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Browns Cafe- Restaurant


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Road side cafe- restaurant conveniently placed for many Norfolk/suffolk attractions- Go Ape!, Arboretum and Thetford Forest as well as an ideal place to stop en route to the Norfolk beaches.

Offering Breakfast from 9-noon, Lunch from noon-4pm and a rnage of snacks and drinks in between alongside special events.

Large and airy room with clean Parent and Baby changing and disabled bathrooms.

Outdoor seating area and covered outdoor seating.

Serves local produce - pork from Scotts Field Rare Breeds, John Allen eggs, fresh fish from the Norfolk coast and Rackham Farms beef alongside a range of fresh fruit juices.

All food is fresh and cooked to order from roasts to curries, meatballs to Tarte Tatin.

Free WiFi and well stocked bookshelves.

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  • LESuffolk&Norfolk

    10-Mar-2014 Report

    An absolutely fabulous cafe-restaurant discovered quite by chance en route to North Norfolk and completely family friendly.

    The proprietor has made the decision to maintain an airy, spacious interior with plenty of space to move around in and decent sized family tables placed in a sunny room. There are squishy leather Chesterfield sofas underneath the front windows with well stocked bookshelves nearby and free Wifi.

    Conveniently, the WiFi code has been displayed on a chalkboard saving customers the bother of having to ask for it.

    We sat outside on wooden benches it being a sunny warm day but there is also a large covered outside area too. The parking area surrounds the restaurant but is sufficiently separate so children (under supervision of course) will not be near reversing vehicles.

    The test of a home cooked menu is its length- the longer the menu, the less likely it is to be freshly prepared. Browns clearly home cooks fresh food to order with its well chosen A4 side of options. Breakfast includes a full English with eggs from local producers John Allen (two days old!) and bacon and sausage from Scotts Field rare breed large black pigs. We ordered scrambled eggs on toast(photographed above) and a bacon roll with the aforementioned bacon (which was eaten too fast to be photographed!).

    They were superb- bacon that actually tasted of pig, served crisp around the fat in a fresh bread roll- three large rashers too. The eggs were creamy, just set on excellent quality hand sliced bread. Prices are very good for such high quality food - just £3-95 for the roll.

    Service was swift, friendly and discreet. Bathrooms are very clean, spacious and there are baby changing and disabled facilities easily found too.

    We will be back to try out the Mature Norfolk cheddar, broccoli and red onion tart with caramelized onion chutney and beetroot salad and the glazed Norfolk blueberry and almond tart with homemade (HOMEMADE!) vanilla ice cream. Or the fresh whitebait from Kings Lynn spiced Spanish style with home made bread. Or the Fresh fish cooked in Peroni beer batter and thrice cooked chips from Adrian Garrett potatoes.

    The proprietor Mark Clayton deserves thunderous praise for his lovely restaurant and amazing food. Check out their coming website- browns-kitchen.com and follow them on twitter @brownskitchen.

    Browns restaurant did not solicit this review and we paid for our own food.

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