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Ravenwood Hall Hotel

Rougham, Bury St Edmunds, IP30 9JA

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Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Excellent food, drink and service.
Starters - smoked trout; beef croquette
Main - lamb rump with rosti and pea puree
Dessert - rum & raisin bread & butter pudding; apricot & almond battenburg
Wine - Malbec

Lee 21 December 2017
from Norwich

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Winner of 2 AA Rosettes and with a history dating back to Henry VIII, Ravenwood Hall Hotel is a stunning 16th-century Tudor hotel and restaurant that offers classic British flavours with bold, contemporary twists. The intimate dining room boasts an Inglenook fireplace and oak beams, and makes an ideal setting for traditional afternoon teas.

The very best in British ingredients go into the Ravenwood Hall Hotel menu, with recognisable classics given the gourmet touch. Nibbles to start include Saddleback crackling with apple sauce, or Maldon oysters served either natural with shallot vinegar, in a light tempura batter, or gratinated with parsley and parmesan. Small plates include smoked duck with orange and mustard endive salad, and for mains there is roasted lamb rump with potato gnocchi, a selection of steaks from the grill, and vegetarian options like heritage beetroot and rosary goats' cheese risotto.

Indulgent desserts at Ravenwood Hall Hotel Suffolk include treats like raspberry frangipane tart with white chocolate and raspberry macaroon, or Hendrick's gin and Fentimans tonic sorbet. There is a fine wine list, and range of spirits from the bar.

Set in 7 acres of secluded grounds, Ravenwood Hall Hotel is a stunning escape, with Thurston Rail Station being 5 minutes' drive away.

Ravenwood Hall Hotel

Rougham, Bury St Edmunds, IP30 9JA

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Customer reviews for Ravenwood Hall Hotel

4.3 (((() (based on 52 reviews)
86% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • ((((( 15 January 2018 by Matthew Adamd from BURY ST. EDMUNDS

    Only good things to say about dining at Ravenwood. First class food, excellent service and all in a lovely location.

  • ((((( 15 January 2018 by Paul Cowley from suffolk

    Special celebration lunch with friends, greeting, lunch and service were very good, I would happily return

  • ((((* 3 January 2018 by Barbara Parker from Bury St Edmunds

    Good food, beautiful setting and attentive service. We really enjoyed our New Years Eve lunchs

  • ((((( 29 December 2017 by Keith Baker from Ipswich

    Hello we visited for a Christmas lunch this was preceded by a pinks punch delicious! Pims!! We were then shown to our window table to be served our lunch I chose beef my last had pork both delicious with not over cooked vegetables just how we like them then a pud,we were not rushed served well and had a very enjoyable experience Thankyou

  • (((** 28 December 2017 by Anne Hayward from Stowmarket

    A group of 6 ladies went to the hotel for their Christmas Lunch. Unfortunately, on this occasion the service was not up to the usual standard. Those who had the terrine for starter said it was very heavy and there was too much. Those who had the turkey for main course found it tasteless (looked like pre-formed rather than cooked on the bone) and would have liked the stuffing to have been crisper. However it was the service that really left a lot to be desired. A request for a 2nd glass of wine was forgotten and only arrived after further prompting. We all passed on desert but ordered coffee. These didn't arrive either until we were asked if we were ready for our bill and replied we were still waiting for the coffee. It arrived eventually but no mints or petit fours which, given that we had paid £23.50 for 2 courses, was miserly. Unfortunately, we weren't the only people to have problems as during the time we were there the Head Waiter visited every table apologising for some short-coming.

  • (**** 28 December 2017 by Joyce Humphreys from Felixstowe

    More like Fawlty towers than the service we expect from the Ravenswood

  • ((*** 21 December 2017 by Frances Pearce from Essex

    A lovely building but sadly no warm welcome. Having booked some while in advance I would have expected a nicer table and fortunately because we had a 12.15 reservation we were able to change our table from one beside a door being used by the waiting staff to one in the bar area which was warmer and generally more pleasant.
    The waiting staff were very young and inexperienced and we had to call someone over to get a drink and to ask for menus. They were busy but one would expect that on a Sunday lunchtime in December.
    Food average for the price and wine very overpriced.

  • ((((* 21 December 2017 by Bea Ford from Felixstowe

    Whe had a very nice lunch which all four of us enjoyed. The waiter was very helpful and friendly.

  • ((((( 21 December 2017 by Lee from Norwich

    Excellent food, drink and service.
    Starters - smoked trout; beef croquette
    Main - lamb rump with rosti and pea puree
    Dessert - rum & raisin bread & butter pudding; apricot & almond battenburg
    Wine - Malbec

  • ((*** 19 December 2017 by Lisa Eastwood from Bury St Edmunds

    Overall a disappointing experience, shocking service/greeting poor quality of sandwiches and charged for 4 afternoon teas when we asked for 2 did get 2 removed from the bill, but since when did a 3 year old drink coffee? 25 minutes to filter a coffee also no milk provided (lucky we drink it black) wouldn’t be inclined to go back

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