Seafood restaurants in Norfolk you have to try

Seafood restaurants in Norfolk (pic: Boltenkoff, Thinkstock)

Seafood restaurants in Norfolk (pic: Boltenkoff, Thinkstock) - Credit: Archant

With miles of beautiful coastline in Norfolk, it’s not surprising that we also have delicious, fresh seafood too. We have collected some excellent restaurants serving the best food from the sea

The Moorings, Blakeney

In the beautiful coastal village of Blakeney on the North Norfolk coast is The Moorings, the restaurant with a no-frills approach to food. Serving simple fish dishes alongside other seasonal fare, this small restaurant supports local fishermen meaning fresh and delicious seafood for all.

Wells Crab House, Wells

Located in the charming port town of Wells-next-the-Sea is Wells Crab House, the cosy eatery serving locally sourced seasonal fish and shellfish. With an extensive wine menu that perfectly complements the variety of seafood and an ever-changing specials menu, there’s plenty of reason to visit this spot time and time again.

Rocky Bottoms, West Runton

Nestled in the North Norfolk countryside and a stone’s throw away from the coast is Rocky Bottoms in the village of West Runton. Pop into this restaurant during the day as a stop off on your coastal walk and enjoy a crab linguine or visit in the evening on Fridays and Saturdays for evening service with locally sourced ingredients that go into dishes such as a hefty seafood platter to share.

Bure River Cottage Restaurant, Horning

Tucked away by the River Bure in the pretty village of Horning is Bure River Cottage Restaurant, the seafood restaurant with local, delicious food sourced in Norfolk and Suffolk. A curated wine menu accompanies simple fish dishes such as pan-fried wild halibut fillet with brown shrimps; roast monkfish tail with thyme and anchovy butter; or char grilled lobster with garlic butter. Enjoy great food and wine with a riverside view.

The Old Forge Seafood Restaurant, Thursford

With an interesting history that dates back to the 14th century, The Old Forge Seafood Restaurant in the pretty village of Thursford exudes character and charm. The restaurant has been featured on television several times and has been awarded AA rosettes multiple times. There is an extensive menu of delicious food from the sea available with dishes such as crab au gratin to start with a main of poached salmon in a cream and mustard sauce for main. Or go the whole hog and order a fruits de mer to share.

Sands Restaurant, Wells

Enjoy bright and welcoming interiors when visiting Sands Restaurant in Wells along with gorgeous views of the harbour from the large windows. Whether you’re popping in for a tasty plate of fish and chips for lunch, or want to while the evening away with a seabass fillet with hasselback potatoes, green beans, charred spring onion and salsa verde.

No1 Cromer

Ideally positioned on Cromer seafront with views of the pier, No1 Cromer is the popular and award-winning fish and chips takeaway but now there is a full seafood restaurant serving delicious fresh seafood, Upstairs at No1. Try some battered cockles known as “cockle popcorn” or one of the dishes created by head chef Jimmy Preston such as paella or a Cromer crab burger to satiate your seafood needs. If you fancy something sweet afterwards, grab an ice cream at No1’s ice cream kiosk ‘Ice Cromer’ serving delicious, locally made Lakenham Creamery creations.

Anchor Inn, Morston

A homely country pub atmosphere mixed with elevated and delicious seafood make for an excellent dining experience at the Anchor Inn in Morston where fish and shellfish are caught locally and served fresh in dishes that are simple and tasty. All ingredients are sourced as locally as possible, including ales such as Adnams, Winter’s and Woodforde’s – from Norfolk and Suffolk – so you can enjoy food and drink knowing that you are supporting local businesses.


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