The piece of romantic advice we love is this: be with somebody who looks at you like you look at your food coming at a restaurant. We might need to amend that, though: be with somebody who looks at you like we look at a good spread at Haggle. Read More
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
It’s almost easy to miss East Twenty Six, which is set back slightly from Exchange Street – or it would be, if not for its striking architecture and huge windows that flood the bar and restaurant with light. Read More
There’s a little-known secret you can find tucked into the Norwich lanes – it comes in a sesame bun and with a side of crunchy-fluffy chips. It’s the Moorish vegan burger. Read More
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. Read More
Let’s get fancy! We’re heading back down St Benedicts but to a very different place: the triple AA Rosette-awarded Benedicts restaurant. Despite a simple, stripped-back interior, the restaurant’s offering is anything but simple, with a team led by Great British Menu’s Richard Bainbridge creating a seasonal, local menu that takes familiar ingredients and makes them into something new and stunning. Read More
This year marks an important milestone for The Waffle House: at home in a small, unassuming space on St Giles, it’s been serving waffles for birthdays, dates, anniversaries, and just-because treats for 40 years. Ask almost any Norwich native for their recommendations and it’ll feature on the list. Read More
Authentic Mexican food in the centre of Norwich: unexpected, but so, so good. Jive Kitchen, which sits at the top of one of the most stunning staircases we’ve seen, is situated opposite Jarrold on Exchange Street and serves burritos, tacos and the like with such strong dedication to Mexico’s food that the menu even has a key to translate some elements of the dishes. Churros and a wide range of tequilas have also found their home in the restaurant, which offers some great people-watching spots as well. With lunchtime take-out options and deals on throughout the week, there’s really no excuse not to take yourself on a little food holiday.
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.