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With a lot of overseas vacations off the table this summer, why not make the most of this city with a staycation. You can explore Norwich with fresh eyes, and pretend as if you’re somewhere new with a delicious international meal. Whatever cuisine you fancy, you’re sure to find something to transport you to a different city. Taste your way around the world with our pick of Norwich based, but internationally inspired, restaurants and cafes.
The Waffle House
Delicious Belgian waffles topped with a smorgasbord of savoury and sweet ingredients. With a focus on free range and organic ingredients, each waffle is a fresh and vibrant taste experience. From simple toppings of cheese sauce and mushrooms, to stir-fry and curry, these waffles are piled high. Try to leave room for dessert, and don’t miss out on their milkshakes – they are sublime! The Waffle House will be participating in Eat Out to Help Out throughout August, meaning you can save up to £10 per diner!
Savoury Waffles start at £7.30.
Authentic, traditional Indian food in two city centre locations. Namaste’s menu encompasses meals from many regions in India and includes extensive vegetarian and vegan choices. Richly flavoured and highly rated, you’re sure to find something you’ll love. Namaste have also started cookery lessons, so you can learn to recreate these tasty plates at home! Namaste will be participating in Eat Out to Help Out throughout August, meaning you can save up to £10 per diner!
Main Dishes start at £8.95.
Zak’s Authentic American Diner
Skip the States and head straight to the plates with Zak’s. A Norwich institution, Zak’s features a soundtrack of rock, soul, and blues, and a menu that reflects the great tradition of American diners. Choose between classic American food, from Surf ‘n’ Turf to chargrilled burgers. Zak’s will be participating in Eat Out to Help Out throughout August, meaning you can save up to £10 per diner!
Burgers start at £10.
A recent addition to Norwich’s restaurant scene, Saporita is a family run business dedicated to making tasty Italian food. This intimate restaurant is the perfect place to stop for a relaxed meal. Order pizza by the slice, and pair with an Aperol Spritz for the true Italian experience!
Pizza starts at £3.80 per slice.
Sahara Café & Patisserie
Take a trip to North Africa with Sahara. Stop for an afternoon snack with mint tea, top-notch coffee, baclava and traditional cakes, or sit down for a bigger meal with tagines, shakshuka, cous-cous and plenty of other options to choose from. Many dishes are vegetarian, and there are plenty of vegan options too.
Dishes start from £6.50.
Enjoy delicious Thai food in the heart of Tombland. Giggling Squid serves freshly prepared Thai, from the traditional to fusion. Fancy sharing and tasting your way around their menu? Don’t miss their Thai tapas lunch. Whilst you’re there, make sure to admire the interior design – based in a listed building, the contemporary aesthetic complements the period pieces! Giggling Squid will be participating in Eat Out to Help Out throughout August, meaning you can save up to £10 per diner!
Lunch Tapas starts at £9.95.
Inspired by the flavours of the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine, Moorish Falafel’s menu is totally vegan, and totally delicious. Located on Norwich Lanes, this café offers falafel paired with baba ghanoush, hummus, tabbouleh, and much more, as well as an extensive burger menu. They have a new app for take-away too!
Falafel wraps start at £4.50.
Grosvenor Fish Bar
Fancy a classically English meal? What could be more British than fish & chips? Serving chips for over 90 years, Grosvenor serves the traditional and the contemporary, with fusion tacos, toad in the hole, and much more.
Regular chips start at £2.
Norwich Market has lots of amazing food stalls inspired by global street-food. You can travel around the world by walking the corridors, from Italy to Japan to Chile. It’s cheaper than a flight!
A Taste of Punjab
Delicious Punjabi curries, including lamb and chicken biryani. Choose between rice, samosas, and poppadoms to accompany these genuine Indian curries.
Curries start from £5.50.
A Taste of Shanghai
Street food in Shanghai and Singapore style! Cooked fresh every day, the menu includes favourites like chicken Katsu, Oden skewer seafood, and meatballs.
Small dishes from £3.50.
Japanese inspired street-food, from donburi (rice bowls) to steamed bao buns. All prepared in front of your eyes, these fresh, inexpensive meals are sure to hit the spot.
Bao Bun from £4.50.
Authentic Chilean food from family recipes. With a wide menu of options, you can build your own meal. The empanadas are a favourite, with a choice of fillings including cheese, roasted veg, chicken and chorizo. Pair with a healthy salad for that virtuous feeling!
Empanada from £4.
Traditional trattoria, with a choice of pizza, arancini, calzone and fresh pasta. Get the taste of Sicily without the travel!
Pasta from £5.
Fusion noodles and fresh smoothies and juices. Totally healthy, and filled with goodness, Fresh doesn’t sacrifice taste for nutrition!
Noodle bowl from £4.50.
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