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Market Cross Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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15A Market Place, Swaffham PE37 7AB, England
+44 1760 336671
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Norwich
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177 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for lunch on Monday, lovely little cafe, wood burning stove, and busy!! Service was efficient, wife had ham ciabatta which was very nice, I had ham and mustard on whole grain even though I asked for white but no biggy!! My only observation is (and a lot of places do this) why serve sandwiches like this on generic... More 

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Thank chefbynite
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had lunch with three friends in the restaurant and found many items on the menu very tempting but settled on the soup of the day, which was vegetable. It was an enormous bowl served with a slice of bread. It was delicious and very reasonably priced. The service was excellent and the setting relaxed and informal. Perfect for a... More 

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Thank JillFysh
Norwich, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely cosy cafe in the middle of Swaffham. Has the most extensive vegetarian menu I have ever seen, as well as accommodating meat eaters too! A must visit if in the area

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Thank Beverley D
Norwich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fast and efficient service from lovely girls. This is a small but very quaint place, with seating downstairs, upstairs and outside.There is a wonderful view over the market place, especially when the market is on Saturdays. Will go again very soon.

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Thank Susan S
Cambridge
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310 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Ok we only popped in for a coffee on our way through Swaffham, so we cannot comment on the food. The place was very busy and by the sounds of the accents there were quite a few Norfolk people in, always a good sign if used by locals. The young lady (nan) on the till was friendly and as it... More 

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Thank Cotonboy
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

Visited today for lunch, food was nice. Took a while to come out though, my husband had the double burger was huge. Lovely building and atmosphere! Will return

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Thank Stephanie Z
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

I was slightly concerned that the last review only gave 2 stars but put that down to the reviewer finding a piece of cling film in their soup. Surely that was a one-off I thought... Roll forward 45 minutes which was how long we sat with two hungry kids waiting for our food to arrive. Even when we chased it... More 

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Thank IrmaCheesepoy
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

my husband and I popped in for lunch. we thought the place looked nice. He had the jacket potato with stilton mushrooms which was delicious but my 'soup' was unfortunate. Soup of the day was butternut and sweet potato. the flavour was lovely but I didn't feel it was soup by any stretch of the imagination; merely pureed vegetables -... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

We paid £20 for 2 full english breakfast with reheated sausages (one was burnt inside by the microwave) and bacon, with one tea and low quality orange juice. The fried eggs had solid yokes too. Although the breakfast was huge it was really low quality and overpriced for what we had. The waitress was very friendly though but the lady... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

From the adorable exterior to the warm cosy interior, this place never disappoints. Set in a beautiful location in the old town square, this restaurant is perfectly situated for a morning coffee, relaxing lunch, afternoon tea, or evening meal, enjoying watching the world go by. Kay and the team offer a friendly, fun, relaxed atmosphere which always makes this place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15A Market Place, Swaffham PE37 7AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Swaffham
  • Phone Number: +44 1760 336671

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