Food and Drink

Duane Dibartolomeo, owner of the Grosvenor Fish Bar. 

He reinvigorated a long-running fish and chip business making it one of the go to places in the quirky Norwich Lanes area. Reporter SOPHIE WYLLIE spoke to Duane Dibartolomeo owner of Grosvenor Fish Bar who is up for a major tourism award.

Donna Africa makes an impression on the first night of the week. Picture: Channel 4

Farmer’s wife Rachel Ashford cooked her way to victory on Tuesday night’s Norfolk edition of the hit Channel 4 show, and with local celebrities Donna Africa and Ben Malhado in the mix there were bound to be some memorable moments. We count down the 10 best quotes from the episode.

Feta and sweet potato tacos in Lust & Liquor, St Benedict's Street. Photo by Emily Revell

While the menu offers burgers, burritos and little plates for snacking and sharing, the choice of 15 different taco fillings make them the main attraction at Lust & Liquor on St Benedict’s Street in Norwich.

BFREPA is urging DEFRA to reconsider the position in England on measures designed to contain a bird flu outbreak in the UK which are hitting free range producers.

A bird flu “postcode lottery” is putting free range egg businesses at risk, sector chiefs have warned.

Stephany Hardingham, centre,  from Alder Tree, with Louise Petterson, left, and Sarah Nunn.

An ice cream maker, a beekeeper and a baker are celebrating after they were crowned county champions in a competition to find East Anglia’s top regional producer as shoppers cast their votes in record numbers.

Daniel Smith, chef patron, with Mustard TV presenter Darren Eadie. Picture: Mustard TV

When is a Snickers not a Snickers? When it’s a bona fide, fine dining dessert. Just like the ones being served at Warwick Street Social.

Free range hens have been brought indoors under the current restrictions.

New bird flu restrictions to be imposed in ‘higher risk areas’, including a large swathe taking in most of the East Anglian coast and estuary areas and an inland section of north Suffolk and south Norfolk, could pose a threat to “a significant number” of free-range poultry producers, farmers’ leaders have warned.

The cheese board at The Wallow in Norwich with an order of bread and oil. Photograph by Emily Revell

The Wallow is an ideal place to indulge in great food and wine in the heart of the city.

Benedict Orchard,  environmental sustainability manager for Adnams.

Southwold brewer Adnams is toasting two silver awards for the way it runs its business.

Chef Richard Hughes literally eating the year 2016, in his Cookery School at the Assembly House. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

I always spend a bit of time at the beginning of the year reflecting on what I’ve eaten during the past 12 months and looking forward to what I’ll eat over the next 12.

Charlie Hodson. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Following chef Charlie Hodson’s success this week at the annual Sausage Roll Off competition, and his subsequent debut on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch to cook his winning entry ‘the Nelson’, we take a look at his journey and also some of Norfolk’s other culinary successes throughout television history.

Alaistaire Brice, owns Havensfield Happy Hens.

An East Anglian free range egg producer fears his business would face “devastation” if it loses its status due to a bird flu ban.

Donnellis Pizzeria in Timberhill. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Our reporter went in search of the perfect pizza and found it on Timber Hill in Norwich, here’s what she had to say about her dining experience at Donnelli’s Pizzeria...

Free range egg-laying hens have been brought inside following a DEFRA order imposed after an outbreak of bird flu in the wild bird population.

Farmers’ leaders are urging European Union decision-makers to extend the free-range status of poultry which had to be brought indoors following an outbreak of bird flu, warning some might otherwise go out of business.

Instagram dessert trends: Rainbow Bagels (Photo by Britney Buonpane) and Cake Shakes at The White Horse Pub (Photo by Antony Kelly).

Gone are the days when a bowl filled with jelly and ice cream would suffice for pudding, the world we live in today demands a dessert that is bigger, better and sicklier than anything that’s come before – i.e. A monster dessert.

Richard Bainbridge at Benedicts on St Benedicts Street, Norwich.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Being asked to write a top 25 best restaurants in Norfolk and Suffolk was a daunting task. As you can imagine, I have friends and colleagues all over the place, and, of course, if you own your own restaurant you want to put yours at the top of the list but I have been thorough with my decision.

Dunston Hall. Picture Archant Library.

Norfolk hotel Dunston Hall has launched a new bar menu compiled entirely of non-alcoholic drinks.

Woman eating at a restaurant. Photo: webphotographeer/Getty Images/iStockphoto

It may be considered the most depressing day of the year, but that doesn’t mean we have to be gloomy, especially when there’s free food on offer! Make Blue Monday a little better with one of these delicious deals:

The Norwich Vegans in August 2016. Photo from The Norwich Vegans.

Going into its third year Veganuary is gaining numbers and with most people making New Years Resolutions to lose weight and eat healthier, we can’t think of a better time and place to start.

Photo: Matthew Usher

With Italian restaurant chains on every street it can often be hard to find an authentic spot - but help is at hand. Here’s five brilliant eateries where you can grab a pizza the action.

18 restaurants have been given 0 out of 5 for food hygiene (Picture: Nick Butcher)

The places you eat your food at in Norfolk and Waveney are getting cleaner, but some have the lowest possible score for food hygiene.

Squid and chips could be set to replace cod and chips on dinner tables. Picture: HANS HILLEWAERT/LAUREN ROGERS

Squid and chips could become the meal of choice for diners enjoying a seafood supper.

Christmas Table. Photo:

It’s Christmas, it must be turkey. Or must it?

A photo of a Hot Chocolate. Picture: Nick Butcher

As the days get colder, there’s nothing quite like treating yourself to a hot drink to chase away the chill. Here’s a look at just a few of the places serving brilliant beverages in the city:

Feast on the Street at Lattitude 2016. Photo: Feast on the Street

A popular East Anglian street food group have organised a fun, festive and free event in the fine city that will feature winter treats for the whole family to enjoy.

Woolf & Social, 21-23 Nelson Street, Norwich. Photo: Woolf & Social.

A restaurant in Norwich is making a name for itself in the fine city because of the unique ingredients included on their menu.

A bowl of assorted pasta.  Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Today’s the day to pile your plate high with pasta and eat until your heart’s content. Here’s a look at some of the places in Norwich where you can go to do just this:

American bar and grill Grand Central is the first restaurant to announce its tenancy at the Riverside development in Thetford. Pictured: company founders Jo and Steve Haslam (far left and far right) with Breckland Council chairman Bill Borrett and Phil Cowen, Breckland executive member for growth and commercialisation.

A taste of the States will be coming to a new town centre development as the first of its five restaurant tenants is announced.

Ciscoe's Pan Asian and Sushi restaurant in Ber Street. Special steak curry. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

National Curry Week is here and it’s not just about eating lots of curry. Celebrating its 19th year, the notion of the weekly event is to encourage everyone to combat the poverty and suffering in South Asia. And here are some of the best local restaurants to visit this week.

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