42 King St

42 King Street

There’s one important thing you need to know before you go to 42: if you eat fish and meat, you’ve got to order the cod cheeks in chorizo cream. It’s their star dish, served with hunks of bread for dipping into the cream – but by no means is it the only thing this quirky little restaurant has to offer. Continue reading

Mackerel starter at Warwick St Social, Warwick St

Warwick St Social, Warwick St

Headed up by award-winning chef Alex, Warwick St Social is another Golden Triangle gem. The restaurant and bar serves up affordable lunch and dinner menus that change daily, with a contemporary edge that gives the food flair enough to impress without being overly showy, and some dishes that have come across from sister restaurant the Ingham Swan. Continue reading

Lemon cake at Mitre, Earlham Rd, NorEats

Mitre, Earlham Rd

The top aim at Mitre is simple, so simple that they made a hashtag for it: to create #APublicHome. And when we visited on one sunny spring day, a home is exactly what it felt like, with comfy sofas, big slices of cake, and a range of nooks and corners to suit everyone. Continue reading

Desserts at Figbar, Norwich

Figbar, St John Maddermarket

Since NorEats launched, there’s been a set of questions people have asked, and until recently, the answer to “have you been to Figbar yet?” was a sad no. It had always been on the list, but a weekend with enough time to fully appreciate it hadn’t come around. When the time came, we grasped it – and a menu, and a hot chocolate – with both hands, and we were not disappointed. Continue reading

Stoke Mill, Stoke Holy Cross

Technically, sitting 5 miles out of the city centre, Stoke Mill is just about out of the NorEats catchment area – but it’s just too good to leave off any respectable guide to restaurants in Norwich.

It’s one of those places you want to take all your out-of-town friends to. The restaurant offers fine dining served by friendly, attentive staff, but without the pretence or stuffiness that comes with many upmarket establishments. 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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