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The Wildebeest

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
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
US$21 - US$45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
European, British, Contemporary
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
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Reviewed today

We've had brilliant food whenever we go. Fine dining with a proper portion size, staff really good and friendly.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MichaelfHempnall
Reviewed yesterday

We went as a family group for my father's significant birthday. We were thoroughly looked after and spoilt by the wonderful staff. Nothing was too much trouble and food and drink appeared like magic in a totally unobtrusive manner. It felt like we were guests...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Bastnet
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited with friends and had a superb meal.. great service, great food, lovely staff, faultless, good value

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank paulmS519SO
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The restaurant is fantastic. We come regualrly and also make sure this is where we go if there is a special occasion. The staff are brilliant and the food is even better. The best in the area by a mile. We will be back again...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ORoyall88
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place, fairly easy to get to. Out of the city, plenty of parking. Lovely building, very impressive tables, great service by very friendly staff. Lovely choices on the menu and nice selection of wines. The dishes my partner and I had were very tasty,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank HeadAcheOnASunday
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful meal at the wildebeest for my brothers birthday meal, delicious 3 courses of the du jour menu by Chef Charlie, excellent price, brilliant service.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ryan K
Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked lunch for our wedding anniversary and chose the taster menu with accompanying wines. Lovely food, knowledgeable staff. Altogether a very good experience. Our first visit but I we would certainly go back. Other lunch menus looked good as well.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kary666
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So after looking forward to lunch at this restaurant and reading all the reviews we finally managed to book a table for Sunday lunch. We often visit Warwick street social WSS which is a sister restaurant to this one. There’s no maitre D on the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sans0104
Browniestalham, Manager at The Wildebeest, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave some feedback regarding your recent visit for Sunday lunch at The Wildebeest. It's lovely to hear that on the whole you enjoyed your experience with us. We are sorry to hear that not all of the service...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would 100% recommend this place. Came here for a special occasion and we were not disappointed! The food was displayed beautifully with a taste to match. Really interesting pairings of food which all worked so well together. Friendly efficient staff who were also very knowledgable....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank A23D
Browniestalham, Manager at The Wildebeest, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for your 5 star review of The Wildebeest. It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed your evening and found both the food and service to be of a high standard. We will be sure to pass on your lovely comments. Hopefully we will...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clearly like all reviews of restaurants we visit, this reflects a moment in time. We visited on Saturday 6 January 2019 in the evening, and must have been one of the late last customers. We arrived at 8.30pm and left around 11pm. Parking was easy....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank lcb101223
Browniestalham, Manager at The Wildebeest, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your insightful review, we are very pleased you enjoyed your meal with us here at the Wildebeest. We endeavour to source our ingredients locally and the chefs are always looking for ways to enhance their food with as many inventive...More

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roger g
28 March 2015|
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Response from Faeriequeen | Reviewed this property |
Definitely smart casual. They had some large groups for special occasions when we were there. It might be worth asking if they could offer a 3 course special for an agreed amount per head with a range of say 4 options per... More
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