Titchwell Manor (above)
Overseen by chef Eric Snaith (owner of Eric’s Fish and Chips), the restaurant here offers a la carte and five- and seven-course tasting menus. Dishes include Brancaster lobster bisque and Norfolk quail, parsley root, and cobnuts and Szechuan pepper.
How Much: Six-course meal costs $65 per person. titchweihnanor.com
The White Horse, Brancaster
Look out across the Brancaster Staithe and see the fishing boat used by Cyril Southerland to bring in the mussels on the menu. The seafood platter is spectacular with Brancaster oysters harvested in the waters before you and prawns smoked in the smokehouse in the Jolly Sailor pub across the road.
How Much: Mains from £23 per person. whitehorsebrancaster.co.uk
Shuck’s at Theyurt, Drove Orchards
A cozy affair inside a yurt with a wood burner in winter. A starter called ‘sack of spuds’ of salt-baked Maris Piper potatoes comes with garlic aioli and red mojo sauce, while mains include ballotine of free-range chicken, lemon pepper and bacon stuffing.
How Much: Mains from £16 per person. shucksattheyurt.co.uk
Five North Norfolk Food Finds
Crab: The local sweet crab is most commonly caught from Cromer, but shellfish fans can also find it elsewhere on the North Norfolk mast.
Samphire: Pick this sea vegetable —a bit like a salty asparagus — along the banks of marsh creeks. Or buy it along the roadside from ‘honesty’ stands.
Fruit: Farms offering pick-your-own fruit can be found throughout the county— pluck apples and pears in season, as well as soft fruits such as strawberries.
Oysters: These shellfish have been harvested not far from the shore at Brancaster for generations by two families: the Southerlands and the Looses.
Mrs Temple’s Cheese: Catherine Temple makes cheese using milk from cows grazing in fields minutes away from her base in Wighton, near Wells-next-the-Sea.