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“Small cosy place with fabulous food and service.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Courtyard

The Courtyard
75 Howard Street South | Howard Street South Great Yarmouth, Great Yarmouth NR30 2PU, England
+44 1493 330622
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Ranked #30 of 278 Restaurants in Great Yarmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $16
Cuisines: Italian, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
gt yarmouth
1 review
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“Small cosy place with fabulous food and service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Myself and two friends visited this restaurant this evening. It's not on the main strip so is a hidden gem, well worth looking for though if our experiences are anything to go by!

First impressions are lovely, set in a courtyard as the name suggests, with tables and chairs outside and fresh herbs growing.

However, it's when you open the door to go in when the experience starts, you are first greeted but the smell of garlic and the delightful ambiance of the place, soon followed by Katie, who greets you like you are a family member stepping in to her house. That continues throughout your visit. Nothing is to much trouble, menu and specials explained and I'm sure if you wanted something different you would be catered for with no problems.

Where we sat we could see in to the kitchen, where Dave ( we asked his name) was cooking and that's always a nice reassuring thing to see that everything is clean and freshly cooked.

There was a good selection of starters, mains and dessert, plus a specials board all very reasonably priced. I had Frutti di More ( mixed seafood in a creamy tomato and linguine pasta and it was fabulous Well worth a visit, you won't be disappointed!!

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A LITTLE OASIS MUST TRY”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Great restaurant for food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend for lunchtime or evening meals. Would advise to book table as not to be disappointed if full.

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Caister-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fab food, Fab Staff. Lovely time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Went for lunch, it was fantastic, Kate and David were excellent, friend I was with wanted a salad, and David made her one. A little hidden gem, defiantly going back again.

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Hidden jewel....Go!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Fab food fab service. Reservation recommended lush Italian. Very varied menu and specials daily. Seafood delicious. Caught locally

  • Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Quality service and food in a quality restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Tucked away in the Victoria Parade area of Great Yarmouth is this gem of an Italian restaurant. Small and intimate (booking in advance is essential) the atmosphere is very convivial with many of the diners enjoying each others company even though they may not have met before. This has all been created by Katy, who looks after the front of house and really makes her guests feel very welcome, and David, who is the chef and whose interpretation of classic Italian dishes makes your mouth water and want to return for more. It was a pleasure to dine there and we'll certainly be back again.

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