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Sweetmeats Tea Rooms

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71 Water Street, | Sudbury, CO10 9RW, Lavenham, England
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Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating
Good for: Families with children
Description: Tea Rooms

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely mince pies

We visited today and enjoyed a drink and cake. I live the homemade hot mince pies with cream and mum enjoyed her carrot cake.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2015
Lynsey B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

We visited today and enjoyed a drink and cake. I live the homemade hot mince pies with cream and mum enjoyed her carrot cake.

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Thank Lynsey B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

Having grown up in the village, I can say I know the best places to eat without being bias. Paul, the owner of Sweetmeats, gives an excellent range of foods - from snacks to lunches - even including vegan options (good for some of my family)! I have had the best sausages and mash at Sweetmeats, it's gorgeous! My light... More 

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Thank RubyLord
Croydon, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Sweetmeats is just one of a number of Tea Rooms in Lavenham. We havn't tried any others to be fair but thoroughly enjoyed our short stop at Sweetmeats during a rainy tour of this delightful village. The coffee was strong and tasty and the host just perfect. Like being waited on and entertained by your Nan (no offence). The whole... More 

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Thank KathIan999
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

My friend Angie and I went to Sweet Meets for a scone and a coffee on a very miserable November Saturday. Upstairs you feel like you have walked into a cafe in Harry Potter, or Amelie, saxophone quietly playing, bright booths, kooky pictures and photos on the wonky walls and the best scone I have ever had. This place is... More 

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Thank Bex550
Chichester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Having read the TA reviews embarrassingly lead a group of fellow travellers here for a snack Sunday lunch. I am fine with quirky but this chef is trying to be too ambitious. He offers far too many options and nothing that the five of us ate was palatable. We were so disappointed. We came out and went into the Swan... More 

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Thank sheiladeibel
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Latta was like drinking hot milk food OK not much toppings on muffins. We were quite disappointed. To much food availability wasn't that inpressed

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Thank Stacey L
Sandy, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Ordered muffins with cheddar and avocado. Got 4 pieces of muffin with no more than an30g of cheese and a quarter of an avocado between the four pieces. So dry it was hard to eat. My husband had the 'giant 3 cheese scone' turned out to be a small very stale and dry scone. Asked for extra butter and got... More 

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Thank Jan V
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

A great example of why you shouldn't judge a book by its cover: small and cramped, with an old-fashioned sweet and chocolate shop at the bottom straight out of the 80s, and an upstair dining room with a tiny kitchen in the corner that you wouldn't believe can produce half of the many dishes on the blackboard. E pur si... More 

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Thank Oli_and_Kat
Essex, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Found this little place on bank holiday Monday, when the weather was really bad, must say we loved it, it's good value for money, the soup we had was very tasty.

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Thank gailbh
Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The food was excellent, a varied choice, fresh food and well cooked. Freshly cooked to order, small dining area, but adequate. Don't miss this tea room, it's good!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 71 Water Street, | Sudbury, CO10 9RW, Lavenham, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Lavenham

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Tea Rooms

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