RestaurantsNorfolkNorwichNR2

survey result

Summary

£83
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Chef-patron Richard Bainbridge’s “brilliant, fresh and exciting food” wows reporters at the restaurant he opened with his partner Katja almost 10 years ago. With “great staff and a wonderful ambience”, it is yet again plugged by many diners as “the best in Norwich”, but its local rival Hickman’s just had the edge in our annual diners’ poll this year, due to a small minority of critics who found the food “hyped and average” (“but we might have hit them on a bad day”).

Summary

£82
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Entering its eighth year, Richard & Katja Bainbridge’s “relaxing” operation remains the most commented-on option in town in our annual diners’ poll and also the highest rated. Fans say it’s their “go-to” option, thanks to its “incredible” menus (“catering to all tastes”) and staff who are “attentive without being overly ever present”. However, ratings were dragged down by a few “disappointing” reports of the “might-have-been-a-bad-day-but…” variety.

Summary

£81
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“I’d eat there every day if I could – eclectic food, great service, wonderful!…” – Richard Bainbridge’s cooking is “never run-of-the-mill”, his menu’s “a joy”, and “staff friendly and knowledgeable about both food and wine”. The restaurant is “comfortable and not overcrowded”, with a “lovely, neighbourhood-y ambience”.

Summary

£57
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Many “utterly fabulous” meals are again reported at Great British Chef, Richard Bainbridge’s Norwich fixture, which is nowadays the most-commented-on dining destination in town. Despite its chilled style, it has a “very accomplished offer”, which ranges from a three-course à la carte menu for £39 through to a seven-course taster option for £60. Its ratings were dragged off its former top heights last year, though, by a few locals finding it “hyped” or “disappointing”.

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9 St Benedicts St, Norwich, NR2 4PE

Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu,Portions
Yes
14
No dress code
28

Benedicts Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Benedicts Restaurant in NR2, Norwich by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Benedicts restaurant.
Nicola K
Best food in Norwich. Whole evening rather ...
Reviewed 3 months, 16 days ago

"Best food in Norwich. Whole evening rather than pre theatre"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £28.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 59.00 Always available 5
Menu2 74.00 Always available 8
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £23.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
9 St Benedicts St, Norwich, NR2 4PE
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday5 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday5 pm‑10 pm
Thursday5 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
SundayCLOSED

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