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Brasserie at the Swan Hotel Lavenham

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High Street | Swan Hotel Lavenham, Lavenham, Babergh District CO10 9QA, England
+44 1787 247477
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Wymondham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our table was booked for 7pm. The Brasserie is a lovely setting although the seating is somewhat basic, plastic chairs ! Our order was taken fresh breads and dipping oils as an appetiser were lovely. Sandie ordered the fish with samphire and mash, my order was fish pie. Presentation was nice the mash potato was piped. However Sandies meal was... More 

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Milton Keynes
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tried to book the Gallery restaurant - Fully booked on a Saturday in February! Shows how popular The Swan is. We were able to get a table for 4 in The Brasserie though this was also buzzing - After a drink in The Airman's Bar we were shown to our table in The Brasserie where we enjoyed a great lunch... More 

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JaneLarcombe, Director of Sales at Brasserie at the Swan Hotel Lavenham, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. If I can assist you further, at any time, please do let me know. Kind regards Jane Jane Larcombe Business Development Manager More 

Lavenham
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with two friends. They didn't say why we were meeting but it turned out to be celebrating their Engagement. The lady of the couple has a Gluten intolerance and the waiter, Gino, was superb in addressing that in the choice of meal and accompaniments. We has a wonderful meal and a true celebration on a wonderful space with... More 

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Thank HenryKLavenham
JaneLarcombe, Director of Sales at Brasserie at the Swan Hotel Lavenham, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. We're very happy to assist guests with any dietary needs they may have and I'm glad to hear that on your visit, there was no exception to this. We look forward to welcoming you again. If I can assist you further, at any time, please do let... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant offers a good varied menu on all courses. Presentation and delicious food ...excellent,..Service very good ,and a relaxing area to eat..

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Thank claire h
JaneLarcombe, Director of Sales at Brasserie at the Swan Hotel Lavenham, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. We value customer feedback and appreciate your comments - thank you. If I can assist you further, at any time, please do let me know. Kind regards Jane Jane Larcombe Business Development Manager E: jane.larcombe@theswanatlavenham.co.uk More 

Kelso, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The young staff are obviously well trained and actually know what they are doing: handled a situation with a rather bad mannered table next to us with aplomb. All the food was fresh and tasty and quickly prepared. One small point - careful with the descriptions on the menu! Lots of mid-week meals with kids which was good to see... More 

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Thank RobinD1960
JaneLarcombe, Director of Sales at Brasserie at the Swan Hotel Lavenham, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. I have passed your feedback to the relevant staff, as we're currently revising our menus and your point is a very good one. Thank you for all of your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. If I can assist you further, at... More 

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we were staying at The Swan we ate here on two occasions and were more than pleased withe service and the quality of the food which was complimented by a comprehensive wine list.

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JaneLarcombe, Director of Sales at Brasserie at the Swan Hotel Lavenham, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. If I can assist you further, at any time, please do let me know. Kind regards Jane Jane Larcombe Business Development Manager More 

Sudbury, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Six of us dined at the Brasserie for my birthday lunch. Firstly let me say that the food was good. The service however left much to be desired. There was no hint of a welcome or warmth from the waiting staff save until near to the end of the lunch when an elderly gentleman attended the table - he was... More 

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Thank Dzerzhinsjy
JaneLarcombe, Director of Sales at Brasserie at the Swan Hotel Lavenham, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, but we wish you had provided this feedback to our Duty Manager, during your visit and we would have made sure that everything was perfect for you. I am very sorry to hear about your experience, which is not the normal level of service we'd expect you to receive. Could I please ask you to... More 

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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The Swan is a lovely venue. The lunchtime menu is very reasonably priced and the food we enjoyed was plentiful and good quality. Service was excellent too. Good wine list as well. 100% better than a Christmas dinner I experienced in Norwich the day before! The Swan have recently extended the venue to include a Spa. Looked great but yet... More 

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Thank John R
JaneLarcombe, Director of Sales at Brasserie at the Swan Hotel Lavenham, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and we hope to welcome you back again soon. If I can assist you further, at any time, please do let me know. Kind regards Jane Jane Larcombe Business Development Manager E: jane.larcombe@theswanatlavenham.co.uk More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We visited for a night to celebrate my wife's birthday. Its not cheap, but then everything feels very premium, as well as having that 'olde worlde' vibe (in a classy way). We also found that if you book a deal to stay, including dinner and total up everything you get, it's not silly pricey for a special occasion. The meal... More 

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Thank Mark C
JaneLarcombe, Director of Sales at Brasserie at the Swan Hotel Lavenham, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back again, when you're able to return. If I can assist you further, at any time, please do let me know. Kind regards Jane Jane Larcombe Business Development Manager E: jane.larcombe@theswanatlavenham.co.uk More 

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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

The brasserie offers a reasonably priced lunch in a beautiful, partly medieval building. A lovely way to spend lunch with good food and a nice bar and comfortable lounge next door.

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Thank David W
JaneLarcombe, Director of Sales at Brasserie at the Swan Hotel Lavenham, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon. If I can assist you further, at any time, please do let me know. Wishing you a very Happy New Year. Kind regards Jane Jane Larcombe Business Development Manager... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 32 - US$ 50
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, French, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | Swan Hotel Lavenham, 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
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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