The Best Norfolk Coast Pubs & Restaurants

 

If you are considering eating out on the Norfolk Coast on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday lunch – We strongly recommend that you make a reservation as soon as you can. Most good places won’t have drop in tables available at peak times. We have incorporated guests of Love Norfolk “comments” as a useful guide.
* Indicates particularly recommended.

We have also tried to give you a steer regarding food and atmosphere

★★ – OK
★★★- Good
★★★★ – Very Good
★★★★★ – The Best You’ll Find

🏆 Recent Award Winner
👍 Recommended

  • October 9, 2019

Rose and Crown 🏆

Snettisham, Hunstanton PE31 7LX

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The Good Food Guide’s Norfolk Dining Pub of the Year 2020. Still holds true to its long history as a coaching Inn with a traditional pub feel and warm hospitality. ‘Delicious food with a local slant’ and always very busy throughout the year. Busy with a happy mix of locals and offering pub meals and a restaurant menu with specials changing daily. Substantial garden with play area. Awarded the Good Pub Guide “UK Pub of the Year 2016”.

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  • October 9, 2019

The Gin Trap

Ringstead, Hunstanton PE36 5JU

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With over 100 gins from around the world, The Gin Trap certainly lives up to its name. Complimented by a tasty menu this is a great lunch option. We regularly walk there and back down the Peddars Way for a relaxed weekend afternoon.

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  • October 9, 2019

The King William

Sedgeford, Hunstanton PE36 5LU

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This village pub has a well-deserved reputation for good food and packs them in all year round. The King Willy's local loyal following adds to the atmosphere. Regularly changing specials board and we can totally recommend sharing an apple and cinnamon puff for pudding - amazing! Outside garden.

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  • October 9, 2019

The Old Bank Restaurant 🏆👍

Snettisham, Hunstanton PE31 7LP

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Aga and Lewis run this cosy restaurant/bistro which is ‘lovely for a relaxed intimate meal’ with sensible prices and a simple menu of imaginative and delicious food cooked by a talented chef and presented by a friendly and efficient team. Named best local restaurant in East England 2019 by the Good Food Guide. You need to reserve a table weeks away.

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  • October 9, 2019

The Neptune 👍

Old Hunstanton PE36 6HZ

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This unpretentious restaurant has a much deserved Michelin star and is now probably the best ‘foodie’ restaurant to visit on the Norfolk coast Dishes are subtle with delicious combinations (think beetroot tart, lobster ceviche, loin of veal, tonka bean pannacotta). You will need deep pockets but will be talking fondly about the Neptune for a long time to come. Taster menu available. Advance booking is essential!

  • October 9, 2019

The Lodge

Old Hunstanton PE36 6HX

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Upmarket bar with atmosphere and a good menu. This is where you go for that International final with a big screen and a really convivial crowd. Short walk to Old Hunstanton beach is another plus.

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  • October 9, 2019

The Duck Inn 🏆👍

Stanhoe Burnham Market PE31 8QD

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For many years the go to gastro-pub with it’s imaginative food receiving loads of accolades. Certainly ‘more restaurant than pub in its style’ but still deserves a place on your short list despite a fair few fresh recent openings. Booking essential

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  • October 9, 2019

Thornham Deli 🏆

High St, Thornham PE36 6LX

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The name is deceptive as this is really a very popular eatery with fab breakfasts and delicious lunches and afternoon teas. Always busy and complimented by a great deli and lifestyle shop. Eat outside in the summer in this bustling, vibrant venue with a strong local following.

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  • October 9, 2019

Lifeboat Inn

Thornham PE36 6LT

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Something of a Norfolk Institution, packed with character and local characters. Just changed hands and returning to happier times. Food menu has not really changed but has added a focus on seafood with some very nice touches to the interior. Still a good bet for a lunch by the coast.

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  • October 9, 2019

The Orange Tree 🏆

Thornham PE36 6LY

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Great food, friendly staff and lively atmosphere has made this one of the most successful Gastro-pubs on the coast. The menu could include oysters, steaks and seafood with asian, indian, modern british or even fairground influences. A large outside gardens with play area. Booking advisable. Norfolk Dining Pub of the Year 2017 but several new opening locally since then.

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  • October 9, 2019

The Yurt Restaurant

Thornham PE36 6LS

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Quirky and fun restaurant in a beautiful yurt which serves good food. Very lively and atmospheric with casual dining at its best. More popular with visitors so booking essential during the summer months.

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  • October 9, 2019

Erics Fish and Chips

Thornham PE36 6LS & Holt, NR25 6BD

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The smartest fish and chips on this part of the coast. Candle-lit canteen style restaurant with top-notch traditional fish and chips with a twist. The black garlic mayonnaise is amazing. No bookings and so fiercely busy but fun during peak periods.

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  • October 9, 2019

Titchwell Manor

Titchwell, Near Brancaster PE31 8BB

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This is where the home fires burn for local celebrity chef, Eric Snaith. Fine dining in quite formal setting. Emphasis on seafood with a menu that prides itself on being that bit different. The more relaxed and affordable Eating Rooms offer a more bistro/bar but still at the higher end.

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  • October 9, 2019

Jolly Sailors

Brancaster Staithe PE31 8BJ

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A real Norfolk institution and offers everything from delicious hot-from-the-oven pizzas to local Brancaster mussels. Draws a substantial crowd to its large garden on a fine summer days and a fair few muddy dogs. Relaxed with a capital R and as they don’t take reservations a very good bet for a last minute meal.

