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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Simple modern cooking in Britain's oldest hotel

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass

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.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): Magic Pomierny

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 38
  • Wines over £30: 15
  • Wines by the glass: 39

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 100
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 130
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

A147 to north of city. At roundabout for A1151, signed Wroxham, follow signs for Cathedral and Law Courts along Whitefriars. Hotel approx 400 metres on right along Palace Street.

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