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Could Cromer be the cuisine capital of Norfolk?

As anyone who’s been to Cromer will know, the town is home to an excellent choice of restaurants, cafes and farmers’ markets. Whether you’re a fan of fresh seafood, can’t get enough of traditional British cuisine or just love your fresh fruit and veg, you’ll find something in Cromer to tickle your taste buds.


With such a wide array of culinary delights on offer, this week we’re asking if Cromer could actually be the cuisine capital of Norfolk and, if so, where can you get the best grub in town?


Cromer Crab


The best quality crab in the UK, and one of the tastiest crustaceans found anywhere in the world, Cromer crab is one of the town’s culinary highlights. These tasty brown crabs are caught off the shores around Cromer. Thanks to the nutrient-packed water they live in, the crabs are particularly flavoursome, tender and fragrant. They also have a relatively high proportion of white meat to brown, which has made them popular with diners around the world.


You can sample Cromer crab in many of the cafes and restaurants in the town. Or, if you really want to get to grips with this Norfolk classic, pay a visit to the annual World’s Best Crab Sandwich competition and taste the very best the region has to offer.


Fish and chips


Although Cromer may be best known as the home of British crab, the town does very well when it comes to other seafood too. Like many seaside resorts around the UK, Cromer boasts an excellent choice of fish and chip shops. Simply take a stroll along the seafront and you’re guaranteed to find delicious fresh battered fish and mouth watering chips. You’ll have to sample a few while you’re in the area and let us know which you think are the best.


Fruit and veg


Norfolk has long been known for its fertile fields and rich harvests and the countryside around Cromer is no exception. During the summer months, there are a number of farms where you can pick your own fruit and veg straight from the fields. What’s more, many of the pubs and restaurants in and around the town serve up locally sourced ingredients, so even if you don’t have time to pick your own you can still try some of our fantastic produce.


If this has got your tummy rumbling and your juices flowing, it’s time to book your trip to Cromer. Stay with us while you’re in town and you’ll be able to sample some delicious dishes right here in our very own Bolton’s Bistro. Take a look around our site today to find out more.


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