11 of the Norfolk coast’s best restaurants on TripAdvisor

Norfolk coast restaurants: The Ship Inn, The Ship Hotel and Fishers of Hunstanton. (L-R)

Norfolk coast restaurants: The Ship Inn, The Ship Hotel and Fishers of Hunstanton. (L-R) - Credit: Archant

As you make your way to the beach this summer, you might find yourself looking for a tasty place to stop off and enjoy a good meal. Here are eleven of the best restaurants along the Norfolk coast - according to reviewers on TripAdvisor.


• The Shed, Gorleston-On-Sea

Located at the base of Gorleston Lighthouse on the Quay, The Shed is a cosy seafood restaurant, bar and grill serving up fresh local fish as well as various meats. TripAdvisor user Georgioboy from Great Yarmouth said: 'The name epitomises the place, which is understated, but the food, experience and service is something completely different. I had the skate and they cooked it with black butter and capers for me. The best I've ever had! As were all the other dishes, including Dover sole and fillet steak. Completely blown away by this little retro and stripped back establishment.'


• Wells Crab House, Wells-next-the-Sea

After refurbishing earlier this year, Wells Crab House threw open its doors and instantly proved a hit with locals and tourists who, like Fiona W from London, come from all over to sample the array of local and seasonal fish on offer. Commenting on the restaurant's TripAdvisor page, Fiona gave the place a five star rating and said: 'Fresh seafood, beautifully presented, fantastic flavour, great service'.


• The Moornings, Blakeney

This restaurant on High Street in Blakeney, which serves modern British food (from local fish to game in season and indulgent desserts such as traditional sticky toffee pudding), has been rated as excellent almost 400 times by reviewers on Trip Advisor. One such reviewer was Carole P from Ludlow, who describes it as 'a restaurant not to be missed'. Carole said: 'You probably need to book as the restaurant is not big, but wow it is a delight. Four of us ate here Saturday night and the meal was absolutely delicious - could not fault it.'

Eating Out: The Moorings, Blakeney. Pictured: Brulee raspberry tart. PHOTO: IAN BURT

Eating Out: The Moorings, Blakeney. Pictured: Brulee raspberry tart. PHOTO: IAN BURT - Credit: IAN BURT

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• The Old Rock Shop Bistro, Cromer

Sam and Rachel Grout are the owners of this Bistro in Cromer which offers a range of light breakfasts, lunches and hearty dinners all made with locally sourced ingredients. Their most popular dishes, unsurprisingly include Cromer Crab as well as seafood chowder and homemade sausage rolls. TripAdvisor user MrsDonkey from Sheringham had this to say of her experience at The Old Rock Shop: 'Great, consistently good food and service. All dietary requirements catered for, including veggie. Also, canine friendly!'


• Fishers of Hunstanton, Hunstanton

Fishers of Hunstanton is a family run business that has been serving traditional fish and chips since the 1960s and from the comments on TripAdvisor, it's fair to say they've well and truly honed their craft. Hiccup04 said: 'My partner and I are regulars at Fishers. Why? Besides the friendly, efficient staff, it's because the fish is lovely and fresh, the chips aren't greasy and the mushy peas are good too (this is our usual food here). The service is very good - even when they are busy it's not long before you get a great hot meal. Also the prices are very reasonable.'


• The Bank, Sheringham

The Bank Restaurant on Church Street in Sheringham offers something a little different from the other places on this list, in that its menu boasts a mixture of Nepalese, Asian and English cuisine. Dishes at The Bank include Bhuteko Masu, Lamb Mysor and Macha Curry. Sarah C on TripAdvisor described her visit to the restaurant as 'a totally new experience' and admitted she had a 'hard time' choosing between all the dishes.


• The Ship Hotel, Brancaster

Situated at the end of Beach Road in Brancaster, The Ship Hotel specializes in local seafood but also offers a range of meat and vegetarian dishes such as steak, roasted peppers with goat cheese fritters, and Market fish watermelon curry. Abegreytop from Nottingham had this to say of the dining experience: 'They made a fuss of our dogs and gave them some treats. There was a good choice of local beers and good wines. The food was really good - well presented and well cooked.'


• The Lacon Arms, Hemsby

Offering an extensive main menu, plus a carvery and a selection of real ales, The Lacon Arms in Hemsby seems to have something for everyone. TripAdvisor reviewer r0ccie thought 'the choice from the carvery and the dessert trolley was vast but delicious', while Dawn K said: 'this place serves very nice food and drinks are reasonable'.


• Nelson Head, Horsey

This dog friendly place in Horsey boasts an extensive menu for food and drink, which consists mainly of 'traditional pub grub' according to Andrew B on TripAdvisor. He added: 'I'd say the standard was easily as good as some 'gastropub' experiences I've had. Prices reasonable too.'


• The Ship Inn, Mundesley

With stunning views of the Norfolk Coast, The Ship Inn, a 300-year-old pub with restaurant and accommodation, provides a varied choice of food that has been sourced locally. They are particularly well-known for their Sunday Roast which Stan W proclaimed on TripAdvisor was 'one of the best Sunday dinners I have ever had'.


• The White Horse, Overstrand

The White Horse, a two AA rosette restaurant, places great emphasis on local produce and homemade food, thus head chef Nathan Boon and his team have crafted a menu to reflect this, which includes items such as Dingly Dell pork, Cromer Crab, Wood Farm Asparagus and Overstrand lobster. Lord_Tom from Ipswich said: 'We had a very pleasant Sunday lunch here with good ingredients skilfully cooked. The portions were just right (generous but not ridiculously so). Service was friendly and efficient. We would happily eat here again.'


• Where's your favourite place to eat on the coast? Let us know in the comments below.

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