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Sweetmeats Tea Rooms

71 Water Street, | Sudbury, CO10 9RW, Lavenham, England
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Ranked #11 of 16 Restaurants in Lavenham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Tea Rooms
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English first
Axbridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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
2 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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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norfolk
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

this cafe above a chocolate shop in lavenham is quaint amazing coffee and the cake although small is home made and very tasty go there !!!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

One day we visited Lavenham and were looking for somewhere to have a light lunch. We came across this place in Water Street. The menu was pretty limited, but that was no problem. The owner was rather busy on the phone, we gathered his car had been broken into and the police seemed to be doing a phone interview. Eventually... More

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Oxted
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We had lunch at Sweetmeats Tea Rooms. The owner was stressed and allowed this to show, sadly, saying that he was having to do everything on his own - he was so under pressure he forgot to put the tea in the teapot!! Sadly, the coffee was rather watery and not much flavour; difficult to pour due to type of... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Had lunch on the Sunday of the Open Gardens event and the tearooms was serving both inside and outside customers and appeared somewhat overwhelmed by the demand. That said my croissant was excellent as was Sue's scone and it was all good value and entertaining as well.

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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

To be frank how 35 reviews show this as excellent is a bit of a mystery. The whole place looks as if it needs a total overhaul and clean from top to bottom. Not very welcoming, tables plastic and out of keeping with a medieval house. Scones obviously home made not totally unappetising but as the place was grubby made... More

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Sidcup, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

We were attracted by the quaint look of the place but sadly, that was the only good thing about our visit. The owner was unfriendly, and despite our attempts at engaging him in friendly conversation, he wasn't going to be drawn in!! Soup was nice, but ham and cheese croissant was dry. Coffee was disgusting... Reminded me of floor sweepings.... More

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Bacup, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Visited Lavenham with my wife today. We were struggling to find a cafe with veggie options until we came across Sweetmeats. The veggie options sounded enticing and the only difficulty we had was picking one. My wife had the gnocci and I had the chilli bean tacos; both were delicious and the portion sizes were spot on. We found the... More

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Additional Information about Sweetmeats Tea Rooms

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

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