My wife and were staying near Swaffham while on a short break holiday. We went up on our last night to look for somewhere to eat as there was only one option in the little village which was our base.
Having eaten at an excellent Russian restaurant in the town earlier in the week we wanted something different. In the main area there seemed to be only pub and ethnic food to choose from and we were not in the mood for either. We spotted Nicos and although I am fairly ambivalent about Italian Restaurants, back home at least, we decided we better plump for somewhere. As is sometimes the case with unplanned choices, luckily this turned out well for us.
We were greeted in a very friendly manner and seated immediately. The restaurant is small with a very cosy and relaxed atmosphere.
We had mixed garlic mushrooms, olives, mixed salad and lovely garlic bread to start. All very tasty. My wife had a recommended house wine which she judged to be delicious. I had a bottle of the ubiquitous Peroni.
My wife's main was a baked aubergine dish which she said was fresh tasting and delicious. It certainly was a generous portion. I had a fillet of sea bass served on a bed of courgettes in batter and with a light butter and lemon sauce. Perfectly cooked very large fillet of bass accompanied by tasty sautéed potatoes made for a delicious dish. A good espresso and a limoncello each rounded off the meal.
Perhaps a little expensive compared to other options in the square but then again what can you do about the price of good fish.
The food, service and relaxed atmosphere made for one of those very pleasant evenings that quite simply works. We will be back in the area and Nicos is on our list to eat when we are.