Food and Drink on the Royal Norfolk Coast
Serving up delicious food and full of local heritage and history, the Marriott's Warehouse at Kings Lynn is great for a friendly gathering of friends and family. Set in a 16th century warehouse designed to store corn, salt and wine, the warehouse has been converted serving food from 10am each day. If you are looking for a dog-friendly cafe then we can’t think of anywhere better than the Orange Tree at Thornham where they not only serve delicious food to us humans but they also have a special menu for our four-legged friends - perfect for pampered pooches. The Creake Abbey Café & Food Hall at North Creake is worth a visit; here you can have a scrumptious tea and then take some delicious things home for supper from the food hall next door.
Where to buy local produce
Farmers markets are amazing places to pick up super fresh and local produce and also make a wonderful morning out, pottering around the stalls and discovering the fantastic array of local food and drink. This area of the coast has a great range of farmers markets for you to choose from, Docking farmers market (9am-1pm every Wednesday), Sandringham farmers market (10-am-3pm, every 4th Sunday of the month), Kings Lynn farmers market (9am-2pm, every 2nd Saturday of the month) and Fakenham farmers market (8:30am-12pm, every 4th saturday of the month). If you can’t make it to a market, take your pick from Royal Norfolk’s fine farm shops instead. Browse Thornham Deli’s wide range of artisanal Norfolk made food and drink. Their commitment to champion local producers and to always add the newest product to the market to their stock means you will be spoilt or choice fot high quality food and drink. For seafood lovers, we highly recommend a trip to the Staithe Smokehouse at Brancaster Staithe to try some of the incredibly tasty smoked fish and seafood.
Food with a view
What makes great food even better? A gorgeous view to go with it. Luckily, Royal Norfolk is full of those. Sit on the decking at The White Horse Inn at Brancaster with a lovely glass of wine or locally brewed pint and watch the catch of the day come up from the beach – it won’t be long before it is on your plate! Real foodies will adore the amazing creations coming out of Titchwell Manor. With several dining rooms and a bar with a panoramic view of the coast, go to Titchwell Manor to take in the stunning scenery and enjoy the outstanding food.
There are many talented chefs in this area to take advantage of great local produce. Whilst you are here why not try Michelin Star restaurant Neptune at Old Hunstanton which serves dishes using locally sourced Fish & Brancaster Lobsters, Organic Pork, Local Lamb and fruit from local Drove Orchards. Further in land and located near Sandringham House, Congham Hall is a beautiful Georgian manor set in extensive grounds and uses vegetables and herbs from its own gardens, which are worth a tour to walk off lunch. To add to this list, The Duck Inn at Stanhoe is an award winning pub, using seasonal produce, definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.