If this is your first visit to the Norfolk coast you may be a bit confused by the choice of great places to go and eat at. Even if you’re a regular weekend visitor, you’ve probably not had the chance to sample even half of these restaurants, gastropubs and cafes. 


So, to make it easier for you we’ve handpicked a selection for you. And here they are, right now:


Fish and chips

No1 Cromer, at Cromer

Yep, who doesn’t love fish and chips when they come to the beach. This restaurant is perfectly placed, right on the seafront. 

Run by Galton Blackiston you’ll find not just sustainable fish and chips, but also Cromer crab or cockle popcorn. The restaurant has a lovely touch of serving kids meals in a bucket with a spade.  


Mrs Temple’s Cheeses, Copys Green Farm, Wighton, Wells-Next-The-Sea

Mrs Temple (Catherine) has been making cheese using her own herd of Holsteins and Brown Swiss cows for more than a decade now. Mild and crumbly Walsingham, soft and creamy Binham Blue and the soft curd cheese Wighton are all prize-winning favourites. 


British Tapas

Socius, Burnham Market

Try a regional twist on tapas here, thanks to self-taught chef Dan Lawrence. Set in a large, airy new build in this upmarket village, the restaurant offers dishes such as wild sea bass with Thai curry, ham hock croquettes, Jerusalem artichokes and Norfolk beetroot. There’s also an impressive selection of local cheeses for afterwards. Great for parties of up to eight people.

Michelin star dining

The Neptune, Hunstanton

Sitting near the beach, this former 18th-century coaching inn, close to Old Hunstanton Beach. Chef Kevin Mangeolles has sported a Michelin star here since 2009, thanks to his imaginative and top-class cooking. Look for dishes specialising in local produce such as Norfolk quail and Brancaster mussels. You’ll get two courses for around £50 at this 24-seater restaurant.



De-lish, 60 Staithe Street, Wells-Next-The-Sea

Preserved meats, pates and sausages of every variety are available from chef Jules Jackson’s meat emporium. Today he has turned his talents to charcuterie and ‘classical, obscure and modern’ meats and sausages. The ‘stoutie’ beef sausage is much admired throughout the region.


Fresh vegetables and herbs

Wiveton Hall Café, Wiveton

Sitting in the grounds of a Jacobean manor, this café offers a whole host of delicious dishes to eat created from the daily pickings of its very own walled garden. Food miles – what’s that?! Specialities include Weybourne crab or Wiveton salad, followed by poached pear with spiced mascarpone cream. After lunch get rid of some calories by picking your own asparagus, artichokes, strawberries and raspberries.


Coffee with cake

Wells Beach Café, Wells-next-the-Sea

Whether it’s a bacon bap for breakfast, vegan sausage roll and fresh soup for lunch or a hot chocolate with s’mores post-sea-dip, the Beach Café is always a great place to eat and a welcome oasis. There’s an amazing selection of cakes and tray bakes, while the coffee is Rainforest Alliance-certified.


Looking for somewhere to stay during your visit to Norfolk? Why not stay at No. 10 The Abbey in Wymondham, you can view our apartments here!

Still, want some more options for eating out? Take a look at our other recent blog Where The Locals Eat In North Norfolk.