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“Very very good.”

Roger Hickman's restaurant
Ranked #6 of 823 Restaurants in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 26 - US$ 77
Cuisines: European, British
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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“Very very good.”
Reviewed 27 April 2012

We were recommended to this restaurant by our hosts at 38 and what an excellent recommendation. This small restaurant and staff go out of their way to make one feel comfortable and relaxed. Our food was sublime, the service was never rushed, and all was a leisurely experience that we still remember with pleasure.

  • Visited December 2011
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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Sublime food, excellent value set price lunch”
Reviewed 25 April 2012

I have previously reviewed this restaurant, however after visiting again today, I wanted to emphasise the quality of the food, and the value of the set price lunch (£18 for two courses, £22 for three) All the food we were served was cooked to perfection, lovely Salmon starter and Halibut main course. Good value wines served by the glass. Unobtrusive service, and would say it is one of the best restaurants in Norwich

  • Visited April 2012
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Norwich
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent food, good service.”
Reviewed 25 April 2012

We visited here on a Satueday evening, every table was full which is a good sogn in my opinion! Food was lovely, lobster salad outstanding, venison perfectly cooked (I wasn't so sure about the shepherds pie accompanying it but that was just my taste) and the carrot cake dessert was exceptional! Everyone in the party enjoyed their food.

Only slight criticism was I have had better service in other restaurants such as Delias and Bishops... waitress seemed a little stressed or nervous and the waiter looked slightly embarrassed when describing the dishes.

Overall a pleasant experence!

  • Visited April 2012
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London
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“Truly excellant to rival to some of London's best restaurants”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

I went to Hickman's expecting a good meal having heard about it through family, but was amazed at the quality of the food, service and overall experience. Every course was enjoyable as the other, and each of the dishes enjoyed by the party of three were equally well turned out. The restaurant is relatively small and very friendly, and it is clear that each dish is prepared with care and attention. I am a Londoner with a love of eating in London's top restaurants and as an overall experience I enjoyed Hickman's alot more than the 1-2 Michelin star places London has to offer: friendly service, original flavours and presentation and all at a great price. The wine list also has a few gems on it at a good price. Hard to beat.

  • Visited March 2012
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Norwich England
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“Improved greatly in 2 years - food still of superb quality, inventiveness & above all taste, but now all else matches”
Reviewed 19 April 2012

Four of us first came here about 2 years ago in Feb 2010, only a couple of weeks after the opening. The Food was good, but the atmosphere, service and the pricing levels were very disappointing. We felt on edge then. Two years I'm delighted to say, have made a real improvement to everything that was wrong before. The service is so much better now coming with smiles and discrete attention. We felt relaxed and happy to be there. The occasion of lunch was a thoroughly enjoyable one. We had the set lunch menu at £20 for 3 courses. Now that's astonishing value for money, for food of this quality, inventiveness & presentation. I've paid more for 3 courses in a down at heel pub, and here we are at one of the finest restaurants in Norwich. Roger the chef/owner is in our view, a worthy successor to David Adlard who was the previous chef/owner. Wonderful continuity has been achieved here, for Roger was David's head chef in this very restaurant. Wines available by the glass were very good, and considering the surroundings not too pricey. The pudding wines were very "moreish". All in all we're very glad we went back, and we shall not leave it as long before our next visit. Whose Birthday is it next?

  • Visited April 2012
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