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Market Cross Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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15A Market Place, Swaffham PE37 7AB, England
+44 1760 336671
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King's Lynn, Norfolk, Uk
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very pleasant restaurant/cafe. The staff were attentive, friendly, and polite (despite my service rating below). The food was good without being exceptional. However, the service was extremely slow. We waited over 40 minutes for food, and another 15 for coffee. We will eat here again, but will bring reading material next time. Perhaps they just didn't have... More 

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Thank JamesRye
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped off with hubby for lunch today. Coffee was nice and hot and not too strong for a latte. I chose goat's cheese and onion marmalade while hubby had crayfish tails with Marie Rose sauce. We both opted for the warm ciabatta which was just right - warm but not too hot and crispy. The staff were really chirpy and... More 

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Olney, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for a quick coffee with my husband. Although twice the price of my usual place, the coffee was good and there was a very busy atmosphere, as this is a popular venue. Staff were friendly and attentive, seats upstairs were like a sitting room and very comfy.

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Thank OlneyJane
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've just waited over 25 minutes for a jacket potato with ham, cheese and mushroom with a salad garnish. The young woman serving did apologise though and offered to get me something else.

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Thank Matthew T
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 4 weeks ago

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.

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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 19 February 2017 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.

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Thank Karen a
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 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 

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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 5 February 2017

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

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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 1 February 2017

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 

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Thank Sally H
Norwich
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186 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
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?