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£7 - £30
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European, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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One meaning of the Latin word Socius is ‘sharing’ – and it’s all about sharing at this friendly restaurant. Sit on the steel-framed mezzanine level or ...
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Arriving in Norfolk for my step son’s birthday we booked Socius for a Thursday evening. Our arrival was met with a lukewarm reception and ushered to our table. From then on, everything was excellent. The food was as such, sharing plates. Highly recommend the sticky...prawns, steak and the butternut squash curry though you couldn’t fault anything. We asked by chance if there were any tables available Sunday to which we were told there had been a cancellation which we grabbed at. On Sunday the reception was so much better and really pleased about it. Our server was Johnny who was very friendly and described everything perfectly. The Sunday roast was amazing. Perfect strips of beef, gorgeous roast potatoes and a Yorkie on your hot plate with lashings of real gravy. All your veggies come in separate dishes which is so much nicer to pick and choose and are also ‘bottomless’ so if you want more, just ask. Cauliflower cheese was awesome. Couldn’t fault a thing. Definitely my best to date and so pleased we returned to prove the reception we received was just a blip. EnjoyMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were gifted a voucher for Christmas and went today. The staff were friendly and efficient and the food was mouth watering. On first glance I didn’t think the portions were that generous but I was nicely satisfied and felt pretty full! The flavours were...so good and the attention to detail, very good. Nice relaxed atmosphere and small dogs were also welcomed.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit Burnham market with my wife twice a year and we always have a meal at Socius, we’ve been coming since it opened. Whilst, as ever, the atmosphere and staff were great and the food was good. I couldn’t help but be a little...disappointed that the menu is so … samey. The menu isn't the largest but a number of the dishes have been on forever. I don’t think there’s enough variety to come more than twice a year how people go weekly I’m at a loss . Cannot fault the quality but I feel it’s time to “imagine” some new, different styled dishesMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Socius yesterday for lunch on a recommendation from somebody we know A lovely restaurant, situated in the middle of Burnham market, a town in North Norfolk Upon entering, it was a lovely, lively place, smelling of the most appetising foods imaginable We...were greeted by a very nice girl and taken to our table It was literally up in the rafters dome of the roof We went for a typical Sunday lunch, roast beef, roast lamb and all the trimmings and there were a lot all done beautifully! I cannot fault one thing about this meal It was exactly what we were hoping for all washed down With some Malbec Red wine I have been in north Norfolk for two years and there are some great restaurants. , but this one stands out for attention to detail, friendly service and the best Sunday lunch by far.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seven of us went for a joint birthday lunch on Sunday 11th Feb, and boy what a meal we had. we had the full selection of starters between us, the beetroot and goats cheese with a spicy mix of seeds and nuts was incredible. All...of the Sunday roast mains were beautifully presented and delicious. the service was relaxed yet highly efficient. a wonderful lunch - thank you to all the team on dutyMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was buzzing despite it being a cold and windy night in January. The service was outstanding throughout the evening and there seemed to be plenty of staff all wanting to please and assist. The menu was extremely original and delicious and it was...fun to be sharing many of the dishes which adds greatly to the experience. We will be back if we can get a table!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 5 January 2024

