Go quackers for new Farmyard Restaurant opening in Norwich
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A new concept restaurant in Norwich will take foodies from farm to fork with local produce served in a relaxed setting with dishes including Kempstone Pheasant Kiev, Miso Baked Lowestoft Cod and Grilled Blickling Estate Flank Steak.
Farmyard Restaurant, located on St Benedict's Street, will bring a 'bistronomy' style eatery to the heart of Norwich which combines a relaxed 'bistro' experience with top quality food and flavours seen in 'gastronomic' fine dining restaurants.
The restaurant is the brain child of Reepham boy Andrew Jones, who went to school in Norwich and trained in London.
Mr Jones worked under Michelin starred chefs including Richard Corrigan and Claude Bosi and his first head chef role was at Antidote wine bar and restaurant on Carnaby Street, Soho.
But it was always his dream to return to Norfolk.
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He said: 'Why would I want to be anywhere else in the world when I could be in Norfolk surrounded by my real food heroes – the farmers and producers.
'They're so close by that I can speak to them directly and handpick what's coming into the kitchen that week.'
His new 'produce-driven' menu sources ingredients from across the county, with dishes including Kempstone Pheasant Kiev, Brancaster Mussels and Roast Cromer Lobster.
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The menu will change throughout the year as different local produce comes into season.
The organic vegetables will be sourced from Eves Hill Farm, Booton, while pheasant and other game with from Kempstone Manor Farm, near Swaffham, supplied by his brother-in-law Nigel Bertram.
Lunch will be served between 12-3pm Tuesday to Saturday, and dinner 6-9pm on Tuesday-Thursday and 6-10pm Friday and Saturday.
Mr Jones has teamed up with Alan 'Woody' Sabol who will become the new general manager.
Woody is a veteran of the Norwich restaurant scene and began his hospitality career in the city nearly twenty years ago.
He has also managed a gastro-pub in Kent and was headhunted to oversee the opening of numerous multi-million dollar hospitality venues in the US.
Woody said. 'I've always dreamed of starting something back in Norwich.
'When Andrew approached me about coming on board with Farmyard I just knew this was what I'd been waiting for.'
Farmyard opens on Saturday January 28.
You can find out more on their Facebook page.