Eating out in Norfolk and Norwich
In Norwich, Norfolk you can dine out on English, Chinese, Thai, Indian, Mexican, Greek, French, Italian, Moroccan and even Russian food. Being by the coast means seafood is plentiful, so make sure you try one of Norfolk's specialities such as Samphire (seaweed) or a delicious Cromer crab. If you are looking for cheap and cheerful or a sophisticated Michelin starred restaurant, you will find that Norfolk has something to suit every taste and budget.
The kebab is thought to have originated in the Middle East and is pieces of meat or vegetables often grilled on a long thin stick, or slices of grilled meat, or minced meat, mostly served in pitta bread. There are differing recipes and cooking methods that vary from country to country, but one thing that never changes is its popularity.
There are an ever-increasing number of Indian restaurants and takeaways in Norfolk, in fact you would be hard-pressed to find a Norfolk town that doesn’t have one. Indian cuisine is no longer synonymous with too many beers on a Friday night, and many once dark and dank restaurants have been replaced by quality establishments serving fine traditional Indian fayre.
In Norfolk there are a vast number of establishments offering coffee and cake, but not all are worth shouting about. Here is a selection of tried and tested eateries offering some of the best coffee and cake in Norfolk.
Staycations have become very popular in recent years, with many people choosing to holiday in Norfolk. Attracted by its beautiful coastline, quaint market towns, the Norfolk Broads and the fine City of Norwich, there is so much to see and do in the region. If you are visiting the county or are lucky enough to live in Norfolk and have a dog, you will probably want to know some good places to eat and drink with your four-legged companion.
Being by the sea, it’s no wonder Norfolk has some amazing fish and chip shops; here is a pick of some of the best in the county.
Norfolk’s largest dining event is about to begin………
1 in 100 people in the UK has coeliac disease and following a strict gluten free diet is essential; even a tiny amount of gluten could be very harmful to their health. There are also a large number of people who don’t have coeliac disease but choose to eat foods free from gluten and/or wheat for various reasons, so all restaurants and cafés really should be catering for these groups. Over the past 15 years awareness of the disease has greatly improved, with more and more people being diagnosed. Finding eateries that offer gluten free alternatives is definitely becoming easier, but there is still room for improvement.
Norfolk is clearly a beer loving county, with over 50 breweries at the last count. From large award-winning breweries to small microbreweries, Norfolk has them all.
Once known as ‘mother’s ruin’ gin has seen a massive surge in popularity in recent years, with gin parties, gin trains, gin advent calendars, gin afternoon teas, and gin experience days; there is even a gin hotel!