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“Excellent meal”
Review of Long Melford Swan

Long Melford Swan
Ranked #4 of 17 Restaurants in Long Melford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$17 - US$78
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: A beautiful listed building with a new contemporary feel. A family run restaurant with rooms with day to day involvement. A lovely restaurant and bar open from 08:00am, all day and every day. Seven five star rated boutique rooms. Coffees, brunch, snacks, lunch and dinner. Extensive wine list. Fresh ingredients from our suppliers using local producers whereever possible. Prepared specifically by our Chefs, to your requirements.
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Enjoyed half lobster each here - had gone in attracted by the special of lobster pasta but unfortunately that was finished. Eating early so was fairly quiet and not much atmosphere but the service was excellent. Very nice lemon meringue tart - small with very light thin pastry - no soggy bottom!

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Thank JanandDavid
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

An excellent recommendation from a friend. Quite close to home and well worth the 20 minute drive. Had a family meal one Sunday and everybody thoroughly enjoyed their food. Some very interesting dishes and excellent service. The staff were particularly polite. Didn't eat al fresco but heard that the gardens are really nice. Will definitely be coming back.

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Thank David P
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

We stopped here for lunch and were very pleased as it looked lovely and they have an outdoor area - all very nice. Initially the service was really good and our order was taken fairly quickly. Waiting staff were polite. However, the food took at least 45-50 minutes to arrive and I felt this was a little long considering the restaurant wasn't full. The saving grace was definitely the food which was excellent and I would definitely go back if I were in Long Melford again.

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Thank gwynnethv
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

This restaurant has been a real find for me. Have eaten here several times with friends and always had a lovely meal. The Norfolk lobster this month was absolutely delicious and such good value. The decor is attractive, the service enthusiastic and the atmosphere lively. I also like the sister restaurant the Ram in Hadleigh .

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1  Thank JenniferSudbury
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

We used to visit the Swan an awful lot, and had many good experiences there, but become a little bit disenchanted with it as we felt it had become a little bit overpriced and had a bit of a tendency to try a squeeze a few too many people in. We also used to really like the chap who managed the front of house who was then replaced by two people who were little less attentive and personable.

We deliberately gave it a bit of break for a while, but some friends asked us to go for Sunday lunch last week and as it was so nice we sat out in the garden. Dinner was a real treat again and as we had all had a couple of somewhat trying weeks, we decided to make a relaxed and lengthy, (and slightly boozy), afternoon of it.

Service was very attentive and professional and the garden is pleasant a very quiet considering you are in the middle of Melford.

For starters the pea volute and fritters were a real wow, the chicken terrine was excellent, just coarse enough, but nice and moist and flavoursome. For mains we had an excellent sea bass, a very nice pork belly and 2 very adequate rib of beef roasts.

My only complaint, (but I reserve this for almost every restaurant that does Sunday lunches in any volume), is that although their Yorkshire puddings look great, they are a bit bland and a bit cardboard like, but then I do regard myself as a bit of an expert in making these and they don't keep warm for too long, so I can let them off of that one!

It may be time to renew our acquaintance with The Swan!

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1  Thank matt w
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