Bolton's Bistro

“Edwardian seafront dining room serving up local seafood” - AA Inspector



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  •   Social distancing and safety measures in place
  •   Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
  •   Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Opening status: Open
Our COVID-19 measures:
Staff are fully trained in Covid 19 Hospitality certificates. We have adapted our workplace procedures to further enhance government guidelines.

Our Inspector's view

Seafood – including the famous Cromer crab and locally-caught lobster – is the draw at Bolton’s Bistro, the informal, family-run restaurant that forms part of the Cliftonville Hotel, an Edwardian Grade II listed property overlooking the sea on Cromer’s west cliff. Although there are steaks on offer for carnivores, it’s the attractively-presented, well-seasoned fish and shellfish dishes that steal the show.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

1 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
Bolton's Bistro
The Cliftonville Hotel, Seafront, CROMER, NR27 9AS
Phone : 01263 512543


Opening times
  • Open all year

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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