Roger Hickman's Restaurant
“Grown-up dining in a refined setting” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
The location, in a quiet cul-de-sac near the cathedral, may be discreet, but Roger Hickman's calm and comfortable restaurant is a popular place, a refined and elegant setting for original artworks, smartly laid tables, and confident, attentive service. The modern British cooking is equally refined, stylishly presented and demonstrates a fine grasp of technique and seasonal opportunities. The wine list is well worth exploring, and fixed-price menus and tasting options are offered at both lunch and dinner. You might begin with a heritage carrot salad with lemon yogurt and dukkah crumb, or blowtorched mackerel with mackerel mousse, the flavours of gooseberry and horseradish a sharp contrast to the fish. Main course roast partridge comes with truffle mash, parsnips, sprouts and bacon, while butternut squash gnocchi with shiitake mushroom, cavolo nero and sage and chestnut crumb is an excellent wintery vegetarian option. A dessert of forced rhubarb with blood orange cake, custard and ginger ice cream shows spring is reassuringly just over the horizon.
Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes
Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 40
- Private dining available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Steps for wheelchair: 3
- Assist dogs welcome
- Days Closed: Sunday to Monday
- Lunch served from: 12
- Lunch served until: 2.30
- Dinner served from: 7
- Dinner served until: 10
- Wines under £30: 14
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 12
- Cuisine style: Modern British
- Vegetarian menu
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About The area
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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