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The Wildebeest

Norwich Road | 82-86, Stoke Holy Cross, Norwich NR14 8QJ, England
+44 1508 492497
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (25 reviews)
“tasting menu” (15 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 23:00 Hours
CUISINES
European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££££
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Norwich Road | 82-86, Stoke Holy Cross, Norwich NR14 8QJ, England
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1 - 10 of 694 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Midweek evening and a lovely experience. Puddings to die for.......... The menu was a varied choice of superb food.

Thank Magpiey80
Reviewed 4 days ago

Read about this place and it certainly lived up to our expectations. We did book the day before. ~We were asked if we wanted to go to our table or wait. We chose to be seated. The service was excellent. The lamb starter was divine....More

1  Thank Joyce D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had been waiting for a Sunday table for lunch for me and my partner for over a month and my god it was worth the wait! I cannot explain how incredible the food is and how friendly the staff are! We got seated to...More

1  Thank midgettellsall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I was a schoolboy we used to take cross-country runs though the ruins of the Roman settlement at Caister St Edmund. As soon as we drove past it memories flooded back. A couple who we met one day suggested my wife and I try...More

1  Thank Paul F
Browniestalham, Manager at The Wildebeest, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Paul, This TripAdvisor put a smile on all of our faces when reading. This is exactly why we do our jobs, to please our diners. We like to make them feel welcome, get to no them on a personal level and find out what...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had beef and my husband had chicken and both were amazing. Crispy roast potatoes, fantastic veg sides and some of the best gravy I’ve had. We had the 2 course with a starter but I would say don’t bother with the starter! The main...More

1  Thank suzc22
Browniestalham, Manager at The Wildebeest, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving us with a great Sunday Lunch Trip Advisor review. Sundays are a very popular day for us and our roast beef! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the experience of a sunday here at The Wildebeest too! Why not...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I know it’s not long since my last review but had to say thanks once again for a wonderful evening. We had family visiting from Chile who had been on a tour of Europe and came to visit before flying home. Our meal and service...More

1  Thank Michelle N
Browniestalham, Manager at The Wildebeest, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Oh how we do love your Trip Advisors! Thank you Again Michelle, its always a pleasure to have you and your family come and visit us. The support you all give is unreal. We all enjoy your visits and we look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finding ourselves east of Norwich with lunchtime approaching we couldn't decide upon a destination: into Norwich? Up into the broads? Or perhaps lets give the Wildebeest another go, it used to be our favourite restaurant before it went 'off'. What an inspired choice, luckily we...More

Thank Berdewelle
Browniestalham, Manager at The Wildebeest, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us with such a fantastic Trip Advisor. We are glad that you decided to return to us again after a while of not visiting, and its great to hear you had an excellent lunch. We do now...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this Restaurant a few days ago for dinner with a friend and it was perfect from arrival to departure. We were welcomed by a very friendly member of staff and as it was beautiful evening sat outside for pre dinner drinks. These were...More

Thank BaileySuffolk
Browniestalham, Manager at The Wildebeest, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us with a lovely 5 star review. We couldnt ask for anything more, so we are glad that you enjoyed your experience here with us and we look forward to your next visit very soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited last Thursday night, table booked at 8pm, me and the wife had heard great things about this restaurant, but really don't think it lives up to the hype, slightly boring food, slow service, lacked seasoning, my beef was over cooked ( I didn't say...More

5  Thank dvsmithfoodhero
Browniestalham, Manager at The Wildebeest, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you flor taking the time to leave us with a review on Tripadviosr. We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your meal with us, unfortunately this is the first of hearing about the meal you had with us and that you felt...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love The Wildebeest, we got engaged there and it's always been a special place. Today was wedding anniversary meal and it was just perfect, the lamb starter was devine, the sea bass dish had a lovely nuttiness.. And my wife said her soufflé dessert...More

Thank megacity8
Browniestalham, Manager at The Wildebeest, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this great tripadvisor! It is so nice to hear that you return here after such a special event and that we have lived up to expectations each time. Your Kind words have been passed onto both teams and we look forward to...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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$46
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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, Norwich NR14 8QJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich  >  Stoke Holy Cross
  • Phone Number: +44 1508 492497
  • E-mail
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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