Markets throughout the area offer an impressive selection of local fish and shellfish – and along the coast many small stalls offer the latest catch. Mussels, in particular, are of high quality and excellent crabs, too, are readily available, along with scallops, shrimps, and the local delicacy samphire.
You will find locally caught seafood and fish in many pubs, with more and more regional restaurants meeting the growing trend for local produce, whatever the season. You will find that Norfolk-grown food takes pride of place on a great many menus in West Norfolk restaurants, being key ingredients of everything from top-of-the-range Michelin star fine dining, to casual tapas – not to mention excellent Italian, Thai, Indian, Chinese and Greek cuisine.
For a real treat, fresh fish & chips – eaten in one of Hunstanton’s friendly family-run ‘chippies’, or on the Green – is a culinary highlight for many visitors. Teas are also particularly enjoyed, with marvellous cafés to be discovered in many towns and villages, and delicious homemade cakes and snacks served at most of the stately homes and attractions in the area.
There are regular farmers’ markets where you can buy locally grown produce. Superb delicatessens, farm shops and several ‘pick your own’ fruit and vegetable farms can be found throughout West Norfolk, selling a huge range of fresh local produce and speciality foods.
Browse through our growing list of local produce suppliers and venues.