RestaurantsNorfolkNorwichNR2

survey result

Summary

£84
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A long-term destination in the culinary wastelands of Norfolk, but so good it is worth a trip”, say fans of Roger Hickman’s “lovely” culinary beacon (which dates from 1990 under former owner David Adlard). Reports often compare it favourably with nearby Benedicts, although the latter outscored it by a whisker again this year. Whatever the ranking, all reports rate it well, lauding “superbly executed food, with touches of inventiveness which all hit the spot”. Such gripes as featured in feedback are that it’s pricey or “a bit OTT” in its approach.

Summary

£78
 ££££
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.

“Top-quality ingredients perfectly cooked and served with a smile” have long been on the menu at this venue – and Roger Hickman cooked here under its previous owner, David Adlard, who opened its doors in 1990. These days it’s in a two-horse race for local bragging rights with nearby Benedicts. The latter had the advantage in this year’s survey, even if fans insist this is “still the best restaurant in Norwich by a country mile”.

Summary

£77
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Still the best restaurant in Norwich” say fans of Roger Hickman’s long-established fine dining destination, whose fanclub is smaller nowadays than that of nearby Benedicts, but overall scored more highly last year. The level of cost here is a tad higher, and the approach more in the vein of traditional fine dining. “A new private dining room has been opened last year, which is stunning, and such an investment shows a real confidence from Roger H, who pleasingly is pretty much always in evidence at every service”.

Summary

£77
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Still the best restaurant in Norwich” say fans of Roger Hickman’s long-established fine dining destination, whose fanclub is smaller nowadays than that of nearby Benedicts, but overall scored more highly this year. The level of cost here is a tad higher, and the approach more in the vein of traditional fine dining. “A new private dining room has been opened this year, which is stunning, and such an investment shows a real confidence from Roger H, who pleasingly is pretty much always in evidence at every service”.

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Restaurant details

Portions
15
No dress code
40

Roger Hickman’s Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Roger Hickman’s Restaurant in NR2, Norwich by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Roger Hickman’s restaurant.
Robert K
A faultless, wonderful experience. Service ...
Reviewed 6 months, 7 days ago

"A faultless, wonderful experience. Service is the best we have ever had: polite, charming, considerate and good-humoured. There isn't a cocktail menu, but we asked Richard, our waiter, if we could have a Margarita, and he happily went away and made one: it was superb. On bringing the dishes, he said, 'Do you want me to describe the food in detail, or go away?' Perfect! So understated and witty. The food was excellent: £28 for 2 courses at lunch. Deep flavours, deft cooking, lovely combinations; not a single gimmick or fad. The room is elegant, and the napery satisfying. 5 stars/10 out of 10. Highly recommended."

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Trevor J
Attractive cosy restaurant. Tasting menu ex...
Reviewed 10 months, 25 days ago

"Attractive cosy restaurant. Tasting menu extremely good as was the wine flight. Highly recommended and good value for such high standards.."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £28.00 £33.00
Dinner £48.00 £58.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 50.00 Lunch only 8
Menu2 80.00 Always available 10
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
79 Upper St. Giles St, Norwich, NR2 1AB
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2 pm, 7 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 7 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 7 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 7 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 7 pm‑10 pm
SundayCLOSED

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