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This summer, we’re levelling up the outdoor experience at Gonville Hotel. Our glorious garden, where you’ll have previously enjoyed Enchanted Cinema, is being transformed into a quintessentially English outdoor dining space. Featuring a lavishly decorated marquee (for when the weather refuses to play ball), well-spaced tables and garden games such as croquet to enjoy alongside food and drinks on lazy summer afternoons with loved ones.

It’s all about the special touches

We are using beautiful, handmade, individually designed plates and servers from local ceramicist, Liz Langley for a range of dishes in our outdoor dining experience. The furniture is all traditional teak and made in the UK. And, of course, you can expect the very best in gracious hospitality from our dedicated team who are excited to be serving our outstanding food and drinks once again.

We will also be graced with live music on Friday and Saturday evenings from Robin Phillips of repmusic who, along with regular guests, will play a perfect jazz soundtrack for an evening in the garden.

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Booking is essential and is now open, ready for you to join us from Monday 12th April. Join us for a spot to eat, in good company, on the Lawn.

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Sample Garden Menu

Wraps & Sandwiches

Served 12pm – 5pm

Grilled Suffolk cajun chicken wrap with siracha mayo and salad – £7.50

Sweet potato falafel wrap with mashed avocado, tomato, cucumber and coriander -£6.50

Toasted club sandwich – £8.50

Egg mayo and cress – £6.50

Ham, cheese, pickle and mustard – £7.50

Bar snacks

Served 5pm – 9.30pm

Spicy crispy chicken wings – £7

Truffle and mushroom arancini – £6

Venison and black pudding scotch egg with a remoulade – £8

Warm sausage roll with a side salad – £6

Starters & Salads

Served 12pm – 9.30pm

Soup of the day served with croutons and a slice of sourdough – £6

Mussels cooked in Harleston cider finished with roast garlic and parsley oil topped with soft herbs and served with a slice of sourdough – £9

Bresaola (air dried, cured beef) with horseradish cream, garlic chips, parmesan shavings and rocket – £9

Burrata, nocellara olives, preserved lemon and caper dressing, roasted tomato and carta di musica – £9

Classic Caesar salad – Baby gem lettuce, anchovies, soft boiled egg, garlic and rosemary croutons
Starter – £6 | Main – £9
Starter with chicken – £10 | Main with chicken – £13

Marinated courgetti with goats curd, roasted pumpkin, candied pumpkin seeds and a chilli, lemon and mint dressing
Starter – £7 / Main – £10

Pea and mint fritter with a poached egg, cucumber ribbons and rocket
Starter – £7 / Main – £10


Served 12pm – 9.30pm

Grilled Norfolk sirloin with roasted mushroom and tomato, peppercorn sauce and fries – £28

Fish & Chips – Beer battered haddock with hand-cut chips and tartare sauce – £18

Grilled half lobster with garlic and herb butter, salad and fries – £24

Crispy breaded cauliflower steak with a cherry tomato and smoked paprika sauce, cannellini bean cassoulet and gremolata – £14

Niçoise salad – Line caught tuna loin, new potatoes, green beans, niçoise olives, soft boiled egg and a Dijon and honey vinaigrette – £22

100% Hereford beef burger, Westcombe Cheddar, smoky bacon, baby gem lettuce, tomato, onion, relish served in a brioche bun with rainbow slaw and chunky chips – £18

Fish of the day with spring vegetables and sautéed English new potato – £22

Tandoori chicken, flat bread, salad, mint yoghurt dressing – £14


Served 12pm – 9.30pm

Fries – £6 | Side Salad – £6 | Seasonal veg – £6

Artisan bread basket, butter, olive oil, balsamic vinegar – £4.50

Crispy triple cooked potatoes, black garlic aioli, sour cream and chives – £6

Garlic and rosemary roasted sweet potato fries – £6

Spring greens with chilli, garlic, lemon and olive oil – £6


Served 12pm – 9.30pm

Warm chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream – £8

Crème Brûlée – £8

Selection of British cheese with crackers and chutney – £10

Ice cream strawberry/vanilla/chocolate – £2 per scoop

Service included

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