Eating Out or Eating In

When we go out we want to chat to our companions and be comfortable - its not much to ask, says Andy Newman.

There is an old joke in the catering trade which goes like this: How do you get to be a millionaire? Start with two million and open a restaurant.

SquareMeal Top 100: Morston Hall, Roger Hickman's Restaurant and Benedicts. (L-R)

Thousands of voters from across the country helped Squaremeal, a restaurant and venue guide, select the top 100 restaurants outside of London, several of which can be found in our region.

Norfolk coast restaurants: The Ship Inn, The Ship Hotel and Fishers of Hunstanton. (L-R)

As you make your way to the beach this summer, you might find yourself looking for a tasty place to stop off and enjoy a good meal. Here are eleven of the best restaurants along the Norfolk coast - according to reviewers on TripAdvisor.

Great places to eat outside: The New Inn, The Earlham Arms and The Fur and Feather Inn (L-R)

Now that the weather is finally beginning to warm up, there’s nothing better than enjoying good food outside in the sunshine. Here’s a look at some of the great places in and around Norwich where you can do just that.

Jaime and Stephanie Garbutt who have opened Figbar in Norwich offering desserts only menu.

It is news that is sure to have the sweet-toothed salivating.

Pick your own Blueberries. PHOTO: Matthew Usher

In days gone by, the only way to enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables was to pick it for yourself. Today, thanks to supermarkets, this task is no longer necessary and is now merely a fun way to spend a few hours out in the sunshine. Here’s a quick guide to the places across the county where you can still grab a basket and get your own locally grown produce.

Comfort food in Norwich: Dandy Horse, Pandora's Kitchen and The Plough. (L-R)

Out and about in Norwich and in need of something delicious to keep you going? These nine places are dishing up comfort food at its finest...

Blue Agave Mexican restaurant in Tombland, Norwich. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Looking for somewhere to curb your Mexican and Tex-Mex cravings? Here are eight tasty places within a 40-minute drive of the city centre where you can do just that.

The Norwich Food and Drink Festival. Adam Winterbottom, 5, enjoying an ice cream.

Food, glorious food - there was plenty of it at the Norwich Forum yesterday.

Chalk Hill brewery beers on display at the Coach and Horses, Thorpe Road, Norwich  Photo: Steve Adams

In honour of National Beer Day on Wednesday, here’s a look at some of the finest brewing talent our county currently has to offer.

Curry houses have now been brought into the EU Referendum debate. Photo: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

We’ve published on our interactive map for the first time the food hygiene ratings for every premises in Norfolk and Waveney which serves food.

The original Zaks caravan in Norwich

Burger lovers will be able to buy their favourite dish at 1976 prices when Norfolk restaurant Zaks celebrates its 40th anniversary.

Weekend Guide 11/12 June: Sandringham Country Park where Nelson's Journey is holding a memorial walk and activity day, Diss Carnival 2016 and Plantation Garden where a Vintage Fair will be taking place.

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here’s a quick guide to some of the events taking place across Norfolk on Saturday and Sunday.

Ice Cream. 99. 99 flake  on Great Yarmouth beach; PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY.

Summer finally seems to be putting in an appearance and nothing says summer like ice cream, so here are some of the best places in the county where you can go to satisfy your cravings for the cold treat.

Fish and Chips ready to go. PHOTO; Matthew Usher

To celebrate National Fish and Chip Day on Friday, we asked our readers on Twitter to send in recommendations for the best fish and chips in Norfolk. Here’s a look at some of the places suggested.

Eating Out pix - Zaks Poringland

To celebrate International Burger Day here’s our guide to seven of the best places you can get one from in Norwich.

The Lord Mayor of Norwich Marion Maxwell pictured with Herbie.

A cheeky horse tried to steal a sip of the Lord Mayor’s pint as Norwich City of Ale 2016 got underway.

Polly Guy. Picture: Maurice Gray

The first instalment of Polly’s Pantry, showcasing all the fine food that Norfolk has to offer. Today Polly cooks up a Cromer crab thermidor.

Biddy's Rose and Raspberry Cake. Photo: Charlie Buchan

In honour of World Baking Day, we asked Biddy’s Tea Room on Lower Goat Lane in Norwich to share their baking tips and tricks.

Polly Guy from Norwich celebrates becoming the Come Dine With Me Champion of Champions. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

An alternative attitude to cooking is on the menu this evening at 6.30pm (Tuesday), when Polly Guy joins the Mustard Show with her slightly-seductive approach to fine cuisine.

Inside the Adnams Food Hall - a centrepiece of the Suffolk Show

Food and drink are a massive part of the Suffolk Show with the Adnams Food Hall showcasing the very best sausages, beers, wines and cheeses produced here in the ‘bread basket of England’.

Pub of the Week - The Gunton Arms


It is a special place where you can sip a pint and watch the football on TV while admiring the kind of artworks not normally seen outside exclusive London galleries.

All you can eat in Norwich: Cosmo, Roti and House of Tiago (L-R)

If there was ever an excuse to visit one of Norwich’s all-you-can-eat buffet style restaurants, International Eat What You Want Day would be it.

Where is the best beer garden in Norwich? The city boasts some top spots for al fresco drinking

From riverside gastropubs and city bars to real ale pubs, Norwich boasts some great spots for al fresco drinking - we pick the best places to sip a pint in the sun.

Restaurants on Deliveroo: Shiki, Yemek Yemek and Brick Pizza. (L-R)

Bored of bad takeaways? Well now, thanks to a range of restaurants in Norwich and a few helpful cyclists, things are changing on the city’s food scene.

This is your chance to let your foodie favourites taste success in the EDP Norfolk Food and Drink Awards 2016, in association with the East of England Co-op.

Let’s celebrate the best of the county’s food and drink with the launch of this year’s EDP Norfolk Food and Drink Awards, in association with the East of England Co-op.

Curry houses have now been brought into the EU Referendum debate. Photo: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

From Tikka Masala to Rogan Josh, curries are the perfect meal for a night out with friends or a night in sat in front of the television. Here’s a look at some of the best curry houses our region has to offer.

The Olive Garden restaurant on Regent Road is moving to the High Street on Gorleston. 
Taking its place will be a new burger kitchen. 

Picture: James Bass

A popular Greek and Cypriot restaurant in Great Yarmouth is to cross the bridge to Gorleston in an attempt to boost business.

Sweet Treats in Norwich: Macarons & More, Pandora's Kitchen and Doughnut Lab. (L-R)

From bespoke cupcakes and homemade marshmallows to decadent hot chocolates, Norwich is home to some fantastic cafes, bakeries and shops with a range of seriously sweet treats on offer. Here are some of the best:

Strangers Coffee House Photo: Steve Adams

Strangers no more, tea-lover Courtney Pochin meets Alex Sergeant, Samuel Maddocks and William Maddocks, the team behind Derren Brown’s favourite coffee house.

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