From the humble ploughman’s lunch to exquisite fish, meat, game or vegetarian dishes, the culinary bar is being raised as Norfolk chefs vie with each other to impress and win new customers.
With advice from our local experts we’re pleased to share some of the best dining destinations for you to enjoy during your visit to Norfolk.
Best for: Michelin star experience
Special occasion or not we highly recommend a visit to Morston Hall during your stay in Norfolk. Booking dinner ahead is a must as the restaurant’s enviable reputation attracts guests from far and wide.
Dinner is served at a single sitting: 7.15pm for 8.00pm. There’s no menu to scan and fret over. One delicious dish follows another but nothing is rushed and, as the seven-course set menu changes daily, you’ll know that only the freshest seasonal ingredients are used.
Best for: top-notch food and relaxed ambience
Titchwell Manor is home to a stylish fine-dining restaurant that’s relaxed and family friendly. If the sun is shining, enjoy a lunchtime or early evening drink in the delightful walled garden before settling down for a leisurely gastronomic experience.
Holders of the coveted AA 3-rosette award, the restaurant and kitchen are in the highly creative and capable hands of culinary star Eric Snaith. As a Master Chef of Great Britain, Eric has earned a reputation for producing innovative, mouth-wateringly presented dishes using the finest local and seasonal ingredients.
Best for: magnificent surroundings, great artwork and open fire cooking
Head chef Stuart Tattersall (formerly head chef with the renowned Mark Hix in London) is a champion of using local and seasonal produce. Stuart puts great ingredients centre-stage and creates robust plates of food, bursting with the flavours of Norfolk.
Choose from the freshest of fish and seafood, including the famous Cromer crabs, caught by local fishermen. And there’s venison from the surrounding deer park and prime steaks from local herds. The Elk Room with its open fire is the star of the show here.
Best for: Exquisite fine dining
Discreetly located a mere stone’s throw from Norwich’s central market, nothing distracts from the stunning dishes served up by Roger’s kitchen. The service from the knowledgeable front-of-house team is impeccable and you’ll be made to feel welcome as you relax with an aperitif.
Choose from the seasonal á la carte menu or, for a gastronomic and decision-free experience, plump for the seven course tasting menu. There’s a wine flight option too, offering an expertly selected glass of vino to enhance every dish.
Best for: historic setting and modern British cooking
Chef patron Daniel Smith uses the finest and freshest local ingredients to create stellar dishes which have earned The Swan the prestigious Michelin Bib Gourmand award. The menus change daily to use the best seasonal ingredients from local suppliers and The Swan’s own farmland.
Step back in time and relax in the wonderful low-beamed dining room with its old stone walls and log burning stove. In perfect contrast, Daniel’s food represents the best of modern British cooking, full of vibrant flavours, innovative techniques and exciting combinations.