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“Scones!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Shapes Restaurant at Aldiss

Shapes Restaurant at Aldiss
Oxborough Lane | W J Aldiss, Fakenham NR21 8AF, England
0845 130 3388
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Ranked #13 of 30 Restaurants in Fakenham
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Scottish Borders
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Scones!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Whenever we are in Fakenham we always visit Shapes for scones and coffee. Large fruit and large cheese scones plus two coffees all for £4.90!! We travel to many different areas and without any doubt these are the very best scones we have ever tasted. Wherever we go we invariably sit with scones and coffee and make the same remark, namely, 'If only they could have a few lessons from the staff at Shapes'. Most of the coffee shops near our home in The Scottish Borders charge in excess of £7.00 for the equivalent! Congratulations to the staff - keep up the good work!
(Unfortunately, we have no need for a full meal, but the food always look good).

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 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
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Lovely fresh food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We just popped here for a coffee and cake but really nice and everything was fresh.
Spotless restaurant and it was busy with people that obviously came often as staff knew them.
Really friendly staff who make you feel very welcome.
Will definitely try one of their main meals next time.

Visited September 2013
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Romney Marsh
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Relaxing and Comfortable”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We decided to have lunch at Shapes Restaurant as we had been shopping in the store and I had read the reviews before visiting. We have visited Fakenham many times and always looked elsewhere in the town for lunch. However on this occasion we thought we would give Shapes a try. It was on a market day and rather wet so possibly a little busier than sometimes.

At first we were unable to find an empty table. As some became available it took quite a while before they were cleared. The queue for food was quite long but the staff very pleasant.

We were only eating a light meal but the food was lovely and hot (soup of the day) and the drinks fine. Gradually the lunch time rush diminished (about 2.00 pm) and we enjoyed a relaxing lunch break.

It was really convenient because we didn't have to worry about parking and we could easily continue our shopping in the store afterwards.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Consistently good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

I've been to Shapes restaurant on many occasions and haven't yet had a bad experience. The place is light and airy with plenty of space. There is a good sized menu and there are always daily hot specials. The food is always freshly prepared and made with good quality ingredients. The service is always polite and efficient and the prices are very reasonable.
Ideal for a nice lunch or just for a drink and a snack.

  • 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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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great range for all tastes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Often pop in for coffee in Fakenham - and a scone or cake, which is worth a try! Not tried a meal but certainly looks good and a menu with a wide range for everyone. Very impressed.

Visited March 2013
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