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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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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only 2 others eating meal ok but nothing special. Pasta dry Fish ok Not cheap Tea 4.95 Piped music Maybe better in the summer would be able to be outside

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Thank Tredgold1948
JaneLarcombe, BDM 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 am sorry to hear that not everything was to your liking, but I will follow up on your comments. We hope to see you again, when the weather is better and you can try out our garden, as you have indicated in your review. If I... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate in the brasserie sat night, both had the ribeye, absolutely beautiful, cooked to perfection that it melted in the mouth, would highly recommend this dish, fab! Restaurant and staff was very lovely, cannot wait to go back and stay in this fabulous hotel.

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Thank Caroline B
JaneLarcombe, BDM 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 steaks 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 E: jane.larcombe@theswanatlavenham.co.uk More 

london
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful setting, excellent staff. I booked this for a family celebration lunch after reading the glowing reviews. Unfortunately I was very disappointed with the food. The menu for the restaurant itself consisted of only four choices of main course two of which were typical Sunday roast. As two of our party didn't want anything on that menu we did ask... More 

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Thank lollyallen
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 very sorry to hear about your disappointment with your Sunday lunch. It's always much easier to resolve any issues, at the time a guest dines with us. I would therefore recommend raising any concerns with our waiting staff or Duty Manager, at the time of... More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lavenham itself is gorgeous, and the Swan is a beautiful hotel - all black and white beams outside, with a very modern, but sensitively refurbished interior. I had the same problem I always have in hotels: I go in the door and spend five minutes standing around, peering into rooms, trying to figure out who to speak to if you... More 

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Thank rufie114
JaneLarcombe, BDM 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 am sorry to hear that you were not welcomed straight away, but I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Jane Jane Larcombe Business Development Manager E: jane.larcombe@theswanatlavenham.co.uk More 

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

First time we have eaten in here.More casual than the Gallery restaurant, less formal. Good choice of food and reasonable prices.

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Thank Lesleyhearts
JaneLarcombe, BDM 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 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We have had three afternoon tea and sandwiches at the Swan Hotel, and every time first class service, nothing to much trouble, will definitely come back again.

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Thank directline3
JaneLarcombe, BDM 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 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Good selection of options for lunch . Very good food, we had not booked but I can imagine it is very popular in the busier season and you would need to! Excellent staff . It was a lovely end to our one night stay thankyou

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Thank maclikes
JaneLarcombe, BDM 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 

Wymondham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

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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Thank Richard F
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 note that you have posted a duplicate review against our Hotel's Trip Advisor page, to which we have also responded as follows. I am very sorry to hear that you were disappointed and I have discussed this matter with our Head Chef. No fish pie dish... More 

Milton Keynes
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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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Thank JolsMiltonKeynes
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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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

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 

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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
USD 33 - USD 51
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
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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