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“Always a wonderful all-round experience” – “this family-run, old coaching inn, on the edge of town, is in the perfect location”, “the ambience is friendly and intimate”, “staff are welcoming and attentive without being intrusive”, and chef-owner Kevin Mangeolles provides “fantastic cuisine to savour” (including the option of a 9-course tasting menu). “Comfortable rooms” if you stay too.
“Chef-owner Kevin Mangeolles and his wife run a very efficient ship” (and an extremely “charming” one too) at this “marvellous” 18th-century coaching inn, which offers “unexpectedly fine dining” (with “lots of local produce”) in “lovely”, remote surroundings. If you wish to stray beyond the more standard set menus, there is a 9-course tasting option.
“The coastal leader in north Norfolk”; Kevin Magneolle’s “very-out-of-the-way” 18th-century coaching inn matches up his well-honed culinary skills with “memorable” locally-sourced ingredients and “charming” service; “simple but comfortable accommodation” too.
“Fabulous food on a par with anything in London”, and “relaxed yet attentive service” too makes the Mangeolle family’s “sophisticated” 18-century coaching inn very “difficult to fault”.
The Neptune Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Fine cooking from a very hands on husband and wife team, not overpriced and with 4 choices for each course. Starters came after an amuse bouche, sole with mussel dressing and crisp Iberico ham and a Norfolk quail with various trimmings stylishly presented. Mains of Goosnargh duck good, the braised Dexter short rib perhaps needed another cut along with it as it was rather just a lump of beef otherwise. An excellent apple parfait was the main component of one dessert and a cream caramel had a fine mint ice cream. Selection of wines by the glass as well as an interesting list. The chef has paced things so he can bring out many dishes personally."
85 Old Hunstanton Rd, Old Hunstanton, PE36 6HZ
Tuesday to Saturday 7 to 9pm; Sunday 12pm to 1.30pm; 7 to 9pm
Last orders: 9 pm