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Valentine’s Sweet Eats

Love/Hate Valentines - how about just dessert? We've whipped up five of our favourite sweet eateries this valentines.

Toulouse Lautrec once said -“Marriage is a dinner that begins with dessert”

We totally agree – there’s no better place to start or finish!


The Fig Bar, Maddermarket, Norwich 


We all know that dessert is the best course on the menu, right? Husband-and-wife team Jaime and Stephanie Garbutt certainly do, which is why they serve nothing but dessert in their fab little restaurant just off the Norwich Lanes.

Follow them on Instagram if you dare – it’s absolute food porn!

You can order one of their ‘Be My Valentine Sweet Treat Box’ for £15.00 –


The Ivy Brasserie, London Street, Norwich

grey plate with red petals raspberries cream heart shaped cake

You had me at Chocolate Bombe but oh no – The Ivy has stepped it up this Valentine’s with their ‘Key to your heart’ dessert and ‘Passion Fruit Cosmopolitan.’ 

It’s certainly a beautiful environment to be romanced, see my Eating Out review for more information.

You don’t have to ask me twice Mr O …….hint hint!


The Waffle House, St Giles, Norwich 

waffles with banana chocolate ice-cream cream

Valentine’s with the kids? We’ve all been there – bundle the family up and head down to the Waffle House.  A firm family favourite, this place has been serving up mega sweet and savoury treats for over 40 years. The proof of the pudding is in the eating – it’s always rammed to the rafters, so make sure you book ahead.


Barnham Broom Hotel, Norwich 

macaroons pastries and cake

If evening baby sitters are hard to come by – why not take a sneaky day off work and escape the city to the lovely Barnham Broom Hotel? One of my favourite places for Afternoon Tea plus if you are feeling the romance, book into the spa for a bit of pampering too!


East Coast Gelato, Hunstanton 

ice-cream in a cone sunset beach

Picture this – a romantic walk along Old Hunstanton beach, fish ‘n’ chips and a home made ice-cream. Now doesn’t that sound good? Plus Muddy Award winner East Coast Gelato serves up the most impressive range of flavours I’ve ever seen!

and finally …….

If you simply can’t face loved up couples and would rather indulge at home – CAKE – I’m talking about cake! Have something sweet delivered to your door by one of these lovely local producers.

Macarons & More

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Daddy’s Donuts

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