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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


~  Open  ~
Monday to Thursday   8.30am ~ 6pm
Friday and Saturday   8.30am ~ 10.30pm
Sundays and public holidays   9am ~ 4.30pm
(other times by private arrangement)

~  Menus  ~

Sample menus are for breakfast, children, lunch & evening.
There is a complete menu change every season, and further seasonal tweaks every week!

Click on menus to read (pdf)


Great British Bake Off is back

Now in series 5, the popular baking show is back and it promises to be sweeter than ever. To celebrate we are organising our own bake off challenge. Our chef's will go head to head to compete, making a show-stopper each week to sell in the restaurant. The chef who creates the cake that sells the most wins! 

The winning chef will be demonstrating how to make their cake at our very own kitchen club in October. Tickets are limited for this intimate demo, arrival drink and two course meal held at our cookery school so please do book up in advance.

Week 1: Nick's Chocolate and Salted Caramel Marble Cake

Week 2: Louis's Strawberry and Cream Sponge 

Week 3: Aston's Cherry Bakewell Cake

Week 4: Stevie's Jaffa Cake 

Week 5: Joe's Pear and Cinnamon Crumble Cake



Week 6: Becca's Lemon and Ginger Cake

View all of our recipes from the competition in our recipe file (pdf)



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.

01473 786618 

Food Hall Café

The Café in the Food Hall is also open for teas and coffees, cakes and toasted ciabattas.  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