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.
Attentive staff and lovely food.
At my stay I had breakfast, lunch and dinner. The lunch and dinner was really nice and the portions sizes were very good. The steak was lovely. The young boy waiters were very helpful.
Wasnt enough staff on reception when checking out. Wasn’t enough beds around the pool. Had to sit separate from my mum and last moan would be restaurant staff. Waited 25 mins once sorted for our drink order to be taken.
Drinks were expensive food was good although quite cold in restaurant
We had a lovely stay for two nights and enjoyed dinner and breakfast both days, the only complaint would be that the bar and restaurant were really cold both days.
Staff were very attentive and friendly
The service at this restaurant is just the best. The staff are engaging, attentive and knowledgeable. The food was a delight and was fresh and tasty. Would definitely recommend it and will return again.
Food was lovely, staff were lovely. We ordered pre dinner drinks and were forgotten, over effusive apologies. Our side of the restaurant was so dark we had to use phones to see the menu, not very impressed with the plastic tables either. We were on a spa break deal so our meal was included, but the menu was on the expensive side.This is fine if you’re serving fine dining, but the food whilst tasty, wasn’t.
Beautiful food. All the staff very friendly. Our waitress Alex was really lovely, very friendly and very knowledgable about the food on the menu. Would definitely recommend to others
Another lovely stay at life house and lovely visit to the restaurant. Food is always fantastic and the staff are so friendly and welcoming. Would highly recommend .
Service not great though food excellent. Restaurant v quiet.
A nice restaurant, with plenty of space and good service. It would be great to have more vegan options on the menu at dinner, including starters, mains and desserts, also bread and vegan 'butter'. I think I've had the same meal the last two times I have been there. Also please can you add some vegan items to the lunch menu - there are no sandwiches, only soup, and then there is only soup for starters (if I'm correct) at dinner. I also couldn't have coffee/tea with CAKE, as there were no vegan cakes available.
Variation of food could be better, had to ask the chef for something off the menu due to there not being enough variation
Drinks were amazing, food was to die for and the staff were incredible!! Everyone was so polite and kind and they couldn’t do enough for you. Would definitely recommend / go back!
I ordered the turkey but on the menu it didn’t state it was wrapped in bacon. I do not eat pork for several reasons & therefore so was really upset when the turkey came in pork. I let the staff know and offered me a free desert. I’m just hoping they sort the menu out!
Delicious dishes . Food was amazing and staff very helpful.
The service was superb. Pleasant atmosphere and we really enjoyed the food.
Faultless in every way such a beautiful meal , service and atmosphere we were very happy !
Food and service was fantastic, would recommend
Great restaurant, lovely food. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay
Food was lovely bar food was expensive
Dinner was amazing, great food and atmosphere after a really relaxing day. Service was quick and all staff were polite and friendly. Dinner set the standard to our dining experience. Unfortunately breakfast didn’t live up to the same high standard of the night before.
We both felt that whilst the staff were friendly and attentive the restaurant lacked atmosphere and could certainly benefit from a makeover and an improved layout. As for the dinner we the menu featured some strange food pairings ie spiced lamb with padron peppers and the cod fritters with a tomato and olive sauce and why charge for bread!!
Lovely place, lovely staff, lovely facilities