Norwich’s Good food on the move
Hundreds of people join the Norwich based Moveable Feast every year at the Norfolk food festival, loving everything from the wonderful atmosphere created as crowds descend on different restaurants to the absolutely superb food served at each.
This year sees top city restaurants ranging from Cinema City and The Library to St Benedict's Brasserie, The Iron House, Lam Thai, Figaro, Pinocchio's, The Maid's Head Hotel, Figaro, Farmer Brown's and St Giles House Hotel joining the fun on Tuesday September 26.
Known as Lloyd Addison's Moveable Feast, after the late Lloyd Addison who pioneered the idea, it raises money for Parkinson's research too, a condition which Lloyd – a leading Norwich restaurateur and former county councillor - lived with during the latter part of his life.
The idea is that diners buy a ticket for three courses and travel to pre-decided restaurants for each course.
It's lots of fun for diners, and a great challenge for the restaurants, said Nick Mills, of Brasted's, which moves its entire operation to set up a restaurant in the Dragon Hall in King Street.
That means transporting everything from food, cutlery, crockery, glasses and ovens to the decorative trees usually based at Brasted's Framingham Pigot home.
'We will have 50 people for starters and then they move on and we have five minutes until the next set of 50 people come for their main, and when they leave we have 50 for dessert.
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'It is very busy. It's great. Pop-up restaurants can be a bit of a nightmare but this is our sixth year at Dragon Hall and for the last three we've been voted Best Restaurant. It's all about the food and it is a beautiful building too, we do enjoy it,' he said.
'We do a lot of outside catering from Brasted's, so we do know exactly what we are doing,' he said.
He loves the ambience of the night, when the short walks diners take between restaurants adds to the buzz of the fine dining experience.
Diners have the joy of sampling amazing food from a good variety of restaurants too, for �34 per person which includes a glass of wine at the pre dinner drinks reception at The Forum.
To book tickets see www.norfolkfoodfestival.co.uk.