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  • October 9, 2019

White Horse 🏆

Brancaster Staithe PE31 8BY

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A firm favourite with a lovely conservatory restaurant, sun deck terrace and adjoining dining area with spectacular sea views over Brancaster and Scolt head Island. Great seafood with also good bar choices including a delicious tapas menu. Good for lunch or dinner and perfect for an early evening drink at sunset. For diners early booking is advisable.

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  • October 9, 2019

Socius 🏆👍

Burnham Market PE31 8LG

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The atmosphere at this latest opening is very metropolitan. The young team behind this venture have personality and an enthusiasm for good food. They have created an interesting menu which can be enjoyed tapas style or through the traditional three of four courses well presented dishes especially the Sticky King Prawns and the salmon with fennel. A great lunch venue. Early booking essential.

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  • October 9, 2019

North Street 🏆👍

Burnham Market PE31 8HG

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Holly, Dan and their team have won great praise since opening last year. The very competent kitchen delivers dishes that are visually attractive, delicious and well priced. Fresh vibrant menu that relies heavily on local ingredients especially seafood. Small intimate restaurant and a firm favourite with our followers. Very advanced booking recommended

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  • October 9, 2019

The Hoste Inn

Burnham Market PE31 8HD

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The Grand-Daddy of them all and the biggest dining room on this part of the Norfolk coast. Changed hands a few years ago and much has changed but now under new ownership once again and looking to the future. Many think it had lost its personality but you can still get a very good meal here. Can be a bit more hit and miss when the coast is very busy.

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  • October 9, 2019

Number 29

Burnham Market PE31 8HF

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Burnham Market’s newest restaurant, opened in 2018 after a multi-million pound refit. A beautiful Georgian House over three floors with a buzzy atmosphere and interesting menu including open-fire steaks.

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  • October 9, 2019

The Hero

Burnham Overy Staithe, PE31 8JE

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The Hero had a pretty full facelift a couple of years ago with a fresh new look and a fresh new menu. Choices range from familiar favourites to in-house specials which often look to the sea which is just a few metres away. Outside tables in the summer can be busy in this lovely marine town with pretty harbour.

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  • October 9, 2019

The Victoria

Holkham Wells-next-sea NR23 1RG

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Once again being run as part of the Holkham Hall Estate and just a few steps from the beautiful beach at Holkham Bay which makes it a popular choice for a spot of lunch in the large gardens. Very large garden and gets very busy in the summer.

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  • October 9, 2019

Wells Crab House 🏆👍

Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1BA

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Spanking fresh fish, newly lifted from the nearby harbour, and those little personal touches that matter are just a couple of the reasons Kelly and Scott Dougal swept the board in the 2018 Eat Norfolk Food and Drink Awards. Expect to find everything from lobster and crab to scallops, mackerel & skate – whatever they can get from local fishermen. The restaurant is just a stone throw from the quay at Well so makes a great lunchtime choice with the beach also a short stroll away.

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  • October 9, 2019

French's Fish and Chips 👍

10 The Quay, Wells-Next- Sea NR23 1AH

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Midday to 10.30pm All summer. Remember how Fish & Chips used to taste when you were a child? They still do at French's award-winning chippy who have been frying away since 1923. Get them wrapped and then a couple of minutes drive up to by the beach to eat them amongst the brightly painted huts at sunset - perfect!

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  • October 9, 2019

Byfords Cafe

Holt Market Square NR25 6BG

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Family-run upmarket deli with a real emphasis on delicious home-made food. Opened one of the original Norfolk cafés and is still something of a local institution. Very popular lunchtime venue especially when shopping in Holt but booking is absolutely essential at weekends if you don't want to wait forever.

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  • October 9, 2019

Wiveton Cafe

Wiveton, Holt NR25 7TE

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Described by Delia Smith as her favourite place to lunch and also gained popularity though the 'Normal for Norfolk' TV series. Focus is on wholesome food with a changing seasonal lunch menu. Popular with families due to the expansive gardens with a Giant Maize in the summer. Historical Tour with Desmond MacCarthy available throughout the summer.

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  • October 9, 2019

The Moorings 👍

High Street, Blakeney NR25 7NA

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If travelling out to this part of the coast this is a good spot for dinner prior to returning to Magazine. Restaurant/Café format that prides itself on delivering fresh simple honest food - "fantastic local fish", shellfish, game in season, delicious meat and vegetarian dishes, dreamy puddings, and a well chosen wine list. No garden. Booking essential at weekends.

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  • October 9, 2019

Cookie's Crab Shed 👍

Salthouse NR25 7AJ

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Stephen Fry described this part of our coast, and Cookie's in particular as his favourite place in the British Isles. A bit of a shame as some think it may have become a victim of its own success. Still worth a stop if you are in the area. Open 9-7, 7 days a week for most of the year. Great fresh seafood including salads, sandwiches plus hot+cold drinks (It's a BYO for beer/wine) - all to take away or eat inside what is practically a shed or the garden overlooking the salt marshes. Do reserve a table or you might find it more hectic than relaxing!"

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  • October 9, 2019

Silk Road 2

Lavender Hill, Lynn Road, Heacham PE31 7JE

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Popular Chinese restaurant with a strong local following. Expect to find sizzling satay chicken, tasty ribs, crispy duck as well as usual favourites like beef in green pepper and black bean sauce, sweet and sour chicken balls, chow mien, egg fried rice and vegan/vegetarian options. Takeaway also available.

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  • October 9, 2019

Northgate Indian

Hunstanton PE36 6EA

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Very good Indian cuisine at this popular local restaurant particularly recommended for thalis and baltis. Gained many local awards. Booking at weekends advisable.

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