Hintlesham, Hintlesham, IP8 3NS

survey result


Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “impressive” Grade I listed country house in Suffolk dates from the reign of Henry IV and is a “glorious hotel to stay in”. It is sometimes said to be “uninspiring given the pricing”, but the majority of accounts this year were upbeat, hailing cuisine “worthy of its late owner, Robert Carrier” – who was a famous TV chef in the 1970s – “but up-to-date and interesting”. Dip your toe in the water one afternoon, for the “large tea, with excellent scones, served in a lovely old hall”.


Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A beautiful adaptation of a lovely house” – this gorgeous Grade I listed Georgian pile in Suffolk dating from the reign of Henry IV and most famous to oldies for its associations with 1970s TV-chef Robert Carrier (for which the dining room is named) – is a ten-minute drive from Ipswich. It’s praised all-round in reports this year, not least for its “splendid afternoon tea”.


* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A lovely building” – dating from the reign of Henry IV and most famous to oldies for its associations with 1970s TV-chef Robert Carrier – this imposing country house hotel attracted too few reviews for a rating last year, but was tipped for “delightful afternoon tea in the garden”, or one of its stately lounges.

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Owner's description

Hintlesham Hall is a beautiful grade one listed building in Suffolk dating back to the 1400s, with a breath-taking Georgian front exterior and original features. We are situated just 10 minutes from Ipswich and an hour from Stansted airport by car, and easily accessible via major trunk roads of the A12 and A14.

Hintlesham Hall is an historic building with traditional decor, used today as a plush 4 red star hotel serving award winning cuisine. Extremely popular for weddings large and small, and an excellent site for corporate hire, the Hall is an impressive and versatile building.

Overnight guests and day guests can choose from a variety of leisurely activities during their stay at Hintlesham Hall. Guided tours of the hall are available through Invitation to view, for visitors curious to discover more about the story behind the lavish building click here to view their website. There is also an adjacent golf course a little further along the tree-lined drive leading to the Hall, which guests are welcome to use during their stay.

Afternoon tea can be enjoyed in one of our luxury lounges or bar area, or on our garden terraces on a warm sunny day. The Hall is also a perfect venue for any celebration, big or small.

The Spa at Hintlesham, which opened in autumn 2015, is a superb area for relaxation and pampering. Designed to compliment the historic Hall, the spa offers a variety of indulgent treatments using top of the range equipment and famous beauty brands.


Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £31.50 £38.50
SundayLunch £29.50 £36.50

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£13.95 £29.00 £6.00 £10.00
Wine per bottle £32.00
Filter Coffee £5.50
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

16, 45, 84
Jacket required

Private dining

Here at Hintlesham Hall Hotel, our three dining rooms are available for private use. Private dinner parties, birthday meals, anniversary celebrations, festive dining and wedding receptions can all be enjoyed here in elegant and luxurious surroundings.

Hintlesham Hall Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Hintlesham Hall Restaurant in IP8, Hintlesham by users of Also see the editors review of Hintlesham Hall restaurant.
Iain B
We used to come here often back in its glor...
Reviewed 7 months, 4 days ago

"We used to come here often back in its glory days but not so often now, but as I had special birthday and it would have been Robert Carriers 100 birthday we went for dinner. Sadly it was quite quiet so we missed the bustle of yesteryear and they no longer supply pre dinner canapes but otherwise the food was very good. There was an asiatic amuse bouche with dashi then from an interesting menu I had the beef tartar with 62 degree duck egg, very nicely presented with garnishes of dehydtrated mushroom, onion shell with a green sauce and some other bits and pieces very much on trend. My main course was pigeon breasts cooked on the crown again with an interesting selection of accompaniments the pigeon wos cooked very nice and pink. The some desserts which were to almost the same standard, wine prices quite reasonable, the only downside was the fact they were not busy that night so quiet that there was only the waitress on duty, who was fine, and a young man who also handled the bar. We will however return."

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Hintlesham, Hintlesham, IP8 3NS
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm

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