The way to a person's heart is through their stomach. Fact.
February is about forgetting those healthy New Year resolutions and celebrating the goodness that is food! And goodness, Norfolk has some great local food produce. Featuring on restaurant and cafe menus across Norwich and beyond you will also find delightful deli's brimming with homemade pastries, pies and artisan breads in Norwich as well as our pretty market towns such as Wymondham (10 miles, Norwich) and Diss (26 miles, Norwich). So put your love and your love of food together for a match made in heaven during this half-term in Norwich.
- Delice Ice Cream and Coffee Parlour – now ice-cream is not an obvious choice in February but with its sweet, creamy taste it’s hard to resist. But Delice isn’t all about ice-cream; their lunch menu is delectable and diverse. There is something for everyone – coeliac, vegetarian, vegan – you name it! The whole crew can visit Delice and be happy. Plus, it’s in a great location: gaze out of the window and you’ll see the magnificent Norwich Castle in your midst.
- Louis’ Deli is a great stop for some hearty food in this cold weather! Fill your tummy up with some proper seasonal comfort food (or a slice of cake! :O) whilst wandering the beautiful streets of Upper St Giles in the Norwich Lanes.
- February is the month to show each other how much love you have and what better way to do that than over cupcakes? Head to Cupcakes and Bubbles for some sweet treats (savoury available too) and toast yourselves with a glass bubbly!
- Have you heard about Giggling Squid? It’s one we’re very proud of and so happy to have in Norwich, serving tantalising Thai food. The restaurant caters for those who like some spice, a lot of spice or no spice at all, as well as carnivorous, herbivorous or gluten-free. Plus, the location is spot on, nestled in the beautiful and picturesque Tombland area within the Cathedral Quarter.
- Zaks by Mousehold Heath is a great one for fun with the family. This is where burgers meet fries for an epic party, and it's perfect for kids who like an exciting and fun atmosphere. They also do their Junior Zaks menu for the little ones. Top tip – show Zaks their listing on our website and receive 10% off.
- Head to the lovely market town of Loddon and spend some time at The Loddon Swan – a charming 18th Century Inn which serves modern British food with the finest local produce. And if the weather is clement, enjoy a walk through the Broads along the Wherryman's Way - you will find a starting point just across the street from the Loddon Swan. In fact Loddon has several circular walks to enjoy.
- The café in the Narthex of St John the Baptist Cathedral is a beautiful, open-spaced haven which serves sandwiches, hot food and sweet treats! It’s also wheelchair accessible and gives you a marvellous view of the cathedral itself and the garden. While you’re there, book onto a Tower Tour too and see Norwich from a great height.
- The Waffle House is a must. Are you a sweet or savoury person - or both?! Don’t bother trying to answer the eternal question of sweet vs savoury and make the whole family happy here!
- Challenge yourself over half-term at COSMO. Dishes from a myriad of countries are on offer, all within one space. Jump from England to Italy to India to China and marvel at this ‘all you can eat’ haven! We know where the kids will be – the world of desserts, with a chocolate fountain (evening only) and all the desserts/puddings your heart could desire. But be sure they stop off at the various continents to fill up on some hearty food first. That goes for you too, grown-ups!
- Pizza, pizza, pizza! Head upstairs at The Forum to Pizza Express and enjoy great food as you look out over Millennium Plain. It's a great place for a dough ball eating competition, too!
- The Library Restaurant, Bar and Grill has been serving up great food for as long as we can remember. Their wood-fired oven creates some wonderful aromas and cooks a great pizza or burger. It's also a very impressive building with a great history, high ceilings and many original features.
- If you love all things French head to Cote Brasserie in Exchange Street in the Norwich Lanes for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This welcoming authentic restaurant serves delicious cuisine - French classics and a few surprises.
- The Iron House is another firm favourite in the Norwich Lanes as well as it's sister restaurant East Twenty Six just around the corner. Great night or day, both have a lovely atmosphere. We particularly love the first floor outdoor terrace at East Twenty Six when the weather is good.