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
- Outside Seating Area
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.
stayed here on fathers day for an overnight stay and included a 3 course dinner. starters were spendid-however we then both went on to order the cauliflower&chick pea curry, well this was more like a watery un flavoursome broth. this quickly got returned and we were told this was new to the menu a couple of days previous and we were the first to order it?! do they not do taste testing of new dishes going out to the public? how true this is we didnt know. we then ordered the chicken and lentil main which was very yummy and we were pleased with our eventual food. dessert was very good too. our waiter was very attentive.
Dinner was nice, even if the waitress didn't seem to have any clue about the food on the menu. Breakfast was a huge disappointment. If this was a Premier Inn I would have no complaints, but tinned orange juice, tinned fruit and tired looking croissants is not what you expect the Lifehouse. Also, it was 10.15, breakfast was served until 10.30, but they were packing up the restaurant, running out of things and not refilling them. If breakfast is until 10.30 then let people eat until 10.30.
A lovely stay with very attentive and friendly staff all round. A great place to spend my birthday weekend. Thank you
Enjoyable stay,felt comfortable & nothing was too much to ask. Great service throughout- can’t wait to go back one day
Such friendly staff and lovely atmosphere in the restaurant, delicious food, amazing gin selection! Don’t want to leave
Service very good - friendly and efficient. Menu limited but food nicely prepared on this occasion. Prices a bit high (27 for a steak?). Restaurant gloomy - rather like a staff canteen in an old fashioned factory.
Partners 30th birthday treat, food was amazing, very good value and excellent staff
Place is very clean, lovely atmosphere. Beautiful gardens. Staff are lovely and very attentive. Food was delicious. Therapists were great! Would defo come back :)
Afternoon tea was good. Scones didn't seem as if they had been cooked on the day. But it was a nice afternoon tea
Staff helpful polite and efficient. Bit dark in restaurant food was lovely and tasty.
The food was delicious and way above my expectations. The service matched that too, Jean took good care of us and made us feel very welcome. Would definitely recommend can’t wair to come back again soon.
Service staff very attentive and engaging
No complaints at all Food, service etc all very good
Think I would like to have been served my prosecco first then offered pot of tea after to have while eating the cakes, but very nice afternoon
Furnishings and atmosphere were stark and not conducive to a place designed for retreat and relaxation. No comparison to other spa’s I’ve used and so for that reason, um oot.
Very welcoming and friendly staff. Quick with serving our food and drinks and the food at the restaurant was really lovely! Definitely recommending it to my friends and family and will be coming back soon!
Service was excellent,Food was overall good,But lacking in some areas.
Another wonderful stay cannot fault this place my favourite and will keep returning. Thank you for all that you all do to make our stay so special.
Friendly staff, food nice, treatments a bit pricey. Rooms clean ..
Food was amazing, service was a bit slow on the Friday night but the food made up for it with out a doubt. Reasonably priced as well for such delicious food.
I e-mailed Lifehouse to explain that we would like to change some of our sandwiches. I did not receive a reply. I spoke to the server and explained what we would like to change. She changed my sandwiches but not my husband’s. We left feeling hungry as the ratio of sandwiches to sweets was little. In saying these comments, the food was very fresh and delicious.
The food was lovely, only one little thing I ordered a dish which did not say it had garlic in but lucky for my husband he had two starters as I don’t like it. Main meal was so tasty as was the dessert. The waitress was so attentive and couldn’t do enough for us. I would definitely go there again
Great service and catered for all my dietary requirements and there are quite a few. Lovely place, great service and amazing food.
I have only given 3 stars for the food as the cooked breakfast I had on my first morning both myself & my daughter felt the bacon & sausages were very fatty & did not taste nice at all. We then had the salmon & poached egg on the second morning & I was very disappointed with the taste of the salmon, very below the standard i would’ve expected. That being said the meals that we had in the restaurant in the evening’s were both lovely, and overall our 2 night stay was very nice & relaxing & would definitely come back.