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The Thomas Paine

33 Whitehart St, Thetford, IP24 1AA

(((() British
  •  - Norfolk
  •  - Norfolk
  •  - Norfolk
  •  - Norfolk
  •  - Norfolk
  •  - Norfolk
  •  - Norfolk
  •  - Norfolk
  •  - Norfolk
  •  - Norfolk
  •  - Norfolk
  •  - Norfolk
  •  - Norfolk
Main course: £12
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 21:00
Saturday & Sunday: 08:00 - 21:00.

Brilliant good excellent service at a good value.

Kevin Waddell 18 May 2017
from Thetford

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Sourcing the best ingredients from neighbouring butchers, bakers and fishmongers, The Thomas Paine restaurant in Thetford presents hearty British dishes. This boutique hotel setting, lovingly restored to its former glory, also boasts a sun-trap outdoor terrace.

Simple, traditional, but superbly executed fare forms The Thomas Paine menu, offering starters such as hot wings with stilton sauce, and tantalising sharing platters. The mixed grill is a favourite option for meat eaters and there are varied meat-free options for vegetarians.

Staple favourites such as retro black forest gateau with berry compote features for dessert, while at the bar, guests are able to enjoy more casual dishes including club sandwiches and burgers. The Sunday roast is another popular affair at The Thomas Paine in Thetford, as is the afternoon tea, which can be enjoyed the Paine Gallery.

On the border of Norfolk and Suffolk, in the middle of the picturesque market town, The Thomas Paine is a 6-minute walk from Thetford Train Station.

The Thomas Paine

33 Whitehart St, Thetford, IP24 1AA

Contact +44 1842750372

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Customer reviews for The Thomas Paine

4.6 (((() (based on 32 reviews)
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  • afternoon tea (17)
  • dinner (17)
  • value (17)
  • lunch (11)
  • private dining (11)
  • romantic (8)
  • child friendly (5)
  • business (4)
  • large parties (4)
  • entertainment (2)
  • trendy (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • ((((* 29 June 2017 by Bruce Carnaby from Royston

    The setting was extremely nice and the staff attentive but not intrusive

  • (**** 9 June 2017 by Deborah Butler from Thetford

    So disappointing. We wanted to eat in Thetford rather than Bury. The restaurant is lovely, nicely decorated and cosy ambiance but the food is truly shocking.
    Fish and chips is pretty straight forward but non of us have had cod like this before, it was 'minced' and formed into a fish shape. We returned it but were served up the same type of reconstituted fish again. The bannoffee pie was still frozen in parts and served with runny squirty cream. We were unable to have cocktails as the menu was not available

  • ((((( 18 May 2017 by Kevin Waddell from Thetford

    Brilliant good excellent service at a good value.

  • ((((( 2 April 2017 by Shayla from Thetford

    Luxury afternoon tea, the sandwich fillings were very generous and tasty. All the cakes were lovely and we got to take the leftovers home!

  • ((((( 23 February 2017 by Penelope Turnbull from Thetford

    Great dining experience, would go again.

  • ((((( 3 January 2017 by Shaun from Thetford

    The food was excellent as always and the service top class, however when we looked at the menu online it stated that fish and chips were available however when we arrived the meal was not available so it was all meat or the two vegetarian options.

  • ((((( 22 October 2016 by Anna Lipp from Notwich

    Excellent service, peaceful environment , perfect for meeting friends between Cambridge and Norwich.
    We plan to return soon

  • ((((( 31 August 2016 by Shaun Coleran from Thetford

    The food was excellent, the service was exceptional and will definitely dine there again. Great value food and a great value for money.

  • ((((( 24 July 2016 by Miriam Kingsbury from Thetford

    Fabulous evening for my husbands birthday. . Really lovely.

  • ((((* 13 June 2016 by Sam Burgoyne from Thetford

    Lovely ambience, lovely food. Scones were quite small, but given the rest of the food was probably for the best! Would have been nice to have butter for the cheese scone. Only downside was I had to find the staff to get another pot of coffee.

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