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.
One of the best steaks we have eaten. Every marcel of food was delicious. Delivers every time.
Stafff were very efficient and friendly. Cannot believe it that they had a hotel toaster that works first time.
Nice meal had steak. Quick service. Only thing is it was a bit dark in restaurant. Could be made a bit brighter to eat your meal.
Having a front of house manager there to deal with issues would be helpful for staff, leaving young members of staff to deal with awkward customers is a bit unfair
Although we had a very relaxing stay, I feel that the service could have been better. There seemed to be a few people waiting to be served at the bar. Also, it would be better if guests were asked to either switch their mobiles off or put them on silent. While we sat on the terrace in the afternoon, 2 guests were continually accepting calls on their phones, which was disturbing. Aside from the few niggles, we enjoyed our time there.
We had an enjoyable meal. The food was beautifully presented, fresh and really tasty. The staff were friendly, yet professional and there is a good, affordable wine list.
The plaice was listed as with potatoes. It came with only two baby potatoes cut in half so technically it was potatoes but any less and it would have been just a potatoe
I’ve stayed here 3 times now and I love it. The grounds are beautiful, staff are all friendly and helpful and the spa dn treatments are lovely. My only problem on this visit was in the restaurant one evening. The starter I ordered (potato ravioli) was really unpleasant. Bland, tough ravioli and sitting in a puddle of oil. I returned it and was very surprised and disappointed to not be offered an alternative - even loc-cost pub chains would do better!
Olivia G was amazing. Made our evening with her professional and friendly service.
Excellent service and very good food. An enjoyable experience , thank you.
Food and drink 5*
Beautiful but pricey
This was ment to be a gift for my 60th birthday ! the room wasn’t hoovered probably there was an empty wine bottle left leaning on our door when we arrived that was there most of the day the food was awful when my friend complained she was offered a portion of fries ! We asked for two different types of drink at the bar they didn’t have both I was really disappointed
Great service, nice atmosphere :-)
Another wonderfully relaxing weekend break at Lifehouse. My only gripe was that my 1 1/2 hour treatment was cut short by 25 mins. I did mention this to my therapist to be told that this was because they have to give themselves time to discuss the products that were used.
Very pleasant, modern restaurant. Food was good but not great. Choice was quite limited.
Wonderfull staff very helpful.
Great lunch thank you. Super spread and choice at the buffet. Chef specially cooked me some white fish which was much appreciated. Shame there were not more people in the restaurant. My friend was very impressed with her lunch.
Using the mobile concirege was not helpful for booking dinner. Staff are friendly and polite. Cup cakes looked like I baked them (simple) they were not high end but tasted lovely. I had to lift every lid of the hot servers to find the tomato’s as there were no labels as to what was what.
good quality was very good, lovely meal
Great service, nice food and well made cocktails. Only negative was drinks were a bit pricey.
Thanks for great food. The sinner had vegan options which was appreciated. Thank you. My husband would have liked the ham and cheese option back on the continental breakfast, lack of enough vegan breakfast options