Eat in Harleston

Eat & Drink in Harleston

Harleston has a full variety of places to eat or pick up a snack.  Whatever you want, from a full sit down meal in a Restaurant, a light bite at Lunch Time or a Coffee Shop, or a simple Fast Food or Take Away to eat at your leisure. There will be something for you.

Most of the places are in the town centre, those that are outside have a walking and driving time from the market square.

[ Restaurants ]

Momiji Japanese Restaurant and Bar

A Japanese restaurant and bar, based upon the hugely popular type of casual eating/drinking establishment known in Japanese as IZAKAYA. Serving a range of cooked dishes in Set Menus or a la carte dishes as well as Sushi platters and sashimi. Booking recommended

Tel: 01379 852288
Address: 74 London Road, Harleston. IP20 9BZ

The Swan Hotel

If you to want to see the sort of Inn that our coaching forbears knew, stop at the Swan at Harleston, King Henry VIII was not long dead where the oldest part of the building was erected.

You can be sure of a warm welcome and friendly service in a delightful building featuring original 16th century beams, enormous inglenook fireplaces and an arched courtyard.

The hotel serves traditional food in both the restaurant and bar and has a locally renowned carvery on Sundays. It also features a large function room and luxury hotel accommodation, perfect for business visits, corporate events, functions and wedding parties.

Tel: 01379 852221
Address: The Thoroughfare, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 9DQ

J D Young Hotel (The Magpie)

J.D. Young Hotel Harleston is a 15th century Norfolk Coaching Inn, formerly known as the Harleston Magpie Hotel.

The luxurious dining area has the right ambience for any occasion. Meals use only the best quality meat and seasonal vegetables from local producers to create truly mouth watering cuisine, freshly cooked to your preference. Menus change seasonally and there is also an extensive and imaginative bar menu. All dietary requirements are catered for whether diabetic, gluten free or vegetarian.

You can also enjoy a hearty breakfast, lunch, high tea or just have a rich Italian coffee.

Tel: 01379 852822
Address: 2-4 Market Place, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 9AD

Wortwell Bell

The Mid Anglia CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year for 2017, serving a wide range of beers, ciders, ales and wines. The selection of cask ales is rotated, so there should be a new or different beer available to try.
There is a fresh and varied menu including delicious steaks and burgers, featuring Chef's Specials and with fresh fish delievered daily. Gluten free and vegetarian dishes are also available.

There is plenty of customer parking, a spacious and private beer garden, and free Wi-Fi. Well behaved 4 legged friends are always welcome.

Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 12:00 - 20:30, Friday and Saturday: 12:00 - 21:00, Sunday roast dinners: 12:00 - 16:00.

Steak Nights are  on the second Monday of each month, Quiz Nights for up to 6 people on the thrid Wednesday of each month.  From April - October, on the third Saturday of each month - Classic Vehicle Club at 14:00, bring along any classic vehicle or just come down to see them.

2.1 miles outside of town centre: Walk 44 mins, Car 6 mins.

Tel: 01986 788025
Address: 52 High Road, Wortwell

Taste of Raj

A tandoori and balti restaurant in the centre of town.

Tel: 01379 854559
Address: 20-24 Broad Street, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 9AZ

The Red Lion

A charming 18th century public house, The Red Lion offers the finest traditional 'pub grub' with a splendid selection of local beers all served to you by friendly and dedicated staff. Be prepared for great service from a happy team who really enjoy their job. Whilst still most definitely a pub with a thriving bar trade, the scrumptious food has brought a new following; whether you're after a quick snack or a slap-up feast with family and friends, there is some serious eating to be done here. Wonderfully fresh, seasonal produce with unusual twists on old favourites are always available, the Special's Board changes regularly taking advantage of the best the local markets have to offer.

At the rear is an extensive decked terrace with shade from sun and rain! There is a beautiful, large and secure garden suitable for children, with a bouncy castle, swings, slide and a sand pit. There are also guinea pigs and fish to keep youngsters amused whilst the parents sit back and relax.

