Top 10 restaurants in Norwich, United Kingdom (UK)

February 21, 2018 Flossie Demartino

Norwich boasts museums spanning a ten centuries of history as well as a renovated city center with a pleasant pedestrian area lined with modern businesses and thriving nightlife. With two colleges, both with renowned art and writing programs, travelers will also step into a vibrant cultural scene. Tourist sites, dubbed the Norwich 12, include the historical Norwich Castle, Norwich Cathedral and City Hall, as well as the newer library and the glass Forum which hosts events from opera to skating.
Things to do in Norwich

1. Benedicts

9 St. Benedicts Street, Norwich NR2 4PE, England Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$173 - HK$573 +44 1603 926080
Excellent
86%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 778 reviews

Benedicts

Benedicts is run by chef owner Richard Bainbridge, who has won Great British Menu 2016 with 2 Courses. Benedicts is a modern interpretation of a neighbourhood restaurant, with classic values of hospitality and food with a strong local focus on ingredients and traditional techniques with a delicate modern touch.

Reviewed By Louise K - Peterborough, United Kingdom

We went for our Son's 16th birthday and was not disappointed by any means. The food was stunning, the staff were attentive but not in your face. I am currently doing the rounds of Great British Menu Chefs and Richard was on my list, he even came up from the kitchen to talk to us, which I was a bit in ore of, but what a lovely, down to earth man he is, Well done - we are booked back in for 19 May. Very impressed.

2. Bure River Cottage Restaurant

27 Lower Street | Horning, Horning, Norwich NR12 8AA, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$314 - HK$1,264 +44 1692 631421
Excellent
83%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 346 reviews

Bure River Cottage Restaurant

Reviewed By Dawn C - Guildford, United Kingdom

Tripadvisor reviews were spot on, it is a fantastic fish and seafood restaurant. On a freezing cold Tuesday evening you don't expect to see restaurants busy, so the fact that this one was with the majority of the diners being regulars shows just how good it is. As soon as we walked in I saw a giant blackboard with the desserts on it, I decided I would have to be careful in how big my main course was so that I had room for a dessert! We had a very warm welcome and were shown to a table near the back of the restaurant - excellent for people watching! The decor is light and modern with gorgeous polished floorboards. There is also some really good artwork on the walls. Another giant blackboard made an appearance, this had the starters and mains on it. The waitress pulls out a chair and stands the board on it and then gives you time to decide. The choice was excellent, so much so that I had a starter, something I haven't done for years! Both my husband and I chose the Queen Scallops with a sauce verde. There were four very large scallops which were cooked perfectly and the sauce was good too. The decision on the main course was easier as we both love skate, a fish rarely found on menus and often hard to get in shops. The skate came with capers, fresh vegetables and potatoes. As I had had a starter and I don't like capers I asked for the fish just on it's own - just as well as it was on the large side with plenty of "meat" on each side, so it was quite filling. Again it was superbly cooked. My husband had his skate with everything, the potatoes that night were chips, from what we gathered from other diners the potatoes vary from night to night. The vegetables were imaginative, carrots that had been thinly sliced on a mandolin, kale and puréed turnips. Then came the dessert board, a great selection including homemade ice-cream. I did read it through but chose the dish that I had spotted when we arrived - white chocolate cheesecake with strawberry ice-cream. It was gorgeous, a real treat, I could taste the white chocolate that had been used, too many chefs either buy cheesecakes in and try and pass it off as there own but the taste of synthetic flavouring always lets it down. My husband had the Belgian chocolate with salted caramel pot and peanut butter ice-cream, he thoroughly enjoyed it. We had a fantastic meal in a lovely restaurant with great staff. Many of the diners went round to chat with Abbie, the chef who they clearly knew well.

3. The Mermaid's Slipper Restaurant

1 The Staithe | The Staithe, Norwich NR12 9BY, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, French, Contemporary, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +44 1692 580808
Excellent
88%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 374 reviews

The Mermaid's Slipper Restaurant

Reviewed By AndyHilton - Hickling, United Kingdom

There are few words that explain how very nice the Mermaids Slipper is; they are:
Very good simple food. cooked very well, presented very well and all in a very comfortable surrounding.
Please don't change a thing. we love it Please don't change anything that you do we love it!

4. Brasteds

Manor Farm Barns Fox Road | Fox Road, Framingham Pigot, Norwich NR14 7PZ, England Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$361 - HK$549 +44 1508 491112
Excellent
87%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 250 reviews

Brasteds

Reviewed By Thepottersnorwich - Norwich, United Kingdom

Booked for 21 people for Thursday night very very accommodating
Service as always amazing even for the large amount of people. All good came at the same time and was piping hot and I’ve got to say the belly pork was absolutely fantastic.
Great service great food great company

5. Stoke Mill Contemporary Fine Dining

Contemporary Fine Dining Mill Road, Stoke Holy Cross, Norwich NR14 8PA, England Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$220 - HK$549 +44 1508 493337
Excellent
79%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 734 reviews

Stoke Mill Contemporary Fine Dining

A Fine old watermill where Colmans Mustard began in 1814 now fully renovated into a Contemporary Fine Dining Restaurant.

