Experience award-winning French cuisine in an English country house at The Great House Restaurant – Lavenham

Due to Government guidelines, we’ve sadly had to close our doors once again. 
All guests who have a reservation booked will be contacted by a member of our team. Please do not be afraid to make a booking with us as we will still be available to take bookings for those who would like to come and dine or stay with us from when we are able to reopen. Please email and we will be more than happy to assist you.

One of the best restaurants in the East of England, The Great House offers an exquisite dining experience, deep in the atmospheric Suffolk countryside. Our team will ensure that all guests fully enjoy their experience.

Due to Government guidelines The Great House will now close at 10.00pm.

Wednesday – Saturday: 12 noon – 1:30pm (last orders)
Tuesday – Saturday: 6:30pm – 8:00pm (last orders)
Please note: If you are dining from our Dinner Experience Menu, the latest reservation available is at 7:30pm. This is to allow enough time for you to enjoy each course.
Sunday: 12 noon – 2:30pm (last orders)

Reservation are taken every 10 minutes slot per customers to assure social distancing.

To allow our team to prepare for the busy year ahead, The Great House will be closed from brunch on Friday 1st January 2021 to lunchtime on Wednesday 20th January 2021. If you would like to contact our team during this time to make a future booking, you can still do so by emailing

As The Great House is closed for dinner on a Sunday evening as well as all day for dining on a Monday, our team are happy to recommend alternative places to dine for any guests staying at The Great House on these days. 

Our philosophy about food: ‘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, a tasteful and unpretentious expression of flavours, characterised by the availability of seasonal ingredients’.

Our environmental policy is to serve food of the highest quality that is fresh, in season and as local as possible. All our shellfish and fish are from sustainable provenance. Our menu changes every day according to deliveries.

Please do not hesitate to contact us about any dietary requirements and we would be happy to accommodate them wherever possible.

We would like to ask our guests to wear a face-covering when entering the restaurant and until seated at the table.
Masks are available at the entrance for a donation to NHS Charities Together.

Download our Great House Booklet filled with restaurant and bedroom information, as well as details on new offers and products.