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The Wildebeest

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

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

the venue the staff and the food was all delightful

Peter Wilcox 06 October 2016
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

4.6 (((() (based on 209 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (166)
  • lunch (107)
  • romantic (78)
  • luxury (56)
  • private dining (50)
  • trendy (42)
  • business (38)
  • value (34)
  • large parties (31)
  • al fresco (20)
  • child friendly (12)
  • entertainment (10)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • views (4)
  • breakfast (2)
  • (((** by from Norwich

    Can not fault the food. Serivice was good up until the dessert came and then we were forgotten. We gave up hope on having our plates cleared or being able to order coffee and opted to attend the bar to pay the bill. The biggest issue for me was that there was obviously a problem with the kitchen extract and periodically the restaurant was filled with smoke which was uncomfortable as well as smelly. My clothes and hair smelt smoky for the rest of the day which was unpleasant. Based on the inconsistent service and extract issue I would think twice before returning.

  • ((((( by from Wymondham

    A lovely evening

  • ((((* by from Norwich

    Perfect for that special occasion with a wide ranging menu stocked with a pride in local produce.

    From a seven course taster menu, to an a la carte or dejour selection - so you'll find something suitable for most budgets happy to invest in an evening of fine dining.

    Lovely atmosphere, good service. Well worth considering. Note - this is a little way out of Norwich, about 15-20 minutes south of the city centre in rural Norfolk... will need a car or taxi.

  • ((((* by from Norwich

    It was a very pleasant experience, not rushed and the service was excellent and always with a smile. Food was good and overall and enjoyable evening.

  • ((((( by from Norwich

    We had a lovely taster menu meal last night - one veggie, one pescatarian and three " normal" menus - they would have also done a vegan menu if our vegan guest had been able to join us. Service, atmosphere and food excellent. This is one of our favourite places to go for a special meal out.

  • ((((( by from Norwich

    Beetroot starter is amazing and looks beautiful. The whole menu is well put together and it's great that they use local produce.

  • ((((( by from Norwich

    Table for four in relaxed, contemporary surroundings, highly recommend the seafood pot starter and the fillet of beef was cooked to perfection. A great wine list too.

  • ((((* by from Norwich

    Excellent service.
    Top class food - taste and presentation
    Only minus - my vegetarian starter was very small for the price
    One star lost for ambience as it is quite noisy when busy

  • ((((( by from Cambridge

    Excellent as always. Ambience was great. Food was fantastic and service was great.

  • ((((( by from Norwich

    High dining in a wonderful restaurant with a great atmosphere

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