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7 London Street, Swaffham PE37 7DD, England
01760 725 722
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good but not exceptional

Having just arrived in the area to live, we are trying out the various eateries in and around Swaffham and this evening we decided to dine at The East Garden. First impressions were good with welcoming staff who quickly brought us drinks and menus. The atmosphere was relaxing here. The portion... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2015
781trishr
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Swaffham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tonight my wife and I tried the East Garden Chinese restaurant in Swaffham. The welcome was pleasant and menus and drinks were brought to our table very quickly indeed. Unfortunately the food we ordered was very poor indeed. We ordered a vegetarian set meal for two. The starters arrived and were very small portions and Luke warm at best. We... More 

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Swaffham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

My friend had a curry that he said looked and tasted like a stew. We were given small bowls to eat out of, which I agree bowls for Chinese food but these were very small. My friend and I had the all you could eat menu but we had to choose a soup, starter and main meal. Although the service... More 

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Thank LESLEY S
Swaffham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Having just arrived in the area to live, we are trying out the various eateries in and around Swaffham and this evening we decided to dine at The East Garden. First impressions were good with welcoming staff who quickly brought us drinks and menus. The atmosphere was relaxing here. The portion size was just right for us. But as I... More 

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1 Thank 781trishr
N.E. Somerset
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Ate at the East Garden with 3 work colleagues in Swaffham on business. 3 of us chose the 'all you can eat' option, which at around £16 a head was very good. We went for 5 different starters, each arrived in portions big enough for the 3 of us to share. Similarly, the 5 mains were ample. The quality was... More 

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Thank Knockout
Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We booked our table in good time many hours before arriving for our meal. This was the first time that we have visited this restaurant and after friends recommended it. We waited a long time for our starter and even longer for the main course. We should have followed when the table next to us just walked out after waiting... More 

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Outwell, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Very welcoming staff, including the proprietor. Has the most extensive menu we have seen in any Chinese restaurant, with many dishes that you wouldn't see in the vast majority of restaurants of this type, which all seem to serve the same things. Food tasty, of good quality and with ample portions at reasonable cost. Great for an evening with family... More 

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1 Thank Steve C
Swaffham, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The Proprietor was very friendly and informative. We had a selection of food to take away which was reasonably priced. The food was still hot when we served it at home and we all enjoyed our chosen dishes very much. The portions were ample. Whilst waiting for our food to be prepared, several couples and families came in and it... More 

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Thank Stephen H
London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Resturant a it tired but food delicious. Service very good and efficient . Proprietor very welcoming

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Thank Helen C
Swaffham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

Went here again for lunch. The eat as much as you like menu at £11.95p a head is very good value and an adequate selection of dishes. We could happily eat here every week and thoroughly enjoyed it. As we previously lived in London have eaten in China town and many other Chinese restaurants and the East Garden is as... More 

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Thank Colin N Dianne H
Norwich, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We had a takeaway from here 3 days ago and it was horrible. The spare ribs were quite nice but the prawn mixture wrapped in lettuce had tons of liquid in and was luke warm. The four mains were the worst we had eaten. The Singapore noodles were bland and mushy, the crispy seafood noodles had some almost burnt noodles... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 London Street, Swaffham PE37 7DD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Swaffham
  • Phone Number: 01760 725 722

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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