Norfolk is blessed with a selection of great spots to go for a bite to eat and this is set to grow in the new year.

Here are five food and drink businesses opening in the county in 2023. 

1. The Greenhouse Restaurant

Eastern Daily Press:

Where: The Downham Home and Gardening Centre

Serving everything from coffee and cake to fine dining dishes, there will be something for everyone at The Greenhouse Restaurant.

The eatery, which is set in The Downham Home and Gardening Centre, will open on Valentine's Day and feature a full dining area with a bar area and booths, as well as a classy lounge with sofas.

The Greenhouse will be open between 9am and 4pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 3pm on Sunday, with plans for a later opening time in the future.

2. Mon Chai

Eastern Daily Press:

Where: St Benedicts Street

The city is set to welcome a new coffee shop in the former home of House café bar in St Benedicts Street in January 2023.

Mon Chai will be a Bangladeshi café, with the option to sit in or takeaway, and the drinks include Kashmiri pink tea and masala tea or coffee.

There will also be street food snacks, such as Bangladeshi wraps.

The signage has now been installed by Norwich company Red Dragon Signs and the interior is almost finished.

3. Fishmonger's Tavern

Eastern Daily Press:

Where: Cromer Road, Sheringham, NR26 8AB

Seafood is set to be the order of the day when a disused Sheringham pub reopens in the new year.

Matt Hagon and Jerram Garrett from CA Seafoods, a fishmonger in the town's Station Road, have taken over the former Dunstable Arms building in Cromer Road.

The pair are planning to give the venue a new lease of life as a seafood restaurant sometime next year, under the guise of Fishmonger’s Tavern.

Mr Hagon said the Dunstable Arms building - which was built in 1931 in Tudor style on the site of an earlier pub - was the perfect location.

4. Wagamama

Eastern Daily Press:

Where: Riverside

Wagamama is set to open its second city site early in the new year.

Armed with an already popular branch at Chantry Place, the chain is opening in the former Chiquito site at Norwich Riverside.

It will open in early February and there will be 118 covers inside and another 12 outside. 

The menu, which is 50pc vegan, includes curries, including its famous chicken katsu, noodles and rice dishes. 

5. The Norfolk Hot Dog Company

Eastern Daily Press:

Where: Across Norfolk

The owners of a successful mobile pizza business will soon be preparing hot dogs as well as dough.

David Cuff, 59, and his daughter Cathy Cuff, 31, set up Broadside Pizza in 2015 from a catering van, which goes to events in Norfolk and Suffolk. 

Mr Cuff has now set up The Norfolk Hot Dog Company, which he will also run with Cathy, and it will launch in a gazebo in 2023

The pork is from free-range pigs reared at a Norfolk farm, which is sourced from a local butcher's shop. 

He will be serving the hot dogs with fried onions and grated cheese, with the option to add his homemade beef chilli.