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From its idyllic setting on the Norfolk and Suffolk border, Old Hall Farm, based just outside of Bungay, is said to serve the best roast dinners for miles. Reviewer Donna-Louise Bishop went to find out just how good they are.

Louisa Baldwin headed to SW1 in Gorleston, which in London is a postcode which includes Buckingham Palace, to see whether it is the jewel in the crown of the town’s restaurant scene.

Nick Richards went chomping round his old stomping ground at Hingham’s White Hart Hotel

Norwich Turkish restaurant The Mediterranean is serving up authentic fare at refreshingly affordable prices.

Set just a stone’s throw away from the historical Georgian market town of Holt, lies a perfect little rustic eatery in the heart of the village of Letheringsett.

Louisa Baldwin headed to Harry’s burger bar in Norwich a week after opening to see how it measured up to its famous predecessor Pedro’s.

One of the newest additions to Norwich’s culinary scene, Benoli is bringing a modern taste of Italy to the city.

It’s known as East Anglia’s only Russian restaurant, but does Rasputin live up to the formidable reputation it has built up over the past decade? Stuart Anderson went to find out.

As soon as you step inside The Brisley Bell it is clear to see why this eatery was recently awarded a pub of the year accolade.

It’s a mainstay of the city, having recently celebrated 15 years in Norwich. Lauren Cope visited Japanese restaurant Shiki.

Our reviewer visits one of the city’s newest hot spots for dining out...and sister to the popular Figbar.

Nestled in a quiet village off the A47, Louisa Baldwin headed to the Honingham Buck to find out if it is worth the journey.

After being judged the best dining pub in Norfolk in the Good Pub Guide 2019, Louisa Baldwin visited the Kings Head gastropub to see if it is worthy of the crown.

No matter who you are, you’ve probably got an opinion about raw fish. It is a food that divides us, and leaves none in the middle.

In a former KFC restaurant on Dereham Road in Norwich, a Turkish restaurant is serving a different kind of chicken. Jessica Long tried it out.

Louisa Baldwin took a trip to the north Norfolk coast to visit the award-winning seafood restaurant that is making waves.

How much of what we taste is based on what we see? Geraldine Scott found out with a trip to Dining in the Dark at Open, Norwich.

With a trip to Lisbon on the horizon Geraldine Scott tried out Norwich’s new Portuguese restaurant to get a taste of what was in store.

I headed to the newly reopened Wild Thyme vegetarian restaurant in Norwich following a fire which closed the restaurant for almost a year.

It’s the latest chain restaurant to arrive in Norwich and is in one of the city’s most iconic buildings, but does Cosy Club live up to it’s grand surroundings?

Owned by London art dealer Ivor Braka and his wife botanical artist wife Sarah Graham, The Gunton Arms in Thorpe Market promises to be more than just a normal foodie pub. Geraldine Scott found out what could be done with enough style, taste, and money in the Norfolk countryside.

Stuart Anderson headed out of the city to find a host of Chinese delights at Attleborough’s Royal Garden

A well-known pub in Norfolk for its prominent position along the A146, I headed to The Gull Inn to see whether its recent refurbishment under new management has been a success.

Living on the other side of Norwich, The Black Horse is far from my local.

Perched on Earlham Road, The Workshop has a exterior which oozes cool.

As first impressions go, the Green Dragon Tavern in Wymondham makes a very pretty one.

Before you even set foot into Britons Arms, you know you’re in the most ancient part of Norwich.

Any native Norwichian reacts in the same way when you tell them you’re heading to Frank’s Bar.

Just 15 minutes out of Norwich and on the edge of the Broads, The Ship Inn is a busy village pub with a menu strong enough to attract trade from further afield. Lauren Cope put it through its paces.

They say when you’re eating out abroad, you should go where the locals eat to get an authentic experience. So when Geraldine Scott wanted real dim sum in Norwich a restaurant popular with Chinese friends was going to be the place to go.

Louisa Baldwin tries Norwich’s new Indian street food restaurant.

Ciscoes is one of the few places in Norwich which residents will tell you: “You *have* to go to.”

Opened in 2000, The Belgian Monk in Norwich was designed to make the diner feel like they could be sitting in a kroeg in Bruges.

Cafe No.33 is one of those cafes that you’ve always wanted to try, but never managed to get a table in.

It was a familiar haunt which brought back memories of living at home. Geraldine Scott found out whether The Olive Garden in Gorleston still had the appeal.

I’ve had both the best and worst meals in the Lifeboat Inn, so I revisit the gastropub with the hope that third time’s a charm.

We try ditching the take-away and dining out at an Indian restaurant with a difference.

Hidden in a classic Norwich department store Emily Revell finds a breathakingly good café.

A sunny afternoon leads us to a pub with a popular beer garden.

