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Market Cross Restaurant

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15A Market Place, Swaffham PE37 7AB, England
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Sandy, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to this wonderful cafe several times this year and I have nothing but praise for good food and service. Chatting to locals and staff when seated in the lovely quirky cafe or sitting outside watching the world go by. Thank you

Thank julietg99
hertfordshire uk
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125 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way to Cromer yesterday the food was ok, the chips first class but how can a restaurant serving Panini's run out by 1.30pm ??? Then someone asked for cream for their coffee behind us and that was run out of that too! Go to the local shops girls!!!! there was plenty of staff to run... More 

Thank janewoollcott
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The Premises are lovely. Very quirky as you would expect from a building in an 800 market town. The food is very good and well priced. Staff are lovely very friendly. I would recommend a visit to anyone going to the town.

Thank Amanda Jane R
Swaffham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

My husband and I popped in for some lunch today. The menu has adequate choice, we had ham, eggs and chips and a cup of tea. The other choices included quiche of the day with salad, soup of the day, whitebait, cheesy nachos, a sandwich or a baked potato. The food arrived quickly, was piping hot and the gammon delicious.... More 

Thank 781trishr
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

I often drive to Swaffham, at least once a week and often stop, grab a coffee and a snack but have not stopped here for a long time. Popped in, ordered a bacon sandwich and a cup of coffee, nearly £9!!!!!!! I was asked to pay with the order, must have looked dodgy. My score is 3 for the food... More 

Thank Paul P
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Dropped in for lunch today The service was ok but the food was awful We ordered a ham cheese with tomato jam toasted sandwich Which came with no cheese or jam and not toasted. So basically a ham sandwich We ordered the same on ciabatta again came with no cheese and not toasted Also a jacket potatoe with cheese and... More 

Thank ateam42016
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

I have held off writing about the Market Cross Café for a while - it already gets so busy!! My sister and I go regularly. The atmosphere is friendly and jolly. Lovely attentive staff, new faces included. Owner Kay is just the best kind of host and the food is good modern bistro style. Fresh and wholesome. Excellent coffee, and... More 

Thank Sally H
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The menu had something to offer for everyone and was interesting without being over the top. Great interior design making the best of the historic building with a choice of rooms and seating arrangements. Great views out of the window directly onto the Swaffham Buttercross.

Thank Ricardo204
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

On the morning of travelling to Norwich we phoned the Market Cross to ask if we could book a table. I explained that we had a dog with us and would it be possible to bring her in with us. It was no problem regarding the dog and they duly reserved a table for us. We were running late and... More 

Thank Dawn2234
Norwich, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Dropped in for a snack and a coffee. The area outside and ground floor were both quite busy, but upstairs was cool and quiet. Very pleasant to sit in room like a cosy sitting room. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Drinks were piping hot and food very nice.

Thank PaulS1956

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Cafe, British
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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: 01760336671

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