Louise’s guidebook

Louise

Louise’s guidebook

Food scene
This is a great Thai restaurant in the heart of the historic Medieval Tombland part of the city literally in front of and a stone's throw from the 1000 year old cathedral.
Giggling Squid
24 Tombland
This is a great Thai restaurant in the heart of the historic Medieval Tombland part of the city literally in front of and a stone's throw from the 1000 year old cathedral.
A great Indian restaurant just minutes walk from the Quayside apartments and cottage.
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locals recommend
The Merchants of Spice
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locals recommend
A great Indian restaurant just minutes walk from the Quayside apartments and cottage.
My favourite 'gastro-wine bar' in Norwich just a few minutes walk from the Quayside apartments and cottage. Wonderful wine list and fresh, seasonal produce - delicious.
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locals recommend
Last Wine Bar & Restaurant
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locals recommend
My favourite 'gastro-wine bar' in Norwich just a few minutes walk from the Quayside apartments and cottage. Wonderful wine list and fresh, seasonal produce - delicious.
Micro-brewery and restaurant serving great food at reasonable prices and a range of craft beers brewed on site.
St Andrews Brew House
41 St Andrews St
Micro-brewery and restaurant serving great food at reasonable prices and a range of craft beers brewed on site.
Great food and craft beers
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locals recommend
BrewDog Norwich
1 Queen St
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locals recommend
Great food and craft beers
Mainly vegan/vegetarian inspired food in a quirky and quite individual setting - very popular
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locals recommend
The Bicycle Shop
17 St Benedicts St
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locals recommend
Mainly vegan/vegetarian inspired food in a quirky and quite individual setting - very popular
Chef/Patron Richard Bainbridge won the BBc's Great British Menu a few years back. A popular restaurant so booking well in advance helps.
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locals recommend
Benedicts
9 St Benedicts St
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locals recommend
Chef/Patron Richard Bainbridge won the BBc's Great British Menu a few years back. A popular restaurant so booking well in advance helps.
Possibly Norwich's best fine dining experience
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locals recommend
Roger Hickman's Restaurant
79 Upper St Giles Street
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locals recommend
Possibly Norwich's best fine dining experience
Great Steak!
Middletons Steakhouse & Grill Norwich
11-15 Timber Hill
Great Steak!
A great dog-friendly cafe with lovely, fresh and local produce serving all day.
Carberrys
18 Wensum Street
A great dog-friendly cafe with lovely, fresh and local produce serving all day.
One of the best cafes in Norwich serving snacks and meals, wine or coffee. Always queues to get in but well worth it. I am reliably informed they serve the best cake in Norwich!
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locals recommend
Cafe 33
33 Exchange St
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locals recommend
One of the best cafes in Norwich serving snacks and meals, wine or coffee. Always queues to get in but well worth it. I am reliably informed they serve the best cake in Norwich!
Spicy food open-grilled for that Caribbean flavour
Turtle Bay
8 Swan Ln
Spicy food open-grilled for that Caribbean flavour
A franchise from the famous London Ivy in a former old bank.
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locals recommend
The Ivy Norwich Brasserie
30 London St
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locals recommend
A franchise from the famous London Ivy in a former old bank.
Select, fine dining cuisine using Norfolk produce
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locals recommend
Bishops Dining Room & Wine Bar
8-10 St Andrews Hill
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locals recommend
Select, fine dining cuisine using Norfolk produce
Historic original Assembly House. Does a wonderful afternoon tea with all the trimmings. Also regularly hosts art galleries and exhibitions.
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locals recommend
The Assembly House
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locals recommend
Historic original Assembly House. Does a wonderful afternoon tea with all the trimmings. Also regularly hosts art galleries and exhibitions.
Lovely pub on the outskirts of the city which does a great Sunday roast in an idyllic setting
The Kings Head
254 Harts Lane
Lovely pub on the outskirts of the city which does a great Sunday roast in an idyllic setting
Set in a wonderful old bank serving a wide range of food from tapas to thai curry and burgers. Very popular.
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locals recommend
Cosy Club
45-51 London Street
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locals recommend
Set in a wonderful old bank serving a wide range of food from tapas to thai curry and burgers. Very popular.
Fans of the novel Tombland will see where Shardlake spent much of his time during the Kett's rebellion
The Red Lion
79 Bishopgate
Fans of the novel Tombland will see where Shardlake spent much of his time during the Kett's rebellion
Sightseeing
Visit this thousand year old Norman keep right in the heart of the city. The additional 'dungeons tour' is well worth it.
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locals recommend
Norwich Castle
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locals recommend
Visit this thousand year old Norman keep right in the heart of the city. The additional 'dungeons tour' is well worth it.
visit our 1,000 year old cathedral and the surrounding 'cathedral close' with its ancient buildings, and old canal walk (not a canal any more) down to 'Pulls Ferry' where the stones to build the cathedral were shipped along.
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locals recommend
Norwich Cathedral
12 The Close
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locals recommend
visit our 1,000 year old cathedral and the surrounding 'cathedral close' with its ancient buildings, and old canal walk (not a canal any more) down to 'Pulls Ferry' where the stones to build the cathedral were shipped along.
A lovely riverside walk with the ancient 'cow tower' monument standing proud in defence of the city
Cow Tower
A lovely riverside walk with the ancient 'cow tower' monument standing proud in defence of the city
St Helen's is just round the corner from the rear of the cathedral and is the former old hospital. It also has one of the smallest cloister gardens in the UK. A very special place
St Helen's
St Helen's is just round the corner from the rear of the cathedral and is the former old hospital. It also has one of the smallest cloister gardens in the UK. A very special place
Wonderful 11th Century historic church where St Julian lived her life as an anchoress
St Julian's Church, Norwich
Wonderful 11th Century historic church where St Julian lived her life as an anchoress
One of the last remaining early Medieval streets in Norwich. Saved from demolition in the 1920s and regularly used as a film location (the latest was a Netflix Christmas musical call Mr Jingle Jangle).
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locals recommend
Elm Hill
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locals recommend
One of the last remaining early Medieval streets in Norwich. Saved from demolition in the 1920s and regularly used as a film location (the latest was a Netflix Christmas musical call Mr Jingle Jangle).
A small cinema located in a 14th century baronial hall. You don't have to see a movie instead you can eat in their cafe or restaurant and soak in the history.
Cinema City
A small cinema located in a 14th century baronial hall. You don't have to see a movie instead you can eat in their cafe or restaurant and soak in the history.
A large shopping mall with all of the famous brands you know from Apple, to Zara and Hotel du Chocolat. Also has a large food court.
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locals recommend
intu Chapelfield
40-46 St Stephens St
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locals recommend
A large shopping mall with all of the famous brands you know from Apple, to Zara and Hotel du Chocolat. Also has a large food court.
Entertainment
Norwich Theatre Royal
The Maddermarket Theatre
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locals recommend
Norwich Playhouse
58 Saint Georges Street
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locals recommend
Walk-in Medical Centre in the city
drop in medical centre for anyone with issues - no need for an appointment or to be registered with them.
Norwich Practices Health Centre
drop in medical centre for anyone with issues - no need for an appointment or to be registered with them.