Where to go for Christmas Day lunch in Norfolk 2019

PUBLISHED: 15:58 13 August 2019 | UPDATED: 10:31 02 July 2020

These are some of the best places to go for Christmas Day lunch in Norfolk (photo: Bogdan Kurylo/GettyImages)

These are some of the best places to go for Christmas Day lunch in Norfolk (photo: Bogdan Kurylo/GettyImages)


It’s the most wonderful time of the year so savour every moment and gather your friends and family for a Christmas Day lunch in one of these top Norfolk restaurants

- The Assembly House

Theatre Street, Norwich

Be greeted with a glass of Champagne and canapés upon arrival at The Assembly House in Norwich for your Christmas Day celebrations. With plenty of festive fare to enjoy in the resplendent Georgian house, this is a perfect place to treasure your Christmas Day.

After a soup amuse bouche, start with smoked salmon, with salmon mousse, pickled cucumber and horseradish yoghurt, followed by a traditional Norfolk turkey with pigs in blanket, apricot, sage and onion stuffing and all the trimmings and finished off with a decadent Christmas pudding with mulled pear and boozy cognac custard. Enjoy the luxurious atmosphere while relaxing with a coffee, gingerbread macarons and baby mince pies after your feast. Check the website for full menu choices.

£99 per person, £64 for under 12s

- The Pigs

Norwich Road, Edgefield, Melton Constable

With a passion for great customer service and high quality food served in the cosy rooms, the delightful country pub The Pigs in Edgefield is offering a Christmas Day meal that's perfect to share with family and friends.

Start with whipped chicken livers with pickled mushroom, you can then choose traditional turkey or slow cooked pork belly both with all the festive trimmings for the sumptuous main course (a veggie option is also available). For dessert, choose between Christmas pudding with brandy sauce or prosseco and clementine trifle.

£78.50 per person, £25 for "piglets" (under 12's) menu

- The Norfolk Mead Hotel

Church Loke, Coltishall

The stunning red brick exterior of The Norfolk Mead Hotel in Coltishall will be a welcoming sight on Christmas Day for guests arriving for a delicious feast kicked off with canapés on arrival.

With six courses and a wealth of choice, the menu includes venison loin with red cabbage and truffled mash for starter. For main, there will of course be a roasted turkey with trimmings for the traditionalists with fish and vegetarian options for something different. There are lots of tantalising desserts too all rounded off with a cheeseboard, tea or coffee and petit fours.

£120 per adult, £80 per child

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- The Ship Hotel

Main Road, Brancaster

Prepare yourself for a Christmas feast at the cosy and stylishly decorated Ship Hotel in Brancaster. There will be Champagne and canapés to sip and nibble before sitting down for your festive feast.

Aside from the yuletide favourite, turkey with trimmings, there are mains of sea bass or fillet of venison with dauphinoise potatoes with expertly chosen flavours to accompany. Festive puddings include the classic Christmas pudding with poached plums and cinnamon ice cream before a cheese board.

£84.95 per person, £42.50 per child (age four to 12), £20 under threes

- The King William IV

Heacham Road, Sedgeford, Hunstanton

Enveloped by pretty Norfolk countryside displaying its winter hues is The King William IV Country Inn & Restaurant in Sedgeford. At 180 years old, this inn has been updated with modern facilities while still retaining its historical charm.

Enjoy a glass of Champagne to kick off your Christmas Day celebrations. Sit down to a game terrine with cranberry sauce and ciabatta to start with a choice of classic roast turkey and trimmings, fillet steak with garlic prawns and more for main, and a Christmas pudding with brandy sauce for dessert (among other tempting options). Chased down with a mince pie and coffee, this is sheer Christmas bliss.

£80 per person, £30 for under 12s / served noon to 3pm

- The Cliff Hotel

Cliff Hill, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth

On the seafront in Gorleston proudly stands the Cliff Hotel. Built in 1898, it now mixes contemporary design with touches of classic sophistication. There are two Christmas Day lunch options available: a five course lunch or a three course carvery. Both will leave you feeling stuffed and cheerful!

The five course lunch consists of starter, main of traditional turkey with trimmings, sirloin beef, pan fried sea bass or a beetroot and squash wellington for vegetarians and of course a festive dessert followed by cheese board and petit fours with coffee. The carvery will be comprised of starter, a hearty carvery main of festive turkey, topside beef, pan fried sea bass or veggie wellington and a choice of delicious desserts to finish.

Five course lunch: £59.95 per person, £25 under 12s, free for under threes; carvery: £39.95 per person, £20 under 12s, free for under threes


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