A must-try for anyone new to Norwich, the Waffle House is ideal for a hearty breakfast, light lunch or full-blown dinner. With waffles of both the sweet and savory variety, there's something tasty for everyone. You choose a topping for your waffle, ranging from garlic butter to tuna mayo or ratatouille and it comes with a side order of whatever you fancy. For pudding, sweeten things up with toppings including pecan nut, chocolate mousse and ice-cream. The restaurant does brunch and lunch deals as well as take away coffee and shakes.
Starbucks mission, it seems, is to provide a sense of comfort and convenience no matter where in the world you visit it. The décor is varied dark and light wood panels on the walls, highly lacquered tables with brown leather chairs, and tiled and carpeted areas. Starbucks coffee is acrid, a little bitter. That being said, what they do with it once it is prepared is not rivaled anywhere in Norwich for sure: Its iced frapuccino drinks are a brilliant pick-me-up for a summer's day, while the Venti size is made for true caffeine addicts. Starbucks' pastries have a texture you can't quite find anywhere else - fresh and flavorsome, yet still delicately flaky. Smaller Norwich branch at 10 London Street.
This is the main Norwich branch to head to for your McEverything and fries. Situated just off St Stephen's, a stone's throw away from the Castle Mall, if fast food is your cup of tea then this is the ideal place to stop for a quick something during your city shopping spree. There's plenty of seating but as you'd expect queues can build up during peak times.
If you fancy a drive out of the city, why not stop for a bite to eat or a pint at this charming pub in Wymondham? Dating back to the 14th Century, the cosy Green Dragon is one of the oldest pubs in Norfolk and is worth a visit for its genuine "olde worlde" interior and exterior alone. However, delicious British and continental food is also served at the pub's à la carte restaurant. The Green Dragon, which is opposite the famous Wymondham Abbey, also serves bar meals and has a beer garden.
For those who like to grab their chicken and run. Because of its location, this branch of fast food joint KFC is particularly popular with the football and clubbing fraternity, and can get extremely crowded at peak times. Offering all the expected selection of southern fried foods and in a bucket. Not a place to linger for a slow enjoyable nosh but obviously satisfying the needs of those with somewhere else to get to swiftly.
Despite taking on a host of excellent Chinese take-aways in the Golden Triangle area, the Cantonese Kitchen more than holds its own thanks to a few very special dishes. Although the quality of the food is generally high, the duckling dishes are fantastically tasty and not too expensive. The highlight of the menu, however, is undoubtedly the kung po chicken, featuring a delicious chilli sauce and succulent pieces of crispy deep fried bread.
This is the place to stop for lunch or a snack if you taking in some of the city's historic sites. Norwich Cathedral Restaurant is in a peaceful setting above the monastic cloister. This restaurant serves up a selection of delicious light dishes including homemade soup, jacket potatoes and salads. Cakes, pastries, morning coffee and afternoon tea are also available. Try to timetable your day to include a visit to the Cathedral at a pertinent time!
The Assembly House is a restored heritage building with gorgeous gardens that hosts a much talked about afternoon tea Monday through Saturday, besides offering sumptuous meals at other times of the day too. Open to private events and corporate functions in several venues within the building, the restaurant also offers 11 luxury bedrooms for those who wish to stay.