The best seafood restaurants in Norfolk

09:04 12 May 2022

12:00 12 May 2022

These are some of the best places in Norfolk for freshly caught seafood.

The Norfolk coast is almost synonymous with seafood. Whether it’s fish and chips on the seafront or crabbing in Cromer, there’s nothing like knowing your food is locally sourced and just as fresh as possible.

In no particular order, here are our top ten restaurants in the county where you can enjoy delicious seafood.

The crab shack

Brancaster Staithe

Starting with an incredible hidden gem that you could easily miss. This take-out dish promises hearty portions for a more than fair price. The menu includes subs loaded with crab or crayfish, as well as pots of cockles or belks if you don’t fancy something too heavy. You can then stroll through the village or along the water while eating your fish products.

hot rocks


The first of our seafood restaurants in Cromer, and it is a good restaurant. Their website promises a unique dining experience and recent visitors rave about their delicious and generous portions. It must be said that the seafood platter looks huge. If you don’t like seafood when you visit, they also serve delicious juicy steaks

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Bure River Cottage Restaurant


Nestled in the Norfolk Broads is our next seafood delight. Owners Abbey and Nigel are eager to tantalize your taste buds with locally caught seafood from Norfolk and Suffolk. You may need to book in advance as the restaurant only seats 30 people, making it a romantic and intimate setting for a celebration.

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Pit Crab House


Service, location and seafood – our next restaurant has it all. Another small restaurant with only 10 tables, once seated you will be taken on a delicious journey. They even put on their rubber boots to buy the seafood directly on the shore, still wet. This means that the menu changes at least once a month, but there are always vegetarian and vegan options as well.

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the shed


Enjoy an exceptional meal with your feet in the water facing the sea where your fishmeal comes from. The Shed is loved by visitors and locals alike for its friendly staff, cozy atmosphere and exceptional food. A mixture of vegetables, meat and fish is served in a Greek style as tapas full of flavors and converting the taste buds of the region.

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On floor No 1 Cromer


One of Norfolk’s most popular fish and chip shops is also one of the best places to buy seafood. While downstairs is a fast paced fry with huge portions and crispy batter , upstairs is a quieter restaurant with stunning views of the beach. Here you will find seasonal specialties with amazing fresh seafood picked up just down the road. Their seafood platter is legendary and will need to be ordered in advance, but the wait is well worth it.

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Chico Restaurant

Greater Yarmouth

A bustling restaurant just off the pier in Great Yarmouth, Chico’s offers excellent service and mouth-watering tasty food. Chico and his staff are on hand to make your visit memorable, and we know for sure that the seafood platter is divine.

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The old forge


This B&B has been around for over 25 years, with a dedicated seafood restaurant that has hosted movie stars such as John Travolta in recent years. Owners Colin and Sarah are on hand to ensure your visit is equally star-studded. Colin was trained in France and now uses local ingredients to prepare his own dishes that are sure to wow.

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Rocky bottoms

West Runton

Previously an 1800’s fire oven, a local fishing family took over the project which eventually became Rocky Bottoms as we know and love it today. From classic fish and chips to crispy fried cockles, the menu will always keep you coming back to try something different.

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The White Horse

Brancaster Staithe

Finally, we are back in Brancaster Staithe in a beautiful hostel with a wonderful terrace for the summer. The products are caught by the local fisherman before being cooked and served in the most delicious way. Le Cheval Blanc also has 15 elegant rooms if you wish to stay longer.

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