Dining Out

You may be holidaying in rural Norfolk, but we’re not backward for places to eat. Spoilt for choice with cafes in every little village, fish and chip shops frying our local fish, homely pubs with log fires and enough restaurants to try a different one every day of the year!


Here’s the nearest to our Rainbows End Park properties that you may want to try, and all of them should not disappoint. Just remember that they may shut a little earlier than those you have at home and may well need booking ahead for peak times!

  • Poachers Pocket pub, Bacton – the upstairs dining area overlooks the sea with traditional pub fare on the menu.
  • Oriental Garden Chinese Restaurant, Bacton – eat in & takeaway. An extensive menu and very welcoming.
  • Bacton Fish Shop, Bacton – takeaway – always a favourite, the quickest way to eat at home after a day exploring or on the beach.
  • Sugar & Spice, Bacton. Highly recommended, friendly owner, home cooked food, gorgeous cakes and rates very highly across the whole of Norfolk on Trip Advisor!
  • Cafe Carmel
  • Kingfisher Cafe, Walcott – eat in, on the sea front or grab an ice cream! Fabulous all day breakfasts.
  • Kingfisher fish and chip shop, Walcott – eat in, on the sea front & takeaway
  • Lighthouse Inn, Walcott. Family friendly and an extensive menu.
  • The Hill House pub, Happisburgh. Traditional, old fashioned pub, welcoming landlords, good food, great ales and cider.
  • The Ship Inn pub, Mundesley – pub garden overlooks the sea

Mundesley also has The Manor restaurant, The Royal Restaurant, a fish and chip shop and several cafes.

These are all within walking distance or a 5/10 minute drive. Nearby towns are North Walsham and Cromer for even more choice.


Hill House Inn

Some others well worth a drive for the foodies amongst you and recommended by our guests over the years are:

  • Vernon Arms in Southrepps. A really friendly pub with a great log fire to snuggle up to if you get there in time. Great food and beer
  • Gunton Arms, a slightly eccentric pub in Thorpe Market, near Cromer. Owned by an Art dealer, it has some really “interesting” pieces of artwork around!
  • The Swan at Ingham (closed due to a fire but reopening in March 2019)
  • The Star at Lessingham
  • The Olive Branch at Tunstead
  • The Olive Tree at North Walsham
  • Banningham Crown at Banningham
  • Recruiting Sergeant at Horstead
  • The Grove, in Cromer has recently been awarded two AA rosettes and is gaining a great reputation beyond just the hotel guest diners.
  • Bolton’s Bistro in The Cliftonville, is known as the little gem of Cromer.
  • Mermaids Slipper, Stalham
  • Galton Blackiston, Norfolks own celebrity chef has opened No 1, a great fish and chip shop in Cromer. There is Modern British Food available at Upstairs No 1. He also owns the Michelin starred Morston Hall which is pricey but worth it for a really special occasion.
  • Try two of Marco Pierre White’s pubs – The Wayford Bridge Inn in Stalham or The Bridge Inn at Acle, overlooking the broads

Let’s also not forget there are some really good cafes too, for breakfast, lunches, afternoon tea and ice creams, whilst you’re out and about exploring.

  • Smallsticks cafe, Cart Gap
  • The Corner House, Mundesley
  • Huckleberries cafe, Cromer
  • Rocket House cafe, Cromer
  • Jetty Cafe, Cromer
  • The Old Rock Shop Bistro, Cromer – also opens in the evenings
  • The Cockerel Tea Rooms, North Walsham – also opens for occasional evenings
  • Cherry Blossom Cafe, Stalham
  • Merrivale Tea Rooms, Great Yarmouth

For a search by area, the EatOutNorfolk site gives more options. Please let us know of any wonderful eateries you find on your travels and we can add them. Just don’t blame us when you go home several pounds heavier!