We loved 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
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
Multi-award winning Redwell brewery has certainly been doing something right since its 2013 launch, having created a range of vegan-friendly beers and been handed the accolade for best can design at the Indie Beer Can Festival in 2016. Read More
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. Read More
If the headlines are to be believed, young people in particular love houseplants and going out for coffee – which makes Cafe Jungle, part of Urban Jungle in Old Costessey, the place to be. Read More
Despite being relative newcomers to the city’s food scene, having launched this summer, C&C has made an impression fast. It’s no surprise – you can’t walk across the top of the market without catching a whiff of warm spices. Read More
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.
Local restaurants and bargains? Well, consider our interest piqued. For the first time, North Norfolk Restaurant Week has expanded to cover the county (and drop the North from the name!) and oh boy are we excited.
Although the participating restaurants are scattered across the county, there’s a good selection in Norwich, many for lunch as well as dinner. On offer between October 30 and November 10, the premise is simple, with set menus of up to three courses costing no more than £20. So where can we find such treats?