Executive Chef Ugo Simonelli

Meet the man behind the delicious Lifehouse menus

With over 25 years of international experience, Executive Chef Ugo creating exciting dishes using local produce

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The Restaurant at Lifehouse

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner

The Restaurant at Lifehouse is a light, airy, relaxed space where you can enjoy views out over the beautiful historic Listed Gardens.

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Afternoon tea

Treat yourself to an elegant afternoon tea

A quintessentially British tradition, as popular today as it has ever been. Treat yourself to one of our delicious, freshly prepared Afternoon Teas, with a variety of options to choose from.

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View a selection of our sample seasonal menus

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Dining at Lifehouse Spa & Hotel

The Restaurant at Lifehouse is a light, airy, relaxed space with fantastic views out over the beautiful historic Listed Thorpe Hall Gardens in Essex. Serving superb cuisine prepared only the freshest local ingredients, The Lifehouse Restaurant is open to the public as well as hotel and spa guests, and offers fine dining in a tranquil and informal setting with good service and a great wine list

We use ingredients that are fresh, seasonal and sourced from farmers, fisherman and growers based within East Anglia wherever possible.

Our menus always include lighter, healthier options as well as dishes suitable for vegetarians, vegans or for those with special dietary requirements or food allergies and intolerances.

If you have chosen a wellness retreat, we have professionally structured full board Detox and Weight Loss Menus that have been designed by Sue Davis, our Resident Naturopath and Ugo Simonelli, our Executive Chef.

On request, we can also provide bespoke menus for private dining and corporate meetings and events. To find out more, click here.