Local Food and Drinks in Norfolk

When you visit Norfolk you can try out their local delicacies.

Brancaster Mussels

Brancaster Mussels

Collected when they’re young, they are then moved to lays (beds) in the tidal creeks and left to mature nicely before harvesting. The clean harbour waters of Brancaster Staithe make it an ideal area for shellfish. Found on the menu of many establishments around Norfolk.

Cromer Crab

Cromer Crab

Probably Norfolk’s most famous food item, freshly caught Cromer crabs are available at many Norfolk restaurants. The reason they’re so good is that Cromer crabs thrive on the chalk reef just off the coast and are known for their tender flesh and high proportion of white meat to dark.

Norfolk Whisky

Norfolk Whisky

St. George’s Distillery is located on Harling Road, Roudham in Norfolk and is England’s oldest whisky distillery. Coupled with the fact that the Breckland aquifer which can be found 50ft beneath the distillery provides a plentiful supply of crystal clear water.

Gin

Gin

There are many fine examples of gin produced in Norfolk. Are available by the bottle from farm shops, delicatessens or directly from the producers.

Norfolk Asparagus

Norfolk Asparagus

A seasonal delicacy held in high regard since the Roman times. , it is a very common sight to see asparagus growing in a field in Norfolk. Considered to be one of the delicacies of the vegetable world.

Samphire

Samphire

Marsh samphire, otherwise known as “sea asparagus” it has a crisp texture and tastes of the sea and is gathered for consumption from June to September. Samphire is a sea vegetable that loves salt marshes and North Norfolk. It can be used raw in salads or boiled and is fabulous steamed and eaten with butter

Stiffkey Cockles

Stiffkey Cockles

Stiffkey cockles are generally thought to be the finest cockles available in Great Britain. These cockles are known locally as “Stewkey Blues”, due to their distinctive blue hue that they get from the mud and sand in which they live. They are still harvested in the same way as they were traditionally, using broad rakes and nets, and are best enjoyed while fresh by the seaside.

Norfolk Fish and Chips

Norfolk Fish and Chips

Norfolk has an abundance of fish and chip shops and restaurants and cafes selling delicious locally caught fish. Nothing beats a portion of fish and chips whilst overlooking the Norfolk coast.

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