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Ash Close, Swaffham PE37 7NH, England
(01760) 723845
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Enjoyable, pricey-ish

We were staying at the Hotel during our honeymoon and booked in to the restaurant the first night. It was a Monday in March so there were only a couple of people in the restaurant (also guests at the hotel). The service was a little patchy, but very friendly. Food is good - lovely fresh local... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We were staying at the Hotel during our honeymoon and booked in to the restaurant the first night. It was a Monday in March so there were only a couple of people in the restaurant (also guests at the hotel). The service was a little patchy, but very friendly. Food is good - lovely fresh local ingredients and very well... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went to Strattons as a group for a birthday celebration and had a wonderful meal. We asked for a cake to be provided and they produced the most delicious vanilla sponge I have ever eaten. The rest of the meal was fantastic too. The service is very good and the place has real character.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Booked a romantic dinner for two on Valentine's Day 2015, £60 per head. The service was fairly quick once we sat down, despite the restaurant probably seeing one of it's busiest nights of the year. However we did have to wander round the hotel itself just to get someone to see us to our table and once we did eventually... More 

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King's Lynn
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I've lived in this part of Norfolk for 20 years; heard and read about Strattons, but until now, had never dined there. Why oh why have I never visited. Had a lovely pre-Christmas evening meal with retired ex-colleagues - delicious food, adequate portions, lovely ambience and quiet but attentive service. We shall definitely be going there again and I shall... More 

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Swaffham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I've eaten at Strattons a few times and like their quirky environment - it is odd, but comfortably so - but it is quirky. Really suits a couple looking for a memorable evening The food is good - the best in Swaffham (but that isn't saying much) - but I think the restaurant believes it's own myth about being 'excellent'... More 

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Dereham, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A return after many years to what was a favourite location when Les & Vanessa were hands-on in charge. "They" do say you should never go back, and maybe "they" are right. The food was good quality, but the portions in most cases were on the small side. Starter of soup, did not come with bread, so we asked for... More 

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London
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85 reviews 85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We stayed in the hotel for a weekend and were persuaded by the lovely young woman who rang us to try the restaurant (in fairness there is very little choice in Swaffham). I think in spite of the good reviews here it speaks volumes that this restaurant was not busy on Friday or Saturday.I had the starter of ham terrine... More 

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Romford, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is a must do.It is unlikely that you will visit many more interesting hotels than this.I have visited one other and love this sort of thing.All rooms are special, relax in the lounge with tea in the afternoon or pre dinner drinks in the evening.I love it.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We are not spoilt for choice in mid-Norfolk so Stattons was a welcome find. It is very much tucked away so you could pass by without ever knowing it is in the middle of Swaffam. The chef says he specilises in slow cooking methods. The mackeral I had as a starter and cod for a main were both cooked well... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Good, locally sourced food, presented in an imaginative style. A little on the pricey side. I think the restaurant is aspiring to be nudging at Egon Ronay to Michelin level, but it should be seen as a good, local honest bistro instead.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ash Close, Swaffham PE37 7NH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Swaffham
  • Phone Number: (01760) 723845

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  • Cuisine: European

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