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The Restaurant at Lifehouse

Frinton Rd, Thorpe-le-Soken, Clacton-on-Sea , United Kingdom, CO16 0JD
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Opening Information

BREAKFAST
Monday-Friday 7am - 10:30am
Weekends 7:30am - 10:30am

LUNCH
12:15pm-2:00pm
Sundays 12:15pm - 2:00pm

AFTERNOON TEA
Every day 2pm - 5pm

DINNER*
Sunday - Thursday 6pm - 9pm
Friday - Saturday 6pm - 9:30pm
*Please note, limited or no availability on Fridays and Saturdays. Pre booking essential

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
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About The Restaurant at Lifehouse

The Restaurant at Lifehouse Spa & Hotel is a light, airy and relaxed space with fantastic views out over the beautiful historic Listed Thorpe Hall Gardens in Essex. Overseen by Executive Chef Ugo Simonelli, the Restaurant is open daily, serving breakfast (hotel/spa guests only), lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, for both the hotel's guests and the local community. The fresh, vibrant Mediterranean-inspired dishes are all freshly prepared using seasonal local produce where possible. The relaxed and contemporary bar is also open to locals, who are welcomed to pop in for a coffee, cocktail or an Afternoon Tea treat whenever they fancy. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal, reflecting the tranquil ambience that flows throughout the rest of the resort.

Cuisine: Mediterranean
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Monday, 11 February 2019

Please leave my compliments to the chef, food was absolutely outstanding! Lovely service from all the staff and made my stay very special

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Visited On Sunday, 10 February 2019

Excellent food at breakfast, lunch and dinner!

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

Really enjoyed our food at the restaurant

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

We stayed for the night so had breakfast lunch and a 3 course dinner. The food was just lovely. Every meal was perfect including the afternoon tea.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 February 2019

Excellent meal goos service.onoy negative tables were too close not enougy personal space.

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

Having worked in restaurants all my life I notice areas of improvement and I really feel the service would vastly improve if each waiter solely looked after a set no. of tables, to build a rapport with the guests. Instead of having at least 6 different people serving u. It would help the atmosphere and encourage customer spending once a connection between guest and server was established.

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 February 2019

We enjoyed the varied menu which gave us plenty of choice for our three night visit. Also there was a good selection of wines at very reasonable prices. The staff were friendly, welcoming and efficient.

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 February 2019

MAÎTRE DE COULDN’T BE BOTHERED TO SHOW US TO OUR TABLE OR EVEN UTTER ONE WORD TO US. NOT A “WELCOME” OR EVEN “HOW IS YOUR FOOD?” HE HAD A NEGATIVE PRESENCE SO WE MIGHT AS WELL HAVE BEEN INVISIBLE. DID NOT FEEL WELCOME. AVOID AVOID AVOID

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

Very much enjoyed the afternoon tea. Staff were very helpful, quite restaurant and we didn't feel rushed out the door. Would definately come back.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

the service in bar/restaurant were amazing, friendly and very helpful werent rushed and were made to feel at home

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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

Menu looked good, wine list not too pricey. Staff attentive but the actual food was so salty we couldn’t eat it! Breakfast was lovely but we only had fruit and granola. Our waitress agreed with the salt saying it was mainly vegetables which was a shame as we were vegetarians.

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 January 2019

The food was not too my taste I had a beef burger for main was not asked how I would like it cooked so it came up quite red inside . I feel there could be more options on desserts

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Found food very underwhelming. Soup starter was bland and tasteless. Main course was under seasoned and Almond tart was sent back as pastry was raw. Very disappointed as rest of the hotel was amazing.

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Visited On Monday, 28 January 2019

Lovely meal, great service, large cosy room (maybe a little on the warm side!) Window opened slightly resolved that amazing massage by Clyre highly recommended. Thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 January 2019

Service a little slow (long wait between starter and Main course). Staff all friendly and helpful but seemed to be quite stretched. Breakfast the next day was worse. I ordered some porridge but it didn’t show up though I asked about 3 times and each time was told it was coming.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

Good food in great setting

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

Every single member of staff was helpful and friendly

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Visited On Friday, 25 January 2019

Great food , superb service. Just found the restaurant very noisy !!! All in all very good

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Visited On Thursday, 24 January 2019

Fabulous meal

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Visited On Thursday, 24 January 2019

Can’t fault the food; it was amazing!

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Visited On Thursday, 24 January 2019

Very nice

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Visited On Monday, 21 January 2019

Excellent food, very polite and attentive staff. All in all a superb experience. Definitely recommend.

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 January 2019

The Jacuzzi was very high with chlorine. Overall the experience was nice, the food was tasty and the massage was nice.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

The starters are far too expensive, also if you are substituting an ingredient this should be updated on the menu or been advised when ordering in case it’s not a suitable substitution. Food itself was good and staff very helpful

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Visited On Monday, 21 January 2019

Definitely the best thing about our stay at the Lifehouse. The food, especially the chateaubriand was too die for. Service was a bit slow hence why I’ve given 4 out of 5.

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