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Jan 23, 2007 11:54 AM

Norwich, other East Anglia recs?

Both TwoDales and Zuriga1 have mentioned plans to go there -- any reports? Anybody else? Please?

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  1. I was there in June. We had a very good dinner at a place called The Recruiting Sergeant - it seemed a favorite with locals. Portions were large and the prices very good. It was near Wroxham in a town called Horstead. I'm pretty sure they have a website - probably,uk?

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    1. re: zuriga1

      Thanks, very helpful. Their menu looks great and they have two other good-looking pubs near other things we want to do.

    2. Captain America's Hamburger Heaven has been on Exchange Street for the last 35 years or so. I haven't been since 1978, but it was darned good then . . .

      1. In this previous post I made some recommendations -

        Of course I was there 7 years ago (wow...I can't believe it's been that long) so some of the places might not be there anymore. Man, I miss England.

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        1. re: SarahEats

          Thanks, already had that in my folder!

        2. I know two places on or near the Norfolk coast which are worth a visit.

          The Three Horseshoes is a pub in Warham which does very good traditional homecooked English food - pies, stews, soups etc. The portions are huge, so beware. It's a lovely old pub which also has rooms in the cottage next door.

          We also went to the White Horse in Brancaster Staithe on the coast. It doesn't look like the kind of place that does good food when you first go in - it looks more like a chain pub. But the restaurant does really good food - particularly fish dishes. It looks over the marshes towards the sea, so the views are lovely too (and good for birdwatchers!), and you can sit outside if it's warm.