The Norfolk Riddle

Why The Norfolk Riddle?

The restaurant is named after the riddles used to sort potatoes, a key crop here in Norfolk, and part of the answer to the riddle of sustaining farming in the 21st century. Vintage riddles, looking like giant sieves, hang in the restaurant.  

Food & Drink Philosophy

We try where appropriate to source our ingredients locally, finding the finest quality produce from local suppliers and employers, this is key to the survival of this beautiful corner of the country that I’m proud to say is ‘where I’m from’

This is why we use Barsbys Produce of Kings Lynn to supply us with our fruit and vegetables, they are a very focused supplier caring about finding fine local produce, as well as a great mix of produce from all over the country.

We use Arthur Howells Butchers in Wells-Next-The-Sea, who have been supplying quality locally sourced meat to the area since 1889 and I have used in all of the kitchens I have worked in since 1995.

Fish comes fresh daily from Coles of Kings Lynn, again very good quality and as local as it can be they are also bearers of the royal standard showing that they have been approved to supply the royal households at Sandringham and Anmer Hall. If it’s good enough for her majesty, then is good enough for me!

Beers and ciders come from the Norfolk brew house in Hingringham and Whinn Hill ciders respectively.

And wines come from William Mason Fine Wines whose office is based in Attleborugh.

In my kitchen I like to treat each ingredient with care and respect keeping recipes simple and just trying to bring out the natural flavours of the quality produce that we buy.


Special Offers

We will be doing a special Mothers Day menu on the 6th of March which will be priced at £21.50 for 2 courses and £26.50 for three courses why not treat your dear old mum

Opening Hours

The Norfolk Riddle

Tuesday-Saturday 12.00pm - 2pm and Tuesday - Saturday 6.00pm - 9pm, Sundays 12-4pm  

Nelsons Fish & Chip Takeaway

Tuesday-Saturday 12pm - 8pm, Sunday 12-4pm  


The Norfolk Riddle 01328 821903

If you cannot find availability at the time you want to book, it is always worth calling us directly and we will see if we are able to help.