Christmas dining

A stylish and relaxing alternative to Christmas office parties, Lifehouse is the perfect location for festive get-togethers.

The Restaurant at Lifehouse is a stylish, tranquil space with fantastic views out over the beautiful historic English Heritage Listed Gardens in Essex. With fantastic service, a fine wine list and plenty of free parking, it’s the perfect setting for your Christmas celebrations. 


Available 1st - 22nd December 2021 inclusive


Insalata di Zucca & Noci

Crispy salad of butternut squash, crispy gnocchi, toasted walnuts and balsamic vinaigrette (Vegan)

Pizzelle di Baccala

Salt cod fritta Neapolitan Christmas style, with olives and a tomato sauce

Terrina di stinco di maiale

Wick Manor pork ham hock terrine with red onion jam and sourdough bruschetta

Main Course

Tacchino di Natale

Turkey breast and slow roasted leg, shredded Brussel tops and a chestnut & swede purée


Fisherman seafood stew with cod, monkfish, mussels, clams & prawns, with sourdough bruschetta

Zucca al Curry

Vibrant butternut squash and tomato curry with lime and coconut with rice (Vegan)


Christmas pudding cheesecake

Panettone & butter pudding with crème anglaise 

Pannacotta with poached William pear in cinnamon syrup

Chocolate Vegan Torte with raspberry sorbet (Vegan)

Pre-orders required for groups of over 10.

Crackers and table decorations provided for groups of over 6.

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Lunch 2 Courses £29

Lunch 3 Courses £35

Dinner 3 Courses £45

Overnight stays - from £47.50 per person

Pre orders required for groups of 10 or more. Complimentary room hire Sunday-Thursday for groups of over 20 (subject to availability) - a £10 non-refundable deposit per person is required to secure. Full payment due 7 days prior to arrival. A 10% service charge applies to groups of 8 or more.

To book, please phone 01255 860050 or email

  • Terms & conditions

    1.Space is strictly subject to availability. To check availability and/or to book, visit our website, call us on 01255 860050 option 1 between 10am and 6pm where possible, or email
    2. A non-refundable deposit of £10 per person will be required to secure your dining reservation at time of making your booking. Full payment is due 7 days prior to arrival. Overnight stays require full payment on booking.
    3. Due to the high volume of payments we can only accept payments & amendments from the
    main organiser.
    4. Please advise any dietary requirements 7 days prior to your reservation, or on booking after this date. If this is not provided in good time, we might not be able to cater for individual needs
    5. All additional charges must be settled on departure.
    1. If you need to cancel your booking you must notify the hotel immediately.
    2. All monies paid are non refundable or transferable in the case of a cancellation, however vouchers may be provided in the event of lockdown/ instruction to self isolate
    3. Increases in group size will be subject to availability and prices may change.
    1. The hotel reserves the right to change the Menu programme, contents or prices due to circumstances outside of its control such as produce availability and will not be held liable
    2. lifehouse is strictly for over 18 years or over 16's with a parent or guardian, proof of age may be required.
    3. Evening dress code is smart casual - Fancy dress is not permitted.
    4. Prices include VAT at the current rate
    5. Any additional treatments or services must be pre booked and paid prior to arrival to avoid disappointment.
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