Eat & Drink

Norwich has a really cool selection of cafes, bars, restaurants and pubs. For a brilliant introduction to independent places to eat, drink, play and shop, add the SHHHH Guide to the booking form, we will make sure it’s here for your arrival and you will avoid the delivery charge, in the meantime here’s a few ideas, starting right here on King Street…

Smokey Barn – Roasting Coffee Weekly & Cafe. This is where we are now buying our guests Welcome Pack Coffee from. If you like it, nip down and collect some for home! Available to order online also. Follow your nose, the aroma is devine…165 King Street, Norwich.

The Café Club – 41 King Street, follow the link to see what they are up to. Lovely little café. Opening at 7.30am this would be good for that morning cuppa with a paper! Or after an early run… Lunch includes, Paninis, Home made Soups, Vege Scotch Eggs, Quiches, Salads and more. Laid back atmosphere and decent background music. A favourite haunt, sit at the window for a glimpse of Norwich Castle.

42 King Street– Cocktail and Tapas Bar. Open 10am til late Mon-Sat.  Guest comments Feb 2017 – this place is ‘adorable’! Also now find their Tapas at another very good local pub The Lawyer – Wensum Street. Friendly bar staff, always welcoming, we like to grab a window seat with a bowl of dry roasted peanuts and a glass of Shiraz and watch the world go by!


Warwick Street Social – Bar & Restaurant – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Drinks. In the heart of the ‘Golden Triangle’, you will need a taxi or to cycle or drive. Just a few minutes. We like breakfast here. It’s ‘tres’ popular, so book!

Cup Cakes & Co, see Ann for Homemade Cakes, Brownies, Tiffin & Cupcakes, 83 Upper St Giles Street, Norwich. Fab treats, sit on the window stools with tea and cakes and watch the world go by.

Storm in a Teacup – Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Cake, Coffee, Teas, Hot Chocolate (Really real hot choc)! 2 Elm Hill, Norwich. Big windows, perfect for people watching. Super friendly bunch, lovely breakfasts (try the avocado & poached egg on toast). Visited for the first time Jan 2017, keep returning regularly, love it! Look out of Sharon, the owner.

Cote Brasserie – Exchange Street, City Centre. A chain, very good service, food and ambiance. 3 courses £12.95, enjoyed with the addition of a good bottle of Syrah. A La Carte menu also available. Good for early dinner before theatre of night out.

Yellows – Bar & Diner (open 11.30am) – friendly bar staff. This could easily be described as our ‘local’, it’s the nearest to 106. Drinks, coffee, food. Carrow Road, Norwich City Football Club – 2 minute walk

Delia’s Restaurant – Carrow Road, Norwich. We have not tried, but many guests have.

Grosvenor Fish Bar – 28 Lower Goat Lane NR2 1EL.  01603 625855 – Good Fish & Chips (usually 1st or 2nd or 3rd spot on Tripadvisor). The owner won a fab tourism award for his efforts April 2017!

Donnelli’s – Timberhill –  Pizza Restaurant, rating highly on Tripadvisor, walking distance of about 10-15 minutes via Rouen Road. You must book in advance, especially at weekends.

Brick – 39 Market Place, Norwich (next to Norwich Market just behind Sir Garnet Pub) – Eat in and Takeaway!

Roger Hickman’s Restaurant – Upper St Giles Street – Fine Dining

B’nou – Mediterranean Food, really popular, cosy atmosphere, usually rating 2nd or 3rd on Tripadvisor. 46 St Benedicts Street NR2 4AQ 01603 765440.

Benedict’s – Richard Bainbridge’s Norwich restaurant – 9 St Benedict’s Street, Norwich. 01603926080. Fine Dining. Rating top dog on Tripadvisor for Norwich January 2018.

The Britons Arms – Coffee, Teas, Cakes, Lunches. Absolutely the place to have a cuppa and cake on the terraced garden, bang in the middle of Elm Hill, the ancient part of Norwich. The garden can’t be seen from the road, do go in!

Fig Bar – St John Maddermarket, Norwich Lanes. Well, what can we say? If you really do properly appreciate ‘puds’ and divine sweet treats, this is for you. Menu devised and food created by the ‘passionate about food’, chef/owner Jamie. Licensed and also open til 10pm Thurs, Fri, Sat. Perfect for a day time sweet ‘fix’ or pre theatre drinks. Opposite the Maddermarket Theatre.

No 33 – Café Bar – excellent cooked breakfasts with local Sausages, good for coffee & cake, brunch, lunch. Busy & popular rightly so. Cakes can be bought whole to take away. 33 Exchange Street NR2 1DP

Frank’s Bar – Food & Drink, Bohemian, chilled atmosphere, busy, cosy, snuggle up and relax in here. Prepare to sit close to the person next to you. We’ve always like this place. Breakfast & papers on Sundays. 19 Bedford Street NR2 1AR (beware a pint of coke is £3.80 Aug 2016!)

