Restaurants to visit in King's Lynn
Published date: April 2019
The market town of King’s Lynn is 44 miles west of Norwich and is steeped in history and is the perfect place to stay and explore the Queen’s Sandringham Estate, which is located 8 miles from the town. Discover many historic buildings and cobbled lanes and learn about King’s Lynn maritime past, visit the town’s 2 magnificent market places and the impressive St Margaret’s Church.
With a fine programme of cultural and entertainment events and facilities, King’s Lynn has a popular live entertainment venue - Alive Corn Exchange, as well as the King’s Lynn Arts Centre and the Majestic Cinema. Visitors can watch a varied mix of live performances, films and special events throughout the year. The King’s Lynn Festival and free festival ‘Festival Too’ attracts visitors to the town as do its award-winning park and gardens.
The town has good sports and leisure facilities and its town centre has an extensive pedestrianised shopping area with ample parking nearby. The Vancouver Quarter, a modern shopping centre, that compliments the traditional shopping areas of the town is a popular spot to shop, as are the markets.
If you are visiting the town or the surrounding area, here are some recommendations of the best restaurants in and around King’s Lynn:
Serving quality food using the finest locally sourced ingredients; Market Bistro is a real find. Located in the heart of the historic market town of King’s Lynn, it has an ever-evolving menu that adapts to each season. Enjoy excellent service and fine seasonal British food in a relaxed and welcoming setting.
Market Bistro - 11 Saturday Market Place, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5DQ
Tel: 01553 771 483
The Old Bank
A small, family run bistro restaurant serving modern, fresh and imaginative food, using locally sourced produce whenever possible. The Old Bank was named in The Good Food Guide Best Local Restaurant 2019 and was also listed in the Michelin Guide. The Old Bank is superb, in every way.
The Old Bank - 10 Lynn Road, Snettisham, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 7LP
Tel: 01485 544080
The Duck Inn
This award-winning gastropub serves excellent food using the finest local produce, whenever possible. The Duck Inn’s menu is diverse, serving Norfolk favourites such as Brancaster crab, Norfolk mussels, locally-smoked salmon and its famous black pudding-scotched quail’s eggs. Enjoy Sunday roasts of local pork and Holkham Estate beef in this popular and highly regarded restaurant.
The Duck Inn - Burnham Road, Stanhoe, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 8QD
Tel: 01485 518330
Discover delicious classic British dishes with a twist at Biltons Restaurant. Serving excellent steaks, fish and chips and their own Biltons burgers, there are also various ‘specials’ available for those who are looking for something a bit different. Using fresh locally sourced produce whenever possible, you won’t be disappointed with the quality of food or service at Biltons.
Biltons Restaurant - Lynn Road, Tottenhill, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE33 0RL
Tel: 01553 812200
Enjoy modern brasserie food made using the finest fresh ingredients at Bank House in King’s Lynn. Situated on the quayside in the business and historical centre of the town, this delightful restaurant serves excellent food throughout the day and into the evening, including a great range of tasty cocktails.
Bank House - King’s Staithe Square, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1RD
Tel: 01553 660492
Fox & Hounds
Delicious food served in a friendly and welcoming setting. This traditional British pub serves a good range of home-cooked food and caters for both vegetarians and those following a gluten free diet. Reasonably priced, with a lovely outdoor seating area when the weather is warm.
Fox & Hounds - The Green, Weasenham St Peter, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE32 2TD
Tel: 01328 838868
The King’s Arms
The King’s Arms, Shouldham is west Norfolk’s first co-operative pub and was awarded West Norfolk CAMRA Pub of the Year 2016 & 2017. Located on Shouldham’s picturesque village green, the King’s Arms is a traditional 17th-century hostelry where you will find real ales served straight from the cask and good food made using fresh local produce.
The King’s Arms - 28 The Green, Shouldham, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE33 0BY
Tel: 01366 347410
The Three Horseshoes
This is a small country pub situated in the heart of the village of Roydon, just a few miles from the Sandringham Estate. Enjoy real ales and quality home-made pub food in a relaxed and welcoming setting.
The Three Horseshoes - 148 Lynn Road, Roydon, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE32 1AQ
Tel: 01485 600666
Located in a 15th Century warehouse overlooking the River Great Ouse, the Riverside Restaurant has a lovely terrace and garden and serves traditional English homecooked dishes. Good friendly service, competitive prices and a great selection of locally sourced ingredients, the Riverside Restaurant is worth a visit.
Riverside Restaurant - 27 King St, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1ET
Tel: 01553 773134
Pearl River Chinese Restaurant
Enjoy some of the finest traditional Chinese food in a delightful contemporary style restaurant. Their extensive menu captures the essence of fine Chinese cuisine, with a twist of European creativity. Excellent food and service to match.
Pearl River Chinese Restaurant - John Kennedy Road, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 2AA
Tel: 01553 773288
Marriott’s Warehouse Cafe and Restaurant serve fresh local food on King’s Lynn’s wonderful waterfront throughout the day. Offering breakfast, light lunches, meals and coffee and cake, sample good food and great service at this picturesque location.
Marriott’s Warehouse - South Quay, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5DT
Tel: 01553 818500
This is a family run café offering a great range of home-cooked meals, breakfasts, light lunches, snacks and cakes.
Carousel Café - St. Nicholas Retail Park, Edward Benefer Way, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 2HW
Tel: 01553 782539
The Rose & Crown
Traditional British country pub serving a range of home-cooked fare in a pretty setting. Also has live music and events.
Tel: 01485 521807
The Rose & Crown - Nethergate Street, Harpley, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 6TW
Spice of Gurkha
Traditional Indian restaurant also serving Nepalese dishes. Good food, good value and good service.
Spice of Gurkha - 25 Railway Road, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1NF
Tel: 01553 774172