Tag: Wheelchair friendly

With so many cafes and eateries based in old and listed buildings, navigating eating in Norwich can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be that way. As with all categories, we’ll be adding more as we go along – in the meantime, please see the NorEats map for more accessible establishments.

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

Warwick St Social, Warwick St

Mackerel starter at Warwick St Social, Warwick St

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

Mitre, Earlham Rd

Lemon cake at Mitre, Earlham Rd, NorEats

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

Figbar, St John Maddermarket

Desserts at Figbar, Norwich

Since NorEats launched, there’s been a set of questions people have asked, and until recently, the answer to “have you been to Figbar yet?” was a sad no. It had always been on the list, but a weekend with enough time to fully appreciate it hadn’t come around. When the time came, we grasped it – and a menu, and a hot chocolate – with both hands, and we were not disappointed. Read More

Stoke Mill, Stoke Holy Cross

Technically, sitting 5 miles out of the city centre, Stoke Mill is just about out of the NorEats catchment area – but it’s just too good to leave off any respectable guide to restaurants in Norwich.

It’s one of those places you want to take all your out-of-town friends to. The restaurant offers fine dining served by friendly, attentive staff, but without the pretence or stuffiness that comes with many upmarket establishments. Read More

Aroma, Upper King St

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.
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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. Read More