The Great House in Lavenham, Market Place, Lavenham, Suffolk, CO10 9QZ
Tel 01787 247431 or email

Sample A La Carte Dinner Menu – Saturday Evening – Changes according to the seasons / 7pm till 9.30pm

Sample Starters

Isle of Skye King scallops
Hand-dived pan fried king scallops, smoked cauliflower puree
Warm courgettes, roe powder

Garden pea soup (v)
Onion, mozzarella emulsion

Colchester AA rock oysters
Warm deep fried oysters,
Pickled carrot and cucumber, chili lemon mayonnaise

Dorado carpaccio
Orange and soya marinade, honey tofu
Pickled pattypan squash, dill. lime zest

Duck foie gras
Duck foie gras terrine, blackcurrant gel, fig marmalade
Milk bread, raspberry vinegard

Suffolk venison shank
Pulled slow cooked venison lshank in crispy filo pastry
Quince compote, venison and red wine juice

Mackerel fillet, Jerez vinegar,
Thinly sliced and pureed Romanesco broccoli
Lemon sauce

Vegetable tian (V)
Roasted aubergine, red pepper, courgette
glazed with Buffalo mozzarella,basil sauce

Norfolk lobster
Half Norfolk lobster, glazed spiced tomto butter,
Lemon grass espuma

Sample Main courses

Steamed farmed turbot fillet,
cauliflower and truffle oil mousseline,
chicken broth and porcini oil emulsion

Scottish beef fillet
Grilled prime fillet of beef,
Caper polenta, baby purple artichoke,
Beef and Argan oil  reduction, tomato espuma

Local Suffolk Venison
Roasted saddle of local venison, parsnip and parsley root mash
Juniper berry sauce

Wild Halibut
Pan fried fillet, rhubarb gel, baby spinach fondue
Citrus and vanilla milk foam

Gressingham duck
Roasted skinless duck breast, blood orange marmelade, glazed carrots,
Buttered carrot and cumin jus, orange powder

Shimpling Park Farm’s Lamb
Best end rack of local lamb, crisp basil in filo pastry
Baby tomatoes in Muscovado sugar reduction, rosemary jus

French pigeon roasted on the bone, beetroot puree, parsley
Red beetroot and port sphere, bay leaf sauce

Suffolk Beetroot (v)
Warm beetroot and goat cheese raviole, roasted sweet tomatoes,
Micro leaves, mustard dressing

Portion of vegetables £3.50
Portion of potatoes £2.50

Sample Desserts £8.95

Apple compote, cooked apple slices, crispy filo pastry tunnel,
Calvados sorbet

Coffee and praline mille feuille
Caramelized hazelnuts, coffee ice cream

Chocolate and pistachio entremet
Chocolate cylinder, pistachio espuma, chocolate sorbet

Roasted pineaple
Cuconut espuma, banana crisp, passion fruit caviar
Pina colada sorbet

Crème brûlée & pain perdu
Spiced crème brûlée, warm pain perdu,  crème Chantilly
Vailla ice cream, grilled almonds

Tropical Crescent
Coconut dacquoise biscuit, amango cream, Mojito gel
Passion fruit mousse, tropical fruits, Malibu sorbet

Home-made Ice-creams and sorbets of the day

French and Suffolk cheeses  £10
Spicy chutney, celery, baguette, biscuits

Cafetière Coffee and petits fours £3.25
Tea, infusion and and petits fours £3.25

Please let us know if you have any allergy of any kind.

For Saturday evening reservations, a £25 deposit per person will be taken at the time of the reservation.
If cancellations are made within 24 hours of the booking, no deposit will be returned.

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.