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Norwich Restaurants – Eating Out in Norwich

There is a wide variety of fantastic restaurants in Norwich, with some of the best major National ‘chains’ alongside some superb independent eateries. The plethora of excellent local produce on our doorstep lends itself to an array of great places to eat. This is complemented by a healthy quantity of homegrown culinary talent in the form of some very inspiring Norwich-based Chefs.

Several independent Norwich restaurants were established over twenty years ago and still thrive today – a testament to the flourishing Norwich dining culture.

In the area known as the ‘Norwich Lanes’ (often referred to as the ‘independent shopping quarter of Norwich’ as a result of its many unique local businesses), you’ll find two very well established Norwich restaurants in the form of St Benedict’s Restaurant (on St Benedict’s Street) and The Waffle House. Both have existed in Norwich for over 20 years and over 30 years respectively and showcase wonderfully the range of choices Norwich has to offer when it comes to eating out. No visit to Norwich would be complete without a meal in at least one of these restaurants.

Also in the Lanes, Bar Tapas (found above Brambles) opened around 25 years ago, bringing a taste of South American Spirit to Norwich in the form of a Bar, Café and Tapas restaurant.

In the heart of Norwich, you can take lunch or Afternoon Tea at one of the most impressive of all local landmarks – Norwich Cathedral. The modern (and award winning) Refectory exists on the footprint of the original medieval Refectory, and passes all profits back to Norwich Cathedral.

Norwich really does have something to suit every taste when it comes to dining – coffee houses and cafésfood pubs, fine dining and relaxed café-bars. You’ll find menus and price ranges to match all budgets.

Once you’ve explored Norwich City centre, don’t be afraid to go further afield in search of a great meal. There are some fabulous restaurants and pubs that serve very high quality food within the Golden Triangle (just outside Norwich City centre) and also on the outskirts of Norwich in Trowse, Drayton, Brooke, Wymondham, Tunstead and Weston Longville.

In search of dining inspiration? Try these ideas…

Frank’s Bar

The Front Room at Franks Bar.

If we had to sum up the vibe at Frank's Bar, we'd say hip New York café meets Paris (artists quarter) brasserie, with just a tiny sprinkle of 1980s (the good bits). You'll love the food and the atmosphere will make you'll feel like you've come home. A rare find indeed.

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The Trafford Arms

Inside the Trafford Arms.

A bona-fide proper 'Pub' pub, where great beer and a strong community feel are the focus, the Trafford Arms is refreshingly honest in a world of theme pubs and hipster bars.

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The William & Florence

William & Florence, Norwich.

The ideal place to meet friends and relax, the pub has been refurbished inside and out to evoke all the best elements of café-lounge culture.

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Station Bistro

Outside the Station Bistro.

Enjoy hearty lunches and afternoon tea in a setting that captures (authentically - it occupies a restored 19th Century station building) a bygone era.

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Tofurei

Tofurei savoury selection. All vegan!

Part Delicatessen, part Café, all vegan. A must-visit for vegans, vegetarians and those looking for tasty gluten-free options. Just fabulous.

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Cherryleaf Coffee House

Muffins at Cherryleaf Coffee House

Whether you need a central location to meet to discuss business, meet Mummy friends with the munchkins or escape for a slice and a cafetiere amid a hectic day of retail therapy, the Cherryleaf Coffee House is, quite frankly, the business when it comes to brews.

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Côte Brasserie

Cote Brasserie in Norwich.

Côte Brasserie is open daily from breakfast through to lunch and dinner. Inspired by a modern take on the classic Parisian brasserie.

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The Old Ram Inn

Downstairs at The Old Ram Inn.

The Old Ram Coaching Inn at Tivetshall St Mary, reopened in 2016 after acquisition by Victoria and Grahame MacDonald, who also own the multi award-winning Cellar House in Eaton, and the recently re-opened White Lodge in Attleborough. ...

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