10 great places to go for lunch this Easter in Norfolk
- Credit: Angela Sharpe
Thinking of heading out for lunch this Easter Sunday? Save on the cooking and try the tasty food at one of these great places in the county.
The Assembly House, Norwich
Many choose The Assembly House for its afternoon tea, but have you ever tried their Sunday lunch? Served from noon until 2pm, guests can tuck into spiced parsnip and pear soup to start, or dressed prawns and crayfish, before following it up with roast loin of pork with apricot, oat and sage stuffing, sirloin of Norfolk beef or squash, sage and chestnut wellington. If you're feeling particularly indulgent, why not add a side of Bingham Blue cauliflower cheese or sprouts with chestnuts and bacon.
Back to the Garden, Letheringsett
As well as a delicious roast dinner, guests at Back To The Garden will also be able to take part in a fun Easter Egg Hunt on April 16. Housed in a stylishly converted barn, with a farm shop right next to the cafe/restaurant filled with a vast range of organic and artisan food, you'll know that you're in for a treat as soon as you walk in.
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Titchwell Manor, Titchwell
Under the guidance of chef/owner Eric Snaith, head chef Chris Mann and his team create accomplished cuisine at Titchwell Manor which can be enjoyed at either of the two restaurants on site – this includes a traditional Sunday lunch. The current menu features starters such as cauliflower beignets, braised ham hock and prawn cocktails, with main dishes of beef, Dingley Dell pork shoulder and fillets of plaice. If you fancy something sweet, there's always banana cake or baked vanilla cheesecake for dessert.
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The King's Head, Bawburgh
Spend Easter Sunday in the heart of the picturesque village of Bawburgh at the King's Head, a 17th-century freehouse pub and restaurant and Inn committed to upholding the bon vivant philosophy of its namesake, King Edward VII. With a focus on local produce, Sunday lunch at this restaurant will feature traditional roasts such as beef and pork, as well as a selection of other mains to choose from, including pan fried honey glazed duck breast, chilli and herb crusted cod or Ellingham goats cheese wellington. If you've got room, follow one of these delicious dishes up with a dessert such as cherry bakewell, dark chocolate fondant or a local cheese board.
The Reindeer, Norwich
A popular spot for Sunday lunch in the city, head to the Reindeer Pub and Kitchen this Easter and enjoy one of their local roasts such as Dingley Dell Pork or Hevingham beef, along with a cold glass of beer, from their selection of 22 world and craft beers at the bar. A tempting range of desserts are also available, including a selection of Ronaldo's Ice Cream.
The White Horse, Brancaster Staithe
Situated on the marshland coastline of North Norfolk at Brancaster Staithe, an area of outstanding natural beauty, The White Horse is a great choice this Easter, with free chocolate being given to children and a cracking menu on offer. This is the place to go for an indulgent dinner, with everything you need for a hearty roast piled up on your plate, making for an artsy Jenga-style stack of food that you'll be dying to dig into.
The Georgian Townhouse, Norwich
A few minutes from Chapelfield Gardens, just on the edge of the Golden Triangle, you'll find the Georgian Townhouse, a bar and restaurant which serves up a range of seasonally created food, using fresh local produce. If the weather is nice, escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a drink and snack in the restaurant's garden, before tucking in to roast beef, chicken or pork. A chestnut and vegetable roast is also available for vegetarians.
Wiveton Bell, Wiveton
A traditional village pub, on the green with a super-local policy on ingredients. Head here following a stroll along the cost or a visit to see the seals at Blakeney and enjoy pork fritters or Brancaster oyster to start, with Norfolk lamb, roast monkfish or a steak burger for the main course and chocolate and banana s'mores to finish.
The Neptune, Old Hunstanton
Set in a former 18th-century coaching inn, The Neptune Restaurant with rooms uses the best seasonal produce Norfolk has to offer on its menu, including Norfolk pork and game, as well as locally landed fish and lobsters. Traditional Sunday lunch here features Holkham Beef served with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, vegetables and gravy, monkfish and mussel stew with salsify, little gem and sauteed potates or haunch of hare with butternut squash, red cabbage, wild mushroom and rosti.
The King's Head, New Buckenham
This family-run pub and restaurant would make for a laid-back choice for Sunday lunch this Easter. Head by early and play a game of pool, or relax in one of the comfy leather armchairs with a glass of wine, before heading through to the restaurant for a roast, or one of the tempting main courses from their vast specials board, for something a little different.