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The Great House Restaurant and Hotel

Experience award-winning French cuisine at The Great House Restaurant in the picturesque rural village of Lavenham. The Great House, one of the most prestigious restaurants in the East of England, providing a fine dining experience deep in the Suffolk countryside. The fantastic team ensures that all of their diners enjoy their experience to the full.

Where is The Great House Restaurant and Hotel located?

You will find The Great House among one of England's most stunning and picturesque villages. The winding, narrow streets are bordered by exquisite Tudor houses and crooked, half-timbered cottages. There are several art galleries, antique shops and attractions throughout the village including the renowned National Trust Guildhall, the charming Church and the Little Hall Museum.

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

Expect modern French cooking displays with fresh twists and clear flavours. There are daily changing menus featuring best Suffolk and East Anglia produce as well as a superbly appointed French and local cheese board.

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

 The Great House food philosophy: 'Colour, balance and contrast. Honest flavours that truly express the ingredients. Simple, traditional cooking with a modern approach. Food does not need to be an expression of fashion but, rather,  tasteful and unpretentious expression of flavours, characterised by the availability of seasonal ingredients’.

The environmental strategy is to provide fresh, seasonal and sustainable food of the highest quality. All of the shellfish and fish on the menu are from sustainable provenance.   The menus change daily according to what their suppliers have available.

Other Information

Chef’s Table at Home menu is the perfect chance to enjoy restaurant-quality gourmet cuisine at home, freshly prepared by Head Chef, Swann, and pastry chef, Mathieu. Pre-order Saturday to Wednesday for collection on Friday. 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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.

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Extra info

Closed Times: Sunday evening, all day Monday & Tuesday lunchtime

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

Vendor Accreditation: AA 5 stars with Inspector's choice 'Restaurant with Rooms' | 3 AA rosettes | 4 Good Hotel Guide | 3 red forks Michelin

Arrival information and directions

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

Please see the website for directions.

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