Reviewed By emmacooke47 - Norwich

We decided not to go out on Valentine's evening, but to wait & spoil ourselves on the weekend.
We were given 3 menu's to choose from, lunch, a la carte or the taster menu. My partner had never experienced a taster menu so this is what we went for. It was outstanding.
The restaurant was quite quiet, but we still had an amazing time, and there was a nice ambiance. Service very attentive, genuine & sincere. Both the waitress & waiter were able to answer all our food & wine questions.
The food & wine was beautifully paired together. A wonderful Valentine's lunch. We cant wait to go back to this restaurant which is literally on our doorstep.

6. The Tea House

5 Wrights Court Elm Hill, Norwich NR3 1HQ, England Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$16 - HK$63 +44 1603 631888
Excellent
78%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 269 reviews

The Tea House

The Tea house, now under new ownership with a fresh decor offers a larger range of gluten and dairy free products as well as Traditional Cream tea! With over 30 loose leaf teas to choose from you'll always find something to suit you. We also offer Breakfast, brunch, lunch, cake and of course coffee! Never be too shy to ask for skimmed milk or of course soya! We serve food until 5pm Come in and see where Merry Berry sat when Filming Who Do you Think You Are

Reviewed By babs-4u - Truro, United Kingdom

After a fair amount of walking while sightseeing in the city we stumbled across this quaint little tea shop in an old courtyard off Elm Hill. Friendly owner who stocks over 35 different teas made properly in teapots with a strainer! The best tea I...MoreWe are so pleased you enjoyed your Tea and visit to the Tea House. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Look forward to seeing you again when you visit Norwich

7. Grosvenor Fish Bar

28 Lower Goat Lane, Norwich NR2 1EL, England Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$16 - HK$63 +44 1603 625855
Excellent
83%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Grosvenor Fish Bar

The Grosvenor Fish Bar is a long established traditional fish and chip shop, with a twist. Serving the usual chip shop fare, plus an interesting selection of our own sandwiches and wraps including sea bass, mackerel, tuna and rock salmon. We have Seating downstairs for up to 50 - eat in / take away same price. Also we have a set menu for party bookings please enquire by email thank you. Opening hours mon-sat 11 am - 7.30 Ish (later for private parties)

Reviewed By BillyBunterBeverley - Beverley

My son took us for lunch, and made a beeline for the Grosvenor. He said we could sit inside, but it looked full to me. He then led us down a steep staircase into the stygian gloom of several inter - connecting rooms that appeared to have domed ceilings and metre - thick walls.
We located, almost entirely by feel, an empty table not too far from the stairs, and waited for the food to arrive. I was told the wait was longer than anticipated, owing to the fact that we had specified (being from the North), haddock, not cod.
The food was certainly worth waiting for, lovely fresh fish, freshly fried.
During the wait I reflected that, should Putin decide to push the button, we would be as safe as anywhere. We would certainly be well prepared to face the post nuclear world well - fed.

8. Namaste India

2A Opie Street | Near London Street, Norwich NR1 3DN, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Pakistani, Indian, International, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$110 - HK$220 +44 1603 662016
Excellent
75%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 915 reviews

Namaste India

Namaste India is an Authentic Indian and Pure Vegetarian Restaurant.80% of our dishes are suitable for Gluten free and vegan diet.At Namaste India,we serve non alcoholic beer and wine.We do not serve alcohol but customers can bring their own with nominal Corkage Charge. We are a small restaurant and that is why booking will be important if you are planing to dine in at Namaste India Norwich. This is not part of any chain but we are a small family business. If you have visited India or Have dined in at some of the finest Indian Restaurants in London, Birmingham, Leicester and you are searching for a real Indian restaurant in Norfolk, Namaste India is your must Visit place. Namaste India is a pure vegetarian Restaurant but not only for vegetarians. Due to its authentic flavours, Namaste India is equally popular among keen carnivores as well.

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

One of the few restaurants open in Norwich at 9.30pm on. Thursday night (Why?!) Restaurant was closing but went out of their way to accommodate us. The dosas were amazing and the menu looked incredible. Friendly, informative staff. A real find. We will be back.

9. B'nou

46 St. Benedicts Street, Norwich NR2 4AQ, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner +44 1603 765440
Excellent
83%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 444 reviews

B'nou

Reviewed By Sarah E - Page

We were treated to our Christmas present and our first visit to B'nou on Saturday by our great neighbours! Having heard so much positive feedback I really hoped it would not disappoint. It didn't!! The whole,experience was a lovely relaxed evening with great friendly service and really lovely food! We were treated to some new tapas dishes that we would otherwise never have tried. As a lover of real ale the provision of Adnam's Ghost Ship was another unexpected plus and the Rioja was excellent and sensibly priced. Without doubt the reviews of B'nou are wholly justified. Look forward to our next visit, even if I will have to pay!!

10. Ruth's Kitchen

39 Magdalen Street, Norwich NR3 1LQ, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner HK$110 +44 7775 964015
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 179 reviews

Ruth's Kitchen

Ruth's Kitchen makes healthy, nutritious, delicious falafel, Grilled Meats, hummus and Middle Eastern salads, Using fresh ingredients. All made fresh on the premises.

Reviewed By Becky L

Be prepared to be fed well. This is a great healthy, yummy place to try some Jerusalem street food. Tasty schnitzel, fab falafel, houmous, pickles, salads and roasted vegetables. What a treat after a morning of antiques and charity shops. The staff are welcoming and helpful. The coffee is rich and strong. Definitely a firm favourite and will keep coming back

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