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

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.

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.

We would like to ask our guests to wear a face-covering when entering the restaurant and until seated at the table.

View our full COVID safety guidelines >here<

Opening Times

Wednesday – Saturday: Midday – 2:30pm
Tuesday – Saturday: 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Sunday: Midday – 2:30pm (last orders)

Please note: From 6th July we will be closed for dinner on Tuesdays.

Sunday Brunch

Make the most of a Sunday lie-in and dine with us mid-morning to kickstart your day of rest.

Our Sunday Brunch combines the best of the Great House breakfast and lunch into one delicious menu and if you’re still hungry by the end of you meal, you can order more!

To introduce our Sunday Brunch menu, we are also offering a complimentary glass of Champagne with your meal in June and July.

Join us on Sunday 27th June or Sunday 25th July!

As The Great House is closed for dinner on a Sunday evening as well as all day for dining on a Monday and on a Tuesday from 6th July, our team are happy to recommend alternative places to dine for any guests staying at The Great House on these days. 

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

Please read our terms and conditions regarding our restaurant and room cancelation policy.