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Cafe Cru Restaurant

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$$$
British, Seafood, 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
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 27
    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
Superb food and great value

Lovely staff, fantastic high quality food at really reasonable prices my fillet steak was a good as a recent meal in Jamie Olivers Barbecoa in London and was a 3rd of the price at only £20.95 great quality food and drinks with a range to suit evereyone - best in GY by a distance!!!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bill M
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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely staff, fantastic high quality food at really reasonable prices my fillet steak was a good as a recent meal in Jamie Olivers Barbecoa in London and was a 3rd of the price at only £20.95 great quality food and drinks with a range to suit evereyone - best in GY by a distance!!!!!

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1 Thank Bill M
ImperialHotelGY, Owner at Cafe Cru Restaurant, responded to this review

Thrilled to read that our food is as good as a well known branded restaurant in London!! and probably half the price ,thank you for taking the time to tell us and everyone who reads Trip adviser what a good experience you had. More 

Norfolk
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We pre booked a party of 6 and they gave us the round table which is so much better to sit at in a group! It was for my daughters 19th birthday and they put happy birthday confetti on the table which was a nice touch. We had a choice of the christmas menu and the normal menu. Both of... More 

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Thank Shar0n40
ImperialHotelGY, Owner at Cafe Cru Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the trouble to review after all the hectic Christmas time.I am thrilled that you had such a super evening on this special birthday celebration,and especially thrilled that your daughter chose our restaurant!.the young man is called Grant I think who you are referring to,I shall be sure to pass on your comments.Once again many thanks for... More 

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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We were blown away by Cafe Cru, the staff were seriously good at their jobs, the food was really high quality and the price tag wasn't extravagant as we thought it might have been. As a party of 4 we had three courses each, wine and whisky to go with it and it cost less than 130 pound. We had... More 

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

Thanks for such a positive review ,I am delighted you had such a great evening and the crepes suzettes are an old time favourite,hope to see you again soon and wish you a happy new year More 

Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We went as a whole family, with children and adults, of all ages, to Café Cru. The standard of service was excellent. From the minute we walked in the door. we felt welcome and the staff couldn't have been kinder or more attentive. The meal was delicious. I had the best dover sole I have ever had in this country.... More 

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Thank Julie G
ImperialHotelGY, Owner at Cafe Cru Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review and I am delighted that your special occasion was popular with the whole family,we do try hard to ensure everyone feels welcome and I shall make sure everyone that was working knows how happy you were.We look forward to seeing you again and wish you all a happy Christmas. More 

Epsom, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We have been here a few times and always find the staff to be friendly and the service impeccable with nothing being too much trouble for them. The food is great and served beautifully, an extensive and reasonably priced wine list as well. A real gem in the Great Yarmouth area.

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

My husband and I were staying in a different hotel,but thought we would give Café Cru Restaurant a try,and what a welcome surprise we had. It was really very good. The menu was excellent, priced at the higher end of the scale. There were plenty of waiting on staff who were very attentive. When the food came out we were... More 

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Thank heatheranne4
ImperialHotelGY, Owner at Cafe Cru Restaurant, responded to this review

Delighted that you ate here even although you were staying somewhere else. and even better had a fantastic meal! Thanks for letting us know, flambe crepes cooked at the table are a firm favourite and not many places offer them. Maybe you could stay here next time as well ! More 

Warrington, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Like its partner restaurant-"The Terrace" Cafe Cru has the same superb menu with great ingredients mocked exactly as it should be with those superb specials to close from

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Thank Rsh A
ImperialHotelGY, Owner at Cafe Cru Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank for the review and I am delighted that you have tried both restaurants,they have the same chefs but a slightly different eating experience. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Attached to the Imperial Hotel on the sea front, the Café Cru Restaurant has always been a GREAT place to have a meal. The service is 1st Class, and the food is possibly the best in the town. We have been eating here for the past 12 years, and never a bad meal. The Wine list is also great, and... More 

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

Thank you for coming for at least 12 years and taking the trouble to review café cru,we work hard on our food and service and do have great staff so I am delighted that we always meet your expectations and hopefully will continue to do so.! More 

Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

In July our daughter married and had her reception in a marquee in a beautiful barley field. We immediately knew who to approach to cater for us, Nick Mobbs the managing director at The Imperial Hotel and his amazing team headed by Simon Wainwright, Executive Chef. Although well known for their high class restaurant they don't normally cater off site.... More 

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Thank Jane K
ImperialHotelGY, Owner at Cafe Cru Restaurant, responded to this review

What can I say to such a wonderful review, it was an amazing day for us ,as well as the wedding party, we were delighted and relieved that everything went so well, and that you all had what you wanted on this special day. Your comments are very kind and very welcome and makes us glad to be hoteliers and... More 

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

An intimate restaurant, with quiet ambience. Staff are extremely attentive and friendly, and service is efficient without being rushed. Food is extremely good quality and excellently presented. The crown of the menu has to be the Crêpe Suzette, which in fine tradition is flamed at your table. There is also an extensive wine list. Excellent restaurant for a special occasion.... More 

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Thank Mark R
ImperialHotelGY, Owner at Cafe Cru Restaurant, responded to this review

Delighted to hear your birthday meal felt special and the crepe suzette's are a favourite.!! The restaurant is designed to be relaxing and calm and I am pleased to note the staff were friendly and efficient.Thanks for the feedback 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 10 - 51
  • Cuisine: British, Seafood, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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