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Gallery Restaurant - The Swan Hotel Lavenham

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High Street | The Swan Hotel Lavenham, Lavenham, Babergh District CO10 9QA, England
+44 1787 247477
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12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have been here a few times now and food is excellent ! Can be pricey so maybe for a special occasion.Although some people say not large portions, we had 3 courses plus a little taster from the chef, which they serve before your meal, and that was plenty for us.Lovely setting and great service without being intrusive.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been to the Swan many times. Always shows its class and today was no different. Had the 3 course lunch - excellent although the beef was a tad tough - full of flavour though. Staff so friendly and helpful.

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Thank David M
JaneLarcombe, Director of Sales at Gallery Restaurant - 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 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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297 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were not resident in the hotel but as we were passing by we called in for morning coffee. Service was excellent and professional. Really enjoyed our short visit and wish it was longer.

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JaneLarcombe, BDM at Gallery Restaurant - 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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188 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

1 afternoon tea 4 stars 2 dinners 2-3 stars 2 breakfasts 4 stars Service 5 stars Our first visit in January for my birthday for afternoon tea. We opted for high tea which was very nice. Let down that the crab cakes weren't available but opted for the scotch egg instead which was delicious. The mix of the sweets were... More 

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JaneLarcombe, BDM at Gallery Restaurant - The Swan Hotel Lavenham, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. I note your comments about disappointment with some of your dishes, for which I apologise. We would encourage diners to raise any issues with our waiting team or the Duty Manager, at the time of dining, so that issues can be rectified. We would very much like... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a truly wonderful experience and a fantastic meal. My boyfriend and I were staying at the hotel as a late Valentine's Day treat. We had been in the Spa all day and decided to book ourselves in for a four course meal at the restaurant. It was absolutely divine. The food was well priced and the service was... More 

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JaneLarcombe, Director of Sales at Gallery Restaurant - 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 romantic getaway at The Swan and we look forward to seeing you, when you're able to visit Lavenham again. If I can assist you further, at any time, please do let me know. Kind regards Jane Jane Larcombe Business... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in February 2016 for Valentine's. Had a wonderful meal in their Gallery Restaurant, excellent food and atmosphere. The bedroom we were in was superb, however the creaking floorboards above us was annoying, still the place is a few hundred years old! Overall it was a great experience. David & Andrea

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JaneLarcombe, Director of Sales at Gallery Restaurant - 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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When stopping at the Swan, we only ate in the Gallery for breakfasts. However they were excellent. The Full Suffolk was a great starter for the day. The range of food available was first class and well worth experiencing. But the service could be better, the staff at times were over busy and unable to have any "chat" time. The... More 

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JaneLarcombe, Director of Sales at Gallery Restaurant - 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. It's very difficult for hotels to predict when guests will arrive for breakfast. Sometimes guests arrive in a spaced out time-frame and sometimes they all arrive at once, making it difficult to chat to guests, during... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had really great dinner at the restaurant: All meals were great but I would highlight the mushroom risotto which was extremely tasty, with truffle shaves. I just loved it. The other highlight was the pineapple dessert: Im not into tropical fruits in general, but this was light and refreshing with just the right amount of white chocolate ganache. Perfect... More 

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JaneLarcombe, Director of Sales 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 means a lot to the team, when they read guest feedback, especially when it's as lovely as yours is. Many thanks for your review. If I can assist you further, at any time, please do let me know. Kind regards Jane Jane Larcombe Business Development Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

The food and service in the restaurant is very, very good. All staff are friendly and very attentive.

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JaneLarcombe, Director of Sales at Gallery Restaurant - 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, when you are able to visit us again. If I can assist you further, at any time, please do let me know. Kind regards Jane Jane Larcombe Business Development Manager More 

Kelso, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Beautifully created menu; pity the stay was not longer to try more of the courses. The 'mature' staff know 'the ropes' backwards I'd say and match the old charm of this post and beam hall come dining room. Great value for the well thought and presented courses - yum, yum.

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JaneLarcombe, Director of Sales 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's great to hear that you enjoyed the charm of The Swan and we look forward to seeing you, when you visit us again. If I can assist you further, at any time, please do let me know. Kind regards Jane Jane Larcombe Business Development Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$56
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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