Monday-Friday 7am - 10:30am
Weekends 7:30am - 10:30am
Sundays 12:15pm - 2:00pm
Every day 2pm - 5pm
Sunday - Thursday 6pm - 9pm
Friday - Saturday 6pm - 9:30pm
*Please note, limited or no availability on Fridays and Saturdays. Pre booking essential
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
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.
Very good service and a lovely evening.
Lovely afternoon tea, with a great selection of goodies. Thank you
Food really good. Service lovely. Highly recommended.
Wait staff were very attentive, polite and pleasant very helpful
The food was amazing and we sent compliments to the chef. Loved our time there.
Thank you so much for such an incredible meal, both the service and food were exceptional and you’re doing so well to keep coping with ever changing guidelines while making the customers experience feel so normal!
Gr8 job 10/10 food and service
Had a lovely and very helpful waiter called Ben. He was attentive but not incessant. He provided recommendations and was very knowledgeable about the menu.
Another amazing stay thankyou
Exquisite food, plenty of choice. Vast drink selection. Felt safe and clean with added precautions in relation to regulations.
Every member of staff we encountered was fantastic, made the stay really enjoyable.
Amazing food and service!
Food and service was really good as always
This place is amazing and for sure we'll be back there soon Xxxx
The treatments were poor, no pressure, rushed and the beauticians inexperienced. Venue was cold, had to stay in our room and not go in pool as it was cold. Outdated decor and restaurant is a canteen. Wouldent recommend, money paid isnt justified.
This my fourth visit and plan to visit again
Dinner was fantastic. We had the chateaubriand and it is up there with one of the best meals we’ve had. Delicious. Breakfast was a little disappointing after an amazing dinner the night before. Sausages are huge but a little tough from sitting in the serving pan too long. Bacon also very tough and couldn’t cut with my knife. Scrambled egg very mushy. Mushrooms dry. Would expect a place like this to make fresh breakfast to order. Lunch was another delicious meal. We had the club sandwich and the burger. Both amazing, highly recommend.
Food and service was impeccable throughout our stay gold service .
Brilliant service, all staff were excellent. Amazing food and the cocktails are lovely. Highly recommended.
Best afternoon tea I’ve ever had and I’ve sampled a few over the years truly lovely
Great stay, would deffo recommend the afternoon tea. It was really nice food, freshly made & great price. Dinner was very nice too. Staff very friendly Thank you
Lovely afternoon tea. Really enjoyed.
I am aged 51 and I’ve been to many spas and hotels all over the world I think for me this is the best spa hotel we have stayed at The staff are friendly and helpful The food is very nice and facilities are excellent And the staff always made me feel welcomed and because all these things I will definitely be coming back
Covid friendly but maintained atmosphere. Waitress really pleasant and polite, food delicious.
Venison was excellent