survey result

Summary

£90
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Locally born chef Daniel Smith’s “modern British” cuisine at his village pub-restaurant on the edge of Norwich is “always a winner” for its “imaginative flavours” and “excellent service”. “We eat here regularly and it’s first-rate both for the food and the pleasant atmosphere”, while “the set lunch and the tasting menu are both brilliant”. The venue’s name is left over from a previous African-themed incarnation.

Summary

£90
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Excellent food, beautifully prepared and presented from local produce”, ticks the boxes at this village pub-restaurant just outside Norwich, which serves a modern British menu from Norfolk-born chef Daniel Smith (ex-Le Gavroche and Morston Hall), who also runs the Ingham Swan (his third venture, Warwick Street Social in Norwich, closed during the pandemic). The Wildebeest’s name is a relic of its previous life as an African-themed gastropub. Top Tip – “the fixed-price lunch is a real bargain”.

Summary

£61
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Co-owner of the award-winning Ingham Swan, local boy Daniel Smith – ex-of Le Gavroche and Morston Hall – took over this country pub (once an African-themed gastroboozer, oddly) in 2015. One reporter was “surprised at how good the food (creative modern British) was” on a recent visit – it “has definitely gone up a notch”. (As we went to press, Smith’s third venture, Warwick St Social, in Norwich, was still closed owing to the pandemic, but had plans to reopen in late 2021).

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
Yes
No dress code
80

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £26.00 £32.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 85.00 Always available 6

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£16.00 £36.00 £5.50 £12.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
82-86 Norwich Rd, Stoke Holy Cross, NR14 8QJ
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm

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