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.
We enjoyed a very nice meal at the Lifehouse restaurant. Food quality was very good & service was attentive but not overly fussy.
Food was delicious!
The food was very nice, and our waiter was excellent
Food was fantastic Good service
Lovely food, really friendly staff and very accommodating would definitely come again :)
Our meal was lovely. Well balanced with fab flavours
Afternoon tes was nice, but more savoury and less sweet items would make it better
Excellent stay. Very relaxing. Service very good and facilities excellent. Food and drink very good also.
Lovely lunch for a spa day
I felt it was a bit expensive given you had to buy veg separately. The food was good. The staff were all extremely friendly, attentive and this made for an enjoyable evening.
Hotel needs re decorations and bedrooms need to feel more special, too bland. Garden needs more maintenance, too many weeds and pruning needed. Breakfast limited and not of great quality.
Very good food
I made use of "Room Service" which was very good and staff most obliging.
The most delicious meal I have had in ages! I'd recommend to absolutely everyone!
A special commendation for Thea who was charming and helpful.
Lovely surroundings for a very enjoyable afternoon tea.
Always perfectly cooked meals
Would have scored higher but the cooked breakfast was cold. I asked for it to be microwaved, which shouldn’t be necessary, and most of it was still cold! I gave up and ate what I could.
Each and every member of staff were so kind and helpful. Great service, great food.
Lovely food good atmosphere staff very friendly and helpful
surprised my husband with this over night stay for our 21st wedding anniversary which so happens to be today. Although the grounds and staff have been lovely, it has been spoilt by having no hot water and a cold spa? I understand that is is out of your hands but maybe this information could have been communicated before our arrival by email. Thank you Tanya falco. Room 37
The food in the restaurant is always good but last night was exceptional. The potato pasta with beef ragu sauce was out of this world. The ragu sauce tasted like it was made with ground fillet steak.!! We had the chateaubriand as always, it just cuts like a knife through butter. The whole evening with great food and beautiful pinotage red wine was simply the best restaurant experience we have ever had. If we lived nearer we would eat there weekly. We'll done The Restaurant.
Excellent food with a wide range of options for all tastes - set in a lovely modern restaurant
soup a bit salty but still tasty. Wonderful bread! Beautiful food. We also loved the lunch and breakfast buffet, great selection of delicious food well presented too.
We had a really lovely dinner with you on 1st August. Food was lovely and good value for an all inclusive package.