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10 fantastic foodie deals not to miss during Norfolk Restaurant Week

PUBLISHED: 13:28 30 October 2017 | UPDATED: 17:38 30 October 2017

Lots of Norfolk restaurants are taking part in Restaurant Week. (L-R) The Dabbling Duck (photo: Ian Burt), The Globe Inn (photo: Ian Burt) and The Boars (photo: Matthew Usher)

Lots of Norfolk restaurants are taking part in Restaurant Week. (L-R) The Dabbling Duck (photo: Ian Burt), The Globe Inn (photo: Ian Burt) and The Boars (photo: Matthew Usher)

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Norfolk Restaurant Week, a celebration of the county’s vibrant restaurant scene, is back and bigger than ever.

After four successful years in north Norfolk, the dining event is expanding to cover the whole county. Taking place from October 30 to November 10 more than 60 restaurants will be getting involved. Here, Courtney Pochin looks at some of the offers you won’t want to miss out on.

• Farmyard Restaurant, Norwich

Located on St Benedicts Street, Farmyard is Norwich’s first ‘bistronomy’ style eatery, combining a relaxed bistro experience with fine dining and high quality produce. Their approach is simple, handpicked ingredients, great cooking, carefully selected wine and fantastic service in a contemporary space. As part of restaurant week they are offering customers lunch and dinner menus menu with two courses for £15 or three for £20. This includes dishes such as dry aged collar of pork with pumpkin, sage and brown butter and sweet potato with chipotle butter.

• The Boars, Spooner Row

Set in the village of Spooner Row, between Wymondham and Attleborough, The Boars is a beautiful village pub that has gone from strength to strength since it was taken over by new owners and management. Two for £15 and three for £20 lunch and dinner options will also be available here. Choose from the likes of flat iron steak, pan roasted cod fillet, guinea fowl and if you get the chance make sure to try the Norfolk crunch cake, served with poached pear, honey syrup and vanilla ice cream.

• The Carpenters Arms, Wighton

The Carpenter’s Arms was re-launched by Pickled Inns earlier this year after undergoing a make over. The pub offers freshly prepared pizzas as well as lunch and dinner prepared daily using local ingredients. As part of restaurant week celebrations, The Carpenter’s Arms will be offering two courses for £10 and three for £15 at lunch and dinner time. Options from the menu include roasted root crumble with Parmesan and almond mash, salmon risotto cake with red paprika mousse and baby gem lettuce as well as Ronaldo’s Norfolk ice creams.

• Congham Hall, Griston

Enjoy two courses for £15 and three for £20 over lunch or dinner at Congham Hall. Sitting in 30 acres of parkland, with orchards and a herb garden featuring over 40 varieties, the restaurant is in the ideal location for a nice meal out, and with 2 AA rosettes, the food is bound to impress. Whether you fancy, slow cooked Congham Beef, seasonal pumpkin risotto or steamed local mussels, there’s something on offer to suit all.

• The Duck Inn, Stanhoe

This rustic gastropub in Stanhoe has won numerous awards for its fantastic food. During restaurant week the eatery will be running set menus to showcase their local produce, with two courses for £15 and three for £20. Examples of dishes available include beef casserole, pork belly, crispy ham hock terrine and sticky toffee apple pudding.

• The Dabbling Duck, Massingham

The Dabbling Duck is owned by two local farmers who stepped in to save the pub from re-development in 2006 and Mark Dobby who manages the business. The eatery tries hard to use locally sourced food and is particularly proud of its game dishes, with pheasant, partridge, pigeon, woodcock, rabbit and venison all seasonally prepared on site. For restaurant week they are offering customers two courses for £15 and three courses for £20 on lunch or dinner. On the menu are Cooks Butchers sausages, mackerel fish pie, Massingham friend pigeon and desserts such as dark chocolate delice and lime poached pears with a white chocolate blondie and coconut ice cream.

• The Globe Inn, Wells-next-the-Sea

Overlooking a pretty Georgian square in the north Norfolk seaside town of Wells, The Globe’s menu celebrates modern pub cuisine with British classics as well as dishes from around the world. For Norfolk Restaurant Week, they will be serving up two courses for £15 and three for £20. These will include chicken madras, chicken and leek linguine, homemade fish cake and pork bon-bons.

• The Grove, Cromer

The addition of a restaurant was among the changes made to The Grove when it was taken over by Richard, Chris, Liz, Hannah and Ruth Graveling from their parents. It has since gone on two be awarded two AA rosettes and has been described as the place to go for “fine dining without the pretentious rubbish”. Those dining here during restaurant week can enjoy two courses for £15 and three for £20 at dinner.

• The White Horse, Brancaster Staithe

Boasting spectacular views and a range of fresh local food, The White Horse in Brancaster Staithe makes for a wonderful place to visit year round. For restaurant week, the establishment has an offer on lunch and dinner, with two courses for £15 and three for £20. Items on the menu include duck liver parfait, Perfick pork smoked tenderloin and baked whole plaice.

• Yellows Bar & Grill, Norwich

Sometimes you just can’t beat a burger or a decadent slice of cheesecake, so if you’re craving the like head you’ll want to head to Yellows at Carrow Road. The establishment is offering two courses for £10 and three for £15 during restaurant week, with nachos, fish and chips and hot cookie dough all available as part of the deal.

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