William & Florence, Unthank Rd

NR2 is an area blessed with a little food world of its own, with numerous pubs, cafes, and produce shops.

Part of the same family as Chambers, W&F is one such little gem. It’s a pub, but not as you know it – think plenty of sunny spots, classic cocktails, and bottomless brunch.

Goodness, what a brunch. W&F steps the traditional eggs benedict up a notch, with the poached egg perched atop home-cooked smoked ham hock.

The main menu will have a little bit of what you fancy*, whether that’s a light tartine or a grazing board to playfully bicker over. There are full mains too, of course, and a reliable dessert menu.

…did we mention the eggs benedict?!

* Vegan options are thin on the ground, here – see our vegan category for more suitable options.

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The Birdcage, Pottergate

What do you get when you mix cocktails, music, and art? A great night out at The Birdcage, that’s what.

Nestled in the Norwich Lanes, The Birdcage exhibits all the eccentricity you’d hope for in an art deco pub in a city bursting with creativity. Alongside the drinks, the pub puts on art shows, open mic nights, and life drawing classes (called BUMS), as well as offering Friday “fizz and chips” in partnership with neighbours and buddies the Grosvenor fish bar.
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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