the most of the glorious warmer weather. You can even opt to have your breakfast alfresco!

What makes a meal at The Great House Restaurant and Hotel unique?

When it comes to their ingredients they are committed to making sure every dish is cooked with fresh produced sourced as locally as possible. This is to help the Great House to reduce their carbon footprint, increase sustainability and help to support the local community in lovely Lavenham and around Suffolk.

They believe that sustainability is about a network, working with local suppliers to ensure they receive great quality, seasonally-produced food; that’s what makes the dishes so special! Using local suppliers not only helps to reduce their carbon footprint, but also provides the best seasonal produce, which is reflected on their menu.

Lobster and shellfish come from Norfolk, whilst the skate, sea bass and lemon sole are sourced from the Suffolk Coast by local company, A Passion for Seafood. Their succulent and exceptional meat comes from the local Lavenham butchers, located on the high street.

The Great House have partnered up with Sustainably Run as part of the Sustainably Run Restaurants initiative, helping towards the goal of planting a billion trees by 2030. For only an optional £1.23 per table, diners can pay towards planting a much-needed tree in developing countries, helping to offset the carbon impact of their meal created in the kitchen.

Other Information

You can also take home a piece of The Great House with their exceptional collection of homemade jams and chutneys to purchase - the perfect accompaniment to your morning slice of toast or a suppertime cheese board.

Hardens Certificate of Achievement 2021 for Very High-Quality Food
2021 AA Award-winning Breakfast
2021 AA 5* Rating Restaurant with Rooms
2021 AA 2 Rosette Award


The Great House Restaurant and Hotel

Accommodation is spacious, clean and smartly furnished (olde world). Some rooms contain separate lounge area with TV. There is free Wi-Fi and free parking in the village square, which the hotel overlooks. Restaurant is smartly furnished, service is good with a variety of cuisine (French mainly) t...

The Great House Restaurant and Hotel

We have eaten here several times at, in our opinion, the best restaurant in Suffolk - a sentiment shared by many friends. So many pleasant surprised such as the nice touch of complimentary sherry – nice sherry as well. Thank you for a lovely stay. A really enjoyable way of celebrating our 50 year...

The Great House Restaurant and Hotel

We have stayed at the Great House many times . The rooms are are extremely comfortable and of a very high standard nothing is too much trouble for the staff or management . The dining experience, food , wines, and service are all top notch which explains why we keep returning..

The Great House Restaurant and Hotel

Beautiful restored building ... full of history. Location: central Welcome: smiling helpful staff. Attention to details shown in every aspect. Rooms: well equipped and welcoming. Restaurant: wide choice of French cuisine, good wines. 'France comes to Suffolk'

The Great House Restaurant and Hotel

We have been coming here since Regis and Martine took over the Great House 29 years ago. They consistently provide imaginative cooking of the highest quality I expect and friendly service in a lovely setting.

The Great House Restaurant and Hotel

I cannot think of another hotel where everything is perfect, from the reception to the most confortable and well decorated room, to the fabulous food and the kindness of hosts and staff.

The Great House Restaurant and Hotel

Superb dining experience. I can't believe they haven't yet been awarded a Michelin star! Beautiful room with lots of additional touches. We'll definitely be back.

The Great House Restaurant and Hotel

Beautiful luxurious room - Immaculate! Kind and attentive service and amazing restaurant. All packaged in historic surroundings. A real treat!

The Great House Restaurant and Hotel

Fantastic venue, food, service and room. We just love returning to The Great House.

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Facilities & information


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Free public car parking (nearby)



Extra info

Closed Times: Sunday Evening, Monday and Tuesday

Open Times: Wed-Sun 12:00-14:30, Wes-Sat 19:00-21:00

Vendor Accreditation: AA 5 stars Restaurant with Rooms 2021 | 2 AA rosettes 2021 | AA Award-winning Breakfast 2021

Arrival information and directions

Address: Market Place, Lavenham, Suffolk, LavenhamCO10 9QZ, United Kingdom

Upon arrival you will be welcomed by a member of their friendly team where you will be shown to your room or table. For directions on how to find The Great House, please visit their website for post code for sat nav. 

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