TITCHWELL, Brancaster, PE31 8BB
Elegant, bold, contemporary; descriptions both of the interior of the substantial Victorian farmhouse here and the brasserie-style cuisine that has gained three AA Rosettes for Eric Snaith and his team. This smart destination dining inn glories in an enviable situation at the heart of North Norfolk's heritage coast. Premier bird-watching and rambling opportunities are strung along the bays and salt marshes fringing the fields opposite; ideal appetite-builders. Select a spot in the Eating Rooms, bar, sea-view terrace or tranquil conservatory and indulge in a Pandora's box of food choices. Your first choice from an autumn menu could be Norfolk quail terrine, honey soused veg and prune as a starter. Typical main dishes are sea trout fillet, parsley, lardo and smoked mousse; loin and belly of Houghton venison, roast pumpkin, chocolate and salsify. Desserts complete the treats here - perhaps lemon and cucumber tart; or poached rhubarb and honeycomb bavarois. Children can have fun choosing from their own menu - how about prawn cocktail; crisp salmon squares; and chocolate brownie?