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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.