Broads Restaurant Week: Local restaurants with local produce

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Samphire salted by the sea air, asparagus pulled from the Norfolk loam, rape seed oil as golden as the field its flowers grew in… The Broads National Park is home to some of the country’s finest produce.

Stretching through Suffolk and Norfolk this thread of meandering water can be spotted glittering beside many a flourishing potato crop or feathery sugar beet top. With such bounteous local produce being harvested across the two counties it is needless to say that local eateries are overflowing with amazing dishes inspired by their glorious surroundings. Here we give you a glimpse through the key hole at some of the most exciting restaurants offering too-good-to-miss offers during Broads Restaurants Week with fare as local as it is delicious… Bon appetite!

Waveney Inn

Waveney Inn
Eating at the Waveney inn

Special Offer: £20 for 2 Courses or £25 for 3 Courses     

A meal with a view is the most blissful way to take in the Broads National Park. Nestled in the tranquil Waveney Valley, the Waveney Inn has outdoor seating which means you can much your locally produced meal while admiring the marshes. When you’re choosing a tipple consider Adnam’s ale which comes from Sunny Southwald in Suffolk. When it comes to pudding make sure that whatever you order comes with ice cream. The Waveney Inn stocks its dairy delights from Alburgh Ice Cream, made with the milk of Guernsey cows which graze on the same Waveney Valley that the Waveney Inn looks out on.

The Fur and Feather

Special Offer: £15 for 2 Courses or £20 for 3 Courses

The Fur and Feather is one of the few establishments which can proudly boast that its beer travels meters instead of miles. Home to the award winning beers of Woodforde's, famous for its much loved Broads-themed tipples from Norfolk Nog to Wherry Amber Ale. Its menu is full of imaginative dishes which prove that you don’t have to source food from far away to enjoy fabulous flavours, this is perfectly demonstrated in their Norfolk spinach and parsnip bahji. Other local flavours include Wayland Field Mushrooms, Crush rapeseed oil and cheeses such as Norfolk Dapple, Binham Blue and Copy’s Cloud. For lavish local cuisine look no further than the Fur and Feather.

Garden Kitchen Café

Garden Kitchen Cafe
Garden Kitchen Cafe

Special Offer: £15 for 2 Courses or £20 for 3 Courses 

For lunches, brunches and local munches the Garden Kitchen Café at Hoveton is a little slice of quintessential heaven nestled in the heart of the Broads National Park. In the centre of Hoveton Hall Estate the cuisine is led by the seasons. Sometimes beetroot might dominate the menu on another day it might be asparagus or mushrooms. Vegetables, herbs and salad leaves are all grown in the estate’s vegetable garden meaning that there are zero miles from trowel to table! Green eating at its finest.

The Wroxham Hotel

Special Offer: £15 for 2 Courses or £20 for 3 Courses   

With dishes such as smoked Norfolk cheese and wild mushroom ravioli, chestnut velouté, fennel aioli, mixed wild mushrooms, parsley crumb and sage butter, who wouldn’t be keen to make the most of an offer at the Wroxham Hotel? Gazing out over the sparkling Wroxham water, the Wroxham Hotel isn’t just pretty rooms, it offers some very fine dining too. For a truly local Broads experience sip a ‘sex on the Broads’ cocktail by the waterside and order their artisan cheese board complete with local cheeses Wells Alpine and Baron Bigod.

The White Horse

White Horse at Neatishead
The rustic interior of the White Horse at Neatishead

Special Offer: £15 for 2 Courses or £20 for 3 Courses  

Binham Blue sauce, Stokes Chutney and locally brewed beer (Neatishead brewing co.) are the sorts of local produce you would expect from Neatishead pub, The White Horse. Cutting a quintessential look in the heart of this little Broads village with its Norfolk red bricks and collection of loyal locals, The White Horse has been a local success story and the go-to place for good affordable produce. Their sister pub the Lion is offering a special offer in Thurne (2 Courses for £20 or 3 Courses for £25) and boasts similarly tempting treats and local tipples.

If you’re vocal about all things local make sure you check out these thriving restaurants during the Broads Restaurant Week and plenty of others besides on their wonderful website. For loads of other ways to spend your time in the Broads National Park check out the Visit the Broads website.