I first visited Socius in the early December pre christmas calm. It was not a weekend or a friday evening just a rainy cold Wednesday night. The type of climate that peaks one's interest in eating and eating well!!! Comfort! I sat adjacent the pass...and fervently observed the toing & froing of the waiting staff as well as the organisation in the kitchen. Justina attended well and paved the way for a good evening with a Negroni and a limitless smile. The menu is uncomplicated and is not subject to "specials" which indicates that they do what they do and do it bloody well. I chose from the Drinking Snacks the Sticky King Prawns. Delicious in fact so good they named it twice....I had two helpings!! Comfort secured!!! Having wrapped myself around a bottle of Montepulciano I speculated further on the Pork belly & Cotswold sausage with a back hand of house rubbed chips. Marvellous and done to perfection. Not the most adventurous i know dear reader...but such lovely tastes, i felt a beneficiary of the time spent in perfecting these dishes. The coup de gras was the fanfared arrival of the "Salted caramel tart".....oh WOW as Greg would say! This is a limited edition sweet...only produced at high tide, blue moon and an eight Sunday month. For sure the best desert of this year. No doubt. The christmas break caused me to leave my Yorkshire bunker and swiftly revisit Socius .....on two further occasions to get a handle on the other plates on the menu. Different gravy. These two nights were choco, full on with demanding festive diners. Did the service suffer? No. Did the quality of food suffer? No. Behind the pass all was orderly, focussed and enthusiastic. We sampled two further pallets full of Sticky King Prawns followed by the Burrata, Grilled Cod, Picanha Steak & Chicken liver parfait...just about leaving room for further exposure to the Salted Caramel Tart!! (There were two of us partaking!) All in all my message to you is go out of your way to enjoy an evening at this restaurant. It is so well run, the food is so tasty & perfect and the service admirable. Hopefully it will be a Blue Moon!!!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 2 January 2024 via mobile

The now standard small plates but here it’s done extremely well indeed. Flavours excellent and great cocktails and drinks menu.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 31 December 2023 via mobile

Love this restaurant so much that’s it’s an annual pilgrimage for our Xmas date night. Beautiful meal and amazing hospitality as usual. Favourite dish of the night was the pork belly. Looking forward to our next return visit.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 12 December 2023

Another absolutely delightful dinner with friends last weekend. We love everything about Socius - the menu is mouth watering, the food is delicious, the staff are all very well trained, happy & friendly, and the atmosphere is great - casual & buzzy and not stuffy....Huge thank to you to you all - keep up the amazing work you all do & we will definitely be back soon!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 1 December 2023 via mobile

From the moment we entered the restaurant, I was made to feel special as it was my birthday. The cocktails were beautiful and the food was sublime. Plate after plate of deliciousness, all prepared with such care and attention to detail. We look forward to...returning very soon.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 22 November 2023

A treat for my sisters birthday and what a treat it was. Thank you, the food was amazing, ambience fantastic and the staff superb. Nice touch with a glass of Prosecco and a birthday plate, my sister was delighted.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 16 November 2023 via mobile

The food was really interesting with delicious flavours and great textures. However mostly it was not hot and neither were the plates the food was served on. The burrata was fridge cold and not room temperature. Staff were quite indifferent and more interested in chatting...amongst themselves than with customers. Would give it 3.5 out of 5 if I could.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 6 November 2023 via mobile

Amazing food beautifully presented backed by superb service. We managed to get a late cancellation and we were both delighted. Honestly this was the best meal I’d had in 20 years . The tapas style allows for a true tasting experience and the serving staff...did a great job in ensuring we preferred appropriate courses.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 4 November 2023 via mobile

Great staff, Great food and will be back. I had booked this for our wedding anniversary a while ago but the day before our childcare let us down. So I emailed and had a quick reply saying that it wasn’t a issue to bring our...child along with us. We were met by friendly staff who showed us to the table. The Menu looked amazing with a nice choice of options, not so too large either. Our child had the small bowl of tomato pasta, which was actually quite a large portion, despite this he ate it all. We had overdone breakfast, so shared a few dishes as we weren’t overly hungry, namely the Sticky Kings Prawns (forgot to get a photo of this) , Chicken Pate, Lamb Belly and some Chips. I honestly could not fault the food, it was delicious and its clear to see why on a mid week lunchtime the place was filling up with guests. The only thing I would say on the menu would be to separate starters from mains maybe, just to make it a little clearer. After mains we had a Chocolate Bar and the Affogato. The staff were helpful as we were unsure if we were going to share on not, after talking to the waitress we decided to share but order 2 different things and have half each. Overall the while experience was worth every penny, and next time I would make sure to have a reserve childminder so we can enjoy it more as although they cater for children I think i would have enjoyed it more if I wasn’t looking after a 15 month old.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Socius is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5