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Lavenham Great House 'Restaurant with Rooms'

Market Place, LAVENHAM, CO10 9QZ

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Lavenham is a beautiful market town with some truly fabulous and historic buildings, and the Great House is certainly one of them. Concealed behind the fine Georgian facade is a much older structure, dating to the 14th and 15th centuries. It's been a successful part of the local dining scene for the blink of an eye in comparison, but you can't argue with chef-patron Regis Crepy's 30-odd years at the top. There are period details throughout, but the dining room is a soothingly contemporary space, with pale panelled walls, comfortable seating, ancient oak floorboards and brick inglenooks. It may seem utterly English, but the techniques that underpin the cooking are entirely French. The smart front-of-house team serve an elegantly creative menu that might begin with Scottish beef tartare, capers, shallots, roasted bone marrow and toast, or baked Manx queenies with Jerusalem artichoke espuma, crunchy red beetroot, Tahitian vanilla pod and lime butter sauce. Follow with Suffolk pheasant breast, seared glazed salsify and sautéed wild chanterelles, or pan-fried fillet of halibut, carrot and cumin mash, and orange and coriander butter sauce. Finish with the 10-hours slow-cooked Braeburn apple with cider and Calvados, salted butter caramel and cinnamon ice cream.

Further information

Tel: 01787 247431
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Days closed: Mon
Dates closed: Jan & 2 wks summer
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for lunch: Tue
Days closed for dinner: Sun

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern French
Chef: Regis Crepy
Number of seats: 40
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Steps for wheelchair: 2
Children welcome.
Children's portions.


Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £19.95
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.

Lavenham Great House 'Restaurant with Rooms', Lavenham
  • Lavenham Great House 'Restaurant with Rooms', Lavenham
  • Lavenham Great House 'Restaurant with Rooms', Lavenham


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In Market Place (turn onto Market Lane from High Street)
Nearest station: Sudbury

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