Beautiful old house, renovated with fine contemporary features.
Service is lovely, and the food is excellent.
I’ve visited several times, and stayed at Oaksmere too, and always enjoy it.
Excellent meal in lovely surroundings and great, friendly service.
Superb service, excellent food, fantastic family venue (there's a pirate ship) and exquisite wine list.
Great staff. Particularly attentive. Lovely food. Really good to see the open kitchen.
A very nice setting for a special celebration meal. The staff were relaxed, friendly and the right level of attentive. The food was excellent and we had a very nice evening.
Loverly setting in beautiful grounds with a well laid out restaurant with attentive staff.
My husband and I took my parents here for a joint birthday lunch. We went on a Sunday and we all choose the roast beef, which was succulent and delicious. Overall the flavours were good and the service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive.
However, the cauliflower cheese was sitting in a puddle of water where it had (I assume) been reheated - a shame because the whute sauce was tasty. The roast potatoes were dry and hard to cut - again kept warm perhaps? The carrots were a little under done. Delicious gravy though. And I was delighted to see extra gravy provided in a jug.
With some small tweaks to the food, Oaksmere has the makings of an excellent restaurant.
Difficult to rate The Oaksmere as one of the meals was good but one was poor. The dining room was lovely with a great atmosphere and staff were attentive. Both scallop starters were very tasty and the roast beef was good. Unfortunately, the lemon sole was very poor and Baked Alaska very disappointing. To their credit, they did not charge for these two dishes and were apologetic. I definitely think we would give The Oaksmere another chance although we just came away disappointed.
Love The Oaksmere the food is always oustanding and the service second to none.
We visited this hotel for a Sunday lunch, having been married there in 2007. The hotel has had a facelift since then and we were impressed with the new restaurant.
The service was excellent, all staff were friendly and attentive. The food was very good though I was disappointed that the Sunday roast did not include chicken as an option. In the end I went for pan-fried salmon which was very nice, my wife had lamb. We found the desserts less impressive and they did not live up to their enticing descriptions!
My one criticism was that I was not offered the roast chicken, since a 'regular' customer who came in after us requested it and the waiter duly obliged.
Despite being local we have never eaten in the restaurant before and we were very impressed. The food was delicious and the staff excellent. The atmosphere was buzzing and we'll definitely be back. Thank you!
Absolutely excellent meal with very attentive service. The pastry chef was brilliant and the baked Alaska was the best ever.
Everything was really good but I marked the service down because my sirloin was cooked rare when I asked for medium and it could have been rectified if someone had come over to do a quality check and ask us if our meal was okay.
The meal was lovely and we did appreciate the sentiment from the kitchen/waiter after. We will definitely be returning!!
Very nice food and nice place to have lunch in a relaxed atmosphere
We had lunch on Tuesday
It was a horrible wet day. But the ambience of Oaksmere was welcoming and Friendly
The meal was delicious. Keep it up
The best Sunday dinner I have had in a very long time . Cooked to perfection and attentive staff . Will most definitely be going back there soon
As my husband has a number of dietary issues I rang the hotel and requested a menu for the evening we were visiting. This was sent through immediately and we selected suitable dishes and forwarded via email with requests for certain ingredients to be omitted.
We enjoyed a lovely evening in great surroundings with great food, with everything just as we requested.
This was the 2nd time we have had a business lunch here and once again it was impressive.
The venue is stunning, food amazing and staff helpful and engaging. I will look forward to my next visit and plan to take my family as well as using the venue for business lunches.
Old house, delightfully and tastefully modernised in spreading grounds, with interesting topiary.
The staff were all fantastic, very charming and helpful
The food was excellent. The Market Menu is very good value.
My friends and I very much enjoyed our visit, no will definitely come back.
Very pleasant, good food and service.
I simply cannot fault The Oaksmere, we've been a few times now but this was the first time we'd had the Sunday roast, absolutely scrummy and at £20/head for two courses, excellent value. Helpful courteous staff and a lovely ambiance, what better way to pass a Sunday lunchtime.
The food was ok, but lacked that wow, that one is looking for when paying these prices. Similarly the service was a bit laid back, slow and unprofessional for such a lovely venue.
We had the most wonderful lunch for 13 of us to celebrate a family birthday on Sunday. The food was delicious and the service impeccable, all in beautiful surroundings. Would highly recommend!
It’s a lovely place and the service could not be faulted. Sadly the food was a big let down for us. The steak had sat way to long under warming lamps so was served completely dried out. The starters were great. This was our experience on the night.
Went for a meal with my boyfriend in the restaurant for an evening meal, the service was absolutely fantastic, all the staff were friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend if you’re looking for a nice place to eat to celebrate a speacial occasion.
Wonderful food and very attentive service, a very enjoyable experience
As always, great service and superb food. A gem on the Suffolk / Norfolk border.
Everything was perfect, it was lunchtime and only about 10 customers so had undivided attention of staff. Probably a lot different that evening as they had over a 100 bookings !
Lovely place but disappointed as main meal and service did'nt match the ambiance of the restaurant. A bit of obscene language and shouting coming from the kitchen did'nt help either.
Chose the Oaksmere for my husbands birthday lunch.. though the food was quite good we found the service slightly lacking. The cutlery was not very clean and the floor had crumbs on it.
One of the specials was off the menu , we were informed of this when we were shown to our table.
My husband ordered the Blythburg pork only to be told there was none!
We will not be returning
Staff were lovely and nothing was too much trouble, we stayed for the roast on the Sunday before we left and I can honestly say it was in the of the nicest roast dinners I’ve ever had!!!!!!
The Oaksmere dining space has a modern, boutique, European feel to it.
The service has got much better since the new management team took over
The new chef has made a huge difference to consistently producing very good food.
All the meat is local, well hung and you can see the beef hanging.
A great place for a casual or a special meal out
Very disappointing evening!
Cocktail bar OK, bar tender kept changing the music, very annoying!!!
Attention to detail very lacking!
Very expensive for what we had!
Quality of food poor!
Won't be going back
Only visited for lunch..Food was good and service reasonable.
But why all the high seats and tables. Fine for perching but not as relaxing as a table.
Would have eaten in the restuarant but it was empty and had no atmosphere.
Exceptional setting and decor with the food to match.
Fantastic meal and service, staff couldn’t of been more helpful and nice, food was just fantastic and so much to choose from
Good food, Great service, very enjoyable business lunch.
Slow service but good meal
Our wedding anniversary
We had a superb Sunday lunch, food absolutely fantastic. Only negative, and it was a big one, was the pre lunch drinks in the bar. The barman was rude and did not know how to serve drinks! A G&t with the whole tonic poured by him without asking, orange wedges added without asking and a sparkling water served in a hot glass!