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It’s fair to say food and drink have been an important part of our lives during the pandemic. A year ago we saw panic buying in the supermarkets and who could have predicted we would be spending another Easter in lockdown? We’ve all become adept at changing our routines and our way of thinking and thankfully so have some of the best eateries in Norwich. So whilst we cannot all sit around a table enjoying a leisurely big family feast, we can at least still have amazing food from Norwich and Norfolk businesses. From Easter themed afternoon teas and restaurant quality takeaways, to hampers bursting with local produce – go on, treat yourself!
Assembly House Honey Bunny Easter afternoon tea
Celebrate Easter in style this year, with a delicious afternoon tea from The Assembly House. Pastry pro, Mark Mitson, and his incredible pastry team have put their very own spin on a classic afternoon tea, with their Honey Bunny afternoon tea. As well as a stunning selection of sandwiches and scones, this special Easter afternoon tea is packed with honey-flavoured buttercream macarons, caramac and white chocolate cheesecake, lemon sponge topped with chocolate honeycomb, and mango & coconut shortbread. Tea costs £22 for adults or £14 for children and can be tailored to any dietary requirements.
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Norfolk Mead afternoon tea
Bring a touch of Norfolk elegance to your home this Easter, with luxury afternoon tea from Norfolk Mead. Back by popular demand, this afternoon tea is packed full of dainty finger sandwiches, scones, and sausages rolls, as well as delicious desserts such as chocolate mousse, lemon drizzle cake, and caramel crumble. Enjoy a great range of add-ons too, like a bottle of prosecco or Norfolk Mead’s luxury bespoke ‘1740’ Gin from Black Shuck Distillery. Standard afternoon tea starts from £16 per person.
Afternoon tea from Maids Head
Following on from the success of their Mother’s Day afternoon tea, the Maids Head Hotel are back with their own take on Easter afternoon tea. Sous Chef, Elliott has put together a truly unique Easter menu that boasts delicious, sweet treats like mini egg brownies, white chocolate and pistachio cheesecake, dark chocolate and praline choux buns, and, of course, a range of teas, coffees, and sandwiches. This takeaway afternoon tea starts from £17.50 per person, and makes for the perfect Easter picnic. Tea is available for collection from Friday 1st April until Monday 5th April between 10.0am and 5.00pm.
Easter takeaway from Frank’s Bar
Situated in the heart of the Norwich Lanes, Frank’s Bar is known for its great food, quirky drinks, and unique atmosphere. A perfect spot for a cup of coffee in the day, or a catch up over cocktails in the evening, Frank’s Bar offers something for everyone. And this Easter, this much-loved bar will be offering up a delicious range of takeaway teas, coffees, and handmade cakes. Takeaway is available from Monday 29th March to Saturday 3rd April 10.30am – 2pm.
Dine at Home meals from Benedicts
While we may not be able to dine out this Easter, we can still enjoy restaurant-quality food in the comfort of our own home with a little help from Benedicts restaurant in Norwich. This 3AA Rosette-awarded restaurant has been offering up some of the bravest and boldest flavours for years, and is a firm favourite amongst residents and visitors. And thanks to Chef Patron, Richard Bainbridge, you can now enjoy an evening of fine dining in your own home. Choose from an ever-changing selection of menus, designed with seasonal local produce at their centre. Everything from wild garlic soups and Norfolk lamb saddle, to cured salmon, bream, and more. As well as incredible ready meals, Benedicts also offer a range of gift boxes, sauces, beers, and more.
Ready meals from The Last
The Last has been welcoming customers since the 1990s, and is famed for its focus on local produce. This fiercely independent restaurant and bar serves up some of the most adventurous dishes in Norwich, using high-quality, seasonal produce to tailor every menu. And now, you can enjoy an Easter feast at home with their takeaway ready meals. Available for collection every Friday and Saturday, 3-course meals start from £24pp.
The Easter Collection from Cote Brasserie
For those of you looking for something a little less traditional this Easter, why not try something from Cote Brasserie’s Easter Collection? Enjoy high-quality, French-inspired dishes at home this Easter like their luxury seafood box, complete with dressed Devon crab, lobster, and scallops. Or try the Apres Ski hamper, packed with cheese fondue and sourdough, tartiflette, and lemon meringues for dessert. The Easter Collection is available for delivery on the 31st march, or the 1st and 3rd April.
If you don’t fancy going all-out this Easter, there’s still some great ways to treat yourself without pushing the boat out. We’d recommend a trip to Upper St Giles, for delicious hot cross buns from Bread Source. You’ll have to be quick though, they’ll be flying off the shelves! And if that doesn’t tickle your fancy, they have a great selection of sweet treats and pastries to choose from, like handmade pain au chocolats, cardamom buns, custard tarts, and cinnamon buns the size of your face!
Easter gifts & hampers from Jarrold
Locally produced chocolates, truffles, Easter eggs, and gift hampers full to the brim with sweet treats for the whole family – nobody does Easter quite like Jarrold! If you’re looking to treat a loved one this year, or perhaps you’re planning your own egg hunt, you’ll find everything you need at Jarrold. Their family Easter hamper is packed with cute chocolate chicks, milk chocolate speckled eggs, and delicious white chocolate sheep; everything you need to celebrate easter with the little ones. And if you’re looking for a more grown up celebration this year, we’d recommend their Easter Eggstravaganza Hamper. A bottle of Jarrold’s own Spanish white wine, milk chocolate eggs, and a box of clotted cream fudge. Need we say anymore!