Freshest local cuisine to fine dining
Fresh and delicious food that changes with the seasons.
Offering tasty sandwiches, salads and a variety of dishes to get you through the day. Stop off for a long lunch with friends. Enjoy dinner in Salt’s rustic surroundings on a weekend. Take away if you’re in a hurry. It’s always fresh, creative and tasty food with a focus on local suppliers. Vegetarians and vegans are well-catered for here.
Superfood bar serving you a slice of Hawaiian culture in the heart of Norwich.
Pono promises happiness, harmony and balance. It’s a great spot to relax in. Tuck into a healthy salad, a vitamin-packed smoothie bowl or just enjoy a cup of coffee. Everything is made with fresh ingredients. Ideal for brunch, catching up with friends or somewhere to read a book and watch the world go by.
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Serving sweet and savoury waffles since 1978.
Something of a Norwich establishment. There’s an impressive selection of sweet and savoury toppings for waffles, all made with free-range and organic produce. Their tagline is ‘Too good to share’. You’ll probably agree. For an extra indulgence, try the handmade milkshakes.
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The Bicycle Shop
Quirky and cosy – the perfect spot to escape the bustle of Norwich’s lanes.
Pop in for a light bite or a larger meal. There’s an excellent selection of vegan options on the menu. There’s always a quiet corner among the mismatched furniture, plants and art across its three floors. Take your time and savour your brunch, lunch or dinner.
For Insta-worthy plates and flavours from the Far East.
Offering Pan-Asian cuisine, Ciscoe’s is great for lunch or dinner. The food is beautifully presented. Sushi is a specialty, but there are also curries, noodle dishes and Asian salads on the menu. A good selection of gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan dishes grace the menu too. Pop in on a Wednesday or Thursday for a 10% student discount.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city in this Georgian-styled pub.
Looking for a lunch spot with plenty of vegan or vegetarian options? Fancy a pint of locally sourced craft beer or ale? Looking for somewhere to escape the city streets? Try the Georgian Townhouse. A charming pub with its own walled garden, serving a range of fresh and seasonal dishes.
A top spot for all-day brunch, tasty lunch or homemade cake.
This family-run café has been a favourite on the Norwich foodie scene for over a decade. There’s an extensive brunch menu, as well as a great selection of lunches. All freshly prepared. The homemade cakes are mouthwatering. Pop in for a slice with a cup of tea or coffee. Can’t stop? Choose a bite from the takeaway menu.
Quirky and lively bar claiming to have the best burgers in town.
With burgers like names like Alpha Papa, The Fat Elvis and Jellybaby on the menu, how can you resist? Wash your burger down with a beer, or one of the many cocktails if you’re feeling flash. Look out for the live music and comedy events. Or just chill in the rooftop bar.
More student guides
“Blend is my go-to for a quick snack between lectures, the curly fries and mozzarella sticks are my personal favourite.”
“The Waffle House has the tastiest waffles around, whether you choose sweet or savoury.”
“As social secretary for a sports club, I chose St Andrews Brewhouse for our Christmas meal and it didn’t disappoint!”
“On campus: Work up an appetite in the sports facilities, fuel up in Sportscafé.”
“Frank’s Bar in Norwich offers a chilled spot for coffee, dinner or drinks with friends.”
“Ruth’s Kitchen: They just want to feed you and feed you well! The food is cheap but super tasty with great portion sizes.”
“The Bicycle Shop: Quirky and cosy – the perfect spot to escape the bustle of Norwich’s lanes. Pop in for a light bite or a larger meal.”
“The dental practice is really useful to have on campus as it saves going into the city for dental treatment.”
“I’ve visited both Norwich Cathedral and Norwich Castle, which are both incredibly beautiful.”
“Chapelfield has a good selection of shops, as does St Stephens Street. Many of them offer student discounts, which helps a lot with budgeting.”
“Strangers Coffee is widely recognised as the best coffee in Norwich. They even have their own roaster.”
Toyin, East Anglia
“I enjoy Mantra because it plays music like afrobeats and R’n’B, which I love.”