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Market Cross Restaurant

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15A Market Place, Swaffham PE37 7AB, England
+44 1760 336671
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Thetford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been meaning to submit a review for a few weeks, Lovely place, great atmosphere, friendly owner, home cooked food & great value for money. A little gem of a place that's well worth a visit.

Thank Scott B
Essex, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time I've ever been to swaffham we stopped here for a browse on a tour of norfolk and popped in to the market cross cafe for a drink and I must say the hot chocolate was the best I've ever had! We sat downstairs which was cosy and quite busy.

Thank Karen a
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on Saturday morning, staff welcoming and friendly. Looks inviting from the outside, cute decorations. Had the full fry up, good portion size. Would have been nice to have a breakfast menu with choices and prices, had I have known the fry up came with fried bread I would have asked for toast instead. Would love to come back... More 

Thank C B
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we saw the menu, everything was too fancy with prices to match. Even the hit chocolate needed a mortgage

Thank Ann N
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was treated to an afternoon tea for my birthday, and what a treat it was! We sat in a cosy corner by a lovely log burner and was waited on by attentive lovely staff. The food was first class, a good variety of sandwiches, local produce where possible and dressed salad (nice touch). After sandwiches there were homemade cheese... More 

Thank Sally H
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182 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch on Monday, lovely little cafe, wood burning stove, and busy!! Service was efficient, wife had ham ciabatta which was very nice, I had ham and mustard on whole grain even though I asked for white but no biggy!! My only observation is (and a lot of places do this) why serve sandwiches like this on generic... More 

Thank chefbynite
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I had lunch with three friends in the restaurant and found many items on the menu very tempting but settled on the soup of the day, which was vegetable. It was an enormous bowl served with a slice of bread. It was delicious and very reasonably priced. The service was excellent and the setting relaxed and informal. Perfect for a... More 

Thank JillFysh
Norwich, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

A lovely cosy cafe in the middle of Swaffham. Has the most extensive vegetarian menu I have ever seen, as well as accommodating meat eaters too! A must visit if in the area

Thank Beverley D
Norwich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Fast and efficient service from lovely girls. This is a small but very quaint place, with seating downstairs, upstairs and outside.There is a wonderful view over the market place, especially when the market is on Saturdays. Will go again very soon.

Thank Susan S
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315 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Ok we only popped in for a coffee on our way through Swaffham, so we cannot comment on the food. The place was very busy and by the sounds of the accents there were quite a few Norfolk people in, always a good sign if used by locals. The young lady (nan) on the till was friendly and as it... More 

Thank Cotonboy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15A Market Place, Swaffham PE37 7AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Swaffham
  • Phone Number: +44 1760 336671

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?