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Britons Arms Coffee House and Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2016, 2018 Winner


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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tired of the 21st century but still want a great cup of coffee and maybe an accompanying cake. If you do ,this place is a must to visit. Sympathetically restored it capture the period beautifully

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Harnser48
Reviewed 15 November 2018

This is a lovely quaint café/restaurant located in the medieval part of Norwich. All the food is homemade and is exceptionally delicious. The staff are friendly, polite and welcoming. Not to be missed.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BillericaySeavers
Reviewed 28 October 2018

I ate here on the 17th October at lunchtime as I had see the building the night before on the Elm Hill ghost walk - apparently it was the only building to survive in the great fire! Anyway back to the food - it was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Europeanfemaleshere
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

I regularly visit Norwich at the end of the week and always got to lunch here. Today it was a Russian Fish pie. Delicious as ever the home cooked integrity which always has something new to try never fails. The team/ family that look after...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Explorer746695
gillian m, Manager at Britons Arms Coffee House and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2018

Thankyou for your positive and charming response ! We are always delighted to see you and look forward to the next time !!

Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely cafe in one of the oldest parts of Norwich. Was almost empty - one couple just leaving but their parting words were to recommend the sausage rolls! Needless to say that’s what my partner ordered and enjoyed! I was not so fortunate - one...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AlisonW540
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

A lovely venue for lunch, table in the sun, on the terraced steps. Gaugare and chicken pie were lovely meals with fresh salad. Service was extremely friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank leslie s
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Nice touch adding a lit candle to hubby's birthday tea slice of cake. Have ony been here this one time so can't comment further.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank kate88blackwell
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

I would start by saying that I have eaten here on a number of occasions and never been disappointed. I hope this experience was a one off. However this particular meal was so bad that 6 hours later I still feel sick. I truly wish...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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gillian m, Manager at Britons Arms Coffee House and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

Our Chicken leek and tarragon pie is a french recipe which we have successfully served over many years. To suggest that the rice contributed to 97% of the ingredients is verging on libelous. The rice is used to bind the chicken forcemeat which surrounds the...More

Reviewed 10 September 2018

I really should eat here more often - the food is wonderful! (the only thing that really puts me off is that it is so cold in there so I dont go in winter - such a shame the lovely fires have gone) . The...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Dee C
gillian m, Manager at Britons Arms Coffee House and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

Thankyou for your positive comments. We have only ever had an open gas fire over recent years and never a wood burner . The " ugly" electric heater has had to be installed because our lovely ancient chimney has had to be sealed up to...More

Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Myself and my husband visited this delightful place today, we only intended on having a coffee and a tea but I could not resist the cakes that were on offer! The chocolate cake was absolutely delicious, the best I’ve ever had! My husband had a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Vicbuddin
gillian m, Manager at Britons Arms Coffee House and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

Thankyou for you review! As you observed we make absolutely everything ourselves ! I am sad you dont live in Norwich !

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