The Little Red Roaster, central Norwich

It’s no secret that here at NorEats we’re suckers for a good coffee and a pastry. Throw in the words “locally sourced” and “homemade” and we’re 100% sold. And so it is with Little Red Roaster, the family of coffee shops that have some of the biggest croissants we’ve seen, in addition to an evolving seasonal menu. Continue reading

Aroma, Upper King St

Tucked into a little listed building on King St, Aroma could be easy to miss, but you’d be a fool to walk past. Before you even get to the food and drink, you’ll be greeted by some of the friendliest cafe staff in the city, and then by an extensive array of food and drinks to choose from. Keeping it a local affair, Aroma uses coffee from Smokey Barn, which is based further down King St. And when the sun goes down – or, you know, any time before that, we’re not judging – the cafe/bar offers a range of cocktails, some evergreen, like the the espresso martini, and some seasonal, such as the Fireball chai.
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Norfolk Restaurant Week 2017

Local restaurants and bargains? Well, consider our interest piqued. For the first time, North Norfolk Restaurant Week has expanded to cover the county (and drop the North from the name!) and oh boy are we excited.

Although the participating restaurants are scattered across the county, there’s a good selection in Norwich, many for lunch as well as dinner. On offer between October 30 and November 10, the premise is simple, with set menus of up to three courses costing no more than £20. So where can we find such treats?
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Frank’s Bar, Bedford St

There’s a good reason Frank’s is a bit of a Norwich institution: it’s got all the cosiness of your best mate’s house, along with good and drinks galore. Yep, even for your pickiest friend, as the good folks at Frank’s offer vegan, veggie, and gluten-free goodies and are happy to modify a range of their dishes to accommodate dietary requirements. You can even settle down to a movie on a Sunday night.

In fact, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as the holy trinity of coffee, cakes, and cocktails, Frank’s is only a bunkbed away from being somewhere you may well like to move into.

If you like Frank’s, you’ll also love sister restaurant North. Click here to find out more.
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St Andrews Brew House, St Andrews St

Beer so local it’s brewed on site, British tapas, and vegetarian food options galore? Count us in.

This corner of Norwich has certainly improved since the days the site hosted Delaneys. The stretch from Grapes Hill all the way down to Elm Hill is fast becoming a foodie mecca, playing host to quirky cafes and the infamous Benedicts restaurant. Just up the road from the gin-distilling Ten Bells, and next to the home of Norwich’s beer festival, St Andrews Brew House, with more than 30 different types of ale, lager, and craft beer on offer, certainly fits in here. Continue reading