Cookhouse  Restaurant

Christmas Lunch Parties

exclusive use of a private dining room for parties of ten or more


The Cookhouse offers panoramic views across this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the River Orwell.


Booking is advisable, especially in peak times, so click the ‘book a table’ button or call
01473 786 616.

Sample  Menus

Red Poll beef from our own farm is a signature but the restaurant also serves a range of other seasonal dishes using the best local ingredients. The brigade of chefs cook from scratch everyday on a big open visible kitchen.  For any dietary requirements, please call the restaurant team on 01473 786 616

To provide the level of service to which we aspire, we kindly ask groups of ten or more to pre-order from our menu. In order to secure a large booking, a deposit of £10pp will be required.

For groups of twenty or more our events team are on hand to help plan and deliver the function you want so you can enjoy it. Call the Events team on 01473 786 618 to discuss in more detail or email.

Private Dining

Whatever the occasion we have the space to host. Our tailored dining service, in a private room, is co-ordinated and delivered by our dedicated Events team. Our Feast room, overlooks the Orwell, and for smaller numbers, our Auditorium is perfect. For larger numbers, The Cookhouse is also available.

To enquire further about the possibilities when it comes to corporate or private functions head to our Events page, or contact the team with your information.


The Café in the Food Hall is also open for teas, coffees, cake and lighter bites. These can be taken out to the bouncy pillow, and seasonally, the Beach Hut is open which sells delicious local ice cream.

Please browse our sample Cafe Menu and call in to see which seasonal cakes are available.

Afternoon Tea

Our afternoon tea is served overlooking the panoramic view and estuaries of the River Orwell. For £14.95pp, enjoy a selection of sandwiches, sweet and savoury nibbles and unlimited tea or coffee. If the occasion suits, add a glass of bubbly or a hire a private room for larger groups.

To reserve a table, we require at least 24 hours notice, and payment in advance, preferably at the time of booking. We are able to cater for dietary requirements providing we are informed in good time.

Afternoon tea is served Monday to Saturday from 3pm to 5pm and 2.30pm to 3.30pm in Sundays.  Gift vouchers are available.

Christmas at the Cookhouse

All our other Party Nights are now fully booked, although we may be able to accommodate larger, exclusive, parties on other nights.. 

More good news; we are taking bookings for 10 guests or more with Christmas Lunch Party package.  Furthermore enjoy our festive three course menu in an exclusive private dining room (subject to availability), all for £29.95pp … just email the Events team.

Alternatively we will be running a winter menu, which will feature some festive classics and some seasonal updates, you can browse the menu here


Monday to Saturday: 8.00am – 5.00pm
Sundays: 8.30am – 4.30pm

and evenings by private arrangement

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