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Once upon a time Norwich was the second largest city in medieval Britain, with a prospering wool-weaving industry. Nowadays, although the city is less prominent, people do seem to underestimate Norwich’s standing as a cultural city. You may be pleasantly surprised at the number of award -winning fine dining restaurants that are housed in the city. Here are our top ten places in Norwich’s thriving culinary scene.
Roger Hickman’s, lavished with praise and critical acclaim, is the only restaurant in Norwich to possess the much coveted three AA rosettes. This accolade is particularly astounding as the restaurant only opened in 2010. Roger Hickman has clearly learned a lot from his time working as head chef for the Michelin-starred Adlard’s, which used to occupy Upper Giles before 2010. The restaurant conjures up modern British cuisine, highlights including roast skate wing with charred leek and the vegetarian roasted globe artichoke with wild mushrooms, Israeli couscous and truffle puree. Roger Hickman’s undoubtedly delivers on a superb fine dining experience in Norwich.
Roger Hickman’s, 79 Upper St. Giles St, Norwich, UK +44 1603 633522
This beautiful Georgian Grade I listed mansion is an important cultural institution in Norwich. Indeed Assembly House is part of the ‘Norwich 12’ initiative, which aims to promote and protect the iconic heritage attractions in the city. Yet, if you fear that this place may cause considerable damage to your wallet, fear not, this is an affordable fine dining experience in an architecturally significant building.
Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich, UK +44 1603 626402