Former head chef at Norfolk’s “very genteel” Morston Hall, Richard Bainbridge has gone solo with a new Norwich city centre venture showcasing the county’s flora and fauna. Benedicts offers pan-European classics using the seasonal produce of East Anglia like chamomile roasted Norfolk carrots, Norfolk mussels and Kings Lynn brown shrimps.
Bainbridge made a name for himself at Galton Blackiston’s country house hotel where our reporters were always impressed with his “exquisite” food, paired with “well-matched” wines, which made a “memorable” dining experience. Let’s hope his new venture will bring the chef’s quality and attention to detail to Norwich – a city that is somewhat underserved by good restaurants.
Benedicts will offer a £16 set lunch, Ã la carte menu starting at £29 and a tasting menu for £50. Those who are unaware of Bainbridge from his work at Morston Hall may know him from the Beeb’s Great British Menu where he has competed in the past and will reappear this autumn.