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Cookhouse Restaurant

Judged to be the Best on-farm restaurant in Britain, 2014

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 & public holidays
8.30am ~ 4.30pm
(other times by private arrangement)


Set Menu

2 courses with wine, beer or softie
for £14.50pp, 3 courses £18pp

available Monday to Thursday
12 noon ~ 3 pm

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.

in the Cookhouse & the Food Hall


Sample Menus








Lunch dessert


Set menu
2 for £14.50, 3 for £18.00

Sunday Lunch set menu
(subject to change)


Burger Nights
3rd Friday of each month




Father's Day Lunch 

2 courses £19.95

3 courses £22.95


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 cafe we also have seating around the Jumping Pillow and in the summer the Beach Hut which sells delicious Criterion ice cream.  Tables for full dining in the Cookhouse can be reserved from the Café. Please browse our cafe menu and call in to see our fresh selection of homemade cakes daily. 





Special Events

Kitchen Club


Cookery lessons


Corporate events

Hot buffet


Finger buffet


Brunch buffet

Menu selector


Canape selector


Group tour visits

Funeral events & wakes


Prom packages


Wedding packages

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