Coach & HorsesLittle Bethel Street, Norwich. World Tapas & Sunday Carvery amongst other food. Warm, friendly pub, much liked by us Dec 2016 & Jan 2017 visits! Book for evenings.

The Sir Garnet – Pub 36 Market Street NR2 1RD.

Platform Twelve – St Benedict’s Street. Piano Bar and cocktails.

Louis’ Deli – Upper St Giles Street, NR2 1AB. Open for breakfast from 8am, closes 6pm. Good quality, relaxed, local and worldwide food supplies. Deli, Takeaway & Eat in Homemade ready meals, local bread, food deli. Regular foreign language get togethers for meeting people. Reliably good, we use very regularly.

Farmyard – St Benedict’s Street. We haven’t eaten here yet, but the press and Tripadvisor reviewers are saying good things, it’s definitely on our list…

The Roof Top Gardens – The Union Building, Rose Lane, Norwich. Walk up to The Café Club near the traffic lights on King Street, turn right and it’s a 2 minute walk on the right – glass fronted office building. Good views of Norwich Cathedral & Castle. We’ve had minimal food here, prefer it for drinks, music and views. Large outdoor seating areas and indoor restaurant space.

Mr Postles Apothacary2A Upper King Street, Norwich, NR3 1HA – we are now starting to get good guest feedback for Mr Postles although we haven’t been in yet!

Revolucion de Cuba – Queen Street, Norwich City. Lively spot for late cocktails and dancing, Cuban, vibrant feel, good buzz, not really any specific age group and in our 40’s we felt comfortable! Walking time back to 106 – probably 10-15 mins (with heels off)!

Prime – Tombland. Food & Drinks.

Littlehaven Coffee Company – 45 Stephens Square, Norwich. Specialist coffee shop selling fresh roasted beans from our artisan roaster, real chocolate hot chocolate, teapig teas and a great range of sandwiches, toasted ciabatta, homemade cakes and pastries. The owner Nick serves and is approachable and friendly.

The Little Red Roaster – Grove Road, Norwich. Also Norwich Lanes and Norwich Open air Market.

Timberhill Bakery – Timberhill, Norwich. 01603 613 172. Pleasant simple breakfast of tea and toast, sitting at the window. Buy your bread straight out of the oven to takeaway.

The Gluten Free Shop & Café – 21 Timberhill, Norwich. 01603 610573

Ciscoe’s – 23 Ber Street, Norwich – Pan Asian & Sushi ( + Sushi deliveries)

St Giles Spice – Upper St Giles Streetnew Indian Restaurant opened 18 January 2017, we have eaten here and enjoyed. The food is served well.

The Reindeer Pub & Kitchen – Dereham Road, Norwich.

Ruth’s Kitchen (café)-  Jerusalem Street Food (the Falafal wrap is good), Israeli lady Ruth and local partner (who has lived in Isreal for 6 or 7 years) really do give a warm welcome, eat in or on the move. 39 Magdalen Street, Norwich, NR3 1LQ. We grab a wrap and walk through Elm Hill munching. (Magdalen Street is jammed full independent cafes, retailers and walking distance from Elm Hill and Tombland.

The New Inn – 54 Lower Street, Horning (The Norfolk Broads), 01692 631 223 -Doing really well on Tripadvisor, include it as part of a lovely day trip.

Vegetarian Restaurants In Norwich: Tripadvisor

Wild Thyme – Labour in Vain Yard (near Norwich Market) NR2 1JD.

River Green Café – The Street, Trowse, NR14 8AH (2 min drive or 15 min walk).

Namaste India Restaurant – 2A Opie Street NR1 3DN.

For lots more ideas try:

The above venues are a few places that we as a family have either eaten at, or had a drink at, be it coffee, tea, hot chocolate or a glass of wine or a beer… We have recommended the ones we liked on visiting, for atmosphere and for what we were having… They are in no particular order of preference…

Local Food Producers, arrange local food in advance or as you arrive!

Mania Tart – Local food from Nania’s kitchen on Earlham Road NR2. Follow the link to order fresh cake & yummy homemade ready meals. Perfect for your first meal at 106 or to pop in the freezer. Order in advance and collect on your way to King Street. For a small charge we can probably pick up for you and leave in the freezer or cupboard. Nania’s kitchen has a 5 * rating from Norwich City Council, and we have visited ourselves. Nania has now started cookery lessons, see website for more information!

Bread Source – Just beyond Louis Deli and Cup Cakes & Co on Upper St Giles – Gorgeous Bread – try their Museli variety!!

We love Norwich Open Air Market just below The Forum on Gentleman’s Walk. Some of the stall’s we really like are:

The Cheeseman – speaks for itself!

Norfolk Kind food – Gluten & Dairy Free – Row F, Stalls 124/5.

Norwich Providore – Artisan Bread and Local Norfolk Honey, (On Norwich Open Air Market).

Pickerings (The Butchers) Sausage Shop – just brilliant choice of locally made sausages.

Tripadvisor Norwich Eateries for lots more choices.

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