Norfolk has some fantastic restaurants located all over the county. Seasonal food and drink is a highlight when staying in Norfolk and being a county with a long coastline and many food producers, there are some real treats to be experienced.
From the farmlands you can look forward to a wide range of fruits & vegetables, local producers such as butchers and game dealers and many dairies. On the coast you can experience the likes of Oysters, mussels, seabass, Samphire and Crab. Thankfully for some great chefs we get to experience these great foods at their best. From Fish and chips restaurants to fine dining there is plenty of Norfolk restaurants to choose from.
Below are a few restaurants which are well worth trying out while on your travels.
My Top 5 Restaurants in North Norfolk
The White Horse Brancaster Staithe – Brancaster
The White horse Inn is located on the marshland coastline of Brancaster Staithe. An area with a fantastic panoramic view across the marshes and sandy beaches. The award-winning restaurant overs a great range of dishes using the freshest ingredients, sourced from local producers. Sit outside on the terrace and enjoy the natural beauty, with its big blue skies, spectacular sunsets and salty sea air. You can spot lobster pots, oyster beds and salt marshes out to Scolt Head island and the sea beyond. Inside offers a clean relaxed open space, with glass windows surrounding you, the views are never hidden away.
Enjoy the stunning sunset with a drink, kept warm by blankets and heaters for those chilled evenings. Enjoy winter by the open fires and bowls of mussels, a real treat in the colder months. During the summer a range of events are put on from lobster BBQs to gin cocktail evenings, soaking up the sun as you enjoy your surroundings.
A restaurant which has lots to offer and worth visit if you are in the area. Dogs are welcome but not in the restaurant area.
Bookings are advised
Socius – Burnham Market
Natalie & Dan have really cooked up something special in Burnham Market. Based on a modern British take on tapas, the team serve small plates of food magic which change to reflect the seasons.
Tucked away off north street, a fresh modern new building, inviting you in. Once inside, it’s a relaxed dining experience with guests feeling at ease with their surroundings and other guests. An open restaurant brings the room to life and instantly pulls you in. I’d highly recommend requesting the kitchen table, situated in front of the chefs you can take delight in watching them enjoy their work and deliver some fantastic dishes.
Select a range of dishes, which can be shared or kept close. We ordered approx 7 – 8 dishes which worked really well, staff are really helpful and can advise on what’s best for your party.
It’s an experience of great food within a lovely setting and should be enjoyed.
Socius gets booked up really quickly so I’d recommend booking as early as possible.
The Golden Fleece – Wells-Next-The-Sea
Located in the quay of Wells-Next-The-Sea it offers a family and dog and friendly environment. A pub/restaurant which looks out to sea and over the marshes. Window seats are limited however once inside there’s a great friendly feeling and vibe.
Head Chef Tim and the team cook up a lovely menu with regularly changing seasonal special dishes, again using locally sourced produce, something many restaurants love to support.
A real treat are the hand-made pizzas and in my opinion some of the best in Norfolk. With a side of fresh cut chunky chips and locally sourced drink, this combo is not to be missed. The pizzas are available to be taken away and enjoyed along the harbour or in the comfort of your home.
The Golden fleece is personally one of may favourites, well priced and can be enjoyed with all the family. Dogs will be watching your every movement hoping for a slight miss of the mouth!
Bookings are advised at weekends.
The Gunton Arms – Thorpe Market
Opened October 2011, The Gunton Arms is a traditional pub within an historic park with open field views. As you walk in you are welcomed by aray of smells from the open fire cooking, which flows through the corridor into the restaurant.
With a range of fine art and Tracey Emin Neon signs, it provides an unique dining experience. Large wooden tables and chairs, with antlers above fire place offers something different to any other restaurant. The views of the open fields can be enjoyed from many angles, with the chef Stuart Tattersall cooking local ingredients including venison from the surrounding deer park on the indoor open fire.
The Gunton Arms offers a great menu which also has its own seafood, mussels and Cromer crab which are caught by local fishermen.
As a couple I’d recommend requesting a seat in front of the chef to fully enjoy what the Gunton Arms has to offer.
The Gunton Arms gets booked up really quickly so I’d recommend booking as early as possible.
Titchwell Manor – Titchwell
A short distance from the North Norfolk coast, Titchwell Manor is a beautiful destination for fine dining.
Head chef Eric snaith and the team have created some wonderful dishes which has earned them a reputation for exquisitely presented, inventive, modern food. With array of dishes available, which have all been finished with individual thought and style, it’s something they’ve come well known for.
With bold design and a terrace that floods the area with light, the Eating Rooms offers relaxed and informal dining which is also dog friendly.
The hotel and restaurant has been awarded AA rosettes, with Eric earning himself EDP Norfolk food and drink chef of the year.
Bookings are advised
ALSO TRY… Eric’s Fish and chip restaurant and take-away is located in Thornham just a two-minute drive. A traditional fish and chips with a few modern Twists.
A friendly, relaxed environment combines to create a must visit restaurant for the whole family!
That’s my top 5 Norfolk restaurants to try out on your travels in North Norfolk. We are very blessed to have such great chefs located in Norfolk along with fantastic local suppliers. These are only a handful of my favourites and there any many more to Enjoy!