It’s had several months to establish itself, but how will we rate The Surrey?

As the weather (hopefully) starts to turn, we take a trip to the countryside.

Will a popular Norwich Italian live up to expectation?

We visit a popular cafe in Diss.

Whether you’re feasting on a towering burger or chowing down on a stack of ribs, it’s clear the meat market is overcrowded, so to stand out your humble steakhouse has to have something special. Geraldine Scott finds out whether Middletons makes the grade.

In honour of British Pie Week 2018, we visited Flaming Galah’s The Aussie Pie Stop.

Is this village pub more than just a watering hole?

Will this market town have some haute cuisine?

Our reporter re-visits an old haunt.

We explore a cool café and place to stay.

Will Café Pure’s second city location live up to expectation?

Was the family-owned free house pub and restaurant up to scratch?

It’s a family rite of passage in Norwich, but does the relatively new Zak’s restaurant in Thetford make the grade?

Discover pasta your way at Al Dente.

We visit a historical city centre restaurant.

We escaped the busy streets of Christmas shoppers with a trip to a cosy cafe.

We visited a cosy pub off the beaten track.

What will we make of new opening, Orford Flat Iron?

We venture out of the city to explore The Boars on Spooner Row.

It is one of the most difficult restaurants in Norwich to bag a reservation at, but Geraldine Scott managed to book a table at B’nou to find out exactly what the fuss is all about.

We try out one of Norwich’s most popular pizzerias for the first time.

We head to the coast...

It’s been causing quite a stir but will the new Turkish eatery live up to expectation?

Is Warwick St Social all it’s cracked up to be?

Folly Tearoom is a popular destination but does it live up?

Real Italian pizza has arrived at the renovated Royal Oak Pub in Beccles, but is it good?

Will The Iron House live up to expectations?

Will this popular restaurant on the marshland coastline of North Norfolk live up to the hype?

Gambas in Gorleston has developed a favourable reputation amongst local people.

I remember going to the Lifeboat Inn three years ago and enjoying the best meal I’ve ever had. My boyfriend Witt and I went during the winter season and we loved the fresh mussels cooked in wine and cream so much we ordered them twice.

We stumbled across a countryside treat off the beaten track.

Will the new E Street Smokehouse live up to the hype?

East Twenty Six has quickly become a Norwich favourite.

We visit Oulton Broad’s latest modern, fresh and inviting restaurant, The Copper Smokehouse.

Popular city spot serves up comfort food with a trendy twist.

Will this city pub make our tastebuds soar?

The Waffle House is one of Norwich’s most popular destinations but does it live up to the hype?

It’s new to Unthank Road, can the William and Florence hold its own?

Will the Kings Head at Letheringsett be a new favourite?

An eagerly anticipated vegan eatery has opened up, is The Tipsy Vegan worth the wait?

Will one of Norwich’s top restaurants be all it’s cracked up to be?

Enjoy the magic of summer at Barn & Yard night at Hoveton Hall’s Garden Kitchen Cafe.

Will Eric’s Fish and Chip restaurant be a seaside delight?

For breakfast or a Sunday roast, I can safely say this place is one of my favourites.

We found the perfect coastal gem for a night of celebration.

An authentic Italian taste on the Norfolk/Suffolk border.

It’s probably fair that I start this review with a disclaimer: My mum’s better half is a Spanish chef and I’ve eaten my way around a decent chunk of Spain (whether that makes me the best or worst reviewer for this restaurant, I don’t know).

Did we enjoy a taste of Italy in the heart of Norwich?

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis enjoys a bank holiday lunch at one of the Norfolk Broad’s best pubs - The White Horse Inn, Neatishead.

Will The Dining Rooms’ new menu live up to expectation?

Will this quiet street in the centre of Norwich be home to the perfect tapas?

This restaurant may look Victorian from the outside, but as Jessica Long explains it’s very much of the moment.

Delicious free-range chicken has come home to roost in the heart of the Norwich Lanes.

A taste of meaty heaven at a popular city restaurant, overlooking Norwich Cathedral.

The Golden Fleece, food review: ‘More than worth the wait’

A pub, a brewery and a restaurant - St Andrews Brew House combines all three. But does it work?

Bishop’s walks the line that every fledgling restaurant aspires to – impressive enough to be the venue for a first date or special occasion, but welcoming enough to become a family favourite.

While the menu offers burgers, burritos and little plates for snacking and sharing, the choice of 15 different taco fillings make them the main attraction at Lust & Liquor on St Benedict’s Street in Norwich.

The Wallow is an ideal place to indulge in great food and wine in the heart of the city.

Our reporter went in search of the perfect pizza and found it on Timber Hill in Norwich, here’s what she had to say about her dining experience at Donnelli’s Pizzeria...

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