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Chez Denis

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Red Lion Street | Red Lion Street, Norwich NR1 3TB, England
+44 1603 764441
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Having eaten in the restaurant many times myself and my family were delighted at Denis launching his very own cook book! We attended the charity book launch on 3rd December and what a tremendous evening this was, the restaurant was full to the brim with people supporting both Denis and the sickle cell charity. The book has numerous flavourful French/carribean... More 

1 Thank Danielle T
Ripon, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food, the presentation, the service and the personal attention from Dennis. Dishes were explained by the staff when taking orders and Dennis himself took time out to ask our opinion on what we had. If you go, ask him if you can try a tot of his special rum...wicked!

1 Thank Bernard W
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my friend were in Norwich for a Christmas shopping trip and needed a nice lunch. We had been in Chez Denis at Orford Yard before, but quite some time ago. We tracked it down, as before we had a really good experience there. Likewise this time did not disappoint us. The staff are very welcoming and the and... More 

1 Thank Carol A
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were only in Norfolk for the weekend and originally only stopped off here to have a mid morning coffee and escape the cold during a day trip to Norwich. We had a look through the menu and were happily surprised to find authentic Caribbean food on offer. We came back at lunch time having had our appetites enticed and... More 

3 Thank Hannah M
Northampton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A Lovely little restaurant tucked away in a narrow alleyway off Red Lion Street. The cuisine is mainly Caribbean although there are some English meals. My chicken breast with rice' n' peas was delicious with just the right amount of spice. The owner and chef, Denis, came out to ask if we were happy and we had a long conversation... More 

2 Thank 1942Eryl
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One chief One waitress how do they do it ? Wonderfull experience. Food was simply amazing and Danielle the waitress was very attentive . We loved the atmosphere as this is a small but so we'll run and welcoming . We both had chicken livers to start and mutton curry we did ask for this to be hot and the... More 

2 Thank janierolfe
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Read previous reviews and have to agree that the food and atmosphere exceeded expectation!! It has a bistro look and feel but with award winning cuisine cooked by a very charming and chilled out chef!! You can actually be,urge that you have been transported to a French creole island in the Caribbean with a delicious rum punch aperitif!! Will definitely... More 

2 Thank 95scott
Norwich, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

This restaurant is in a little courtyard just off the main street. It is a really unique find. My sister and I first found it when looking for somewhere different for lunch. We had the lasagne and it was gorgeous. I have since been back for dinner many times and it truly is a lovely quirky restaurant. Staff are so... More 

1 Thank cherrypotts
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Ate here as a foursome on a Saturday night. There had been some confusion about the booking but they fitted us in anyway. The menu is quite extensive and fish features quite a lot. Almost everyone will be able to find something to their taste here. The location is in a yard off the main road and the premises are... More 

1 Thank Aitch1950
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Had no set place to eat, wandered into Orford Yard and we (my sister-in-law and myself) decided on Chez Denis. Best decision ever. Best Chilli beef cooked in a restaurant ever and the chocolate fudge cake was sensory overload! Wholly recommend and will definitely go there again when I am in Norwich visiting my son.

1 Thank Jacqui P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$23 - $30
Caribbean, French
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Red Lion Street | Red Lion Street, Norwich NR1 3TB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1603 764441
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.

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