The Great House Restaurant & Hotel

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The Great House Restaurant & Hotel

The Great House Restaurant & Hotel

The Great House is an award-winning boutique hotel in the centre of the historic village of Lavenham. It began as a restaurant in 1985 and has since gone on to become a nationally renowned eatery, known for its modern take on French cuisine and fantastic customer experience. It has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes and is a 2020 Traveller’s Choice Winner.

Looking out onto the main square of the picturesque village of Lavenham, The Great House is popular with both locals and tourists alike and is a firm part of the community it serves. Surrounded by the Suffolk countryside, timbered cottages and local landmarks it is the perfect place for a romantic evening or lunchtime stop off whilst exploring the area.

The dedicated and ambitious team at The Great House take pride in their work and have a great rapport with guests, using their expertise to help you to choose the best wines to accompany your menu choices, getting to know your favourite table and suggesting new dishes they think you may like to try. Whether the restaurant is an old favourite or a treat to mark a special occasion, the friendly and attentive team will always make sure your experience is one to remember.

Head Chef, Swann, is inventive with his choice of dishes using local cuisine to create meals with a modern, French flare. The menu is something which changes regularly at The Great House, reflecting the seasonal and popular ingredients at the time whilst always showing originality.

The exquisite five-course dinner offers the chance to try a range of surprise dishes which are carefully designed to take you on culinary journey

The five bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom and four with seating or a separate lounge, are light and elegant whilst still retaining the wonderful charm of the house.

The perfect place to dine, drink and dream in Suffolk.


Opening times may vary, please check The Great House website for current opening hours.


Restaurant opening hours:

Monday – closed

Tuesday – closed

Wednesday – 12:00 14:30 and 19:00 – 21:30

Thursday – 12:00 14:30 and 19:00 – 21:30

Friday – 12:00 14:30 and 19:00 – 21:30

Saturday – 12:00 14:30 and 19:00 – 21:30

Sunday – 12:00 14:30