10 Irresistable Cafes And Restaurants To Visit In Norwich.

Norwich is a fine city with its scattered cobbled lanes, historic architecture and stunning riverside views.  We are widely known for our university, Alan Partridge, crabs and mustard, but Norwich also boasts some amazing locations to eat and enjoy a wonderful dining experience. From Vegan cuisine through to sushi, it’s all here amongst our list of the best places to eat in Norwich.  So as lockdown lifts and local restaurants open their doors to welcome you back, it’s time to scrub up, order yourself an ABC Taxi and go and safely and responsibly enjoy yourselves.  

Blue Joanna

Blue Joanna, Unthank Road, Norwich

Located in the heat of the Norwich golden triangle on Unthank Road Blue Joanna have just reopened their doors and invite you to enjoy authentic Asian style street food and unique cocktails, all whilst enjoying the ambience of classic vinyl records playing or often the slick sounds of the live blues piano that sits in the main dining area.

The Wallow

The Wallow, Exchange Street, Norwich

The Wallow is a somewhat unique dining experience heavily focussed on an amazing selection of wines that changes regularly.  Offering a wide selection of gourmet meat, fish cheese and antipasti this is a fantastic place to eat with friends for an informal relaxed evening tasting wine and sharing platters.  For vegetarians The Wallow offers a stunning cheese and veggie board.  The state of the art wine chiller sits centre stage and is designed to maintain the optimum temperature for the hand picked wine selection from around the world.

William & Florence

William and Florence, Unthank Road, Norwich

Another gem found in the heart of Unthank Road is William & Florence featuring delicious grazing boards, homemade pates and terrines and local smoked fish as well as irresistible vegetarian and vegan alternatives.  On Sundays the William & Florence hosts their famous classic roast again offering vegan and vegetarian alternatives.  


Jorges, Orford Yard, Red Lion Street, Norwich

For truly authentic modern Portugese cuisine, book a table at Jorges off Red Lion Street hidden away in Orford Yard.  This cosy restaurant features a stunning open kitchen and outdoor courtyard for al fresco dining.  Serving seasonal tapas, meat and seafood and offering the widest selection of the finest Portuguese wine in Norwich.

Woolf And Social 

Woolf & Social, Nelson Street, Norwich

Offering seasonal sharing platters and small plates and using the best locally sourced ingredients, Woolf & Social offers an exquisite artisan dining experience.  With an extensive brunch menu the Woolf & Socials take on British cuisine is all about sharing and the restaurant is inspired by the traditional idea of a social club.   With decor designed by artist Atelier Grove, and a wine list curated by Rupert Taylor the Woolf & Social the attention to detail is evident from the walls to the plate.


Shiki, Tombland, Norwich

Bringing authentic Japanese cuisine to the heart of Norfolk Shiki uses the finest local ingredients to create a delicious offering of sushi to yakitori.  With over 16 years behind them Shiki is a great place to dine whether you’re on a date,  celebrating or entertaining clients.  Offering Otsumami sharing platters that feature a little bit of everything for everyone to share you can expect quality japanese cuisine on your doorstep.


Ciscoes, Ber St, Norwich

Francisco ‘Cisco’ Papica found his love for cooking in a busy kitchen in the Philippines.  Surrounded by some of the Philippines top chefs Francisco grew an adoration for the art, a love that now manifests itself within the walls of ‘Ciscoes’.  A Pan Asian and sushi restaurant serving mouth watering far eastern dishes located on Ber Street, Norwich.  Offering a great vegan and vegetarian range of meals as well as gluten-free alternatives, everyone is sure to find something they like.

The Waffle House

The Waffle House, St Giles Street, Norwich

Located on St Giles Street Norwich The Waffle House has to be one of Norwich’s favourite places to eat.   Established in 1978, these guys know a thing or two about waffles.  In all seriousness, the quality of the ingredients and the light crispy waffles is really what makes speaks volumes.  Using only fresh produce there is equal emphasis on vegetarian dishes on the menu as well as gluten free waffles.  The Waffle House is a great casual dining location in the centre of the city that is a winner whatever the time of day or season.


Tofurei, St Gregory’s Alley, Norwich

Tofurei presents an exclusively soya based menu creating many wonderful dishes from the humble bean.  They offer a wide range of savoury vegan comfort food through to cakes and sweet treats.  Using East Anglian grown soya their Lenwade based factory is the only place in the UK producing British tofu and soya milk. Based in Pottergate with a quaint deli and cafe with outdoor seating, why not head into town and meet up with friends to share a soya ice cream or enjoy a hot drink and treat yourself to a savoury pastry from the deli.

The Tipsy Vegan

The Tipsy Vegan, St Benedicts Street, Norwich

Looking for somewhere to meet for a casual brunch with friends, or perhaps tapas and cocktails on one of those sunny days.   The Tipsy Vegan is the perfect city-centre meet-up location to catch up with those people you’ve missed over lockdown.  Everything on the menu is vegan and features light bites, burgers, tapas and cocktails. Keen emphasis on high quality ingredients makes each dish unique and innovative and with almost everything made from scratch in The Tipsy Vegan kitchen.  Expect some of the finest vegan dining Norwich has to offer. 

Don’t forget to check the websites of any restaurants you’re planning on visiting for changes in service and the expectations of the public, related to the government’s guidelines on coronavirus for restaurants, cafes and take away services.  

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