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The Maids Head Hotel

Tombland, NORWICH, NR3 1LB

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The brick-built hotel in the city centre lays claim to being the UK's oldest, having been feeding and watering East Anglian travellers for 800 years. Dining goes on in a glassed-in courtyard with a quarry-tiled floor and simple wooden tables. Expect to start with the likes of Cromer crab mousse with tomato gel, seaweed salad and avocado oil, before progressing to a Parma-wrapped breast of corn-fed chicken with bubble-and-squeak, roasted beetroot and a jus of cider and thyme, or seared sea bass on mussel and courgette risotto with buttered leeks in white wine sauce. Dessert might be a verrine of strawberries and Greek yogurt, accompanied by strawberry ice cream.

Further information

Tel: 01603 209955
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Magic Pomierny
Number of seats: 100
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £14.00
Sunday lunch: £12.95-£17.95
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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A147 to N of city. At rdbt for A1151, signed Wroxham, follow signs for Cathedral & Law Courts along Whitefriars. Hotel approx 400mtrs on right along Palace St
Nearest station: Norwich

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