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All Things Eating Out showcases fabulous independent places to eat out in Norfolk. Whether you are looking for an eatery with fine views over the Norfolk Coast, Countryside or City of Norwich, or a fine dining restaurant to make that occasion extra special , this category is full of fabulous independent Norfolk eateries, with many focussing on locally sourced produce.

Brook Street
Village, Town or City: Cromer
Postcode: NR27 9HD Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Contact Name: Jo Alger
Phone number: 01263 514964
Fax Number: 01263 512834
Website: Website Title

The Red Lion Hotel is situated on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast overlooking the award winning Cromer Pier and award winning beach. At over 200 years old you'll discover many of its original features, including wood panelling, open log fires and Victoria flooring.

The hotel boasts 15 en-suite rooms, many with amazing sea views. You'll find a lounge area for comfort and relaxation overlooking the pier and a traditional bar with an excellent selection of local Real Ales from Norfolk and Suffolk. The Red Lion is a member of CAMRA , is in the AA Good Pub Guide and also the AA Pet Friendly Guide.

You can choose to dine in the bar or our newly refurbished restaurant, we offer superb Norfolk Fayre sourced by our team of Chefs including Norfolk Sausages, Venison, Cromer Crab, Morston Mussels and in fact all the Seafood the Norfolk coast has to offer. The Hotel prides itself on its level of comfort, welcome, service, delicious food and beautiful location. 

Facilities:
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Children Welcome
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Cliff Avenue
Village, Town or City: Cromer
Postcode: NR27 0AN Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Contact Name: Shaun or Martin
Phone number: 01263 512398
Website: Website Title

The Virginia Court Hotel in Cromer North Norfolk is an independently owned 23 bedroom seaside hotel, offering overnight accommodation to suit everyone’s needs.

This stunning Norfolk Hotel offers suites, superking bedded, twins, doubles and single rooms on either a bed and breakfast or dinner B&B basis all located in a converted gentlemen’s club house in the centre of Cromer.

This former club house was reportedly built to entice Edward VII to continue to frequent Cromer, located on the prestigious tree lined avenue opposite North Lodge Park (which overlooks the sea), Virginia Court Hotel is a stone’s throw from both the town centre and the North Norfolk seafront.

Since becoming a hotel in the 1920s the hotel has gone through several re-iterations and updates and now offers fabulous accommodation, delicious food, a sun trapped garden and ample free parking. This North Norfolk hotel is also fully wifi enabled, ensuring connection in both public areas and your bedroom. And its free of charge!

Virginia Court Hotel in Cromer is set amidst the beautiful surroundings of North Norfolk. You’ll find plenty to do here including walking along the North Norfolk coastal path, birdwatching at Cley, visiting Sandringham and the halls at Blickling, Felbrigg, Holkham and Houghton. Take a boat trip to see the seals at Blakeney point or explore the Norfolk Broads. Additional activities include exploring the local villages and towns. Holt is a pretty Georgian market town packed with unusual shops and galleries. There’s also a country park and steam railway nearby.

Cromer itself is famous for its delicious, sweet (but small) crabs and when in season between May and September there is nothing better than to eat in our Dining Room restaurant and feast on local crab. Our seasonal menu includes crab served in a variety of ways including; crab crostini, potted crab, crab cakes, salads and thermidor to name a few!

Basing yourself in Cromer allows you to easily explore the town; watch the fishermen land their catch directly on the beach, visit the Henry Blogg and lifeboat museums, catch your own crabs off the pier and take in the famous Seaside Special Shows on the award winning Cromer Pier! For those with a little more energy try a walk up to the Cromer Lighthouse or even play a round of golf at Royal Cromer Golf club.

For a relaxing leisure break by the coast in stylish Cromer accommodation you will enjoy the Virginia Court Hotel.

With its modern hotel rooms the Virginia Court Hotel in Cromer offers a comfortable relaxed experience where you will receive friendly but professional service from all our team. So sit back, relax and enjoy a refreshing drink before sampling the delights of our evening menu featuring a variety of locally sourced foods including the famous Cromer Crab (when in season).

You will find Virginia Court Hotel in Cromer is the most ideal of Norfolk Hotels for all types of breaks; awaydays, microbreaks and short weekend breaks or for use as a base for longer stays.

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Facilities:
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Children Welcome
  • Groups Allowed
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Raveningham
Village, Town or City: Norwich
Postcode: NR14 6NS Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Contact Name: Sonya Roebuck
Phone number: 01508 548480
Website: Website Title

Situated nearby to Loddon and Beccles our gardens surround Raveningham Hall, home to Sir Nicholas and Lady Bacon (and home to the Bacon family since 1735).

Enjoy the beauty of our varied and ever-changing floral seasons. The Gardens are set out as the Edwardian plans with large herbaceous borders surrounding a Victorian walled kitchen garden. In the 1960s the planting was enhanced by the inspiration of Priscilla, Lady Bacon an energetic plantswoman who collected many rare species from around the world transforming the garden over 50 years. The walled kitchen garden was brought back to full working order in the last 20 years and is now producing fruit and vegetables for the House. There is a fine late 19th century Boulton and Paul range of glasshouses, stocked conservatory and melon pits, all in working order.

A Millennium project by Nicholas Bacon to build a lake on the North side of the House is now firmly established as is an Arboretum that was planted after the destruction of a wood in the 1987 gale; this gave an opportunity to plant a large variety of trees and shrubs under a plan designed by the eminent plantsman Roy Lancaster. New additions to the garden include a Herb Garden, a Stumpery and a garden designed around Francis Bacon’s essays based on the passage of time.

