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Gallery Restaurant - The Swan Hotel Lavenham

High Street | The Swan Hotel Lavenham, Lavenham, Babergh District CO10 9QA, England
+44 1787 247477
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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High Street | The Swan Hotel Lavenham, Lavenham, Babergh District CO10 9QA, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed at the Swan Hotel in early June and booked a package which involved a three course meal on Sunday night in the Gallery Restaurant. I am always slightly nervous when evening meals are part of any hotel package as the quality can start...More

Thank AndyGC
Reviewed 5 days ago

Expensive meal. Lovely surroundings. Beautiful room. Village lovely as well. Very nice staff, although some rather inexperienced (one managed to drop my husband's starter twice! and then dropped a whole tray of clean glasses). However,my starter was poor. Over complicated and the tastes did not...More

Thank K C
John M, House Manager at Gallery Restaurant - The Swan Hotel Lavenham, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. We certainly appreciate and value your feedback. I am sorry to learn that we did not meet your expectations. Your comments have been shared with our kitchen and restaurant teams. If I...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

All has been said in my review of the hotel. To expand on the dining experience - the staff did not keep an eye on us at all leading to a 3hr dinner experience having lost our pudding order and kept us waiting at least...More

Thank BarnackSteph
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent thank you. Fantastic food and made feel very welcome. Have been a few times and will definitely come again.More

Thank Ursula167
John M, House Manager at Gallery Restaurant - The Swan Hotel Lavenham, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. It is great to hear your lovely comments and I am so glad you enjoyed your visit. I do hope we can welcome you back again very soon. If I can assist...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked to go to The Gallery restaurant whilst staying at The Swan - this was the highlight of our stay. We indulged in the tasting menu with wine pairings and found every glass to complement the dish superbly. Every course of our dinner was...More

Thank bowtiebeer
John M, House Manager at Gallery Restaurant - The Swan Hotel Lavenham, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. We certainly appreciate and value your lovely feedback and I am so glad you enjoyed what the Gallery Restaurant has to offer. I do hope we can welcome you back again soon....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed Sunday Lunch here yesterday - all of our food was delicious accompanied by a good glass of Malbec. Just one point - why was there a service table in the centre of the restaurant? Staff would crowd around this peering at little slips...More

Thank barton181
John M, House Manager at Gallery Restaurant - The Swan Hotel Lavenham, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed your lunch at the Swan. I do take note of your comments regarding the central service table. There is indeed a purpose to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in the hotel so came here one night for dinner. Good food, really well cooked and presented. We had the matching wines but to be honest although they tasted great, the sommelier left a lot to be desired! Seemed quite vacant and...More

Thank Shell W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good meal but expensive.Good location.friendly staff.Great place to stay.Very quirky hotel you need to mind your head.More

Thank Maurice K
JaneLarcombe, BDM at Gallery Restaurant - The Swan Hotel Lavenham, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. We appreciate your feedback - thank you. For the benefit of other Trip Advisor readers, three courses in the Gallery Restaurant costs £40 per head, which we believe is value for money....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my Mum for afternoon tea 22/7/17. Much more expensive than the last time I went. Very poor sandwiches with hardly any filling, and I do mean hardly any. Served on thck bread which made it worse. Cucumber and dill sandwich had no dill and...More

Thank Martin D
JaneLarcombe, BDM at Gallery Restaurant - The Swan Hotel Lavenham, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. We value customer feedback and we're very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your Afternoon Tea experience. Your comments have been shared with the appropriate team members, but we would...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Nice restaurant in fantastic old building. Some of the dishes were a bit off - the brown crab gel was very salty, for example. We got the feeling the chef was trying a little too hard. The wine pairings were good. Some of the service...More

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John M, HOUSE MANAGER at Gallery Restaurant - The Swan Hotel Lavenham, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. We certainly appreciate and value your feedback and I will be sharing your comments with the team. I do hope we can welcome you back again soon. If I can assist you...More

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kizzyframes
17 October 2016|
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Response from JaneLarcombe | Property representative |
The Swan have been fully booked for a residential Christmas break since Feb 2016. Therefore bookings for Christmas Day lunch are not being taken. For pre or post Christmas lunch or dinner enquiries & menus, please call 01787... More
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Sean B
9 October 2016|
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Response from JaneLarcombeBDM | Property representative |
Smart casual is great. No tracksuits or shorts please.
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Geeta S
26 May 2016|
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Response from gingko2 | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual I would guess. We were at a private function.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$24 - US$56
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | The Swan Hotel Lavenham, Lavenham, Babergh District CO10 9QA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Babergh District  >  Lavenham
  • Phone Number: +44 1787 247477
  • E-mail
Description
An elegant, two AA rosette restaurant in the pretty Suffolk town of Lavenham, The Gallery Restaurant is part of the impeccable and historic Swan Hotel, a quintessential English country spot with spectacular service. Priding itself on serving the very best in modern British cuisine, The Gallery���s menu is created using fresh, seasonal produce. Talented Head Chef Justin Kett and his brigade bring passion and creativity to the kitchen, working hard to create the ultimate dining experience which recieves impressive feedback from guests. A broad range of both classic and New World wines populate a wine list designed as a compliment to the wide variety of The Gallery���s inspired dishes whilst surroundings bring together historic original features, including the timbered gallery which gives the restaurant its name, and contemporary yet comfortable design.
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