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Sweetmeats Tea Rooms

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71 Water Street, | Sudbury, CO10 9RW, Lavenham, England
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Tea Rooms

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food

Having read a few of the reviews before submitting my own, I want to say that the decor reminded me of a an old style French creperie. Can see why it might not appeal to some though, especially the sticky table cloth. The owner let's say was not very chatty, we arrived just after lunch and had the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2014
hollis49
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Surrey, UK
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Bit disappointing to be honest, the man serving wasn't very friendly, tea cakes were burnt, wouldn't go back.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My brother and sister-in-law are visiting from Northern Ireland, so we decided to take them to Lavenham for the afternoon. One of us was sadly feeling under-the-weather, but the rest of us decided to stop into Sweetmeats for an ice-cream. It was to be the best decision we'd made since leaving the house! To top it all, upon taking a... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We were looking for a place to have a cup of coffee and something light to eat. Saw the Sweetmeats sign and went in for a look. I've checked a few previous reviews, and I have to agree, the place needs an update. It's small, therefore cramped, but the furniture and decor need some attention. My only complaint was the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

How so many people have given this place good reviews I'll never know. The man / owner serving was the most rude, unwelcoming, stressy person I have ever had the displeasure of meeting in the service industry. He reminded me of Basil Fawlty, but not as funny. He needs to do something else with his life. We sat down and... More 

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Surrey, UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Having read a few of the reviews before submitting my own, I want to say that the decor reminded me of a an old style French creperie. Can see why it might not appeal to some though, especially the sticky table cloth. The owner let's say was not very chatty, we arrived just after lunch and had the place to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Very friendly little tea room. Food was excellent. Huge choice for such a tiny kitchen, but very obviously all home cooked and freshly prepared. A testimony to the owners obvious passion for good food. Service was friendly and attentive, going that extra mile without being 'in your face'. Excellent value for money. Will definitely go again.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

It was a little shabby tacky not very clean chipped cups and cold atmosphere there is better places in lavenham

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Axbridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

A visit to Suffolk would quite simply be unsatisfactory without a visit to Sweetmeats. The food is fantastic, original and without exception home-made. The mystery of Schrodinger's Cat is as nothing compared to the question of how Paul produces such fabulous food from the tiny kitchen area up the corner of the room. Nothing is too much trouble as Paul... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The girlfriend and I decided to choose this cute little out of the way place for our lunch today after we thought The Swan just round the corner looked a bit too formal for us. The menu despite being written on a blackboard and maybe a little small to read for some provided a great choice for everyone. We shared... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We popped in as I live locally and heard the name mentioned from time to time. Although the name was known for its icecream, perhaps not the cafe. I'm not sure who on earth decorated this place but it's very dated and miss matched. It looks like their almost trying to be an American style diner. Old irritating jazz music... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 71 Water Street, | Sudbury, CO10 9RW, Lavenham, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Lavenham

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Description

Tea Rooms

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