Food and Drink on the North Norfolk Coast
The area boasts two stunning Michelin starred restaurants for special celebrations. Galton Blackiston's renowned Morston Hall, with an ever-changing menu of sensational seasonal dishes, has a magnificent setting to match, and the service, as you'd expect, is warm and friendly. The other Michelin star, the Old Neptune is located in Old Hunstanton, where owner-chef Kevin Mangeolles uses Norfolk's finest seasonal produce including locally landed fish and lobster and Graham Yewdale’s famous lamb.
Where to Buy Local Produce
For those who want to cook in their cosy holiday cottage, there are plenty of places to buy some of the freshest local produce. Try the Walsingham Farm Shop for locally reared meat, delicious cheeses and made-on-site pies, stews, cakes and desserts. Stop by Wiveton Hall farm shop for locally grown raspberries, asparagus and much more. Enjoy their tasty jams and chutneys and pop an exclusively designed Emma Bridgewater mug in the basket while you’re there! For ale lovers, The Real Ale shop in Wells-next-the-Sea, sells beer brewed on site and made using the barley grown on the farm - can you get any more local?
Food with Great Views
Is there anything better than enjoying great food and drink while looking out across a gorgeous landscape? You are spoilt for choice for great views in North Norfolk. The Crown Inn in Sheringham offers amazing views out to sea while sipping on a ice cold beer on a hot summer's day. To enjoy the beauty of the natural Norfolk landscape and to be in with a chance spotting some of Norfolk’s rare wildlife, head to the cafe at Cley and Salthouse Marshes nature reserve.
Our team at Norfolk Cottages are all passionate about Norfolk and we like to think of ourselves as local experts. Some of our favourite eateries on the North Coast include the Folly Tea Rooms and Byfords in Holt, both offering exceptional cake, tea and coffee. Tilly’s in Burnham market and The Hub cafe attached to Sheringham Little Theatre are both super family friendly and do amazing homemade cakes. For something a bit quirky, try the Albotros in Wells, a moored up cargo ship serving magnificent Dutch pancakes.
There is no better place to try some of the finest and freshest seafood in the country than the North Norfolk Coast. For fresh crab, prawns and lobster try Rocky Bottoms at West Runton. Sitting in a super location, the food is great and the views to sea outstanding. For more fantastic tastes of the sea we recommend the Wells Crab House in Wells-Next-the-Sea. Set in a cosy spot near the quayside, there is a long wine list and dishes always use seasonal ingredients - a perfect excuse to go again! For a good traditional portion of fish and chips, Mary Janes in Cromer remains a local favourite or No.1, also in Cromer, is another restaurant owned by the famous Chef Galtson Blackiston.
North Norfolk boasts a wealth of locally brewed beers, fantastic spirits and beautiful ciders. Try Panther Brewery in Reepham, a microbrewery using traditional brewery techniques to create seven individual and unique ales. For a pub with a fantastic view out to Brancaster Staithe, head for the Jolly Sailors a fantastic traditional pub at the heart of the 19th century village. The Crown Hotel has all you need in terms of fine food and excellent drink, located in the gorgeous town of Wells-Next-the-Sea.