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One of the best things about Norwich is all the amazing places to eat. From independent restaurants, to all the favourite chains, there are plenty of places to treat yourself to some delicious food. When we heard about Eat Out to Help Out, we couldn’t wait to visit all of our favourite cafes and restaurants, and save a little bit of money too.
There’s still time to make the most of Eat Out to Help Out, and save 50% on up to £10 off your food! Lots of places are very busy, so do try and book in advance to avoid disappointment.
We were very lucky ladies: we had already booked to go to The Assembly House for lunch as a treat, and then the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme made it so much cheaper. Eight of us went and we chose from the lunch menu. I had Cromer Crab with potato salad, aioli, pickled cucumber, fresh salad and granary bread, normally priced at £14 and with 50% off it would now be £7. It was absolutely delicious and with the money we saved we could have an extra glass of wine. It was very busy and a lot of customers were treating themselves to The Afternoon Tea and that did look fabulous. The staff were very efficient and looked after us extremely well.
Me and my partner chose Wednesday night to enjoy the Eat out to Help out scheme. We picked Haggle for our restaurant and it did not disappoint at all! It is a beautifully decorated venue where you can enjoy nice cocktails and lovely Mediterranean food.
We started our meal with Sangria and a few small plates such as hummus, ceviche and honey and garlic chicken wings. The ceviche was delicious, I would highly recommend it if you love fish and citric flavours! We then had Alinazik Kuzu which consist of chargrilled aubergine, garlic yoghurt and lamb cubes. The taste of the meat was second to none and you can even get the smell of charcoal barbeque from the street!
The total cost was £58 which was completely worth it!
You can bowl, and enjoy delicious food at Bowling House! When I went with two friends, we prioritised food and sat outside in the little courtyard – the tables were well spaced, and whilst it was busy, it was still very comfortable.
We ordered the meal deal, where you get two courses and a cocktail (or pint) for a tenner (what a deal!). We all began with the Sloe Gin Cocktail, which was absolutely gorgeous, and decided on starters rather than desserts. I chose crispy jalapenos, followed by the halloumi burger, and decided on another cocktail rather than dessert! The food was all very tasty, and the atmosphere was wonderful. The bill came out to less than £25 each, including tip!
This was my first time to Cote, but I will definitely be back even without the deal in place. There was a lovely environment and everything felt managed really well. We just felt safe and relaxed. The staff are really attentive which more than justifies the service charge.
Our food was just amazing, I went for the starter, melon and palma ham (sounds simple but tastes amazing), main of roast pork belly (yummy yummy), dessert was one of my favourites: creme caramel.
All my friends know I love a nice glass of wine, and now I have another favourite to add to the list, Chateau Du Poyet. It was a wonderful Wednesday evening, would highly recommend.
The Victoria Inn, Holkham
Top of my list to visit is the Victoria Inn, which will be open from Monday 17 August, and is participating in Eat Out to Help Out. Just minutes away from the sea, I’m planning on an early evening walk along the beach, followed by a delicious meal after we’ve worked up an appetite!
The Victoria Inn uses ingredients grown and raised on the estate, from venison from the park to vegetables grown in the walled garden. You can really taste the freshness of the food, and I’m already deciding what to order – at the moment I’m thinking Catch of the Day, with the Double Chocolate Brownie for dessert!
Middletons Steakhouse and Grill
Four of us went to dine Middletons under the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme. We all stuck to the Lunch fixed price menu of 3 courses for 10.95. I had the Garlic Mushrooms to start with followed by mains of Minute Steak tomato, mushroom and fries and then a dessert, Summer Berry Pavlova.
We all stuck to soft drinks and the bill for four people, all having a 3 course meal with a soft drink, came to under £30. We were arguing who was going to pay as we all wanted to treat each other as it was such a great saving.The food was delicious and the service was very attentive. It was very busy and people were being turned away, thank goodness we booked.
One of the first places we just had to visit was Namaste Village. They offer up some of the best Indian dishes but with a twist – everything on the menu is vegetarian. I’m not a big ‘veggie’ myself, but it really is an incredible experience! I absolutely love the paneer labbabdar and the chilli gobi. The service, as usual, was incredible and the atmosphere is always great. There’s a real authentic and traditional feel to the place, but it’s still unique with every visit.
I finished off the meal with the gulab jamun, a spongy milky doughnut in golden syrup of cardamom and saffron – amazing! And with 15% off the bill, you just can’t go wrong. They’re also doing 20% off delivery, so if you’re still a little reluctant about heading out then you can still get involved.
I’m off to visit Shiki next week with a friend, and I cannot wait! I treated myself to one of their take-away boxes during lockdown and I’ve been dreaming of fresh sushi throughout the whole heatwave. At the moment, I’m tempted by the Cromer Crab hand roll and the Shake nigiri, although the whole menu looks amazing.