“Revelatory cooking in the heart of Norwich” - AA Inspector



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Benedicts is a switched-on operation where pared-back, Scandi-chic looks tick all the boxes of a big-city venue and make a suitably modernist setting for chef-patron Richard Bainbridge’s innovative, contemporary cooking. Diners can be assured of exciting 21st-century food with stimulating combinations of excellent materials such as BBQ monkfish, burnt aubergine, tomato molasses and curry velouté, or Fen Farm ex-dairy cow, hispi cabbage, fried béarnaise and beef jus. To finish, perhaps Limeade pie featuring delicious East Anglian strawberries and elderflower. There’s regularly changing five- or eight-course tasting options, vegetarian and vegan (pre-order only) menus and a set lunch menu which offers remarkable value.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
9 St Benedicts Street, NORWICH, NR2 4PE


  • Seats: 30
  • Private dining available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed: 24 December to 8 January
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 6
  • Wines over £30: 49
  • Wines by the glass: 11
  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Norfolk

The North Norfolk Coast is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and probably the finest of its kind in Europe. Here you’ll find a string of quaint villages and small towns – Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea and Cley next the Sea are 21st-century favourites, while Sheringham and Cromer are classic examples of a good old-fashioned seaside resort where grand Victorian hotels look out to sea. Further round the coast you'll find Great Yarmouth, one of the most popular resorts in the UK and packed full of amusements, shops and seashore entertainment. And let's not forget Norwich, the region's only city.

Norfolk prides itself on its wealth of historic houses, the most famous being Sandringham, where Her Majesty the Queen and her family spend Christmas. Many of Norfolk’s towns have a particular charm and a strong sense of community. The quiet market towns of Fakenham and Swaffham are prime examples, as well as Thetford, with its popular museum focusing on the TV comedy series Dad’s Army which was filmed in the area.

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