Harden's survey result
“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”.
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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The Wildebeest Arms Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Locally sourced produce, beautifully cooked and presented, backed by knowledgeable and friendly service. Well worth a visit - the taster menu is superb"
|Wine per bottle||£25.00|
82-86 Norwich Rd, Stoke Holy Cross, NR14 8QJ
|Monday||12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|