We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bolton's Bistro

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Cliftonville Hotel | Seafront, Cromer NR27 9AS, England
01263 512543
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 150 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Good customer service

We ate here for the two nights we stayed in Cromer. We chose this place as we were staying next door and didn't want to have to drive or rely on cabs. On our first night the service was a little sloppy - the starters were not brought out at the same time so some of us had finished before... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
TriciaFttr
Add Photo Write a Review

150 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We ate here for the two nights we stayed in Cromer. We chose this place as we were staying next door and didn't want to have to drive or rely on cabs. On our first night the service was a little sloppy - the starters were not brought out at the same time so some of us had finished before... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Amsterdam
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Very attentive and most importantly excellent food . Nothing seems too much trouble for the staff and the first class chefs .

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kettering, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We were staying in Cromer for a few nights in a caravan and decided to treat ourselves to a nice meal out. I looked up many places on line before coming away, popped in on the Thursday to have a nose,liked what I saw so booked a table for the Friday evening. We were not disappointed, we were shown to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Manama, Bahrain
Level Contributor
32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A 24-hour stay in Cromer brought us to Bolton's Bistro in the Cliftonville Hotel on the seafront. We wanted to eat Cromer crab and enjoy a good bottle of wine. Our order was taken by a very nice gentleman that we took to be the owner; he was very experienced and helped us choose a gorgeous wine to accompany crab.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My husband was looking forward to having the famous Cromer Crab, so we stopped at Bolton's Bistro as soon as we got into town. We ordered the garlic ciabatta bread before dinner that they never brought. When I ordered, I asked if the lime, chilli, and ginger butter sauce was very spicy, but was assured that it wasn't. A bite... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Warlingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a lovely restaurant specialising in seafood including the famous Cromer Crab. It is a good quality restaurant on the edge of town and is well worth a visit. The service is very good and it offers good value for money. We went on a Tuesday evening and it was quite busy so I would think that on a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cromer20, Guest Relations Manager at Bolton's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your meal with us. We are so lucky here in Cromer to have such wonderful seafood and we are glad you enoyed the freshly prepared Crab. You are quite right, it is well worth booking!! More 

Essex
Level Contributor
34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Had a beautiful meal here during the week. The restaurant wasn't overly crowded but there were a few other diners there. The menu was quite extensive with a lot of choice and varied types of food. My starter of watermelon and feta cheese sounded a bit of a strange combination but was absolutely delicious. The main of poached salmon salad... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cromer20, Guest Relations Manager at Bolton's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. Thank you for recommending us, we are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. More 

Christchurch, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
76 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Went to the restaurant one Sunday evening and had the brown crab and lobster starter followed by the fish stew. It was lovely and beautifully cooked. The staff were very friendly but professional and I would thoroughly recommend anyone to go there. Only wish we were nearer but a four hour journey would be too far to go back but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cromer20, Guest Relations Manager at Bolton's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so lucky here in Cromer to have such wonderfully fresh Crab and Lobster. We are glad you enjoyed it. More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Had a lovely meal in here on Friday 3rd of July. The food was excellent and good value for money and the service was great. Your food is serviced on a warm plate. Definitely go back and eat there again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cromer20, Guest Relations Manager at Bolton's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Furness Vale, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

In Cromer for a weekend get together with friends. One of our group chose Bolton's after reading other Trip Advisor reviews. Great choice of food and service was excellent. Nothing too much trouble. Food was cooked to perfection. Great hosts. Going there again if we're in the area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cromer20, Guest Relations Manager at Bolton's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your meal at Bolton's Bistro. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your evening with friends and thank you sincerely for your lovely comments. We would love to welcome you back to the Bistro when you next visit Cromer. More 

Travelers who viewed Bolton's Bistro also viewed

 
Cromer, Norfolk
 

Been to Bolton's Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Bolton's Bistro

Address: Cliftonville Hotel | Seafront, Cromer NR27 9AS, England
Phone Number: 01263 512543
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Cromer
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cliftonville Hotel | Seafront, Cromer NR27 9AS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Cromer
  • Phone Number: 01263 512543

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bolton's Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?