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Norfolk Restaurant Week

Whilst I haven't personally eaten at all 80 restaurants taking part this year (give me time) I have sampled a few and here are some of my favourites!

Now in it’s seventh year and launching a seperate ‘Norwich Restaurant week’ to boot – Norfolk Restaurant Week 2019 is looking to be even bigger and better. It’s called a week but essentially it’s a fortnight (in New York it’s a month, here’s hoping) and it’s an opportunity for diners to choose from a fixed price special lunch or dinner menu at some of the county’s finest restaurants, pubs, cafes and hotels.

Last year a whopping 36,000 diners took part in the fortnight, bringing a huge amount of visitors to Norfolk. Lead sponsor Norfolk Cottages saw a 15% increase in holidaymakers, proving that Norfolk is clearly a des res destination for foodies!

Here are my top 18 Eating Out reviews to help you choose:


The Bank House, King’s Lynn 

restuarant with wooden floor, tables. candles , fireplace with mirror on mantle

Set on the quayside, in the heart of the historic King’s Lynn, this Grade II Georgian town house hotel oozes character and history. Recently named one of the UK’s Top Ten Pubs in the The Good Pub Guide 2019 – it’s a Muddy visit when in West Norfolk! Full review. 


Market Bistro, Kings Lynn  

I can’t remember the last time that I visited a restaurant where there was so much attention to detail, from the presentation of the food to the warm homemade mints that came with the bill. Simply fantastic! Full review


Soul Café & Restaurant, Kings Lynn

The menu is an explosion of taste and colour, mixing up African, Asian, European and Caribbean cuisine. Love the holiday vibe at this relaxed restaurant/cafe – great food and music into the evening. Full review


Congham Hall, Grimston 

white stately home Congham hall

The restaurant has 2 AA rosettes and their philosophy for taste and simplicity was clear to see. Like all good restaurants the majority of the produce is sourced locally and I liked the fact that the hotel’s kitchen garden provides many of the fresh vegetables, salad and herbs. Full review


The Rose & Crown, Snettisham 

white washed pub with roses around the door

The Good Food Guide’s Norfolk Dining Pub of the Year 2020, you won’t find much better when it comes to idyllic country pubs with great food and rooms. Full review.


The Lodge, Old Hunstanton

An impressive site to behold as you drive along the coast road into the quaint village of Old Hunstanton. The Lodge is bursting with history, warmth and character. Full review


Briarfields, Titchwell

Cosy snugs, stunning views and fantastic food, it’s a great place to eat, sleep and explore the North Norfolk Coast. Full review


The Jolly Sailors, Brancaster Staithe

blue yellow and red beach huts

A family-friendly coastal pub with a fun beer garden, smokehouse, micro brewery and honest pub grub. What more can you ask for? Full review


The White Horse, Brancaster Staithe 

Locations and views don’t get much better than The White Horse in Brancaster Staithe. Perfect for for couples, families, lovers of the great outdoors and well-behaved dogs! Full review

No. Twenty9, Burnham Market 

Located in the upmarket North Norfolk town of Burnham Market – this ‘grown up’ bar/restaurant/boutique hotel has all the right ‘Muddy’ vibes. Full review


The Victoria Inn, Holkham 

the Victoria inn

Perfectly situated for exploring the coast and Holkham estate with great food and drink to boot! Full review


The Three Horseshoes, Warham 

Step back in time into this charming village local which is bursting with character. Pièce de résistance – their pies are amazing! Full review


The White Horse, Blakeney 

A charming coastal pub with a modern and tasteful uplift. The varied menu will appeal to all ages – making it perfect for mid walk nibbles, a traditional family Sunday lunch or a cosy evening meal with friends. Full review


The Kings Head, Letheringsett 

Boutique hotel, pub and restaurant – The King’s Head has that sumptuous bolthole feel to it with a homely blend of original features and modern-day comfort. Full review


The Grove, Cromer 

With its emphasis on fresh local food, the relaxed fine dining experience and its beautiful location and gardens, The Grove Hotel in Cromer has cemented its place in our list of top foodie haunts in Norfolk. Full review


The Dial House, Reepham 

The Dial House lit up at night

This Georgian guesthouse in the picturesque town of Reepham is full of curiosities – quirky dining areas, luxury bedrooms, cocktail bar and designer boutique. Plus everything’s for sale. Intrigued? You should be. Full review


Farmyard, Norwich 

wine rack wooden tables an chairs

I’m easily enticed by a pink neon sign. Casual dining with top nosh in a laid back, stylish restaurant – well hello Farmyard you certainly grabbed my attention! Full review


The Fur & Feathers, Woodbastwick 

red brick traditional thatched pub garden out front

If you fancy some traditional, homely pub grub in the heart of the broads – then the Fur & Feather Inn ticks all the boxes. Full review

Crikey – all those calories, no wonder I’ve put on a stone this year!

To see all 80 participating eateries, click here.


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2 comments on “Norfolk Restaurant Week”

  • Bridget Bennett October 31, 2019

    Sadly the Market Bistro in KL is no longer. It’s now Dough Dealers.

    • helen November 3, 2019

      Noooooooooo! That’s sad news, thanks for letting me know.


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