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“Good food, good surroundings”
Review of The Windmill Inn

The Windmill Inn
Ranked #3 of 37 Restaurants in Swaffham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Dereham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
193 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Good food, good surroundings”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

The restaurant area is very cosy, with almost individual rooms, and just pleasant for enjoying a good meal without that very loud noise you seem to get in other pubs. Decor is very relaxing, and the staff are helpful, and there if you need them without being always in your face.
Food is very well presented, and to a very high standard. Nice to be able to discuss options with the chef, who certainly knows his stuff. We will be back, totally cleaned plates can never lie!
Good selection of beers and a reasonably priced house wine offering, all add up to a value for money presentation

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
Telford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“excellent, nothing too much trouble”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Nothing I liked on the menu, so they offered to do something I liked. Food was of a high standard and obviously freshly cooked on the premises. The deserts were wonderful and again modified to personal tastes.
Would eat there again

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank wiltoncj610
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Birmingham
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service!”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

We went to The Windmill for Father's Day lunch and it was wonderful. I asked for an "off piste" starter and there was no problem doing that for me and it was delicious. My Mother-in-law did not want large portions of her starter or main and a reduced size portion was served to her without compromising on presentation in the least. The staff were excellent, the food delicious and desserts all homemade. We had a lovely lunch and would definitely recommend without hesitation, great food and great customer service, thank-you.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank emmaBirmingham
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Derby, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“family holiday meal out”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

we were on holiday near necton were we found one of their cards of we went nice friendly well checked out the menu wow middle of nowere service was great even a visit from the chef to check if all was well could the meal be improved not on your life only problem we had none of us had dessert not that they weren't good enough no just not room thanks Mandy and Scooby for such a memorable meal as one professional chef to another

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank d103648g
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Chipping Ongar, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“The Decore Let it Down”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

I realise you go to a restaurant for the quality of the food and service. We had booked a table for two. We waited several minutes in the foyer with nothing happening so when the waiter was close by I said we had a booking. He replied see the woman behind the bar. We were given the option of sitting in the bar until our food was ready or in the restaurant.
The restaurant was a bit of a revelation. It had a funerial atmosphere with the walls painted in purple, table cloths were black, dark carpet, subdued lighting and black plastic-covered chairs. To cape it all there were thin paper napkins on the table.
We could not complain about the food as it was excellent.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Harry M
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