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survey result

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”.

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 this year, though, by a few locals finding it “hyped” or “disappointing”.

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Owner's description

Benedicts opened its doors in June 2015 run by chef owner Richard Bainbridge and his wife Katja and has gone from strength to strength since. It is a contemporary bistro style Restaurant with classic values, serving modern sophisticated food in a relaxed environment and prides itself on seasonality, local produce and warm professional hospitality. 


Benedicts was awarded 3 AA Rosettes In January 2018.  


 

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 £21.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%

Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
Yes
12
No dress code
28

The chef

Richard Bainbridge has worked in some of the best restaurants across the globe, the Roux Brothers 3 Michelin Starred ‘Waterside Inn’ in Bray, Michelin Starred Thorntons in Dublin and worked for Gunter Seegers in Atlanta to name a few. For 7 consecutive years before opening Benedicts he was head chef at Galton Blackiston’s Michelin starred Morston Hall. 


 


Richard has been lucky to be part of BBC2’s Great British Menu for several series over the past years, has won the competition in 2015 and returned as a veteran judge in 2017.

Private dining

Our Sewing Room is a private room offering an intimate dining space for 7 to 14 guests, situated on the first floor and overlooking St Gregorys Green and the vibrant St Benedicts Street. 


Perfect for Birthday Celebrations, Family Gatherings, Small Weddings or Corporate Entertaining


We offer a series of set menus designed by Richard Bainbridge. As we like to source the most seasonal produce from our suppliers these menus often change, therefore please note that these are sample menus. Our Team will contact you about a week before your event to discuss individual reception, pre dinner and wine choices. This is when you will also be sent the menu which will be served at your event.  


Please visit our website for more information www.restaurantbenedicts.com/reservations/private-dining

Benedicts Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Benedicts Restaurant in NR2, Norwich by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Benedicts restaurant.
Kevin J
We drove from Southampton last week to visi...
Reviewed 7 months, 11 days ago

"We drove from Southampton last week to visit friends in Norwich and they had booked a table for the four of us at Benedict’s. Bit stuck for words really – we have dined at some very fancy and expensive restaurants over the years, but we can both honestly say this was the best dining experience we have ever had! The layout was just perfect, and every member of the staff were excellent – not only well trained but obviously very knowledgeable about the food and wines they were serving. Also, something we believe is very important – they were very happy to be there ! We had the tasting menu paired with the wine and must say every course was exquisite. Each course was presented beautifully and tasted amazing. We also had the pleasure of meeting the owner, Richard, and what a friendly guy he is! The downside…. Our favourite restaurant is 200 miles away!"

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9 St Benedicts St, Norwich, NR2 4PE
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday5 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday5 pm‑10 pm
Thursday5 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
SundayCLOSED

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