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“Wonderful, Wonderful Pancakes”
Review of Rasputin

Rasputin
Ranked #3 of 35 Restaurants in Swaffham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $32
Cuisines: Russian
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Wonderful, Wonderful Pancakes”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

Despite the restaurant being very quiet we had a lovely evening yesterday. Bizarrely decorated - no accounting for taste - but lovely pure white table cloths and excellent service. We really enjoyed the food and the value was excellent at £13.50 for 3 courses. I rarely make desserts and even more rarely order one in a restaurant, but I'm so glad I did because the Russian pancakes with honey and ice cream were superb, even better than those we used to buy in Brittany. There were only 5 people in the restaurant last night so I hope more people visit so we don't loose it!

  • Visited October 2013
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Traditional Russian Food!”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

We went as we live locally but never tried this place before but knew the reviews were good.
This a great find & would love to find an excuse to go here again!
The food was cooked to perfection & great traditional Russian cooking. This is a must for anyone looking for a restaurant that is a little different to the ordinary.
The food was so tasty, the staff so accomodating & was only to pleased to offer to help when it came to choosing from the menu if you are unsure of the meal choices.
Also can recommend the wines here, I tried the Moldovian Red & it was full bodied as a red should be, don't be put off by the fact you may not know these wines because they are exquisit. No meal is complete at this restaurant without trying the Russian vodka & there are many friut flavoured ones to try, so please ask the staff for their recommended one with your starter or to finish off your meal.
Please make sure you book so you are not disappointed, as it can be popular especially at weekends. At night ask for a table in the window as this restaurant is up above the shops & overlooks the Swaffham market square & at nighttime as an ambience.

  • Visited February 2013
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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“A little Gem! Quirky decor - Great food”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

I wish we had visited sooner, this is somewhere a bit different that offers really good food at great prices, two courses for a tenner! We both had the Blini starter and then Ravioli and Meatball main courses, all well presented and very good. Do try it soon!

  • Visited August 2013
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Dereham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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“Surprisingly good!”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

We went here on a spur of the moment thing as we realised that we couldn't really say we'd ever really tried Russian food.

The decor was quite strange however the menu was good; there were some usual things along some more recognizable options. I liked how you can see into the kitchen which looked very clean indeed.

We added Vodkas to our starters (a three piece taster - which was lovely) and had 'Peter The Great' Lamb (which was superb, the remarkably tasty & tender), a Chicken Kiev and Stroganoff. All the food was fresh and very tasty and reasonable sized portions. We also had deserts which again were very fresh and tasty and also a bottle of white wine from Moldova!

It was all remarkably good and we left feeling very pleased with what we had eaten & experienced. I would defiantly go again and i would definitely recommend it to others, with the instruction not to be put off by the peculiar (ell, by English taste) decor.

Good value, fresh, good quality food and a nice change from the usual suspects - Italian, Chinese, English pub grub etc. They also do a very competitively priced lunch menu.

  • Visited August 2013
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“Lovely Meal”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

As everyone else has said great meal, couldnt fault it and I can be fussy. They had substituted mash with new potatoes but anyone who can cook knows you cant mash potatoes in July and the new potatoes were lovely really well done.

My husband had the bitter and really enjoyed it and wished he'd asked what it was.

We had the pork steak & meatballs followed by pancakes & the cheeseboard then coffee and it was all really nice.

I have 5 stars from the environmental health people but couldnt fault Rasputins - the table linen was imaculate as was the glassware and the cutlery - well done guys great meal, hope you carry on the good work and best wishes for the future.

  • Visited July 2013
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