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Gallery Restaurant - The Swan Hotel Lavenham

High Street | The Swan Hotel Lavenham, Lavenham, Babergh District CO10 9QA, England
+44 1787 247477
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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High Street | The Swan Hotel Lavenham, Lavenham, Babergh District CO10 9QA, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our first visit to the Swan was for Fathers Day lunch. A wonderful building with lots of character. The staff were friendly, attentive and made you feel special without fussing too much. A good selection of wines to accompany some excellent food.

Thank Ian A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a party of 40 friends for a pre Christmas dinner. The food was really good considering the number of covers and speed the kitchen had to work to.More

Thank AliAsad1110
John M, House Manager at Gallery Restaurant - The Swan Hotel Lavenham, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. We certainly appreciate and value your lovely feedback. I do hope we can welcome you back again soon. If I can assist you further, at any time, please do let me know....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really liked the double height room with pianist playing live. The food was good and a bit different. I did think that cucumber sandwich was a little boring. It was wonderful to have a choice of over 2 pages of tea to choose from....More

Thank 61Bumblebee
John M, House Manager at Gallery Restaurant - The Swan Hotel Lavenham, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. We certainly appreciate and value your feedback. I certainly will be sharing your feedback with the team and apologise for any shortfalls you experienced. I do hope we can welcome you back...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great historic building with stunning Gallery restaurant. 3 course fixed price lunch menu (£24.00) all drinks and coffee extra. House wine good but at £22.00 fairly expensive for what it is. Individual drinks very expensive. Staff fine but slightly chaotic. We were asked 3 times...More

Thank Pontes2013
John M, House Manager at Gallery Restaurant - The Swan Hotel Lavenham, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. We certainly appreciate and value feedback. I must apologise about the issues you experienced and I will certainly be sharing your comments with the team. I do hope we can welcome you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on Saturday for a birthday cream tea and spa session. Wanted salad instead of cream tea as am on diet. Pre-arranged salad beforehand but had to make quite a fuss to get more than just salad leaves for £22.50. The waiter didn't understand what...More

1  Thank jacquiefisher
John M, House Manager at Gallery Restaurant - The Swan Hotel Lavenham, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. I am very concerned and sorry to learn of your feedback and would like an opportunity to address this matter with you. If you can kindly send me an email with your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went into the restaurant and sat down. No one came over for 5 minutes and we then told the table was reserved. There was no reserved sign any where. Another table were told the same thing. The Lady said we could go the bar or...More

Thank LondonStods
John M, House Manager at Gallery Restaurant - The Swan Hotel Lavenham, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. I am most concerned to learn of your experience and I am sincerely sorry that you didn't get the welcome you should have done. Your comments have been shared with our teams...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took my wife to lavenham swan for her 50th birthday for afternoon tea. Had booked a table in advance. Was seated and was given the menus for afternoon teas. We picked the traditional afternoon teas but had coffee instead. They had a very good choice...More

1  Thank Mark D
John M, House Manager at Gallery Restaurant - The Swan Hotel Lavenham, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

John M, House Manager at Gallery Restaurant - The Swan Hotel Lavenham, responded to this review 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 your wife enjoyed...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with friends for afternoon tea,we had booked in advance. A good choice of two set traditional menu's, selected two of each so we could all share. Well presented,good selection of savoury and sweet. Also a good range of tea and coffee. If required you...More

1  Thank wood57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've just stayed for the weekend at the Swan and ate dinner on the Friday night. We opted for the five course menu which was stunning! I have to take my hat off to the chefs who made the ham hock consommé as it was...More

Thank No1Scribbler
John M, House Manager at Gallery Restaurant - The Swan Hotel Lavenham, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. We certainly appreciate and value your lovely feedback. I do hope we can welcome you back again soon. If I can assist you further, at any time, please do let me know....More

Reviewed 21 May 2017

My partner treated me to dinner here for my birthday. The hotel from the outside and inside is beautiful and feels very high end. We were greeted by a friendly waiter who took us through to the bar to have a drink whilst we waited...More

Thank QueenGRK
John M, House Manager at Gallery Restaurant - The Swan Hotel Lavenham, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. We certainly appreciate and value your lovely feedback. We do take note of your comments regarding the food and these have been passed onto our kitchen team. If I can assist you...More

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kizzyframes
Hi are they open Christmas day and is there a menu to look at thanks
16 October 2016|
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Response from JaneLarcombe | Property representative |
The Swan have been fully booked for a residential Christmas break since Feb 2016. Therefore bookings for Christmas Day lunch are not being taken. For pre or post Christmas lunch or dinner enquiries & menus, please call 01787... More
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Sean B
What is the dress code for the Gallery Restaurant?
9 October 2016|
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Response from JaneLarcombeBDM | Property representative |
Smart casual is great. No tracksuits or shorts please.
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Geeta S
Is there a dress code?
26 May 2016|
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Response from gingko2 | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual I would guess. We were at a private function.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 24 - US$ 56
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | The Swan Hotel Lavenham, Lavenham, Babergh District CO10 9QA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Babergh District  >  Lavenham
  • Phone Number: +44 1787 247477
  • E-mail
Description
An elegant, two AA rosette restaurant in the pretty Suffolk town of Lavenham, The Gallery Restaurant is part of the impeccable and historic Swan Hotel, a quintessential English country spot with spectacular service. Priding itself on serving the very best in modern British cuisine, The Gallery���s menu is created using fresh, seasonal produce. Talented Head Chef Justin Kett and his brigade bring passion and creativity to the kitchen, working hard to create the ultimate dining experience which recieves impressive feedback from guests. A broad range of both classic and New World wines populate a wine list designed as a compliment to the wide variety of The Gallery���s inspired dishes whilst surroundings bring together historic original features, including the timbered gallery which gives the restaurant its name, and contemporary yet comfortable design.
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