Guide to Eating Out To Help Out In Norwich

The Eat Out to Help Out scheme is a fantastic initiative aimed to drive revenue into local restaurants and eateries throughout August.  Halfway through the month and it is clear the scheme is a roaring success with many businesses seeing more trade than they’ve ever experienced.  Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday throughout August restaurants across the UK are offering substantial discounts on their menus.

So make the most of this exciting month by dining out and experiencing new cuisines with the help of ABC Taxis guide to some of the best eating destinations in Norwich participating in the Eat Out To Help Out scheme.

Al Dente

Centrally located on St Giles Street.  

Boasting some of the finest Italian cuisines in Norwich Al Dente incorporates authentic Italian ingredients and recipes to create a menu that reflects all the classics you’d expect but with modern Italian gastronomical flair.  Their delicious handmade pasta is available to purchase from the Deli Shop so you can recreate your favourite dishes at home.  Or at least attempt to.


Located on Magdalen Street.

For those who love their seafood, Brummell’s is an understated gem. With numerous awards under their belt, the menu is an inspiring mix of locally sourced ingredients, through to renowned international favourites.   The stylish décor has lots of character and the fantastic service and attention to detail is what makes Brummells a top dining destination in Norwich.   


St John Maddermarket, Norwich

If you enjoy Thai cuisine then this family-owned and run restaurant is always highly recommended.    The food at Chamthai is crafted using authentic ingredients and is delivered with well-balanced spices, heat and zestiness.  Every dish is beautifully presented and the restaurant is cosy and relaxed.

Trattoria Rustica

Princes Street, Norwich.

Another Italian delight situated in the heart of Tombland, on one of Norwich’s many rugged cobbled streets is family owned and run Trattoria Rustica. Serving up a delightful menu of classic antipasti, pasta and pizza plus some speciality dishes and the finest wine around.  This gorgeous little restaurant is tucked away and has a cosy, rustic appeal.  Downstairs is a crypt area that can be hired for private meals and the service is second to none.  Truly one of the best restaurants in town. 


St Benedicts Street, Norwich.

Nestled in the heart of the city on St Benedicts Street is ‘Bistronomy’ style restaurant, Farmyard.  The menu is varied and vast, and every dish is beautifully presented, rich and flavoursome.  With everything handmade from scratch using the best locally sourced ingredients, Expect freshly baked sourdough bread and ingredients cooked over charcoal on their own “Bertha” oven.


Lower Goat Lane, Norwich.

If you’re looking for some simple but fine quality French cuisine in stylish and comfortable surroundings then head down to L’Hexagone for some lunch.  This French Bistro in the heart of the Norwich lanes is owned and run by Husband and wife team Thomas Aubrit and Gemma Aubrit-Layfield. The lunch menus are seasonal and the dishes are all handmade using fresh produce and locally sourced ingredients, and based on Thomas’ own daily recipes.  

The Kimchi

Serving up their own blend of Korean comfort food The Kimchi comes highly recommended for their high-quality dishes and attention to detail. Situated in the centre of Norwich near the marketplace The Kimchi boasts an impressive menu at reasonable prices. Book early to avoid disappointment and expect some absolute delights from their very own KFC (Korean Fried Chicken ) through to Man-Doo (dumplings) and Crispy Savoury Pancakes.  Sound good?

The Ivy

London Street, Norwich.

Offering a wide variety of all-day contemporary British cuisine and internationally insured dishes The Ivy is a great destination for dining in Norwich.  The stunning gold bar sets the scene for an eloquent, if not a romantic dining experience.  Offering an a la carte menu as well as generous set menu and vegetarian and vegan options. Expect fantastic service in a relaxed atmosphere with great food and wine.