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Review of The Belgian Monk

The Belgian Monk
Ranked #27 of 829 Restaurants in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$40
Cuisines: Belgian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Third time trying to get a table in as many weeks only to be told that the restaurant was not open yet as there was not enough customers to warrant opening it (on a Saturday). We could of sat down stairs but we would have to reserve so we asked if we could do that to be told you can't reserve on the day. Surely if you keep turning customers away you will never have enough people to open the restaurant. A bazaar way to run a business.

Visited June 2014
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Fantastic venue for a celebration”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Twelve of us booked The a Belgian Monk to celebrate the birthday of one of our group.
Everything about the visit was fantastic. The meals were all good, served at just the right time with a suitable gap between courses. The Belgian Beer is not cheap but, as it is very strong, it is really more like drinking wine - in which case the price then seems more than reasonable.
The staff were friendly and helpful throughout the meal.
I would thoroughly recommend The Belgian Monk to couples, families or groups for a bite to eat whilst shopping or for a celebration meal.

  • Visited May 2014
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beer and Mussels and more”
Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

Love visiting the Belgian Monk whether just for drinks or for food too. There's a myriad of beers to choose from even ones for non-beer drinkers like me. Can recommend the fruit beers, they taste just as described. The food is always delicious whether you choose the mussels or something else. Arrive hungry though as the portions are huge!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Interesting food and drink”
Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

Great food and drinks in friendly atmosphere. The food is impressive and the selection of beers from across the North Sea is impressive but don't try to sample too many.

Thank Mark G
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“Great combination of food and drink”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Have been a few times to The Belgian Monk and cannot recommend it highly enough. The food is top nosh and very generous and each item on the menu is matched to one of their myriad of beers. For the non-beer drinkers their is a wide variety of wine and spirits as well.

I've had the mussels as a starter ever time I've been there and have yet to have the same dish twice. The selection of different options is amazing. As someone who doesn't eat meat, it is very nice to have a dedicated vegan menu on top of the vegetarian options that are included in the regular menu. Any of the fish or veggie dishes I've had have been beautifully tasty and I'll definitely be back.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Conor G
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