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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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Tea Rooms

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  • 7
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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
Small but perfect

The food was excellent, a varied choice, fresh food and well cooked. Freshly cooked to order, small dining area, but adequate. Don't miss this tea room, it's good!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The food was excellent, a varied choice, fresh food and well cooked. Freshly cooked to order, small dining area, but adequate. Don't miss this tea room, it's good!

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This little place is above an ice cream and confectioner's and is an absolute gem down Water Lane - the food is superb (all home cooked by the chef who has an obvious passion for food) and well worth a look-in if you are in the area.

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nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I cannot sing Paul's praises enough. We have been visiting his tea tea rooms for the last six years and it never falters. Paul has always been welcoming, responsive and takes the time to talk to people, asking them how they are and what kind of day they are having. He offers a variety of snacks, meals and drinks that... More 

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Spilsby, United Kingdom
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

To access the tea room on the first floor entry is via a ground floor ice cream shop, we opted for the afternoon set tea with scones, cream and jam which was very reasonably priced considering it is located in Lavenham, most probably one of the most expensive areas of Suffolk. The service was good ( surprisingly we were the... More 

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Hertfordshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We stumbled across Sweetmeats whilst exploring away from the busy market square and what a find! The range of dishes on offer was extensive and the food was delicious. I had a superb lentil, bean and vegetable spaghetti bolognese. I would have eaten two platefuls and I am not a big eater, it tasted so good. As we left, we... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Quirky little place. Nice atmosphere, pleasant service, good fresh food and lots of it!! Extensive menu for a tea room , no sandwiches, which makes you think a little differently about what to eat. Great place.

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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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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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: Steakhouse, British

Description

Tea Rooms

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