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Restaurant at Seckford Hall Hotel

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

((((* British
  •  - Suffolk
  •  - Suffolk
  •  - Suffolk
  •  - Suffolk
  •  - Suffolk
  •  - Suffolk
  •  - Suffolk
  •  - Suffolk
Main course: £12
Food spend: £23

We had afternoon cream tea for two, excellent service, good variation of food on platter and a lovely setting

Margaret 09 August 2018
from Ipswich

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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

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Customer reviews for Restaurant at Seckford Hall Hotel

4.1 ((((* (based on 117 reviews)
87% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (59)
  • afternoon tea (52)
  • romantic (45)
  • private dining (36)
  • luxury (35)
  • lunch (30)
  • views (27)
  • breakfast (20)
  • value (18)
  • large parties (15)
  • al fresco (11)
  • business (9)
  • child friendly (5)
  • trendy (3)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((* 11 August 2018 by Edward from Woodbridge

    Overall a very pleasant experience, with a very friendly welcome from the Reception staff. The Waitress in the Dining Room was very pleasant but seemed to be unaware (unless she had forgotten her training!) that food, unlike drinks, should be served from the left side of the guest. Accordingly she stretched across the front of the guest when serving a bread roll from the right, to an extent that the guest had to lean back in her chair. For my main course I ordered "Chicken Breast", but I made a mistake by failing to notice from the Menu that it was in a piri piri sauce. When I drew my mistake to the waitress, she was very kind and willingly replaced the chicken breast without piri piri, and at no extra cost. This was very much appreciated. The cheese board was very good and well presented.
    The colour scheme in the Dining Room is rather depressing and the hard floor needs carpeting to reduce the noise level and improve the ambience. However, I understand arrangements are in hand to improve the décor of the Dining Room, and I look forward to seeing such improvement in due course. I am looking forward to lunching again at Seckford Hall later this month.

  • ((((( 9 August 2018 by Margaret from Ipswich

    We had afternoon cream tea for two, excellent service, good variation of food on platter and a lovely setting

  • ((((* 9 August 2018 by John from Woodbridge

    Myself and my wife had a pleasant evening and dinner recently in spite of a slightly bad start with a glass of Merlot that was not great. I took it back to the bar and was given a second glass from a new bottle which was fine and the member of staff was very polite and happy to replace it. The meals we chose were very nice and the service excellent. The restaurant and the beautiful building and location are lovely. Overall, a very good experience and I’m sure we will return.

  • ((((( 7 August 2018 by Janet from Woodbridge

    Had afternoon tea. Had table in garden. The surroundings were beautiful and the staff were welcoming and friendly. Wonderful experience.

  • ((((( 6 August 2018 by Stephen from Ipswich

    Lovely meal in nice surroundings

  • ((((* 31 July 2018 by K. from Essex

    We thouroughly enjoyed afternoon tea all staff were v helpful was a memorable experience for us.

  • ((((* 28 July 2018 by David from Ipswich

    We very much enjoyed our afternoon tea. Every item was very nice, especially the Scotch egg & the scones. Special mention must be made of the young waiter (possibly Filipino?) that served us, he was extremely pleasant & efficient.
    The only downside was being pestered by flies. The constant swiping to keep them off the food was tiresome.

  • (**** 9 July 2018 by Sandra from Saxmundham

    We have eaten and stayed here many times in the past,and that is how it will remain. The old welcome and service has gone,and the interior other than the restaurant appeared shabby and dirty. The restaurant,however,has had a "makeover",the carpet having been replaced by what looks like lino,thus ruining the previous ambience. Only three of us in the restaurant,but had to wait ages for drinks and food - two courses took three hours. Food was ordinary for the price,and the menu was very strange,with starters and mains mixed up in the same block. We had expected perhaps a set lunch and a la carte choice. The setting is absolutely spectacular and previously we felt the dining experience matched it,but sadly no longer

  • (((** 4 July 2018 by Ms from Ipswich

    I booked a table for 2.30pm for Afternoon Tea on Sunday 1st July - Two of my guests arrived 5 minutes early and myself, right on time. We were given the option to sit in the Restaurant, Garden Room or outside. We chose the Garden Room and the waitress said she would just go and prepare the table for us and come fetch us when it was ready. After chatting amongst ourselves, time soon passed and we realised we'd been waiting 30 minutes.. I caught the waitress who seemed surprised at me asking her if the table was ready and her response was 'I was waiting for you to decide where you were sitting'. After re-confirming the Garden Room she asked where exactly we wanted to sit, it was empty so I said wherever, we just needed two tables pushed together. So once more, she said she would arrange the tables and call me when ready. 15 minutes went by and nothing, I popped my head around the corner and the tables were together so being fed up of waiting, we just sat down and hoped that would move things along. It wasn't until I had to go and grab another member of staff at 3.30pm and we finally had our drinks order taken and Afternoon Tea brought out about 10 minutes later. We didn't actually receive a resounding apology.
    The Afternoon Tea was just as expected, with plenty of variety and we could barely finish it all. The sausage rolls and scotch eggs were divine. But having to wait over an hour from the time we arrived for something that was pre-booked was so disappointing, it did ruin the overall experience for us, especially as it was a special occasion. It's a shame the poor service by one or two members of staff were enough to tarnish an experience of the, what should be, lovely Seckford Hall.

  • ((((( 27 June 2018 by Ivana from Dorking

    Beautiful setting!

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