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Titchwell Manor Hotel

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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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Exciting modern cooking at a family-run coastal hotel

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At a glance

Open all year
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

The owners certainly had a good eye for a classic Norfolk setting when they took on the project of converting this Victorian red-brick farmhouse into a delightful boutique hotel: set beneath north Norfolk’s big skies, it’s a perfect bolthole for twitchers and ramblers, with unbroken views towards the coast over the RSPB reserve of Titchwell Marsh. Run by the Snaith family since 1988, the place purrs along with genuinely warm-hearted efficiency, and its interiors all have a brightness and freshness to them, with no stinting on bold patterns and vividly coloured fabrics. Dining goes on across two spaces, the pick of them a light-filled conservatory restaurant overlooking an abundant walled garden that supplies the kitchen with vegetables and herbs. It's a notably laid-back setting for the vibrant contemporary cooking on offer. The region's produce, particularly excellent seafood, gets star billing on chef-proprietor Eric Snaith's menus, which take the modern shopping-list format of principal ingredients, leaving you to discover what's been done with them when the plate turns up. A knack of combining unusual flavours and textures produces a first course of Jerusalem artichoke soup with truffle bread-and-butter pudding and confit yolk, or there may be a more traditional starter of Brancaster mussels, shallot and white wine. At main-course stage, there are first-class locally reared meats and landed fish, the latter perhaps displayed in a precisely cooked plaice on the bone with root vegetables and red wine sauce, or red mullet with bouillabaisse, charred red pepper, monk’s beard and fennel. If meat is your thing, loin and belly of venison might make an appearance with roast pumpkin, chocolate and salsify, or there could be another muscular pairing of Aberdeen Angus beef fillet and oxtail with carrot, pine nuts, and a Madeleine given savoury depth with beef fat. Sound technique and intelligent flavour combinations are in consistent evidence right through to a finale of bread pudding with marmalade and currant ice cream or a rich chocolate délice with rum and raisin, or you might bow out with a terrine of Granny smith apple partnered creatively with caramelized parsnip, cinnamon, toast ice cream and doughnuts. If the occasion calls for a more casual, brasserie sort of vibe, the other dining option is the Eating Rooms, a jaunty space with a sea-view terrace that floods the room with light through full-drop windows, and serves up-to-date small plates that sing with European and British ideas.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 5.30
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.30

Chef

  • Chef: Eric Snaith

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern European
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 40
  • Wines over £30: 54
  • Wines by the glass: 9

Price guide

  • Starter from 5
  • Main course from13
  • Dessert from6
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 80
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 80

Getting here

On A149 (coast road) between Brancaster and Thornham

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King's Lynn
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