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Cookhouse Restaurant

Best on-farm restaurant in Britain, 2014


The Cookhouse restaurant is a unique place to eat or have a drink whilst enjoying stunning views down the River Orwell. Focusing on local produce and seasonal recipes, it is the ideal venue for a delicious freshly prepared lunch, a treat for the kids, a celebratory dinner, or a Sunday brunch.

Booking is advisable

Please call 01473 786 616 or email

Opening Times

Monday to Thursday   8.00am ~ 3pm
Friday and Saturday   8.00am ~ late
Sundays and public holidays   8.30am ~ 4.30pm
(other times by private arrangement)

Sample Menus


Lunch * Dinner
Childrens Lunch dessert * Dinner dessert
Sunday Set Menu Lunch * with Christmas Options New Year's Day
  Drinks menu   

There is a complete menu change every season, and further tweaks every week!

Private Dining

We refer to our private dining service as Feast because of what we offer!

Find out more about private dining and corporate events and see our events listing for activities

Afternoon Tea

Our afternoon tea is served in the restaurant so you can enjoy the beautiful panoramic view with friends and family and watch the world go by. Served on a beautiful vintage cake stand you will find a homemade selection of sandwiches, freshly made fruit scones with Marybelle clotted cream and jam, and indulgent individual cakes.

Only £14.50 per person with a variety of tea or coffee available. If it’s special occasion add some bubbly or hire out our private rooms for bigger parties.  

Please call us to reserve your table and our chefs will ensure everything is made fresh for your arrival. If you have any special dietary needs or any preferences to your afternoon tea please let us know.  Call the restaurant on 01473 786 616 or book on-line

Food Hall Café

The Café in the Food Hall is also open for teas and coffees, cakes, toasted ciabattas and hot (high) tea from 3.30pm.  As well as serving the balcony, the terrace, the Jumping Pillow, there is a Beach Hut selling Criterion ice cream.  Tables for full dining in the Cookhouse can be reserved from the Café.





Special Events


Kitchen Club Cookery lessons Corporate events
Hot Buffet Finger Buffet Brunch Buffet
Menu selector Canape selection Group Tour visits
Funeral events & wakes Hog roasts Wedding Packages
  Prom Packages  


Please call the Events Team direct on 01473 786 618 or email them to check available