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Sweetmeats Tea Rooms

71 Water Street, | Sudbury, CO10 9RW, Lavenham, England
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Ranked #10 of 17 restaurants in Lavenham
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Tea Rooms
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Tea Rooms
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

We were in Lavenham today for a walk & looking for a tea stop & spotted the sign for this tea room, you walk through the shop to the back & go upstairs; first impressions really do count & from the outset it just didnt feel very welcoming, the lady in the shop didnt seem very cheerful; we went upstairs... More

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Kent
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

wanted to like this place - very nice man in tearoom upstairs of this quaint wonky house and we ordered teas and a hot chocolate - all nice. Then we all ordered a jacket potato for lunch which was not good - I'm not sure how the spuds were cooked but the outside of some of them was covered in... More

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Haverhill, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I decided to treat my son to ice cream after he spotted the sign and begged to go in. Was "welcomed" by a surly faced woman who told us the tea room upstairs was open. Once upstairs in the tiny wonky shaped room we sat down. one other customer was their. A grump man asked what we wanted a chocolate... More

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Shenfield
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

My wife and I stumbled across Sweetmeats on a recent visit to Lavenham around 4pm in the afternoon . We settled on the cream tea with fruit scone- the tea was very welcome, the scones were warm and nicely accompanied by the jam, cream and butter. The tearoom is situated in a quaint old building and the owner a keen... More

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North London
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112 reviews 112 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Not so good at self-promotion. We had no idea what amazing fare was on offer when we saw this was a tea room. The name belies really top cuisine offered by an imaginative and accomplished chef who spearheads the kitchen. Spoilt for choice for snacks and meals on the blackboard menu. Two of us had beetroot and vodka borsht, Paul... More

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london
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We decided to have breakfast here when we were staying in Lavenham. The gentleman who served us was not at all helpful and totally unwelcoming. The crumpets I had were overcooked and had the tiniest piece of brie on them. My husband had croissants and they were just awful - limp and soggy. Beverages almost thrown on the table. A... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Cosy tea room with good food served by friendly staff. I had a generous pot of tea and some excellent freshly baked scones straight from the oven. Thank you.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

went to lavenham in Suffolk for a day out Saturday my wife and I and we went in this quaint little shop as we spotted Belgian chocolates and we purchased some and we see these people go pst us and head upstairs we saw a sign tearoom my wife said she wanted a coffee so went up. it was full... More

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Winsford, Cheshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

I think we visited a different place than the rest of the reviewers. Unfriendly owner only spoke upon our departure and spent most of the time hiding behind the frankly odd kitchenette thing. Décor probably an attempt at being elclectic but just looked

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East Anglia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We went here on the strength of the reviews on trip advisor, for a lunch on a Satuday. We arrived at 1pm, and found it to be empty. The room itself was uninviting; there were a few flies, and the old labels from boxes of sweets stuck to the walls made the place feel like a child had decorated it... More

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