Riverside Restaurant: Good food in a pleasant setting
The Riverside Restaurant is located in an old warehouse which forms part of the King's Lynn Arts Centre complex. It's open for lunch and dinner, but booking is recommended. We were there for dinner on a Saturday night in September and saw several parties of hopeful diners being turned away.
Food is home-cooked and good quality. My only quibble was with my poached egg and bacon salad, which came without the advertised bacon! It was still very tasty though.
I had scampi with 'Jenga' chips (i.e. chunky chips in a stack), which was quite good, but my husband's guinea fowl came in a creamy sauce that was absolutely delicious. The side helping of vegetables also tasted good, which is one of my tests for a restaurant.
Favorite Dish: The guinea fowl in a cream sauce was really excellent.
The Old Coach House: If The Lifeboat is too busy you might want to try
The place is a cross between a tea shop and canteen and spit and sawdust pub. The staff were friendly and food edible, just.
The soup was served scalding hot but the briochettes were delicious. The sandwich/ciabatta was ok. To be honst over priced, the place was rather dirty and would not go back.
This was boxing day but don't think that this excuses the dirtyness or serving scalding hot soup that burnt my friends mouth.
£18 for a ciabatta sandwich x1, soup x1 and briochettas starter size x1 and two tonic waters
Favorite Dish: Nothing on the menu looked that interesting, pies and chips but wouldnt say anything I ate here woudl be my favourite and i wont be going back.
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The Lifeboat, Thornham: Great food on the North Norfolk coast
Great place in the summer - outside seating and in the winter, log fires. A good old norfolk public house. Serves local ales and good food. Accepts dogs so is popular with walkers
This pub does get busy so it is adviseable to book if you are in a mind to go here, there are other equally good pubs in the village ( review pending next time I head up there)
The pub has just been taken over, the food may change, Marco Pierre White management company has taken this over, will have to wait and see what happens to the food.
They serve good quality local beers. There is a resturant, conservatory and you can eat in the bar area. Children are welcome.
Favorite Dish: Mussels
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Bank House: One of the only places to eat in King's Lynn
This is really a hotel but it has a public bar and restuarant. Classed as "boutique" it is rather expensive but if you want soemwhere nice to eat then this really is the place for you.
Favorite Dish: Too many to choose from.
Ate here again last night. The venison casserole was delicious but I fear by the time anyone else gets to eat here the menu will have chaged so it wont be on the menu.
My friend, surprised me and had the steack burger, she was very impressed.
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HOUGHTON HALL RESTAURANT: FINE FRESH FOOD
the restaurant uses fresh produce from the estate or from local suppliers, its a charming place and the staff are friendly and very helpful, even searching for the largest scone for my brother-in-law
there is outside seating for warmer days [we do have them occasionally !]
Favorite Dish: I had crab salad, Cromer is famous for its tasty crabs, it was fresh and delicious
tea is served in a pot, with a pot of hot water to top it up for a second cup
the desserts looked delicious, but none of us were hungry enough to eat one
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