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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
12:00 pm - 4:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 75
    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
pure quality

service with a smile, and quality in the ingredients and to top it off a cracking wine list as well as well kept beers

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
James L
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

service with a smile, and quality in the ingredients and to top it off a cracking wine list as well as well kept beers

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

What more can I say, clearly you appreciate all that we do at Café Cru Restaurant to serve top quality, beer , wine and food with a great team of chefs and waiters. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

this a restaurant of a very high standard with superb food and great staff and a fantastic range of wines

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

Thank you for sharing your positive experience of dining in Café Cru Restaurant at the Imperial Hotel. Great to read that you enjoyed all that we had to offer. More 

Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Thank you so much for a delicious meal and wonderful service! My husband, daughter and I came to celebrate our Pearl Anniversary and had a lovely evening. The food was amazing and every element had true taste...

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

Thank you for choosing to celebrate your Pearl anniversary meal at the Café Cru. I am delighted to read that you had a memorable occasion and we mad your evening special for you. More 

Lingwood, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I had dinner at the Café Cru last week. I have visited this restaurant a number of times, and this is an updated review of a while ago since my previous one. I have found that each time I go, the food and service never disappoint. The chef always manages to come up with a very interesting combination of flavours... More 

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

Thank you so much for writing us a review. I appreciate the fact that you recognise all the hard work put in by the team who work in Café Cru Restaurant to provide you with an excellent dining experience. I am just a small cog in the wheel of the hotel ensuring that we run a well oiled operation. Many... More 

norfolk
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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

Thank you for your review of our Restaurant and great to read that you enjoyed your night out. For me meeting our customers and ensuring they are having a great time at the hotel and restaurant is the best part of my job. Regards Nick More 

Gisborne
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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

Thank you for your review and appreciation of the team and location of the Imperial Hotel and our restaurant. I have noted your comments about the toast. More 

Hemsby, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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
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109 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 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
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

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Additional Information about Cafe Cru Restaurant

Address: North Drive | The Imperial Hotel, Great Yarmouth NR30 1EQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1493 842000
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Great Yarmouth
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
Average Prices: USD 11 - 55
Cuisine: Seafood, British, English, Grill

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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 - 55
  • Cuisine: Seafood, British, English, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Large groups
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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