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“Excellent Meal”

Stoke Mill Contemporary Fine Dining
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $26 - $64
Cuisines: European, British, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: A Fine old watermill where Colmans Mustard began in 1814 now fully renovated into a Contemporary Fine Dining Restaurant.
Norwich, United Kingdom
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234 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“Excellent Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2014

We had an excellent meal here last night as a party of 8. The older members of our group had all eaten here a long time ago and had good memories of it. The Mill is still in the original family's ownership but has been refurbished to a really high standard.

The dining room was cool, bright and airy with a welcoming bar area including a little terrace with river view that would be fantastic to have a drink on if Summer ever arrives. We were greeted warmly by the staff at the bar and offered drinks straight away. Good wine list with a broad selection and fair prices. The menu was also really good with a range and prices similar to what you would expect in the fine dining restaurants in Norfolk.

The food was absolutely fantastic though and a cut above the competition. The little extras like the hot fresh bread, and fresh cheese straws were a really nice touch, and we were pleased to see no side dishes with the main dishes instead being substantial enough to fill you up (still leaving room for the equally excellent and large deserts).

Service from the owner and his team was friendly and efficient and not in your face. They knew the menu well and offered good advice. Really looking forward to going back already!

  • Visited June 2014
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5 Thank AaronB101
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Norwich
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2014

This restaurant is in a fantastic location - and having lived in Norfolk for nearly 30 years I had somehow never heard of it! Food, drinks and service all great. The staff were welcoming and helpful. The food was very tasty and well presented. Slightly pricey however you pay for what you get and you receive great food and service! We'd recommend it to others, however we probably won't go back for a while as found the main menu limited and would have the same thing again! It's probably more of a special occasion restaurant for us. The atmosphere was lovely with bright modern decor however felt slightly noisy for a romantic meal for 2 - but I suppose that is because it is so popular and busy - it took me a few attempts before I managed to secure a booking!

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Jo P
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Stunning setting, fantastic food and great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2014

We visited Stoke Mill with friends from overseas on Thursday evening - the place is a hidden gem. We were early so had a quick walk down to the river, the neighbours "Private Property" sign made us laugh. We were made very welcome and had a drink at the bar while we looked at the menu, it took a while to decide as pretty much all of the options sounded good. The staff all knew their menu and what each dish consisted of, there was also a set two or three course menu which was good value and quite flexible. The service was superb, as was the food and atmosphere. At no time did we feel rushed or watched over while we ate, however the staff were attentive and professional throughout. We also got a sneak peek at the new fine dining room which will be opening soon - looked very inviting for larger parties or people wanting a more intimate dining experience.

All in all a memorable evening, we would definately return again. The cost for five people with drinks and three courses was well worth the money for the quality experience we received.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank niknorfolk
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“excellent venue; and food; and wine; and service etc!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2014

My lady friend and I visited this restaurant in June with our best buddies because we had been advised that the whole dining experience was one to be sampled.

All of the previous positive reviews should be taken as read ...

... but please do not take my word for it ...

... come and sample Stoke Mill at your earliest convenience!!

All I will say is that the 4 of us dining together, we each tried different items from each section of the menu, and every single morsel of food was devoured!!

The wine list was very much appreciated too!!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank paulchristy
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Underwhelmed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2014

The whole place is underwhelming food and atmosphere . Dark ,dull and way to hot inside the restaurant. The man who I believe is the owner is bordering on rude . All the other staff are fine . The food was ok having just been to Roger Hickmans this sadly lacks the charm or the quality . We will not be returning . I'm finding it hard understand all the five star reviews ....maybe we had an off night ?

Visited May 2014
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5 Thank ElsieEffie
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