The food of love! Norfolk’s best romantic restaurants
Ready to wine, dine and have a good time? (Always!) Nab a table at one of the best places in Norfolk to have a romantic meal.
The White Horse, Brancaster
It’s doesn’t get much more romantic than snuggling up in the White Horse beer garden with a goblet of local Black Shuck gin, watching a fiery sunset slipping down over miles and miles of unspoilt North Norfolk saltmarsh. Just don’t mention that famous East Anglian wind – the meteorological one, we mean!
Afterwards, you can warm up in the pub’s giant, stylish conservatory or its new seafood bar to feast on seasonal dishes made with local produce. Kick things off with a combo of fresher-than-fresh oysters and bubbles – go on, you both deserve it!
Congham Hall, Congham
This grand West Norfolk hotel and spa was made for old-school romance. It’s resident restaurant, The Samphire Kitchen, has sweeping views over the Georgian manor’s 30 acres of gorgeous parkland – but by night it’s cosy and romantic.
Congham Hall also has its own kitchen garden, meaning your veggies and salads will be as fresh as it gets. You can even book in for a special five (count em!) course menu on 12 and 14 Feb, which includes a love-themed cocktail and the obligatory red rose. It’s cheesy, but we love it.
With stylish bedrooms and a lush spa, smart minds will also be planning to turn dinner into a mini staycation…
The Assembly House, Norwich
Spangly chandeliers and glam Georgian surroundings make this Norwich gem the perfect place for a special meal a deux – and that’s before you’ve even clocked their special five course menu on 14 and 15 Feb!
The Assembly House are also famed for their Insta-friendly themed afternoon teas, so why not take your significant other or your best mate to the quite literally rose-tinted Valentine’s Day Pink Tea, also on 14 and 15 Feb.
Octopus, Great Yarmouth
With a cool new gallery, the Yare, and an amazing emerging art scene, Great Yarmouth has been getting increasingly hip and Margate-y on us in recent years – and buzzing new seafood restaurant Octopus looks set to plonk it even more firmly on the map.
Be THAT ahead-of-the-curve couple (or at least, pretend you are) by booking in for fresh local seafood and stellar cocktails in a beautiful and eminently Instagram-worthy interior.
If you don’t manage to nab a Valentine’s booking, the restaurant are set to launch regular sangria and paella nights, too. Er, hola!
The Green Dragon, Wymondham
If roaring fires, historic charm and cosy nooks are more your bag than silver service and roses, this picture-perfect old pub is the place to come. It’s been serving ale since 1371 – yes, THAT long – so they must be doing something right, hey?
Dinners are fittingly hale and hearty – think sausage casserole and syrup sponge (bliss!) – so build up your appetite with a stroll around pretty, historic market town Wymondham first. The pub is handily located on one of the oldest streets in town, a stone’s throw from the magnificent Wymondham Abbey.
The Norfolk Mead, Coltishall
Feeling the urge to splurge? Tiptoe down to this boutique Norfolk Broads hotel on the banks of the River Bure, and fasten your gastronomic seatbelt for their brand new Valentine’s Day Menu.
Lovers can feast on innovative dishes made with fresh ingredients, sourced from the very best farms and markets – we’ve got our eye on the intruiging sounding Norton’s Lavender Cheese Ravioli.
Rooftop Gardens, Norwich
You can shout your love from the ACTUAL rooftops at the Rooftop Gardens in Norwich, which has fantastic views across the city’s lovely skyline from either its indoor restaurant or covered terrace.
Located on top of a brutalist 1970s office block, the rooftop is famed for its slick cocktails – I’ll have a Sloe & Steady thanks, because I can never resist either a drink, or a pun! They’re also offering a special three-course Valentine’s menu, which starts with a glass of fizz and ends with a box of artisan Norfolk chocolates. Be still, my beating heart.