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71 Water Street | Sudbury, CO10 9RW, Lavenham, Babergh District, England
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On this occasion, and we have visited numerous times, it was tomato basil and olive soup.the flavours complimented each other perfectly. The carrot cake and maple cream topping was one of the best cakes have eaten, and I have tried a lot, as well ice cream from around Europe. He makes some unusual and interesting flavours. The orange and cardoman... More 

Thank danalex2k
Banstead, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Can't rate the food as didn't try it but our take away coffee was horrible. Served by a young lad who had to ask how to use the machine. Tasted like instant.

Thank gillynet1
Ea, Spain
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

We chose to go into this tea room for lunch because of the unusual menu and the very reasonable prices. The seating area is small and we were the only customers for most of the time we were there, which seemed a shame, given the food that was on offer. The friendly proprietor was an enthusiastic "foodie", very happy to... More 

Thank Mrs K
St Ives, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

the atmosphere is quirky and the décor might not be to everyone's taste, but the food is varied and interesting, rather than same old tearoom sandwiches or roast lunch with no other option on a Sunday as is often the case in pubs. My husband's choice of sausages and mash was superior to my jambalaya (rather bland despite menu claiming... More 

Thank Sarah_Cambs
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Cannot recommend this place enough, charming setting, very quirky decoration and great location in the heart of Lavenham. Food is really lovely and for a small tea room, there is a great selection of choice which is all very good value for money. Ice creams are delicious too! Been here multiple times and there is always something new going on,... More 

Thank bronyck s
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

The tea room is above Sweetmeats' wonderful shop for ice cream (umpteen flavors) and hand-crafted chocolate, located in one of Lavenham's ancient medieval houses on Water Street. The tea room, which features light lunches, tea and cakes, including one of the best scones (wholewheat with raisins) I've ever had, has opted for slightly funky rather than twee. The proprietor is... More 

Thank D U
suffolk england
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

My friend suggested we went to this tea room for afternoon tea, she'd been before on an evening event, We happily arrived at 4pm and started going up the stairs when I had a feeling of awkwardness. I asked the owner if we were OK to have afternoon tea, which he then rolled his eyes. I said oh are you... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

A party of six of us arrived one Sunday afternoon. We were very impressed by the choice of dishes on the hand written blackboard. The service was excellent, nothing was too much trouble. We will definately be heading back to Sweetmeats next time we are in Lavenham.

Thank PerchyK
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Family run small tea room. Really friendly. Loads of choice and good deserts (home made) and also ice creams. Also Good choice for vegetarians and vegans.

Thank conrad_capdevila
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

My usual visit to Lavenham involves photography and having Sweetmeats Ice cream. You just have to taste this if you are in Lavenham. It is a must have for visitors. The waffle cone with scoops of my choice is the one I prefer. But there are loads of other flavours to choose from. Would highly recommend this ice cream. Have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
British, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Water Street | Sudbury, CO10 9RW, Lavenham, Babergh District, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Babergh District  >  Lavenham
  • Phone Number: 441787248442
Tea Rooms

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?