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Brasserie at the Swan Hotel Lavenham

High Street | Swan Hotel Lavenham, Babergh District CO10 9QA, England
+44 1787 247477
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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High Street | Swan Hotel Lavenham, Babergh District CO10 9QA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a family, whether in groups of 4, 6 or 8, we eat here every couple of months and its always excellent. The menu covers most bases so there's always something for everyone; its beautifully cooked and presented, and always delicious. Highly recommended.More

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John M, HOUSE MANAGER at Brasserie at the Swan Hotel Lavenham, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. It is great to receive such lovely feedback and I'm really glad to hear you enjoy dining with us. I very much look forward to welcoming you back soon and if I...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Lavenham for the antique shops etc and at midday, we decided to have lunch at The Swan. I ordered the Goat's cheese panna cotta as my starter, which to my surprise was presented in a Kilner jar. It was absolutely superb. My...More

Thank ron n N
John M, House Manager at Brasserie at the Swan Hotel Lavenham, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your time in Lavenham and of course what the Brasserie has to offer. I do hope we can welcome you back in the future...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time for here having booked late and not able to get in main restaurant. A pleasant dining experience, nicely prepared and well presented food and the staff all efficient. Varied and extensive menu caters for all options, will definitely call again.More

Thank Alan S
John M, House Manager at Brasserie at the Swan Hotel Lavenham, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. It is great to receive such lovely feedback and I'm really glad you enjoyed your time in the Brasserie. I look forward to welcoming you back in the future and if I...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017

Could have eaten better and cheaper elsewhere and in that sense disappointing. Not intended to compete with its big sister down the corridor and lesser standard expected but the meals were rather dumped on our mats by a rather surly chap and were not as...More

Thank David N
JaneLarcombeBDM, BDM at Brasserie at the Swan Hotel Lavenham, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback via Trip Advisor. I am so sorry to hear that your experience was not what you'd hoped for. We would, of course, have welcomed your feedback on the day. This would have allowed us to...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

The food is absolutely fine, but not exceptional. How happy you are with it depends on your expectations.More

Thank Maria C
John M, House Manager at Brasserie at the Swan Hotel Lavenham, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. I am sorry to learn that you found the food fine and not exceptional. I will be sharing your comments with the team. If there is anything I can do to assist...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

On a lovely sunny Saturday afternoon we sat in the stunning walled gardens of The Swan, a beautiful Tudor hotel and restaurant. Present with a short straight forward lunch menu i made my selection. Pork terrine, fish of the day, Hake and strawberry cheesecake. Each...More

Thank JohnCaz7
John M, House Manager at Brasserie at the Swan Hotel Lavenham, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. It's great to receive such lovely feedback. I am glad the sun was shining and that you enjoyed your lunch. I do hope we can welcome you back to the Swan in...More

Reviewed 25 August 2017

The menu at the Brasserie is less elaborate than the main restaurant of the Swan but it's the same chef and equally excellent food. There is a good range of dishes to choose from, with nightly specials, and a vegetarian menu too.More

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John M, HOUSE MANAGER at Brasserie at the Swan Hotel Lavenham, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. It is great to receive such lovely feedback and I'm really glad you enjoyed what the Brasserie has to offer. I certainly will be sharing your comments with the team and I...More

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

The brasserie, service and food were all fantastic. Our hostess Jo squeezed us in despite our not having booked, and we both felt the steaks were the best we have had locally. The service was friendly, helpful and nothing was too much trouble. We are...More

Thank iExplorer31
John M, House Manager at Brasserie at the Swan Hotel Lavenham, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. It is great to receive such lovely feedback and I'm so glad you enjoyed your time with us in the Brasserie. I do hope we can welcome you back very soon. If...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch here in the garden. After negotiating a surly maitre d' - who dismissed us as he was fully booked - he did accommodate us in the garden. Pricey food and drinks but quality. If they could train the front of...More

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John M, House Manager at Brasserie at the Swan Hotel Lavenham, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. I am so glad you enjoyed your lunch with us in the garden. I certainly do take note of your other comments though! I do hope we can welcome you back again...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017

Having never visited the Swan before, a friend suggested my mother and I have lunch with her there. We arrived early so sat on the sofas and enjoyed a coffee. We were also offered the menus prior to going to our table and were able...More

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John M, House Manager at Brasserie at the Swan Hotel Lavenham, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. It is great to hear your lovely comments and I am so glad you enjoyed your visit. I certainly will be sharing your kind comments with Jo and I am glad we...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 34 - US$ 53
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | Swan Hotel Lavenham, Babergh District CO10 9QA, England
  • Public Transportation: Nearest train station is Sudbury. Bus route between Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds stops outside the hotel.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Babergh District  >  Lavenham
  • Phone Number: +44 1787 247477
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Description
The Swan has an outstanding reputation for fine food and wine, it prides itself in serving the very best of modern British cuisine. We offer a variety of different dining options; from the informal Brasserie and historic Old Bar to al fresco dining in the garden, or fine dining in the elegant AA two Rosette Gallery Restaurant, the choice is yours. The Swan's menus are made using fresh, locally sourced seasonal ingredients and their popularity needs no further endorsement than the impeccable feedback received throughout the year.
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