In recent years more and more fantastic places to eat have opened up in this area and many of the pubs have been given a new overhaul with refreshing new chefs raising the standard of the Norfolk food scene. Below is a list of just some of the great places to eat locally that we recommend. We have a special relationship with a firm and reliable favourite the Rose and Crown in Snettisham, and guests at Mount Amelia are offered a discount should they choose to dine there. Restaurants and pubs are always changing so we are always keen to hear your experiences and feedback from any of the places you visit to eat. Let us know what you think!
Good for kids (and adults!)
Eric’s Fish and Chips, Drove Orchards, Thornham - 01485 525886 (15 minute drive)
With funky décor and a welcoming atmosphere this place serves the best fish and chips on the coast. There is a great new ice cream bar, and the outdoor play area means it’s a firm favourite for children and adults alike. Also serves beer and rosé!
Shucks Yurt, Drove Orchards, Thornham – 01485 525889 (15 minute drive)
This family affair place is set in a beautiful yurt offering great food and has special kids menus. Lovely and cosy to eat inside, also has tables outside right next to the climbing frame and sand pit.
The Jolly Sailors, Brancaster – 01485 210221 (20 minute drive)
Just up the road from Brancaster Harbour this lovely old pub serves traditional fair in cosy and unassuming surroundings. The huge outdoor garden is perfect for long lazy lunches, and the climbing frame and pirate boat keeps the children entertained for hours!
Socius, Burnham Market - 01328 730330 (15 minute drive)
Booking ahead is a complete must for this exciting and fantastic new place to eat. The indoor décor is refreshingly modern and different, and the food is outstanding. See their TripAdvisor reviews if you don’t believe us!
North Street Bistro, Burnham Market - 01328 730330 (15 minute drive)
Run by a lovely local couple, Holly and Dan, this new restaurant is fairly small so we recommend booking ahead, but its well worth it as Dan is a fantastic chef and the atmosphere is great.
The Old Bank, Snettisham - 01485 544080 (2 minute drive)
Run by a lovely couple this bistro style café serves delicious food and is fast making a reputation for itself winning various awards. Limited number of tables so booking essential.
Market Street Bistro, Kings Lynn - 01553 771 483 (15 minute drive)
Right in the heart of Kings Lynn this restaurant is well worth a visit to sample its fine seasonal British food, great interiors and overall a fantastic dining experience.
Titchwell Manor, Titchwell - 01485 210221 (15 minute drive)
Guests can enjoy celebrated gastronomy courtesy of Head Chef and rising culinary star Eric Snaith and his team. Eric’s flair and flavours have earned him a reputation for exquisitely presented, innovative, modern European food. The finest local ingredients and cutting edge-techniques have won the hotel three AA Rosettes and Eric himself the title of Eastern Daily Press Norfolk Food and Drink Chef of the Year 2012.
The Neptune, Hunstanton - 01485 532122 (10 minute drive)
The fine dining restaurant serves modern British food, excellently cooked and served in a relaxed ambience by husband and wife team Kevin and Jacki Mangeolles.
The restaurant has been awarded a triple AA rosette and the owners were honoured to receive a Michelin star in January 2009, which they still have.
Morston Hall, Morston - 01263 741041 (30 minute drive)
With both three red rosettes and a Michelin Star award, Morston Hall is certainly worth a visit if you’re serious about food. At about £66 per head its good value. It’s easy to spend a lot more on their wine list. Early booking is essential.
The Rose and Crown, Snettisham - 01485 541382 (2 minute drive)
A quintessential English pub with great food, craft beers and always a roaring fire – this is great to go with families as the outdoor play area means you can actually have a conversation while your children are distracted outside!
The Duck Inn, Stanhoe - 01485 518330 (10 minute drive)
The food here is consistently outstanding and continues to win awards for its delicious dishes and friendly atmosphere. There is a small garden, be sure to book ahead.
The Crown, Rudham - 01485 528530 (15 minute drive)
Perfectly placed to go after a visit to the stunning Houghton Hall, this pub has great food and a lovely airy dining area with a beautiful curved bar running through the heart of it.
The White Horse, Brancaster - 01485 525886 (15 minute drive)
Particularly good for fish dishes, you can choose to eat in the bar area where you will often find the locals eating mussels or in the fine dining area which has great views out over the sea.
The Victoria, Holkham – 01485 210221 (20 minute drive)
A perfect stop if you have, or are about to go, and visit Holkham Hall, this pub serves great food in an elegant and sensitively decorated building that is still part of the Holkham Estate.