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Market Cross Restaurant

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Market Place, Swaffham, England
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 48
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  • 34
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
where I go my little treat every now an again

when I fancy a treat I go here with a friend, the atmosphere is quirky plus very nice and its friendly and I really like the choices on the Menu

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
boo_bearUk
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

when I fancy a treat I go here with a friend, the atmosphere is quirky plus very nice and its friendly and I really like the choices on the Menu

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Thank boo_bearUk
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On arrival we were advised we could take a seat upstairs. Room was extremely cold. The meat in the steak and kidney pie was too tough to eat. I would have liked the opportunity to raise this during the meal, but no staff came upstairs to enquire if everything was OK. In fact, the staff did not come up at... More 

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Thank Eastwood2016
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is licenced cafe that serves a variety of food from sandwiches to hot dinners. The food is good. I have been here for breakfast and lunch. They also do Sunday dinners but booking is advisable. Open later in the summer months for dinner. There is seating upstairs as well as outside where you can look out onto the market... More 

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Thank Barbara E
Swaffham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have had meals here on several occasions. Recently several improvements have been made; most importantly the abandonment of the menu board at the end of the room in favour of a printed menu card. The chef is good and we were satisfied with the competence of the cooking. All in all a comfortable experience. We would recommend a return,... More 

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Thank Bennett003
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Four of us arrived for a late light lunch.It was busy,but found a table upstairs.The order was promptly taken by a friendly member of staff.All pleased with our choices,looking and tasting delicious.I opted for a mushroom and Camembert sandwich and salad.Well presented and flavoursome.Too full for a sweet,but had coffee and a shortbread biccie,REALLY GOOD. Thank you see you again... More 

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Thank Jackie P
Norwich, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Really lovely food at a good price, and a lovely welcoming atmosphere. Great place for a relaxed meal

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Thank daverant
Preston, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

We visited the market cross on a Saturday night for dinner. There was a lovely xmas menu and it all sounded so nice it was difficult to choose. In the end I had a fig and feta tart followed by xxl pigs in blankets with a gorgeous creamy mash and a selection of fresh vegetables. My husband had roasted red... More 

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Thank AndyWR
Hingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

I have visited this cafe several times and up to now it's been ok if a bit expensive for basic food. The last visit was terrible. It was a lunchtime visit and no busier than usual. My wife and I took a seat, waited almost 10 minutes before being offered a menu. After a further 5 minutes I ordered at... More 

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Thank Allen P
Norfolk
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Stopped here on a sunny Saturday afternoon for light snack and were not disappointed. Having found a table outside, we ordered coffee and a 'giant teacake' and tea and shortbread. The drinks were fine, but the cakes were memorable! The teacake certainly lived up to the description, it was massive and absolutely delicious, served lightly toasted with plenty of butter.... More 

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Thank 578ChrisNorfolk
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great place to meet friends over tea/coffee and cakes. Friendly staff. Situated in the middle of the market place in Swaffham.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Market Place, Swaffham, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Swaffham

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

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