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Cafe Cru Restaurant

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$$$
Seafood, British, English, Grill
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North Drive | The Imperial Hotel, Great Yarmouth NR30 1EQ, England
+44 1493 842000
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This restaurant is at Imperial Hotel
Today
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
night out

Had a great night out with wife & friends at restaurant. All food served very well,staff very friendly nick hotel owner very attentatve to all customers nice to see management care about there customers. Please keep up all the hard work thank you staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
shabbyNorfolk
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norfolk
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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norfolk
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Had a great night out with wife & friends at restaurant. All food served very well,staff very friendly nick hotel owner very attentatve to all customers nice to see management care about there customers. Please keep up all the hard work thank you staff.

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Gisborne
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

What a pleasant surprise to be served by such attentive staff. Lovely ladies including those leaving after their shift. Beautiful view. Breakfast was well presented and piping hot. Only disappointment toast was cold and could have been better quality bread to compliment the food. I had not the heart to complain after such good service. Give it a try.

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Hemsby, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I live locally and often have family come to stay with me. The first time that I visited The Terrace was for breakfast. It was so good that we had to go back the following day! The Terrace is something special when it comes to breakfast - amazing views out over the north sea and you are very well looked... More 

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ImperialHotelGY, Owner at Cafe Cru Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review The Terrace at the Imperial Hotel. I am delighted that you enjoyed your breakfast, you are right there is no better place to watch the sun rise than sitting on our Terrace enjoying breakfast and the view. Thank you for your comments about the steak Stones we only started to offer this... More 

Wilmslow, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A lesson in culinary delights awaits you at this eating establishment and for at least 30 years has held the crown in Great Yarmouth, a real pity that nobody else in the town feels the same way about food. Should you know you way around a wine list you will not be disappointed here and the sommelier is excellent with... More 

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ImperialHotelGY, Owner at Cafe Cru Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, I have worked at the Imperial Hotel and looked after the wine list for the last 30 years, so I am delighted to read that you enjoy my selection of wines. We are proud of our team of chefs and food service staff at Café Cru Restaurant so thank you for recognising their dedication... More 

great yarmouth
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We had a great night celebrating my partners mums 80th birthday , Jill Smith and her team were perfect hosts nothing was to much trouble for them the food was fantastic, service was second to none we will be going here more often . can not recommend enough this restaurant, thanks again to all the staff,

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ImperialHotelGY, Owner at Cafe Cru Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am delighted to read you had a great time at our restaurant. Jill and her team look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More 

Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

After hearing so much about this restaurant we were really looking forward to a fine dining experience on the Terrace. What a huge disappointment. Chips so obviously not fresh (either re-heated or cooked in tainted oil), steak one of the worst I have eaten. Fish pie contained a hard boiled egg was this to bulk it up and use less... More 

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ImperialHotelGY, Owner at Cafe Cru Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your meal at the Terrace which you have posted on Café Cru Restaurant. These are different dining venues. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience and wished that you had said something to us at the time of your visit. More 

hopton
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

We went here at the weekend with the family. We have been on several occasions and always enjoyed it and this time did not disappoint. The food and service was excellent its not the cheapest restaurant in town but it does serve quality food and decent size portions. Would recommend to anyone who's not on a tight budget.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

Many of my work colleagues had recommended The Café Cru that I decided to give it a try. I ordered from the Fish on Friday set menu: Prawn Cocktail - Atlantic prawns with crisp lettuce leaves & Café Cru’s cocktail sauce. The sauce was far too acidic but I tolerated it as a new experience but not to my taste.... More 

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suffolk
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Drab interior, find it hard to see why its rated so highly. Lacks atmosphere, food ok but lacks wow factor. Customer service good. Didn't meet expectations won't be returning

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sheffield
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Lovely surroundings and fabulous food. Staff are very attentive and efficient and service is friendly and very well organised. The quality and presentation of the food was excellent. Prices are extremely reasonable for the quality you receive. I was gutted that I was too full to sample dessert!!!! Would definitely recommend this place and make sure you book as it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: North Drive | The Imperial Hotel, Great Yarmouth NR30 1EQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Great Yarmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1493 842000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 54
  • Cuisine: Seafood, British, English, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?