Secret Norfolk: Life in a Fine County
By Nicole Ranaweera
The best place for a roast dinner in Norwich
After the hustle and bustle of Christmas there is nothing nicer than hunkering down in a warm cosy pub, tucking into delicious food prepared by someone else. Sundays especially, are not for spending hours in the kitchen, they are for preparing yourself for the week ahead by indulging in some quality time with family and friends. With that in mind, I’ll be working my way around our fine city’s pubs this January indulging in some of my favourite roast dinners…
The Sir Garnet
36 Market Place, Norwich NR2 1RD
Located in the centre of Norwich, this is one of my favourite pubs. It’s great for taking a break from shopping and their Sunday roasts really are worth trying out. They use local ingredients and offer a fantastic vegetarian option too.
Open 12pm onwards, Tel: 01603 615892 | www.thesirgarnet.co.uk
The White Lion
73 Oak St, Norwich NR3
A stone’s throw away from the city centre, The White Lion is really getting a great reputation for serving up a cracking Sunday lunch. With a great selection of real ales too, this one should definitely be on your list to try this January.
Open 12pm – 4pm, Tel: 01603 632333 | www.individualpubs.co.uk/whitelion
36 Yarmouth Rd, Norwich NR7 0EQ
Situated in Thorpe St Andrew, this pub is only a 5 minutes’ drive out of the city centre. There are many great pubs and restaurants along this stretch of river, so it was hard to pick just one, but for me, The Rivergarden wins hands down. It’s cosy, charming and you can enjoy a truly delicious roast with a perfect view of the river.
Open 12pm – 5pm, Tel: 01603 703900 | www.therivergarden-norwich.co.uk
The Wig and Pen
6 St Martin-At-Palace Plain, Norwich NR3 1RN
Just around the corner from Norwich’s stunning Cathedral, The Wig and Pen is one of my go to pubs for Sunday roasts. The food is delicious, it’s warm and friendly and you can build up an appetite with a walk around the Cathedral grounds first!
Open 12pm – 4pm, Tel: 01603 625891 | www.thewigandpen.com
149 Newmarket St, Norwich NR2 2DR
Another well-known gem for Sunday Lunch, The Unthank Arms is a traditional local pub in the Golden Triangle area of Norwich. With a friendly and lively atmosphere the bar area can get a bit noisy at times but you can opt for a table upstairs if you’d prefer.
Open all day, Tel: 01603 631557 | theunthankarms.com
Or, why not try…
The Reindeer, Norwich. Tel: 01603 612995
The Pigs, Edgefield. Tel: 01263 587634
Fir & Feathers, Woodbastwick. Tel: 01603 720003
The Boathouse, Ormesby. Tel: 01493 730342
The Roseberry, Norwich. Tel: 01603 414284
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