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Sweetmeats Tea Rooms

71 Water Street, | Sudbury, CO10 9RW, Lavenham, England
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Ranked #11 of 15 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
Surrey, UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 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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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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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 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
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75 reviews 75 reviews
35 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
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118 reviews 118 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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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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