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Sweetmeats Tea Rooms

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71 Water Street, Babergh District CO10 9RW, England
+44 1787 248442
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“ice cream” (22 reviews)
“scones” (19 reviews)
“sweet shop” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
71 Water Street, Babergh District CO10 9RW, England
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

We called in here because it mentioned dairy free/vegan options although we had see some dodgy reviews beforehand Actually it was fabulous. Food was good and they do great coffee It was a hot day and we managed to have amazing dairy free ice cream...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Found this hidden gem above a beautiful sweet shop. We selected from the vast menu a very tasty home made soup and a three cheese scone with home made onion marmalade. I was impressed by the owners culinary knowledge. The husband and wife chef team...More

Thank Lynn D
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Although first impressions were not promising we had a very pleasant meal here. It was bliss to find somewhere serving vegan dishes in Lavenham and these were simple but tasty, with a nice bean stew. The jazz was atmospheric and the gluten free dairy free...More

Thank wanderer2006
Reviewed 9 December 2017

We visited this tea room on 8 December and found the room upstairs warm and welcoming with lots of curiosities to look at. We had decided to treat ourselves to a cream tea each and the food arrived promptly and beautifully presented. The large scone...More

Thank Val J
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We were enjoying a lovely sunny October day when it temporarily changed! Because we were upstairs, the lady, kind of ushered us through to the cafe, we knew we had made a big mistake. Butvwe felt stuck! The man was obviously majorly stressed, banging, clattering,...More

2  Thank Victoria O
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

There were four of us going to lunch. Rather squeezed surroundings. As there were four chairs jammed around a single table that would normally seat just two we asked if we could join two tables with four chairs. We didn’t think this unreasonable as the...More

2  Thank Dibs61
Reviewed 24 October 2017

This cafe has a large menu with many vegetarian & vegan choices. I had a vegetarian spaghetti bolanaise which was a bit sweet for my liking but otherwise delicious and my friend had a lentil stroganoff which she thoroughly enjoyed. These were served promptly &...More

Thank Lindyloo128
Reviewed 7 October 2017

What a find! This fantastic café and Deli run by Paul and his wife Hannah was great. Wandering in we were surprised to find a real throwback. The ambient jazz music suited us fine, the food and service was impeccable and we had a thoroughly...More

Thank Mary O
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Had lunch at Sweetmeats today, very varied menu, meal was perfect, lots of flavour, great portions, exellent price and service, will be back

Thank enigma60
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This venue offers a good range of interesting flavours, some commercially bought in others made on the premises, I was keen to get stuck in but wasn't particularly inspired - this may stem from the standard of ice-cream to which I've become accustomed at home...More

Thank AndyMcGonegal
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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Water Street, Babergh District CO10 9RW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Babergh District  >  Lavenham
  • Phone Number: +44 1787 248442
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