- Main course: £10
- Food spend: £25
Nice interior . Scallops is my favorite
17 May 2019
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
((((( 11 July 2019 by Trevor from Diss
Very relaxed and quality meal in the restaurant. Excellent service which makes all the difference
((((* 7 July 2019 by Brian from Old Buckenham
We arrived in good time for the 1 pm booking and were greeted by the friendly front of house. We ordered a drink and settled into a comfortable lounge, where we made our choice from the menu. the booking was for one o'clock, however, we were not called to the table until 1.15 pm. The meal was very satisfactory, starter of Salmon, followed be Beef and the favourite for us was the Knickerbocker Limoncello sweet. The service was quiet efficiency, although the glasses of wine were a little slow in arriving as we were halfway through the mains before they arrived.
(((** 25 June 2019 by Adrianne from Bury St Edmunds
This was not our first visit to Ravenwood as it has always been a popular choice for us and our friends and family. Unfortunately this was not the best visit. There seemed to be a shortage of staff, the lounge area was scruffy with crushed cushions and tired looking furniture etc. There was a lot of mess all over the carpet (possibly from the tree outside) and it generally didn’t feel like much of a luxury and relaxing environment. There was very little ambience with some music occasionally repeating but long periods of silence which seemed to result in everyone whispering. The starters were delicious, I had the mussels and my husband had the ham hock scotch egg. We both then chose the £30 steak, they were over cooked (we asked for rare) and my steak was extremely fatty and chewy. The chips and mushrooms etc were lovely as was my husbands peppercorn sauce. Unfortunately my bernaise sauce was split and therefore inedible. The pudding was a very chewy pavlova which unfortunately didn’t taste of much. It was an extremely expensive meal which did not live up to expectations. This is a shame because we have always had such wonderful food and service here. The staff are friendly, but seem stretched.
(((** 22 May 2019 by David from Ipswich
A warm welcome. Shown through to where the tea was set up. Had to use a 3rd chair the 2 seater was just to tight. Food was fresh and lovely. Would suggest that as 2 different teas ordered then 2 different strainers were required not 1 to share. The sponge cake was so fresh it fell apart on picking up. Suggest a cake fork might be a good idea. Overall for the price was good.
((((( 17 May 2019 by Michał from Warsaw
Nice interior . Scallops is my favorite
((((( 4 May 2019 by Debbie from Diss, Norfolk
Every element of the food was delicious and well presented. Friendly and efficient service. Lovely peaceful and comfortable location.
((((* 10 April 2019 by Elaine from Suffolk
Slow service at the Bar upon arrival, but it was busy. We were shown to our table in the Dining Room but my elderly mother found it very chilly and the toilets were also very cold. The Sunday lunch menu was excellent and the portions were very generous and good value for money, so this made up for the slow start.
(**** 29 March 2019 by Vivien from Ely
Not very accommodated. Tight space and afternoon tea very basic. No prosecco served and service very unapproachable.
((((* 4 March 2019 by Barbara from Diss
Excellent menu and good service
((((( 8 February 2019 by Victoria from Colchester
We had a delicious Sunday lunch, a traditional roast. The welcome was friendly and the service excellent considering how full the restaurant was. There was a lovely cosy atmosphere.
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