Restaurant lives up to its name among UK’s best

TOP TEAM: Morgan Chetail, Kevin Clement de Givny, Joseph Faguer and Martine Cr�py.
TOP TEAM: Morgan Chetail, Kevin Clement de Givny, Joseph Faguer and Martine Cr�py.

The Great House in Lavenham has been named as one of the top 100 restaurants in the country.

In a list compiled by the Sunday Times newspaper, the Market Place eatery, which specialises in French cuisine, grabbed the number 67 spot. It was also placed third in the top 10 places to eat in the East of England.

Régis Crepy, who has owned the restaurant with his wife Martine since 1985, said securing a place among the best restaurants in the UK was a “fantastic” achievement.

“We are very happy – it has been 28 years of service and quality,” he said.

“The team here works really hard. Every day, we try to think of ways we can improve the food.”

The restaurant, which employs around 20 staff, was praised for its use of local produce and value for money.

Mr Crepy said the business had evolved in the three decades he had been running it, as customers had become more discerning.

“There is still the attitude that people want to go out and enjoy themselves, but people know a lot more about food now,” he said.

“A good restaurant is all about quality food, service and ambience and that is what we stick to.”

Mr Crepy’s Bury St Edmunds restaurant Maison Blue was named sixth in the East of England.