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“I thought it would cost more!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Black Swan

The Black Swan
Ranked #13 of 26 Restaurants in Harleston
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Norwich, United Kingdom
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647 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
“I thought it would cost more!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

Where to take 93 year old mother for lunch on a Monday when our usual place is closed? Go to the Black Swan at Homersfield, said those who knew the area. It looks 'historic', because it is! So I thought the prices would be high. But 5 of us had 2 courses of excellent food with drinks for £84.50. Wonderful value. I'll go again.

P.S. We did not have the crocodile, kangaroo, or similar - but it's there!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“bloody beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

we ate on a sunday it the roast beef was just amazing so tender and lush! the staff were to kind and friendly even the cat came to sit next to us on the empty chair and fell a sleep! one of the best places i have been

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marvinc2014
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Friendly and welcoming”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013

For a 60th birthday treat we found this a friendly, welcoming pub restaurant that provided a good menu, good service and the food was enjoyed by all. Nothing to complain about and we all enjoyed the celebration and the food.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Trevor A
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Amersham, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Just OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

We had a meal here with friends on a Saturday evening, it was quite busy, though half the restaurant was empty so everyone was crammed into one half why?
The menu is quite extensive and there were quite a number of things I fancied.
This did not include the Crocodile steaks, or other supposedly exotic dishes on the menu for effect!
The food was OK ish, and the service started very well, but we were not offered more drinks, (money lost there) and no one asked if the meal was OK.
We had to ask twice for the desert menu, after waiting for rather a long time for this and the following deserts, we were the only ones left in the restaurant. We then felt rather un-welcome, especially when one of the staff started counting up the till behind us. It was OK but not brilliant

Visited September 2013
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Stevenage
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205 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Must be good because you would never know it was there!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

We were recommended here to eat by the B&B owner where we were staying. It was a 5 minute drive away but off the beaten track. A lovely country pub, nice gardens, an exciting menu, not what you'd expect. There were a few flies, but during peak farming season hard to avoid so not the pub's fault, but perhaps they could put some traps/candles up. Anyway, good food, although my steak wasn't cooked how I asked for it, I got the impression it was how the chef thought it should be rather than how I wanted it. Service ok, but the owners appeared to be dining and keeping a very close eye on things so not sure how it would be if they weren't. Clearly popular, so a good sign of a pub considering it is out of the way of passing traffic.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank sam0pc1
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