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The Wildebeest

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Norwich Road | 82-86 Stoke Holy Cross, Stoke Holy Cross, Norwich NR14 8QJ, England
+44 1508 492497
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18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 12:00
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a lovely birthday meal here in February, atmosphere very pleasant, food delicious and service friendly. If you take seriously what was recently written in the Guardian you are a sad character that needs to 'get a life'. It's 'posh food' enjoy it and don't take the menu too seriously!

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London
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78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I've eaten here a few times. Its consistently excellent. I've had a trio of Essex Lamb, a selection of Norfolk Beef, and a pork selection, all served with inventive, good delicious veg and a melody of flavours. Wine list is good too, and the service was great. Overall, its one of the best places I've been to in Norfolk, and... More 

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Brownie-Stalham, Manager at The Wildebeest, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great feedback on Tripadvisor regarding your recent dining experiences with us at The Wildebeest. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fabulous restaurant in a lovely village. The interior is beautifully decorated with original photographic works on the walls and most of the pictures appear to be for sale. We tried the 3 course set lunch menu and can honestly say it was incredible. The food was so delicious and every single item on our plates was bursting... More 

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Brownie-Stalham, Manager at The Wildebeest, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review on Tripadvisor. We strive for a memorable dining experience and appreciate all the comments regarding not only the food offering but also the décor and service. We look forward to your return visit. More 

Madrid, Spain
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fantastic lunch at the Wildebeest, good fish and fantastic pork belly where I chosen dishes. two glasses of very crisp white wine and all was well in my world. good value nice setting, take a driver ;)

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Thank Francis L
Brownie-Stalham, Manager at The Wildebeest, responded to this review

Thank for reviewing your recent lunch with us at The Wildebeest. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again soon! More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is very nice and staff are friendly / efficient, great place to eat. Have eaten here many times but would just say if you go on a really hot day wear light clothes as gets incredibly hot (unless they have installed air-con since summer).

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Thank Simon F
Brownie-Stalham, Manager at The Wildebeest, responded to this review

Thank for your comments and great feedback regarding your meals with us at the Wildebeest. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Lowestoft, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very impressed ,definitely be returning ,very helpful staff,couldnt do enough for us,even though very busy

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Thank Lynn S
Brownie-Stalham, Manager at The Wildebeest, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your meal with us at The Wildebeest. We like to create an overall memorable dining experience from the food offering to the service and we're really pleased to hear that you were impressed with what we do. We hope to welcome you back on another occasion. More 

London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful place with a great atmosphere. We went the night before Valentines (Monday night) and were lucky to get a table. The service was great and the menu was exquisite. Also it was incredibly reasonable for such amazing cuisine.

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Thank Carrie H
Brownie-Stalham, Manager at The Wildebeest, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful dining experience with us at The Wildebeest and that you enjoyed not only the menu on offer but also the atmosphere and service. Hope to see you again. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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286 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was out with an elderly friend and as we were driving along I suddenly remembered this restaurant from when I lived in Wreningham. It hasn't changed much to be honest in that it is still stylish and classy. From the moment we entered to when we left we were treated with such care and attention. The food was absolutely divine... More 

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Brownie-Stalham, Manager at The Wildebeest, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review regarding our restaurant. We're really pleased to hear that you had such and enjoyable lunch with your friend liked the overall feel and experience. Hope your visit us again soon! More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saturday lunch. My husband and I opted for the 3 course set menu as this was our first visit. Every course was a delight - picturesque and immensely flavoursome. We grudgingly let each other have a taste of our meals (which was wonderful, because we tasted a lot of wonderful food that lunchtime) and enjoyed every last morsel. It was... More 

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Brownie-Stalham, Manager at The Wildebeest, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your lunch time experience with us at The Wildebeest. We're really pleased to hear that you enjoyed our set lunch Du Jour menu offering. We pride ourselves in using as much local produce as possible and that is also very much also reflected in our daily changing set lunch menu. Hope to... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here last week with my wife. Food and drink were excellent. Ordered from the a la carte menu, however there is also a table d hote menu also, both I would say excellent value for the high standard of cusine. Tables and decor of a lovely standard. The whole experience much better than the last, albeit a couple... More 

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Brownie-Stalham, Manager at The Wildebeest, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback regarding a lunch time meal with us at The Wildebeest. We really appreciate all comments regarding the overall experience and happy to hear that we have improved since a previous visit. We will look forward to your return on another occasion. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$44
Cuisine
European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 12:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Norwich Road | 82-86 Stoke Holy Cross, Stoke Holy Cross, Norwich NR14 8QJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich  >  Stoke Holy Cross
  • Phone Number: +44 1508 492497
Description
Enjoy a fine dining experience in relaxed surroundings located close to Norwich in the South Norfolk village of Stoke Holy Cross. Brought to you by Chef Patron Daniel Smith from the Ingham Swan. The regularly changing, seasonal and local sourced menu includes dishes like: Salad of Cromer Crab with garlic crab claw, crispy crab cake, cockle popcorn & nasturtium salad to start and to follow Duo of Essex Lamb with baked lamb loin, crispy lamb breast, fondant potato, confit beetroot & buttered broad beans to finish a Double Chocolate Maquise with amaretto mousse,coffee ice cream and praline tuile. All this is complemented by an impressive wine list with wines from all over the world, a good selection of Beers and very efficient service.

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