The Wildebeest

(1055 Reviews)
The Wildebeest 82-86 Norwich Road Stoke Holy Cross, Norwich, East of England, NR14 8QJ
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Sunday Lunch Menu: 2/3 Courses - £23.50/£28 per person

2 courses for 23.50 per person, 3 courses for £28 per person Menu is sample and therefore subject to change. Availability as displayed within the booking interface. Excludes Mothers day 2020


Main course: £14
Food spend: £25

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 10:00 - 15:00 & 18:30 - 21:30. Sunday: 12:00 - 20:00.

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Wildebeest
(based on 1055 reviews)

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  • dinner (844)
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  • large parties (130)
  • lunch (590)
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  • By John T from Saxlingham Nethergate
    27 September 2020

    The usual high standard and excellent food we have come to expect. Probably our favourite restaurant in our vicinity. The Covid arrangements were good and plenty of space between tables

  • By Sue K from Norwich
    27 September 2020

    The ambience of the restaurant is superb and the food was excellent, although we would have liked to have been warned about how hot the plates were (ouch!). We ordered a £30 bottle of wine and whilst trying to remove the cork the waiter broke the cork in the bottle. He then took the bottle away and returned with a bottle of wine with no cork to inspect! Not good that such an expensive bottle of wine is not fully opened at the table, or alternatively that we were given the broken cork to inspect...if this was the bottle he opened. Service from the waiter was ok, and whilst we understood his requirement to wear a face mask he didn't take this into account when he spoke to us as it wasn't loud enough and with the further background restaurant noise we found ourselves asking him on more than one occasion to repeat himself. He wasn't what we would call attentive as we had to call him over a couple of times (to request more gravy and to order desert). A further minor point, unlike his fellow waiters and waitresses he clearly had put on his work shirt unironed which we felt was letting the side down.

  • By Rachel P from Luton
    27 September 2020

    Fantastic mushroom risotto! Portion size a little small, I would have liked more as it was so delicious

  • By Maggie P from Norwich
    27 September 2020

    Food was excellent

  • By James M from Norwich
    26 September 2020

    Very good

  • By Wendy R from Norfolk
    26 September 2020

    Great menu, had the sea bass and it was delicious as was the chocolate dessert

  • By Lorraine C from London
    25 September 2020

    Food was fabulous omadaring

  • By Angela T from Norwich
    25 September 2020

    Lovely food lovely setting lovely staff lovely wine

  • By Gary neville from Rwich
    25 September 2020

    Really lovely night the food was excellent certainly recommend the blackberry soufflé it was delicious the service and staff were excellent and felt very safe with the Covid restrictions all very much in place thank you we will be back

  • By Stacey D from Norwich
    25 September 2020

    Delicious meal, for starters the Pork belly was so tender, potato and leek soup was creamy and very tasty. Mains - Chicken supreme was perfectly cooked. Creme brûlée was just yummy however the cheese and biscuits were just ok, only one choice of cheese though and the home made chutney wasn’t that great. Overall it was a lovely meal and we would definitely return.

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

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  • Sunday Lunch Menu: 2/3 Courses - £23.50/£28 per person

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