The Wildebeest

(855 Reviews)
The Wildebeest 82-86 Norwich Road Stoke Holy Cross, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 8QJ
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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.

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 855 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (18)
  • al fresco (61)
  • breakfast (6)
  • business (139)
  • child friendly (46)
  • dinner (691)
  • entertainment (34)
  • large parties (117)
  • lunch (473)
  • luxury (265)
  • private dining (197)
  • romantic (310)
  • trendy (137)
  • value (141)
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  • By Richard Q from Norwich
    15 January 2020

    One word "fabulous"

  • By Sue D from Norwich
    15 January 2020

    Very good. I am gluten free which seemed to be no problem. Very attentive staff. Food delicious. Just a little on the high side price wise.

  • By Sarah D from Cringleford
    14 January 2020

    Fabulous all round

  • By James C from Coventry
    13 January 2020

    Excellent restaurant, lovely ambience, great staff and superb food and wine.

  • By David S from Norwich
    12 January 2020

    Tasty food, good service, good atmosphere. Wine expensive.

  • By Colin W from Norwich
    11 January 2020

    A wonderful experience. Staff are very friendly, food excellent. One of the best we've had.

  • By Claire N from North Walsham
    11 January 2020

    We had a lovely meal the food was very good. The staff and service was excellent

  • By Ros H from Beccles
    11 January 2020

    Nice atmosphere and good service. Drinks are very expensive but wine was nice. My partner enjoyed his food very much. I enjoyed the cheese for dessert but found the main meal ie mushroom risotto unpleasant I'm sorry to say especially as the chef cooked it especially without garlic. There were no other vegetarian options which was disappointing. Felt a bit rushed to leave as told a certain time to leave. Assuming a later booking slot would address this? The bread rolls and crisps were delicious. We intend to return to give veggie choice (s) another go and hoping veggie option(s) are different next time as there will be more of us !!

  • By Karen K from Stoke holy cross
    10 January 2020

    Very good

  • By Paul T from Wroxham
    8 January 2020

    Now we have moved to Norfolk, we will be able to visit more than the once or twice each year when we were visiting family. As always, the food was exceptional along with the service from the team who looked after us. Kind regards Paul & Caroline

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

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