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“A lovely lunch spot in Lavenham” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Brasserie at the Swan Hotel Lavenham

Brasserie at the Swan Hotel Lavenham
High Street | Swan Hotel Lavenham, Lavenham CO10 9QA, England
44 01787 247477
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Ranked #8 of 15 Restaurants in Lavenham
Price range: $40 - $62
Cuisines: Brasserie
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Transit: Nearest train station is Sudbury. Bus route between Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds stops outside the hotel.
Description: The Swan has an outstanding reputation for fine food and wine, it prides itself in serving the very best of modern British cuisine. We offer a variety of different dining options; from the informal Brasserie and historic Old Bar to al fresco dining in the garden, or fine dining in the elegant AA two Rosette Gallery Restaurant, the choice is yours. The Swan's menus are made using fresh, locally sourced seasonal ingredients and their popularity needs no further endorsement than the impeccable feedback received throughout the year.
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“A lovely lunch spot in Lavenham”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We were a group of six, including two children. We were greeted promptly and shown to our table. The decor is very nice and the property is well maintained. Our seating included some plastic bistro chairs which I felt didn't quite work with the overall decor although they were reasonably comfy. Mostly the service was very good and the staff were obviously well trained, polite and obliging. We had to ask a couple of times for more water rather than being offered.
The menu provided a decent selection although there were no non-menu specials. All of our food was very lovely and nicely presented. The children's menu had been designed by a local school and clearly this is a child friendly restaurant.
One minor grumble with the burger - the burger roll looked like a cheap supermarket burger roll rather than a rustic home baked one which you sometimes see in nicer restaurants.
A good wine selection and prices were quite reasonable. We had a lovely Sancerre and Australian Shiraz.
We would return and overall a very good meal with above average service and food.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Food first rate and I love the relaxed atmosphere. Service was quick and attentive. Scones and cakes in the cream tea could be better but sandwiches were excellent. Cafetierre coffee could be smoother somewhat bitter.

Visited February 2013
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Old World Charm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The setting and decor are excellent and the food is good at a reasonable price for the location. Unfortunately the service can be very slow sometimes. We have had good, friendly service at times, but we have also had to complain (more than once) that they seemed to have forgotten us and when the food did arrive there was no apology for the unacceptable delay. A pity, because the potential is great. I think you need an American accent!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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harwich
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Best restaurant i have ever eat and im a chef!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

what can i say my husband took me here on out anniversary when we first met and we have been many times since . i am a very fussy eater being a chef. But the swan is amazing staff are so attentive and the menu is all in season. I would recommend to anyone. if you go on a sunday they have a pianist playing witch in amazing!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Delightful restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Log fire, well spaced tables, attentive staff, great menu and lovely food. Didn't have the wine we usually drink so delightful waitress brought a selection to try.

Visited January 2013
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