The main specialities of the garden are snowdrops followed by bulbs in early spring, later in the season agapanthus are a main feature. Our Gardens are circa 10 acres all in a glorious 18th Century parkland setting with sculpture by Susan Bacon in and around the gardens. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.

2019 Snowdrop Season

See drifts of snowdrops during our famous snowdrop season in February. Our Priscilla Bacon Hospice fundraising days are on February 10th and 17th where guided tours are included in the entry price at 11am & 12noon (£5, £4.50 concessions, U16’s free).

Main Season Opening Times

We are open for both individual visits and Group Tours of 10-30 people.

Our Gardens and Tea Room are open throughout February 11-4pm (closed Saturdays) and on set days April to August. Please see our website www.raveningham.com  for opening days & times.

Friends of Raveningham Gardens

Become a friend and visit throughout our opening times for just £20 per person.

Please contact sonya@raveningham.com 01508 548480 for all enquiries, individual or group.

We look forward to welcoming you to our living garden.

 

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Facilities:
  • Cafe
  • Parking
  • Groups Allowed
  • Pets Welcome
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95 Overstrand Road
Village, Town or City: Cromer
Postcode: NR27 0DJ Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Contact Name: Chris Graveling
Phone number: 01263 512412
Website: Website Title

The Grove Cromer provides quality hotel accommodation both B&B, holiday cottages and glamping within walking distance of the North Norfolk coast.

A family-run guest house since 1936, The Grove is only half a mile from Cromer town centre, and more importantly, it is just a short walk, through its own private entrance into the woods, from the cliffs and beach.

Alongside a choice of ensuite rooms in the beautiful Georgian country house, we have six self-catering cottages in the adjacent barn conversions.

Our fabulous two rosette restaurant serves a full English breakfast, afternoon teas, Sunday lunch and dinner throughout the week. The restaurant is split into two rooms, with the original dining room available for private dining.

There is plenty of space to unwind both for adults and children, whether splashing about in our indoor heated swimming pool, knocking a table tennis ball around, exploring our three acres of gardens with their tree-house and trampoline, or putting your feet up with a cup of tea in our beautiful lounge or new orangery bar. Further afield, a children’s play area is just a few minutes’ woodland walk away.
All the activities of Cromer are reachable either by car or on foot. You can walk entirely off-road along the cliffs through our own entrance into Warren Woods at the top of the garden.

From the day it was built, The Grove has been a family house, a place of welcome, relaxation and security for more than two centuries. Through the guest house and cottages we aim to extend that welcome to all who visit us. We wish our guests to experience the warmth and comfort that has been infused into the house by many generations of people, and we have built on this legacy to create a place where you can come in and immediately relax.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Grove Cromer.

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4a Guildhall Hill
Village, Town or City: Norwich
Postcode: NR2 1JH Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Contact Name: Nigel and Jayne Raffles
Phone number: 01603 616606
Website: Website Title

The Library Restaurant, Bar & Grill in Norwich city centre enjoyed a fabulous revamp last year. A sumptuous makeover included the introduction of a relaxing lounge area and tasty tasty new dishes.

Housed in a stunning Grade II listed building that is the site of the first public library in Britain, The Library Restaurant, Bar & Grill offers high-quality modern English cuisine, specialising in fresh fish and meat cooked on a wood fired grill.

The main restaurant area – an expansive room with floor to ceiling bookcases, a 9-metre high glass ceiling and an upstairs art gallery and bar – is impressive and plush. There are 2 rooms for private dining a beautiful mezzanine restaurant space and a courtyard for outside eating and drinking.

Lunch times there are a range of homemade sourdough sandwiches alongside classics such as sausages and creamy mash, Caesars salad and beer battered fish and chips. Ideally located for both Theatre Royal and Maddermarket , we offer a Prix Fixe menu up to 7pm from £14.50

Wi-Fi makes The Library an ideal meeting spot for business or pleasure.

A tantalising A la Carte menu is perfect for longer lunchtimes or Dinner.

We offer a fantastic Sunday Roast from 12pm-4pm

Open 12pm 2.30pm Monday-Friday

All day Saturday

Sunday lunch 12pm -4pm

Evenings 5.30pm-10pm (closed Sunday evening)

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Facilities:
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Winebar
  • W-LAN / WiFi
  • Children Welcome
  • Groups Allowed
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Runton Road
Village, Town or City: Cromer
Postcode: NR27 9AS Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Phone number: 01263 512543
Fax Number: 01263 515700
Website: Website Title

Open all year round, the Cliftonville Hotel has established an enviable reputation with stunning coastal views. The Edwardian elegance of the hotel has been skilfully retained, whilst the comfort and standards that guests have come to expect from a top class family run hotel are self evident. Located on Cromer’s west cliff, it sets an impressive standard as one of North Norfolk’s leading hotels. 

Located at the Cliftonville Hotel is Bolton's Bistro, a busy and thriving bistro which specialises in fresh fish dishes including the world renowned Cromer Crab and locally caught lobster (when in season), as well as a variety of meat dishes, seasonal salads, steaks and also vegetarian choices. 

The vast Specials Board changes on a daily basis, and with desserts to die for and tempting liqueur coffees, a visit to Bolton's is a must for anyone visiting the area. Open Daily 12noon to 2pm and 6pm to 9pm. Booking is essential.
• Pre-Pier Show booking available
• Cromer Crab and Local Lobster when in season
• Rump, Fillet and Sirloin steaks
• Full Vegetarian choices
• Fresh Fish dishes
• Seasonal Salads
• Children's Menu available
• Ronaldo's Homemade Ice Cream
• Desserts to die for!
• All meals cooked fresh to order
• Only the best in local produce from land and sea
• Locally sourced where possible

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Facilities:
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Disabled facilities
  • Children Welcome
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