Best places to dine in Norfolk


If you want to enjoy some peace and tranquillity away from London in the countryside, Norfolk in East Anglia is an ideal getaway. Home to the famous Norfolk Broads, the area is awash with farmland and pastures with some of the finest agricultural produce in the UK. Despite its predominantly rural background, there are some excellent restaurants and cafes in Norfolk, serving up a gastronomic extravaganza.

If you plan a trip to the area and look for accommodation there are a few but good luxury hotels in North Norfolk.

These include luxury cottages and boutique hotels in Norfolk to choose from. A great place to stay in town is The Harper Hotel, with excellent amenities at an affordable price.

Some of the restaurants offering the best food experiences in the area are:

Grey Seal Coffee Roasters: Glandford is where you will find some of the best artisanal coffee at the Grey Seal Roasters cafe. Visitors get to learn the tricks of the trade from a selection of beans to roasting and serving in various ways. At the end of an educative and enjoyable two-hour session, you earn a reward of your own bag of hand-roasted beans to carry home.

Amandines: If you are vegan (it is trending now) Amandines at Diss town is the place to enjoy a fine meal. Because of the many restrictions in this form of dietary lifestyle, it necessitates innovation and creativity in creating the dishes. Amandines excels in rustling up the best of vegan fare with such style and flair that even hardcore meat lovers will find their menu hard to resist. With a seasonal menu changing as per the local produce sourced at the time, there is a wonderful variety of dishes to choose among. Their menu comprises of wholesome and delicious dishes like vegetable chilli, goat’s cheese & poppy seed quiche a variety of salads etc. If you would rather prefer a cup of coffee, enjoy a fine brew in their comfy courtyard area.

The Dial House: If you are in the Reepham area a wonderful spot to stop by for a meal is The Dial House. All of the meticulously selected ingredients ranging from the coffee beans to food items are of the highest quality. With menu is diverse and features dishes from across the world that changes with the seasons’ produce. Some of the fine dishes to savour include ragout of duck legs, squash pangrattato and Moroccan styled lamb etc. If you want to enjoy a classic English meal experience visit on Sunday when they serve expertly cooked lamb roast. Complement the fine food with some excellent local beer to enhance the dining experience.

Wiveton Hall: Located in Holt, the grand Jacobean facade of Wiveton Hall has equally stunning interiors with art galleries and elegantly done dining sections. Visitors can buy the best of produce sourced from the many gardens on the estate. The food served at the cafe preparation features the estate’s produce with an extensive menu to order from. In strawberry season visitors get to explore the farm and even join in picking strawberries and getting an opportunity to see the farm animals living in the area. There even is a shop on site to buy items and carry home.

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