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42 King Street

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42 King street, Norwich Nr1 1pd, England
+44 1603 623971
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here a few weeks ago with a couple of friends, after noticing frequently how busy it can get. We were not disappointed; on a Tuesday evening, it had a lovely buzzing vibe and it was like having dinner out on a summer holiday. It isn't a cheap place to eat, but the dishes and creative and tasty, which... More 

Thank Profpork
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of 7 of us visited on a weekday evening for a birthday booking last minute. The waitress was lovely and friendly and made us very welcome. Restaurant is small, but very nice quirky atmosphere. Food was very tasty, although not many vegetarian options were available (although I have been toldthe menu changes seasonly and assume more may be... More 

Thank Annabelle D
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited 42 Kings street for an evening meal with a group of friends. We all live in Stamford, so Norwich was an alien city to us and picking a restaurant from the hundreds on trip advisor was hard. What a gem this was though. Very small inside, but you felt instantly welcome and at home. I felt like I... More 

Thank NCCB
Norwich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow!!! What an exciting place to eat. My partner and I came here and we loved every minute. The staff were so helpful and polite. It's extremely rare to find a place that serves lycee drinks in Norwich. So to serve lycee cocktails is an even bigger bonus!! Every dish we ordered was incredible. My partner and I literally rolled... More 

1 Thank Kalene01
Norwich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We visited this restaurant at 5pm on a weekday after looking at all the good reviews. We made sure to look at their website first to make sure they served food at this time. We knew we would have to park a distance from the restaurant and walk as there is little parking close by. On arrival we were greeted... More 

Thank Freya S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Thursday evening for a work colleagues birthday. There were 11 of us and the service was very good. The quality of the dishes was so good and great value for money. Spoilt for choice as it was so lovely I wanted to try it all. Slightly off the beaten track and apparently you have to book for... More 

Thank 3fromNorwich
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

I visited here last night with my husband and we loved it so much, we booked to return for our anniversary in July. It does not look much from the outside and is tucked out of the way down king street but inside is really lovely and although compact, you are not on top of other tables and is very... More 

Thank Ebishop8
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

We reserved a table (over a week ago) for 8.30pm..just going on the great reviews from tripadvisor about the cocktails & tapas. We travelled from Essex for a weekend stay in Norwich. Although I table was for 8.30 we arrived very early (7.45) to hv a drink at the bar & didn't mind waiting at all. The cocktails a barman... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

If we didn't have a spree book then doubt we would visit, we tried the tapas dishes, which are all cooked fresh, what we had was very nice but it is pricey but then i think the ingredients we of a higher standard. So don't mind paying extra for better quality food but not one would would have tried without... More 

1 Thank Michele B
Norwich, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We've been meaning to go for a while, several people have recommended 42 - I liked the menu some really interesting dishes like squid with kimchi, some Mediterranean and others with an asian twist. The service was attentive - the food delivered in good time. I did think the dishes for a lunch were just a tad more money than... More 

1 Thank zenaLee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
International, Bar, Mediterranean, British
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 King street, Norwich Nr1 1pd, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1603 623971
We are a friendly little cocktail and world tapas bar in central Norwich. We change the menus fairly regularly keeping things interesting and seasonal and put alot of love into what we do. We have an extension selection of spirits and a lovely selection of wines and beers. We are open from 10am - midnight Monday to Saturday. Serving coffee, lunch and tapas. Whether you want a well crafted cocktail, a tasty tapas dish or of course both, we are happy to have you! Hope to see you soon...

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