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The Wildebeest

The Wildebeest, 82-86 Norwich Road, Stoke Holy Cross, Norwich, NR14 8QJ +44 1508486039

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Main course: £14
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 10:00 - 15:00 & 18:30 - 21:30. Sunday: 12:00 - 20:00.

Thank you all at The Wildebeest the four of us had a lovely evening in very pleasant surroundings with wine wines & ales followed by a wonderful meal.

We will certainly recommend The Wildebeest.

R D Mutton.

Bob Mutton 14 January 2017
from Norwich

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Renowned for its welcoming ambience friendly service, The Wildebeest serves a menu of modern British & European-inspired dishes. As well as a selection of local ales, the gastropub boasts an extensive cellar of international wines to complement your meal.

Chef Patron Daniel Smith takes great pride in his kitchen serving the freshest ingredients, and designing menus around the best seasonal produce.The Wildebeest menu may include the likes of pan-fried pigeon breast with pearl barley risotto,and a fricassee wild mushrooms with red wine salsify and wild garlic.

Hearty traditional roasts are served every Sunday, with a menu also available for children, and Wednesdays are steak nights. The cosy, tribal-style dining room is filled with studded, high-backed leather chairs, handmade oak tables and African artefacts, while a secluded al fresco terrace offers a summery vibe in warmer weather.

Located close to central Norwich in the South Norfolk village of Stoke Holy Cross, The Wildebeest in Norwich is a 10-minute drive from Norwich Rail Station.

The Wildebeest

The Wildebeest, 82-86 Norwich Road, Stoke Holy Cross, Norwich, NR14 8QJ

Contact +44 1508492497
Reservations +44 1508486039

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Customer reviews for The Wildebeest

4.7 (((() (based on 278 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (221)
  • lunch (146)
  • romantic (102)
  • luxury (80)
  • private dining (72)
  • business (49)
  • trendy (49)
  • value (48)
  • large parties (41)
  • al fresco (23)
  • child friendly (18)
  • entertainment (15)
  • afternoon tea (7)
  • views (7)
  • breakfast (3)
  • ((((( 16 January 2017 by Robert Jenkins from Norwich

    Great food and service, will definitely go back

  • ((((( 16 January 2017 by John Blake from Stoke Holy Cross

    Everything was good

  • ((((( 16 January 2017 by Marilyn Rush from Norwich

    Excellent meal!! As always!! Staff very friendly!! Lovely Birthday Lunch!!

  • ((((( 15 January 2017 by Trudy Cronin from Norwich

    As usual, the food was great. We choose the 'Taste of Norfolk' tasting menu. Although slightly expensive, it was well worth it. The food was delicious and we throughly enjoyed tasting all 8 of the dishes! The service was brilliant. All staff members were very friendly and helpful. The Wildebeest never lets us down. The food is always of the highest of standard as is the service!

  • ((((( 14 January 2017 by Bob Mutton from Norwich

    Thank you all at The Wildebeest the four of us had a lovely evening in very pleasant surroundings with wine wines & ales followed by a wonderful meal.

    We will certainly recommend The Wildebeest.

    R D Mutton.

  • ((((( 13 January 2017 by Karen Thorpe from Stoke Holy Cross

    Fabulous meal. We chose the Tasting Menu show casing Norfolk produce. Amazing flavours, beautifully presented, absolutely delicious. Each course a delight. The service was superb and complimented the meal. The dietary needs of a coeliac diner were exceptionally met, a real plus and of a very high standard that each restaurant should aspire to. The chefs and waitresses were very knowledgable and explained every course, emphasis given on gluten free, such a joy not to have to question every dish. The Tasting Menu was also very good value for money. Many thanks to all. Highly recommended.

  • (((** 13 January 2017 by Michael Franks from Norwich

    We've been here many times and were disappointed. We had The Taste of Norfolk at the special price, it was not as good as we were expecting. The main course was lovely but we could have done with twice as much. The other courses were OK. We went home and had some cheese and biscuits, not because we didn't want to pay £6.50 but we wanted to warm up.

  • ((((( 10 January 2017 by Paul Kendall from Dereham

    We received a very warm welcome by staff on entering, and made to feel comfortable and special. The lunch menu was well balanced and interesting, and a query regarding possible food allergy ingredients was efficiently responded to. The meals chosen were beyond compare, with oodles of flavour and just the right amount of seasonings incorporated. Presentation of all dishes was excellent. The "atmosphere" within the restaurant was extremely pleasant, with subtle background music gently masking other clients conversation, without being overpowering. All-in-all this was a exceptionally nice first experience of this restaurant, and one that we will be repeating another time.

  • ((((( 8 January 2017 by Madeleine Smith from Rayleigh

    Phenomenal customer service. Great attention to detail. I made a note on the booking of needing a non alcohol meal and the manager personally made sure no alcohol was in my food going as far as to liaising with the chefs to make sure a non alcoholic sauce was made instead of a wine jus. The young waitress that served us was friendly, funny and charming. The food was spectacular, compliments to the chef on the pheasant and trio of lamb. Planning to come back and try everything on the menu. (As an added bonus they have mango juice as a soft drink and it tastes fresh!)

  • ((((( 8 January 2017 by Heather Dinar from Norwich

    Overall wonderful lunch. Great service - attentive without being obtrusive, fantastic food, relaxing ambience, plenty of space. Would recommend highly.

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