Norwich: 7 unusual places to eat
08:15 7 May 2022
Looking for a dining experience that’s a little out of the ordinary?
Norwich has a lot to offer when it comes to dining and there are certainly a few places that offer a quirky atmosphere.
From open-fire grills to alfresco dining at the market, here are seven quirky restaurants to try in the city.
1. The workshop
Where: 53 Earlham Road, Norwich, NR2 3AD
Opening hours: Thursday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Earlham Road workshop is renowned for its Middle Eastern-inspired dishes, but the interior is also a feast for the eyes with its art deco furnishings and artwork.
The laid-back atmosphere and intimate setting add to the charm and indoor plant lovers will be in their element as the restaurant also offers a wide selection for sale.
2. Bowling alley
Where: 7 Dereham Road, Norwich, NR2 4HX
Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
A ten-pin bowling alley isn’t the only draw at the Dereham Road site, as it also offers great food in its restaurant.
On the menu, a range of small plates as well as mains and dishes to share.
Once your meal is done, you can stroll through the alleys or do some karaoke.
3. Slice and dice
Where: 86 St Benedicts Street, Norwich, NR2 4AB
Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Slice and Dice serves plant-based dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, prepared daily.
But at Slice and Dice, dining isn’t the main event as it doubles as a board game cafe and has a huge selection of tabletop games for people to enjoy.
Where: 36 Exchange Street, Norwich, NR2 1AX
Opening hours: Monday to Tuesday from 4 a.m. to 11 p.m., Wednesday to Thursday from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m., Friday to Saturday from 12 p.m. to midnight, Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Wallow offers an extensive menu of snacks and dishes to share and offers wine by the glass through its self-service wine dispensers.
There is a huge selection available offering a wide range of grapes from different regions.
The space is warm and intimate, especially if you venture into the basement.
Where: 30 – 32 St Giles Street, Norwich, NR2 1LL
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Friday to Sunday from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Prime recently moved from its Tombland site to new premises in St Giles Street.
Although it offers classic steak dishes, the experience becomes convenient as the steaks are served on hot stones, allowing you to cook them however you like.
6. Brix and Bones
Where: 68-72 London Street, Norwich, NR2 1JT
Opening hours: Wednesday to Friday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Open fire cooking is the name of the game at Brix and Bones, making for an exciting cooking experience.
You can watch from your seat as the chefs carefully prepare meals from the “experimental” menu and the food is cooked over hot coals.
7. Dine al fresco in the market
Where: 1 Market Place, Norwich, NR2 1ND
Opening hours: 12 p.m. – late
Norwich Market has so many choices when it comes to finding good food, but for those looking for an evening meal, this might not come to mind.
This is about to change as a number of stalls have started serving food overnight.
Spanish tapas at Churros for the People, Chilean cuisine at Cocina Mia, and pizzas and burgers at Italian Street Food can now be enjoyed well into the evening.
The food can then be washed down with a beer or two from Sir Toby’s Beers.