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Review of Wiveton Bell

Wiveton Bell
Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Wiveton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $34
Cuisines: British, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Wiveton Bell is situated in the quite hamlet of Wiveton just a mile from the Coastal resorts of Blakeney and Cley. Opposite the Church and overlooking the village green the Bell has a sunny south facing garden with comfortable wicker seating perfect on a summers day. With an AA Rosette and awarded a Michelin Inspectors Favourite in 2016, the Bell is a well known foodie destination but at the same time as popular with locals popping in for a pint. The warmst warmest of welcomes awaits you along with everything you would expect from a traditional english Pub. Four local ales, dogs welcome in the bar, childrens menu, roaring fire in winter, candle lit by night..... the Bell has lots to offer ..so much so you might just want to stay the night. See web site for further details of the Pub and our six new stylish rooms.
Reviewed April 27, 2014

Visited this pub on Friday lunchtime with a wet briard dog. Made us feel very welcome. Lovely staff and the best ceaser salad I have ever had.

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1  Thank taniaholloway
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

We booked for a Thursday evening, at 18-00. The reception was friendly and efficient. Following a drink at the bar, we moved to our table. A friendly young lady took our order but seemed unduly rushed even though there were only a few tables occupied! We opted for the Breast of Duck, served on a bed of shallots and accompanied by 'warmed' beetroot and four or five boiled baby potatoes. The dishes arrived in good time. The duck was cooked carefully and was tender (although with the bad cutlery gave the impression of being tough !). The beetroot was cold as were the plates. The light sauce was good but with no means to soak it up, was a frustration. We would have preferred dauphinoise potatoes, which would have given the dish more substance. ( we were quite hungry!) and provide the means to finish the sauce. We were not asked how we enjoyed the dish? The cheese and deserts which followed were good. The choice and quality of the wines is good. In general the service was good but it was difficult to enter into eye contact with some members of the staff. One in particular who is polite but moves quickly through the room with head bowed avoiding contact. There are many good things about this place, but it could be better!

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Thank Caenydd
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

went to the wiveton bell last night for a meal with friends service was good even though they were fairly busy, i realise this is a fine dining restaurant but the actually quantity of food served to us although it was very good disappointed us for the price along with the up to 30 minute lead time between courses left us feeling a little hungry when we left which is not the idea when you are eating out. an average pretentious eating experience in my opinion

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1  Thank MrHackit
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Reviewed April 17, 2014

Let's start this review by saying that I had some reasonably good local asparagus, and a nice lemon sole with clams, at the Wiveton Bell. Unfortunately for my dining companion, who is a vegetarian, his main meal was awful. His choice was also limited by goat's cheese dishes repeated as a starter and main course on the menu. His red onion tarte tatin was made up of large under-cooked wedges of red onion, with no benefit of caramelisation, atop a puff pastry case.

Yes, we sent the tatin back and weren't charged for it, for which thanks to the excellent staff. My companion didn't want to risk a spontaneous veggie dish in replacement, when the tatin was so wide of the mark.

The descriptions on the menu were rather misleading. The parmesan 'panacotta' accompaniment to the asparagus was a solid mousse, and so would have benefitted from some toast. There was a large blob of goat's cheese on top of the tatin, whereas a 'salad' was promised. The 'chocolate orange fondants' were a crust over a hot liquid - and managed to be stodgy with it!

Really, there wasn't anything the staff could do to make up for the food. I heard at another restaurant that this is a new chef. If so, give knowledgeable diners what they are expecting from the menu, and things can only get better.

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2  Thank Tiller5
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

We enjoyed the best roast pork, beef and biggest yorkshire puddings here. Dessert was pretty amazing too.

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Thank Anne W
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