Quality of Norfolk eateries on the rise says top Norfolk chef Eric Snaith

Eric Snaith is the head chef at Titchwell Manor (Picture: Submitted)

Eric Snaith is the head chef at Titchwell Manor (Picture: Submitted) - Credit: Archant

The quality, variety and standard of cooking in Norfolk is on the rise. Eric Snaith, head chef at Titchwell Manor, said the number of eateries in Norfolk had grown substantially over the past 10 years to a point where there was an exceptional variety on offer.

'Norwich is a really good example of this,' he said. 'There are so many different places to eat and the variety and standard of the cooking is getting better all the time.'

He said the quality of local produce had a lot to do with the rise in standards. 'The produce and producers we have are some of the best in the world. Everyone coming here expects great seafood and shellfish but the standard of our lamb, beef and pork is really fantastic. Then we have Norfolk quail which is doing some of the best quail in the world.'

He said opportunities for food tourism were increasing all the time. 'I definitely think we could do more to promote the region for its food. There are a lot of independent restaurants and bars offering some great dishes, which is what people are really after.'

He said the quality of chefs working in Norfolk had also been improving. 'We have some really top chefs that have moved to the area and they all contribute towards improving the standards.'

From today, for the next four weeks the EDP is giving you the opportunity to create some of Norfolk's best dishes from the county's top chefs, with 24 free summertime recipes, as well as some superb reader offers from some of the best restaurants across the county. A receipe from Mr Snaith on how to make Norfolk Lamb with wild Garlic and Norfolk Peer Potatoes with a sensational offer of 50pc off lunch starts the series. Every Saturday and Wednesday there will be a free pull-out recipe card, while on the other days it will appear in the paper. Every day for the four weeks we will be giving away fantastic offers and deals to restaurants, cafes and pubs across the county, with some offering up to 50pc off their food. On Monday

Great British Menu judge Richard Bainbridge is offering up two free cocktails at Benedicts, along with his take on Pickled Samphire.

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David Powles, editor of the EDP, said: 'I'm delighted that over the next four weeks we will be able to share with you some of their recipes, as well as help make it a bit easier to enjoy their food with a selection of great offers.'

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