Norfolk is a place of tranquility and beauty; a delightful location full of charm, charisma and character – and it doesn’t just stop at the scenery.
Home to some of the most stunning villages and towns in the UK, Norfolk also boasts a wonderful selection of incredible, gourmet restaurants to satisfy your every craving.
Whether you’re simply searching for the best restaurants that Norfolk has to offer, looking to celebrate an achievement or just fancy somewhere new to try, we have everything you’ll need to find your new favourite restaurant.
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Stoke Mill Contemporary Fine Dining
If you’re looking for fine dining in Norfolk, you may not need to look any further than Stoke Mill Contemporary dining; an award-winning establishment located right in the heart of this beautiful county.
Owned and run by Andy Rudd, who secured the Norfolk Food & Drink Award within his first year following the 2014 refurbishment, Stoke Mill has gone on to win numerous Certificates of Excellence, along with a Michelin star in 2020.
Serving a seasonal, locally sourced menu that’s ever-changing, patrons will always be able to choose from fresh and organic ingredients.
The Wildebeest is an iconic eatery located on Norwich Rd, Norwich. Currently run by Chef Patron Daniel Smith, alongside incredible Head Chef Fabio Miani, it serves locally inspired dishes, made using fresh, organic ingredients.
Award winner of 2 AA rosettes along with countless nominations for awards such as ‘Chef of the Year’ and ‘Best Restaurant’, The Wildebeest is a truly incredible eatery.
The Restaurant at Morston Hall
‘Intimate’ is the best word to describe the luxurious hotel and restaurant that is Morston Hall. A stunning stately home painted against gorgeously picturesque coastal views, Morston Hall is historically significant with roots that date back nearly 400 years.
Acquired by the current owners (Galton and Tracy Blackiston) more than 25 years ago, Morston Hall has gone on to win a Michelin Star alongside four coveted AA rosettes!
Though the menu changes every single day, visitors can expect outstanding locally sourced farm foods.
Sat atop the list of ‘Most Romantic Restaurants’, Pamela’s Restaurant is a hidden gem buried along the Great Yarmouth coastline. Read more about Great Yarmouth here.
Alongside a coveted menu of English vegetables and local meats, visitors can also expect to find a colourful cocktail bar along with a high-end champagne lounge, making it an excellent destination for date nights, celebrations or just friendly get-togethers.
Pamela’s Restaurant is a beautiful example of Great British fine dining, but advance booking is recommended – this coastal gem can get very busy.
Benedicts is an elegant, minimal Brasserie located in the heart of Norwich, and fronted by the well-traveled and incredibly talented Richard Bainbridge.
Bainbridge, having previously worked alongside Gunter Seeger in New York as well as Galton Blackiston of Morston Hall, brings a fresh take to the table. Visitors can enjoy fine dining at its best with his French-inspired dishes.
The Mermaid’s Slipper
With a name as delightfully curious as The Mermaids Slipper, visitors will already know that they’re in for a treat. Providing a great range of international dishes, as well as the British countryside staple of afternoon tea, guests truly will be spoiled for choice.
Gourmet ingredients are sourced locally for this Stalham-based restaurant, ensuring that all visitors can experience fine dining.
The Mermaid’s Slipper is also dedicated to a cause; all profits from the restaurant are used to provide quality meals for some of the poorest children across the world.
The Old Bank
A small bistro located in Snettisham, the Old Bank is an incredible example of what a modern bistro can do. With a seasonal menu offering local foods and drinks, this eatery is a great casual dining spot for those looking for a taste for luxury.
The Old Bank is a regular feature in the Good Food Awards, even going as far as to take the top place in 2019. After seeing their mouth-watering menu of fusion foods and British pub stables, it’s easy to see why.
The Neptune Inn
Beach views, chic décor and outstanding food all contribute to the beauty that it The Neptune. A hidden gem of Hunstanton, the Neptune is without a doubt one of the best fine dining restaurants in Norfolk.
The Neptune boasts a huge selection of incredible awards; most prominently 3 AA rosettes, a Michelin Star and countless local awards.
The menu at the Neptune is varied, ensuring that there really is something for everyone. Highlights include the freshly caught seafood and locally reared lamb and pork. Fronted by chefs Kevin and Jacki Mangeolles, this Hunstanton eatery is everything that you’d expect of true luxury.
Roger Hickman’s Restaurant
Roger Hickman’s Restaurant is an outstanding demonstration of what fine dining can be.
You can find this award-winning and creative restaurant right in the heart of Norwich. Offering ‘Modern British’ cuisine, Roger Hickman serves mouthwatering dishes for lunch and dinner, as well as fantastic taster menus for those who can’t decide. Each dish, whilst representing British cuisine is creatively flavoured by international inspirations. Roger Hickman’s Restaurant is the proud recipient of three AA rosettes, as well as one of the AA Hospitality Awards. If you are interested in exploring the local area, read our guide to Norwich.