The Restaurant at Lifehouse

Frinton Rd, Thorpe-le-Soken, Clacton-on-Sea , United Kingdom, CO16 0JD
Restaurant info
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
Menus

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
Price point:
£ £ £ £ £

Availability

Available Offers
This offer has price variations on different days. View full details.
Description
Available Dates
This reservation cannot be modified online. Please contact the restaurant directly to update this reservation.
Edit / Cancel Reservation
Diners Review
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
Sort By:
5 Stars:
300
4 Stars:
169
3 Stars:
50
2 Stars:
19
1 Star:
15
Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

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.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

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.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Friday, 14 June 2019

A lovely stay with very attentive and friendly staff all round. A great place to spend my birthday weekend. Thank you

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

Enjoyable stay,felt comfortable & nothing was too much to ask. Great service throughout- can’t wait to go back one day

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Thursday, 13 June 2019

Such friendly staff and lovely atmosphere in the restaurant, delicious food, amazing gin selection! Don’t want to leave

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Tuesday, 11 June 2019

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.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Partners 30th birthday treat, food was amazing, very good value and excellent staff

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Monday, 10 June 2019

Place is very clean, lovely atmosphere. Beautiful gardens. Staff are lovely and very attentive. Food was delicious. Therapists were great! Would defo come back :)

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Monday, 10 June 2019

Afternoon tea was good. Scones didn't seem as if they had been cooked on the day. But it was a nice afternoon tea

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Monday, 10 June 2019

Staff helpful polite and efficient. Bit dark in restaurant food was lovely and tasty.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 09 June 2019

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.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Friday, 07 June 2019

Service staff very attentive and engaging

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Friday, 07 June 2019

No complaints at all Food, service etc all very good

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

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

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Thursday, 06 June 2019

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.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Thursday, 06 June 2019

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!

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Thursday, 06 June 2019

Service was excellent,Food was overall good,But lacking in some areas.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Monday, 03 June 2019

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.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Monday, 03 June 2019

Friendly staff, food nice, treatments a bit pricey. Rooms clean ..

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

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.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

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.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Friday, 31 May 2019

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

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Thursday, 30 May 2019

Great service and catered for all my dietary requirements and there are quite a few. Lovely place, great service and amazing food.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Wednesday, 29 May 2019

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.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money