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Norfolk has a diverse restaurant scene and here are some of the best places to eat. Rocky Bottoms is an excellent example of local food worked into an interesting menu. Crab and lobster are caught just off the coast in the restaurant’s own boat named the Anna Gail. The Hoste in Burnham Market is also famous for its delicious local food, much of which is sourced from within a 30-mile radius.
The Victoria Inn is ideally situated just a few minutes’ walk from the golden sands of Holkham Beach and at the gates of Holkham Hall. It focuses on fresh, local and seasonal food. More coastal charm can be found in Bacton, a small Norfolk village which is also home to the Sugar and Spice cafe where you’ll find delicious food and crafts.
On the east coast of the county you’ll find Gorleston-on-Sea and The Shed, which you can’t miss right next to the old lighthouse. If you’re in Great Yarmouth and don’t fancy seafront fish and chips followed by doughnuts, consider Chico’s on Marine Parade. The menu features freshly-caught shellfish, a wide range of seafood and plenty of steak, too.
1 New St, Cromer NR27 9HP
No1 Cromer is the latest restaurant from renowned chef, Galton Blackiston. Locally-sourced produce is at the heart of the menu and The Times voted the restaurant the sixth best place to eat by the sea. Visit website
38 London St, Norwich NR2 1LD
Inspired by the English charm and elegance of the Lyons Corner Houses in London, the customer service at Harriets is every bit as important as the premium loose leaf teas they serve. Harriets’ well-known afternoon tea is a truly English treat too tempting to resist. Delicately-blended loose leaf teas followed with a silver plated stand showcasing a delicious array of finger sandwiches, freshly-baked scones with Cornish clotted cream and preserves, all topped off with a mouth-watering selection of hand-made cakes, patisseries and macaroons. The smartly-dressed waiting staff are also kept busy throughout the day serving all day breakfasts, light meals, sandwiches, hand-made cakes, and coffees. A trip to Norwich would not be complete without enjoying the Harriets truly English experience. Visit website
Cromer Rd, West Runton, Cromer NR27 9QA
Rocky Bottoms is an excellent example of local food worked into an interesting menu. Crab and lobster are caught just off the coast in the restaurant’s own boat named the Anna Gail. The menu changes regularly to reflect the season and availability of the shellfish so you’ll always get the freshest local food possible. The views from the restaurant are amazing and, if the weather’s right, you can pick up something from the seafood counter to take down to the beach with a coffee. Visit website
The Green, Burnham Market, King’s Lynn PE31 8HD
The Hoste in Burnham Market is famous for its delicious local food, much of which is sourced from within a 30-mile radius. The menus are innovative and show off the best of British cuisine. The Hoste will also please wine connoisseurs thanks to its extensive drinks list featuring vintage wines from some of the finest estates around the world. Visit website
Lynn Rd, Congham, King’s Lynn PE32 1AH
Set deep in the Norfolk countryside, Congham Hall is a beautiful Georgian hotel and spa which is well known for its delicious food. Take your pick from a menu full of locally-sourced ingredients, many of which are grown in the hotel’s own kitchen garden. While you’re there why not treat yourself to a spa treatment, too? Visit website
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