Norfolk Restaurant Week 2018

Wloved NRW2017, since it gave us an excuse to eat out without breaking the bank – and this year’s, taking place from October 29 to November 9, looks set to be even bigger and better, with more than 80 restaurants across the county taking part. For 2018, there’s a mix of old favourites, newer faces, and some experienced NRW-ers. There are undeniably bargains to be had, with the price of three courses hitting a maximum of £23. Here’s where to go in Norwich. Read More

In Season: September

They’re the brightest food market indictor of autumn, as well as being a versatile and storable staple ingredient: oh my gourd, squash season is upon us.

We love a butternut squash soup (and its variants) as much as any cosy-seeker, but when it comes to branching out to the myriad other varieties, it can be a minefield. Will the skin of an acorn squash destroy a peeler? Can you cook anything beyond pie with a pumpkin? It’s time to find out. Read More

42 King Street

42 King St

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. Read More

North, Fye Bridge St

Vegetarian mezze at North, Fye Bridge St // NorEats

North, the sister cafe to Bedford St’s Frank’s Bar, has retained all of the charm of that smaller venue and sits perched next to one of Norwich’s post picturesque spots at Fye Bridge, offering a wide range of food for just about everyone. Read More

Seasonal Eating in June

British tomato season is upon us! They’ve come a long way since first being cultivated in South America in around 700AD – literally, as tomato seeds spent six years in a satellite orbiting Earth. In addition to being the base of loads of sauces, they’re full of vitamins and anti-oxidants, which almost certainly means pizza is a health food. At the very least, we can feel virtuous with dishes like basil tagliatelle with fiery cherry tomatoes or avocado, tomato, and goat’s cheese toast. For a more robust meal, look towards baked cod bruschetta with hot tomato & aubergine salsa, or if breakfast’s your thing, a Mexican hash brown stack. Read More

Seasonal Eating in May

May In Season, NorEats

This month the focus is on radishes, a woefully under-appreciated gem. Best while small, from planting to picking they take about a month, which means they’re a great crop for supremely impatient people. They’re even low-waste, as their tops can be used too, by sautéing or blitzing into pesto. Most importantly, though, is their flavour – although peppery while crisply raw, when roasted their heat mellows, and they’re glorious on their own with just butter and a little salt. Intrigued? Maybe try them with dairy, in a smørbrød with goat’s cheese, radish and rosehips, or with burrata. The humble radish can also jazz up other veg of the season, such as in this roasted radish and asparagus tart, and even take a role in dessert, like this cinnamon ice cream with maple roasted radishes. Read More