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The East Garden

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7 London Street, Swaffham PE37 7DD, England
01760 725 722
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Chester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently viisted this place on a Saturday night and should immediately have had warning bells when there was only one other couple in the very shabby, dank room. We decided to give it a try and both ordered chicken curry and rice. Along came a tiny baby bowl each ready for the food. This eventually arrived and we were... More 

Thank Jenny L
United Kingdom
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We used to always order take out from East Garden as their service was quick, portions good and the food was always fresh. The last two occasions the food looked like it had been reheated from the night before, and was not at all up to their usual high standard. They have lost our custom for sure.

Thank Susan D
London, England, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

I visit here fairly often and have a lovely time. The owner is always very friendly and polite Food is always served well and quickly. Nice atmosphere. Clean restaurant and toilets. I would certainly recommend it. I suppose if I had to find a complaint it would be that despite buying a lot of alcohol we hit charged for glasses... More 

Thank Sue B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Telephone ordering for takeaways. Around a 20/30 minute waiting period. Well packaged up and discount offered. Free prawn crackers if you spend over a certain amount. No delivery

Thank Sarah D
Swaffham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

We ate here again today for lunch. Eat as much as you like for £11.95 each. A lovely authentic meal in a real Chinese atmosphere. Family run, they could not be more welcoming and friendly. We had a lovely meal, 3 courses, all absolutely delicious. If you want a Chinese meal that hasn't been westernised, The East Garden is highly... More 

Thank Colin N Dianne H
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160 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

It's difficult to put into order what annoyed us most. Swaffham town centre isn't exactly aglow with restaurants, which is why we fell into the doorway of this place. + We were put into a atmosphere-less back room, alone but for a large TV playing karaoke, and people waiting to collect their takeaways. + The dog-eared menu suggested that the... More 

Thank Simplesouls
Swaffham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

If you want to waste your money this is the one for you. The all you can eat is a must the food takes ages and then you are given the smallest amount, so then you can wait again. Not counting soup there is there 9 starter dishes to choose from so not much choice at all. Please don't waste... More 

Thank chazno1982
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

Tonight my wife and I tried the East Garden Chinese restaurant in Swaffham. The welcome was pleasant and menus and drinks were brought to our table very quickly indeed. Unfortunately the food we ordered was very poor indeed. We ordered a vegetarian set meal for two. The starters arrived and were very small portions and Luke warm at best. We... More 

Thank David J
Swaffham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

My friend had a curry that he said looked and tasted like a stew. We were given small bowls to eat out of, which I agree bowls for Chinese food but these were very small. My friend and I had the all you could eat menu but we had to choose a soup, starter and main meal. Although the service... More 

Swaffham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Having just arrived in the area to live, we are trying out the various eateries in and around Swaffham and this evening we decided to dine at The East Garden. First impressions were good with welcoming staff who quickly brought us drinks and menus. The atmosphere was relaxing here. The portion size was just right for us. But as I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 London Street, Swaffham PE37 7DD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Swaffham
  • Phone Number: 01760 725 722

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