Eating Out in Coltishall

Richardson’s guide to some of the best places for eating out in Coltishall.

Kings Head

Eating Out in Coltishall - Kings Head

BQC-2015-Gold26 Wroxham Road, Coltishall, Norwich, NR12 7EA | Website: | Tel: 01603 737 426

“Service was very friendly with a very good atmosphere being experienced” Julian Wooldridgeindependent quality assessor. 

Owned by Kevin and Sue Gardener, The Kings Head is a 17th century inn offering a fine dining experience to its customers.

The pub is situated on the banks of the River Bure in the heart of the Norfolk Broads and has a large car park next to the picturesque village common which runs alongside the river. This stretch of river has free mornings for 24 hours on a ‘first come’ basis – very handy if arriving on a holiday cruiser or a day hire boat.

The Kings Head is a 5 minutes drive or 1 hour 30 minute boat trip from Wroxham and just 20 minutes from the buzzing, historical city of Norwich.

It is an ideal central village to stay and explore the hidden areas of the Broads either by foot, bicycle, boat or by car if you wish to visit the many pretty coastal villages nearby.

Opening Times:

  • Monday – Sunday 8am-11pm.

On the menu (£13.95-£19.95):

  • Roast rack of lamb on grilled mediterranean vegetables dauphinoise potatoes, aubergine puree and redcurrant and port jus.
  • Crispy duck with orange and watercress salad.
  • Wild mushrooms in a Madeira cream sauce in puff pastry with buttered spinach, sautéed celeriac and croquette potatoes.
  • Crumbed fillet of lemon sole with local new potatoes and spinach.


  • Parking.
  • Moorings/close to the water.
  • Wheelchair access.
  • Children’s menu.

The Norfolk Mead Hotel

Eating Out in Coltishall - the Norfolk Mead Hotel

BQC-2015-GoldThe Norfolk Mead Hotel, Church Loke, Coltishall, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 7DN | Website: | Tel: 01603 737 531

“The Norfolk Mead Hotel offers excellent standards of hospitality and service”  Ruth Boltonindependent quality assessor. 

The Norfolk Mead hotel has recently won ‘Best Food & Drink Tourism Attraction 2014’ at the EDP Visit Norfolk Tourism Awards.

The Norfolk Mead prides itself on providing a high quality dining experience. The hotel uses only fresh, local ingredients sourced from the finest farms and markets in Norfolk to ensure your meal is at its best. Dinner is available every evening of the week in the hotel’s  lively yet intimate restaurant with beautiful surroundings. Executive chef Anna Duttson and her experienced team specifically design the hotel’s menus around the quality ingredients of the region to provide a uniquely local dining experience. The range of wine has been carefully selected to complement the menus and ensure that everyone can find a wine that they love.

Opening Times:

  • Monday – Sunday 6:30pm-9pm.
  • Sunday lunch 12pm-3pm.

On the menu (£33):

  • Lamb rump with parsnip puree, kale, jerusalem artichokes and truffle mash potatoes.
  • Filet of sea bream with lemon and dill crushed potatoes, pan fried squid, chorizo, spinach and cucumber nut butter.
  • Fillet steak with dauphinoise potatoes, purple sprouting broccoli, roast tomatoes and peppercorn sauce.
  • Venison loin with butternut squash gnocchi, wild mushrooms, red cabbage, spiced venison sausage and juniper jus.


  • Parking.
  • Moorings/close to the water.
  • Children’s menu available.

The Rising Sun

Eating Out in Coltishall - the Rising Sun

28 Wroxham Road, Coltishall, Norwich, NR12 7EA | Website: | Tel: 01603 737 440

“The Rising Sun is a friendly traditional Norfolk Broad’s pub that overlooks the beautiful River Bure at Coltishall”  The Rising Sun website.

The Rising Sun is a traditional family-friendly Norfolk Broads pub in an idyllic setting overlooking the beautiful River Bure.

Being the only riverside pub in Coltishall, you have the choice to dine al fresco in the riverside seating area or in the comfortable indoor restaurant with river views. It is the perfect setting for enjoying the beautiful sights and sounds of the riverside wildlife!

The Rising Sun offers a wide variety of home cooked and freshly prepared meals, so whether it’s a quick visit, a light lunch or an evening meal you can be sure to find the perfect dining experience for you.

Opening Times:

  • 12:00pm-11pm.

On the menu (£7 – £20):

  • Beer battered fish and chips.
  • A variety of homemade pies.
  • Succulent steak meals.
  • Vegetarian spinach and ricotta cannelloni.


  • Parking.
  • Moorings/next to the water.
  • Children’s menu.
  • Wheelchair access.
  • Dogs welcome.

A Piece of Cake

The River Rooms, Church Close, Coltishall, Norwich, NR12 7DL | Website: | Tel: 01603 736 090

“Just amazing. The team here are just fantastic, the atmosphere is brilliant. The cakes and food are lovely and brilliant value.”  Review, Tripadvisor. 

A Piece of Cake is a friendly tearoom in the heart of Coltishall, 10 minuties from river moorings and in the centre of Coltishall High Street. We pride ourselves on using local produce – butchers, eggs, milk and vegetables to name a few. We serve breakfasts and breakfast baps all day, scones and cakes are made on the premises daily and light lunches are also available all day. Full range of coffee served including latte and cappuccino made with Lavazza coffee.

Opening Times:

  • Monday – Saturday: 9:00 – 16:00.
  • Sunday: 9:30 – 15:30

On the menu:

  • Homemade cakes
  • Breakfast baps
  • Toasted sandwiches and paninis
  • Hot and cold drinks

The Norfolk Mead Hotel

Church Loke, Coltishall, NR12 7DN | Website: | Tel: 01603 737 531

“The Norfolk Mead Hotel offers excellent standards of hospitality and service…”  Independent Quality Assessor, Visit England. 

The Norfolk Mead Hotel has recently been awarded two AA Rosettes for dining. Using only fresh, local ingredients sourced from the finest farms and markets in Norfolk to ensure you enjoy you meal in the peaceful surroundings. Dinner is available every evening of the week in the lively yet intimate restaurant. Executive Chef Anna Duttson and Head Chef Damien Woodlard design the menus around locally sourced, quality ingredients to provide a simply delightful dining experience.

Opening Times:

  • Monday – Sunday, Evenings: 18:30 – 21:00, Light Lunch Bites: 12:00 – 17:00
  • Sunday lunch: 12:00 – 15:00
  • Monday – Saturday, Afternoon Tea: 12:00 – 17:00
  • Sunday, Afternoon Tea: 16:00 – 17:00

On the menu:

  • Fillet of Beef, Truffle and Gruyere Croquette, Celeriac, Cavolo Nero, Turnip, Carrot, Boudin Noi, Port Jus
  • Roast Crown of Patridge, Butter Potato, Jerusalem Artichoke, Mushroom, Beetroot, Romanesque, Maderia Jus.
  • Cod, ricotta dumplings, king prawns, heritage tomato
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