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“A taste of the Caribbean.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chez Denis

Chez Denis
2/3 Orford Yard | Red Lion Street, Norwich NR1 3TB, England
+44 1603 764441
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Ranked #23 of 662 Restaurants in Norwich
Price range: $23 - $30
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Grade 2 listed building, in the centre of Norwich City Centre. Nestled in Orford Yard Red Lion Street near Loose;s kitchen shop.opposite Deberhams Store.
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A taste of the Caribbean.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Excellent authentic Caribbean meals served by a very friendly and attentive host. The food was full of flavour, superbly cooked and of a universally high standard. They cater well for people with gluten allergies / coeliac's as the vast majority of the menu is gluten free. We can thoroughly recommend Chez Denis.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“An explosion of taste!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

My girlfriend and I ate here on Friday evening when on a weekend visit to Norwich. We chose it based on trip advisor reviews and liked the fact it seemed so different from restaurants local to us. I had the chicken to start and my girlfriend had the prawns. Both were delicious and full of so many different flavours. We were also given another serving of bread, which was definitely required to mop up the delightful sauces!

There was a 15-20 minute gap before our mains arrived, which was perfect as we hate it when mains are bought out as starters are cleared. We had the crayfish tails and the duck and again both were delicious and served with a generous side of vegetables.

There was a good selection of deserts on the menu, along with several that weren't! We chose the meringue and crumble and did not leave a crumb!

The service (from Denis I think) was very good. Very friendly and always on hand when needed. We will certainly be heading back here if we return to Norwich and think anyone visiting the city should eat here!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Not sure what the fuss is about at lunchtime at least”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This doesn't seem to be much different from whatever it was before. We went at lunchtime and were a bit disappointed with the lack of caribbean food on offer, most things seemed like the usual jacket potato available anywhere. I had Cajun chicken which came with rice - small bits of chicken in an ordinary sauce, wife had Creole salmon which only came with salad which seemed a bit mean. Table wasn't very clean - saucy finger prints on condiments, drinks ring on menu, and slightly sticky all round. Not sure if all the 5 star reviews are just for night time?
Probably won't bother again as there a lots of other places to try.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Suffolk
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27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great for lunch and a hearty chilli”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

Good value and in quiet yard off Red Lion Street. We had chilli jacket potatoes. Not your usual mince but chunky pieces of beef. Delicious. Friendly service. Would definitely love to come back for an evening meal.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“A taste of the Caribbean!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

So many wonderful flavours to excite the taste buds. It was our first visit and I would defiantly return again. I would highly recommend this to little gem.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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