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Restaurant at Seckford Hall Hotel

Seckford Hall Road, Woodbridge, IP13 6NU +44 1394807049

((((* British
Main course: £12
Food spend: £23

Lovely dining experience. Staff very friendly and polite. Food delicious. Just felt a bit ignored during our meal as they were very busy. Drinks ran out early on and there was nobody around to order more. Our main was put down with such speed that we could get a word in edgeways.

Deborah Holmes 19 December 2016
from Leiston

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A 2 AA Rosette-awarded restaurant housed within a luxury Tudor hotel, the restaurant at Seckford Hall presents an elegant, modern dining experience. Named the 1530 Restaurant for its historical heritage, expect exciting, contemporary iterations of traditional favourites.

Stunning presentation in the Seckford Hall restaurant is a leitmotif through classy starters like the velvety chicken liver and foie gras parfait with plum compote, and enticing mains, such as the ‘trio of pork’ with pork chop, twice-cooked belly and black pudding boudin. A cardamom panna cotta with espresso brûlée is among a selection of sophisticated desserts.

Ornately carved wooden panels line the walls of the 1530 Restaurant at Seckford Hall, and are bathed in natural light from tall, latticed windows. The restaurant’s wine list is extensive and features world picks alongside renowned classic champagnes.

The 1530 Restaurant at Seckford Hall is kept company by The Great Hall Champagne and Cocktail Bar and the cosy Snug Bar. Seckford Hall is adjacent to Seckford Hall Golf Club in Woodbridge.

Restaurant at Seckford Hall Hotel

Seckford Hall Road, Woodbridge, IP13 6NU

Contact +44 1394385678
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Customer reviews for Restaurant at Seckford Hall Hotel

4 ((((* (based on 65 reviews)
86% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (32)
  • afternoon tea (29)
  • romantic (27)
  • private dining (24)
  • luxury (19)
  • views (15)
  • lunch (14)
  • breakfast (11)
  • large parties (9)
  • value (9)
  • business (7)
  • child friendly (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • trendy (2)
  • ((((* 13 January 2017 by John Ledgley from Grundisburgh

    Best features- The building. Attentive staff.
    The menu was perhaps overly fussy,though well cooked.
    I had a very flat glass of Champagne served ,but it was replaced without question when I pointed it out.You can not ask for more than that.
    I had scallops and risotto to start (not sure that white chocolate made a positive contribution to the dish overall)
    I had the lamb 'Shepherds pie' ,the dish was fine and presented well.
    Definitely a very tenuous link to it's description / title though
    We had a pleasant evening and will return.

  • ((((( 12 January 2017 by Clive Anderson from Woodbridge

    Had the afternoon tea, pleasant , fast service and tasty food. Highly recommended

  • ((((( 8 January 2017 by Wayne Hart from LEISTON

    Excellent service couldn't fault it in any way first afternoon tea we have been to and would definitely go back there again I would recommend it 100%

  • ((((* 19 December 2016 by Deborah Holmes from Leiston

    Lovely dining experience. Staff very friendly and polite. Food delicious. Just felt a bit ignored during our meal as they were very busy. Drinks ran out early on and there was nobody around to order more. Our main was put down with such speed that we could get a word in edgeways.

  • (((** 19 December 2016 by Sue Reason from Ipswich

    I was disappointed to see that the lunch menu was different to the one shown on the Website. I checked the menu before booking and it wasn't clear that we would be given the Christmas menu. Choice was very limited.

  • ((((( 12 December 2016 by Ingrid Shields from London

    We had a lovely time and the food was excellent.

  • ((((* 30 November 2016 by Stewart Bass from Colchester

    We had the full afternoon tea, the sandwiches and the scones where very tasty, unfortunately the bakewell was a bit soggy which the staff rectified very quickly, on the whole a beautiful building very helpful staff and great experience.

  • ((*** 3 November 2016 by Ivan Hewitt from Colchester

    Having been twice throughout this year I was happy to recommend to a group of long term friends that we meet at Seckford Hall for Sunday lunch yesterday. This turned out to be very disappointing every main course was served on cold plates and the food was virtually cold albeit of good quality. They had "run out" of apple sauce and the overall service was somewhat slow. I left the restaurant feeling somewhat embarrassed. We will not return.

  • ((((( 30 October 2016 by June Stebbings from Ipswich

    Took a friend for afternoon tea in lieu of her birthday. Food was very good. We particularly enjoyed the scones. Staff were extremely polite and couldn't have been more helpful. Would certainly visit again.

  • ((*** 27 October 2016 by Ag from Suffolk Coastal District

    Very disappointed. The Afternoon Tea comprised of dry finger sandwiches of smoked salmon, cheese and pickle and ham which didn't taste that fresh. The scones were small, one plain, the other one currant in each so must've been fruit! They were served with huge bowls of what looked like a complete jar of jam and huge dish of cream. The top tier of 'cakes' consisted of a slice of, I think, moist ginger cake, very wet stodgy madeira and a mini tart with chocolate icing. The tea was warm as if the kettle hadn't boiled. The surroundings however were wonderful, no complaints there.
    The two waiting staff were extremely polite and courteous. As we had tried to 'just turn up' as suggested by another member of staff several Saturdays before but were turned away because there was a wedding and chef was too busy to do teas, I had booked online. We had been shown the restaurant by one of the same waiting staff and seen the Afternoon teas, which looked absolutely gorgeous. My sister brought one as a sixtieth birthday present for her friend and her husband on seeing the teas that day and the photos on the website.
    Imagine our utter surprise when this Saturday we went and received the above tea! My sister in fact wasn't feeling too well and I hate complaining so we asked for the cakes to be put in a box to take with us, they were wrapped in foil and I paid. The staff were so lovely I wouldn't let my sister complain, in hindsight I was wrong. The cost was disgusting for what we received, we should have spoken up. A child could've put together a better spread. I suppose it was because there was another huge wedding on at the same time and the chef had no time to prepare a decent tea. There were several tables occupied including a larger party, no one else seemed bothered by the lack of finesse and delicate cakes we had seen previously but it was the worst Afternoon tea I have experienced. Previous teas have all been cheaper than this and much better quality.

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