Nine of Norfolk’s best world food restaurants on TripAdvisor to try ASAP

Pedro's, Stoke Mill Contemporary Fine Dining and Arbuckle's. (L-R)

Pedro's, Stoke Mill Contemporary Fine Dining and Arbuckle's. (L-R)


Norfolk is full of great restaurants covering a vast range of world cuisines and tastes. Here’s our guide to some of the best world food restaurants the county has to offer.

Turkuaz Restaurant, Diss. Photo: Google Street View.Turkuaz Restaurant, Diss. Photo: Google Street View.

• Turkuaz, 146 Victoria Road, Diss

This Turkish restaurant in Diss serves up an authentic range of food and drink, including Karniyarik and Halep. One fan on TripAdvisor said: “The food is always lovely and the service great. They always provide a fresh fruit platter (complimentary) at the end of the meal - and Turkish delight too.”

Denis Rosembert with his Chez Denis café and brasserie in Orford Yard, Red Lion Street, Norwich.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAYDenis Rosembert with his Chez Denis café and brasserie in Orford Yard, Red Lion Street, Norwich. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

• Chez Denis, Orford Yard, Norwich

Chez Denis brings Caribbean French Creole cuisine to the ‘fine city’. Chef Denis Rosembert was born in the island of St. Lucia and moved to England in 1975. He worked for various hotels and restaurants before opening his own where dishes such as Chicken Creole, Monkfish Coco and various steak dishes including Fillet Steak Au Poivre are just a sample of what’s on offer for customers. Danny B on TripAdvisor said: “If you like food and you like flavour, this is the best food you will eat in Norwich, simply beautiful.”

Eating Out: Rasputin Russian Restaurant, Swaffham. 
PHOTO: IAN BURTEating Out: Rasputin Russian Restaurant, Swaffham. PHOTO: IAN BURT

• Rasputin, 22/23 Plowright Place, Swaffham

A traditional Russian restaurant in the centre of Swaffham town offering customers hearty home cooked food for reasonable prices. It has a set menu for £10, or an a la carte menu which includes dishes such as Plemeny, a Russian style ravioli and duck stroganoff. Barrie C on TripAdvisor had this to say of his dining experience: “The food was extremely interesting - and different.”

Pedro's Mexican restaurant in Chapelfield Gardens.  Picture: DENISE BRADLEYPedro's Mexican restaurant in Chapelfield Gardens. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

• Pedro’s Tex-Mex Cantina, Chapelfield North, Norwich

Set in Chapelfield Gardens, the Mexican restaurant boasts a large menu, loaded with enchiladas, chimichangas and fajitas. General Manager, Matthew Ward highly recommends customers try Pedro’s classic stacks. “I tend to go for either the chicken and beef or the chicken and chilli stacks, they taste fantastic and the portion sizes are really great,” he said.

Soyokaze Japanese Restaurant, North Walsham. Photo: Google Street View.Soyokaze Japanese Restaurant, North Walsham. Photo: Google Street View.

• Soyokaze Japanese Restaurant, 9 Market Street, North Walsham

Soyokaze is a traditional style Japanese restaurant serving fresh food. Favourites with customers on TripAdvisor include tempura seafood, tofu steak and the chicken katsu curry. TripAdvisor reviewer chezcosy said: “I drove over an hour to visit this place and wasn’t disappointed. It’s sushi in the UK so it’s pricey but for fans, it’s well worth the visit.”

Arbuckles in Downham Market. Picture; Matthew Usher.Arbuckles in Downham Market. Picture; Matthew Usher.

• Arbuckles, Stone Cross, A10, Downham Market

This contemporary American restaurant and cocktail bar has an extensive menu filled with burgers, pancakes and ice cream sundaes. One of the restaurant managers, Hannah Bates, shared her recommendations from the menu. “We serve several combo meals and those go down really well with our customers, especially the steak and ribs combo,” she said. “We also have lots of different chicken dishes which are all delicious.”

Stoke Mill in Stoke Holy Cross. Photo: Angela Sharpe.Stoke Mill in Stoke Holy Cross. Photo: Angela Sharpe.

• Stoke Mill Contemporary Fine Dining, Mill Road, Stoke Holy Cross

Once an old water mill and the original home of Colman’s Mustard in 1814, now a fully renovated contemporary restaurant serving a range of French inspired meals, including sea bass with a beurre blanc sauce and apple tarte tatin. One TripAdvisor review from geh59 states that they received a “very warm welcome, excellent service and food of the very highest standard”.

• Chico’s, 60 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth

Chico’s serves up a mixture of traditional Greek and English food, so there’s something to suit everyone’s tastes. Owner and manager, Chico, revealed that the restaurant’s most popular dishes are their seafood platters and smoky chargrilled steaks. He said, “All of our food is freshly cooked, our fish dishes such as sea bass and skate wing are a favourite with customers but we also have a daily specials board, so whatever the fisherman brings me that day gets included on there. There’s always something a little bit different.”

• Crofter’s Restaurant, 32 High Street, Sheringham

Crofter’s Restaurant in Sheringham is an Austrian/German restaurant specialising in lunch, dinner and coffee and serving a range of traditional dishes such as German Brockwurst Sausage. Front of house worker, Jane, who has been with the restaurant for 27 years, shared her picks from the lunch menu. “Our two course lunch special is incredibly popular with customers as well as our Bavarian Lamb. The salmon and prawn delight is also a great choice.”

•What’s your favourite Norfolk world food restaurant? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • I am delighted to see Rasputin's in Swaffham is included - it is a real experience. The food is authentic and the hosts work flat out taking such good care of everyone. I'll never forget our visit - it was brilliant! There are some places here I hadn't spotted on tripadvisor , but will try now

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    Paula Varley

    Thursday, March 24, 2016

  • Pedro's is great cos whatever you order it all looks the same. I enjoy it when I go on occasion.

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    Resident Smith

    Thursday, March 24, 2016

  • Yet another Trip Advisor inspired story. Seems to be every week now.

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    suffin else

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016

  • Crofters the best restaurant in Norfolk by miles,we travel to the restaurant from Wymondham every now and again.Try the Austrian steak covered in a cheese onion topping followed by pancakes chopped up and done Austrian style delicious also the Baverian lamb.They also have a great menu,you are best to book as fill up very quick.

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    El tel

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016

  • Sadly people get injured in car accidents every single day ( probably a lot not reported ) - so is that newsworthy ? I don't think it is based on "importance" more what is it that most people, in Archants view will read. Any way I found it more interesting than a car prang which it seems did not hit the pub. Anyway well done to Rasputins Restaurant, Swaffham - brilliant Russian food and lovely hosts !

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    Responsible parent

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016

  • Isnt it extraordinary. This "story" is placed above in importance of two people injured when car crashes into pub.

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    John Alborough

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016

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