The Oaksmere

4
65 Reviews
£26 to £40
Modern European
Located in the heart of Suffolk positioned in 17 acres of beautiful grounds, The Oaksmere boasts a lively pub, a casual cocktail bar and a contemporary stylish restaurant. Our kitchen focuses on home-grown and local produce cooked with unique flair to showcase the best East Anglia has to offer. With friendly staff, delicious food and drink. enjoy days and evenings indulging on our expansive terrace overlooking our iconic landscape. We look forward to welcoming to here.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 65 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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food
3.7
service
4.2
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PremS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was extremely Enjoyable. The food was great. The staff were extremely friendly and engaging.

All in All a very pleasurable experience

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IanM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Had not been to The Oaksmere since it became the Oaksmere. had been when it was the Cornwallis. Was very pleased with all aspects of our visit. Food excellent, staff excellent, value very good. Would happily return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We had guests from London with us and we all enjoyed the food and the service was excellent. The cleanliness and cleaning regime in the restaurant was also excellent. However the same could not be said of the state of both the ladies & gents toilets which were in very bad state of cleanliness, obviously they need checking much more often.

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Tracey
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Disappointed that balloons I’d taken weren’t out for our arrival as promised. The food was lovely but disappointing that there was a very limited menu to choose from.

LW
vipLyndaW
Norfolk
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent well cooked and presented food. Luckily the weather meant we could sit in the lovely gardens. The service was very good, the staff polite and attentive without being intrusive.

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MarkT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Had to wait a further 45 minutes, put in a roudy bar, had to chase up table after they said 10 minutes it would be ready, table booked at 8 pm say down at 8.50 pm and we were the last table to go, service was slow, steak was chewy waited 15 minutes for dessert menu, they were cleaning tables, never did get to order desserts , shame because the waitress and waiter were lovely surroundings beautiful

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BennyG
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great bar service, polite staff and good beer served

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sarah
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely setting with very good service
Well presented food
Thank you

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Mariah
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent hotel, friendly helpful staff. Clean and lovely atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dinner at the oaksmere, this one for my baby's 17th. Great food, beautiful location.

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finediner
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a hot, sunny day and we were able to sit outside. Lovely food and good service. A relaxing and very enjoyable lunch.

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SandraC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, and was suitable for a business meeting

SL
SteveL
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place, good food and environment, we were early in the evening so perhaps quieter than later, but staff very attentive, good value for money.

RV
RegularVisitor
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food1service4ambience4

Not our best experience. We've always found the Oaksmere to be expensive, relative to the quality of the food, but have been prepared to pay the premium due to the location.
On this occasion, our family went for the Sunday lunch, which was extremely below par. The beef was tough to begin with, along with the roast potatoes being hard and flavourless. To boot we had to share 2 carrots between us and 5 pieces of small stem-broccoli.

We'll go back, because the surroundings are great; however it's always such a shame to have a hit-and-miss with the food here

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, we felt welcomed. Very enjoyable experience would definitely visit again if we’re ever in the area

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chrism
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Oaksmere is now become my local - well done everyone! :)

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SueS
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great hotel, beautiful grounds, lovely atmosphere and good evening food. However, breakfast not great - only just warm enough, fatty bacon, no Gluten Free (unusual these days), just lacking.

KM
KarenM
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best meal we have out in a long time . Service was amazing and food was absolutely fantastic. Will definitely be back

BB
BorderBoy
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent venue for having a meal or to meet friends. The service throughout was very attentive and staff were both polite and amiable. The food was of a very high standard and well presented. It is our local ' go to' when we want a nice relaxing eat out experience. We would definitely recommend the Oaksmere to friends and family.

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Beverley
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Just love the Oaksmere the setting is wonderful as are the staff. The food and wine are always delicious. Thank you

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vipMaria
London
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, fantastic service, great wine list and delicious food - truly delightful.

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SPENCER
London
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was very good, especially the seafood platter for 2 people and their steaks are excellent. Lovely setting

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely meal at the oaksmere. I had confit duck with gnocchi and peas, friend had smoked haddock and poached egg. Booked to go again

DH
DeborahH
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Not nearly as good as my last visit two weeks ago. I found a long black hair in my risotto. Not as welcoming, some staff were lovely others not so pleasant

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AndyH
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the right amount of choices, and food cooked to perfection

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Ralph
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, fantastic service. Would recommend to everyone.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt at home from the second we walked in, everything was perfect and we had a lovely time in a very nice, relaxed and professional environment. The whole team were brilliant throughout.

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Barbie
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely venue, the food was delicious and the staff were polite and not intrusive. Very leisurely.

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Beverley
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a lovely evening the food was wonderful and the atmosphere and decor charming. Thank you

OT
OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic visit to the Oaksmere hotel. I took my Mum for afternoon tea and it was one of the best afternoon teas we’ve ever had. The service was brilliant, both the Waitress and the Manager were so helpful and attentive. Food was great and we got a lot for your money, we couldn’t even eat all of the cakes! :) lovely atmosphere, beautiful grounds, we cant wait to go back!

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LesleyE
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Beautiful setting, lovely restaurant but menu choice rather limited. Portion size not great. Staff helpful and friendly.

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Darrel
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was very good - tasty, hot and well presented. Service was good, servers were friendly and courteous - could have been a little quicker. We ate at a table on the terrace overlooking the well tended gardens. Overall, a very enjoyable lunch.

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SarahW
London
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The oaksmere as a place and the grounds is lovely, but thought the food was poor which is a real shame as could be a fabulous place to go.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good ambience been before but bit disappointed that the beef was hardly warm but very pink a little more heat in it would have been nice and the meal got cold very quick on the plate

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ValN
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening in a fantastic setting and everyone was very polite, friendly and helpful, made all the more special by the subtle way the Covid situation was handled. Thank you.

AD
AndrewD
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

This should be a great place to go to but It is let down badly by the kitchen. I am writing this after more than one poor experience, I wanted to be fair and did not place a review the first time. I now give up and will not return to eat. I ordered the fish which I thought stood a good chance of it being OK, any thoughts I may have hoped for that it would be fresh fish with home made batter were dispelled instantly - it looked fine but inside the fish was watery defrosted mush, very obviously preprepared, frozen and reheated badly. The chip shop in Eye does a much better job. A drink on the terrace is lovely BUT DO NOT EAT THERE

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MurrayL
London
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We picked Oaksmere on recommendation of our hotel. Lovely place lovely grounds and nice restaurant. The early part of the service was a bit poor as we had to wait for menus and to order a drink as we sat outside. We moved inside to eat and it did improve. Overall good good my prawn starter was lacking a bit of substance (needed more prawns!) overall a nice experience

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enricoC
London
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food and service. Great setting. Well woth a visit.

DH
DeborahH
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the food and the professional, friendly service.
Plastic flowers in the skylights lowers the tone of what is a fabulous place to visit.

LW
LucieW
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Very disappointing. Very limited menu three choices for the main. Overpriced for what you get. Service was slow we ordered drinks and they forgot them. We have been for dinner previously and was disappointed with that also.

FAQs

The Oaksmere is rated 4 stars by 65 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.