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.
Our party had a delicious roast dinner in the restaurant, followed by breakfast the next day. The staff were very accommodating and friendly making it an enjoyable experience enjoyable.
Lovely couple of days relaxation with the wife for our anniversary. Top service from all staff at Lifehouse..👍👍
Can’t fault either the food or the service. The food was delicious and beautifully cooked. The staff were friendly and polite and nothing was too much trouble. Would highly recommend.
Food good standard
Was hoping that the Christmas afternoon tea might be a bit more Christmassy but was happy none the less.
The evening was lovely. We had delicious food, breakfast and dinner. Lovely friendly staff. They were incredibly attentive as we got in just as the evening rush sets in and the restaurant feels like it’s at full capacity. Unfortunately we did have to wait quite a while when we were ready to order drinks/ dessert.
Had a two night stay. Tried to book a massage and other treatments 8/9 days in advance of arrival, but could not get any massage booked. Not a lot of point in going. Would have cancelled if I could have. Would be helpful if the hotel reception and the spa reception was linked to make booking of treatments easier prior to arrival rather than wait for confirmation email that booking treatments have been accepted. If not just wasted and another 2 days trying to book other sessions.
Best most melt in the mouth steak I’ve had in a very long time. Meal was full of flavour. Drinks on the expensive side.
Steak was absolutely lovely and the staff was friendly and good service
If bread is ordered generally take it out before the starters. Allow guests more freedom of seating, not to be told halfway thru breakfast service that tables are already set for afternoon tea so can't be sat at. Quality of juices is a real let down at breakfast service, as all other items seem top quality.
The food was beyond delicious and the service was fantastic. Thank you guys
Great place for a special occasion
Food was fanatic, service could have been a little bit quicker as we had the spa experience in the evening afterwards, so wanted to make the most of this time.
Lovely food and good service
Very pleasant and friendly staff. Food was pleasant.
Too expensive and lack of service
Well what can I say.. I got stomach ache from the starter (salt cod fritters) couldn’t eat my steak as I felt unwell plus i ordered medium to well done and it came out very medium it got sent back and it was still underdone! desert was nice only good thing was I didn’t have to pay the supplement for the steak as I didn’t enjoy it/couldn’t eat it due to my stomach ache, I had stomach ache all night and until the next morning, horrible experience. Then came the ‘massage’ it was meant to be 25 minutes started at 10:50 and finished at 11:07... 8 minutes short and when I asked it’s meant to be 25 minutes I was told ‘it was’ clearly not and when I arrived back outside my partner was already sat outside meaning his massage was less than my measly 17 minutes. I was probably massaged around 5 minutes the rest was some weird rubbing thing that did nothing. The spa in general was ok but very overcrowded people reserving deck chairs by putting towels on. I feel like I wasted my money and time and would of been better off staying in London and paying for another spa. I won’t be returning or recommending.
Had a brilliant meal with super service thank you
The service was fine, Alex front of house was lovely. But afternoon tea was disappointing. Scone was very dry, no butter was served with it. Did not feel we got our money’s worth will not be returning for afternoon tea....
Delicious afternoon tea!
We had an amazing time x
The Sunday lunch was cooked to perfection we thoroughly enjoyed it.
It was afternoon tea disappointed to only be offered 1 cup of tea/coffee. Also normally you are asked if you would like fizz even if this is an extra charge Staff not very attentive. Although I accept cleaning had to be done at some point felt like they were cleaning around us.also supposed to be Christmas afternoon tea could have been made mor xhristmasssy
Food amazing. Service fantastic - our waitress was exceptional! Drinks a little pricey.
Amazing food and such lovely and helpful staff