1.9 miles outside of town centre: Walk 37 mins, Car 8 mins.

Cardinals Hat

Central lounge bar in modern setting. Pub is locally known as 'The Cap'

Tel: 01379 853748
Address: 23 The Thoroughfare, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 9AS

The Old Kings Head

A Grade-II-listed building with origins dating back to the 13th Century, specialising in stone baked pizza, pasta, salads, dough balls, dipping bread (with beautiful olive oil), hand made puddings, home baked cakes, lovely coffee and teas.

A vast selection of gins that is currently 148 and still growing!  Not forgetting a great old world wine list and ever increasing beer list:  All the real ales are from East Anglia along with the ciders and house lager.

Opening hours: Tuesday - Thursday: 10:00 - 22:00, Friday and Saturday: 10:00 - 23:00, Sunday: 10:00 - 21:00. Main menu served from 12:00 until one hour before closing time.

Outside of town centre: Car 11 mins.

Tel: 01379 668843
Address: 50 The Street Brockdish Diss IP21 4JY

[ Lunch Time and Coffee Shops]

Apiary Cake and Coffee House

If you have a passion for great coffee, fresh from the oven pastries and cakes, and the buzz of cafĂ© culture, drop in and immerse yourself in the great atmosphere and smells of fresh coffee and baking. The finely crafted coffee  comes from Paddy & Scott’s, local masters in the art of slow-roasting. Melt-in-the-mouth cakes, scones, pastries and breads come hot from the cafe’s ovens every day. 

The new Apiary Delicatessen stocks a great range of cheese and fine food, and more of the region's best produce are being introduced from the wealth of farmers, growers and cooks based within a few miles of Harleston.

Tel: 01379 852211
Address: 3 The Thoroughfare, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 9AH

The Broken Egg

The Broken Egg cafe, based in Hill Farm, is a short walk from Harleston, with foot paths from the town centre, providing breakfasts, light bites, lunches, desserts, cakes, afternoon teas and a roast lunch every Sunday. The menu is influenced by produce from the farm, and the availability of seasonal local ingredients. Food provenance is central, not only sourcing beef, lamb and free range eggs from the farm but working with other local farmers, local villagers and food producers too. Browse Hill Farms meats and free range eggs, get frosty with Danns Ice Cream; cast a spell over the Wizard Wands and peruse the local wines and ales.

Billy and Daisy, the resident pygmy goats, are a big attraction. They have a play area just outside the cafe, and love meeting people - they will often perform on their see-saw for you!

Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 08.30 - 16.30

1.0 mile outside of town centre: Walk 19 mins, Car 4 mins.

Tel: 01379 671322
Address: The Broken Egg, Hill Farm, Redenhall Road, Harleston. IP20 9QN

The Egg 'n' Easel Cafe

Delicious, freshly prepared hot and cold drinks, breakfasts, cooked lunches, sandwiches and scones. Vegetarian and vegan options and gluten free choices. Dogs welcome during the day.Free wifi, pretty garden and mocktails.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 09.30 - 14:30.

Set three course menu on Friday evenings (bring your own alcohol):18.30 - 21.30

Tel: 01379 854939
Address: 37 The Thoroughfare, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 9AS

The Farmers Kitchen

Hearty breakfasts, delicious lunches, cakes and pastries are served in the relaxed eatery using the best of local ingredients. Everything is made from scratch and to order. Specials change weekly.

Enjoy a civilised afternoon tea with family or friends. Norfolk cordial fizz on arrival (or prosecco if you prefer a bottle) finger sandwiches, warm scones with jam and cream, and a selection of cakes and macarons.

Delicious coffee, cakes, scones, sandwiches, rolls and scotch eggs are also available to take away.

There is also a Farm Shop, full details can be found in the 'Shop' section of the website.

Breakfast is served from 08:30 to 14:30, lunch from 12:00 to 14:30

Outside of Harleston town centre: Car 6 mins.

Tel: 01986 788315
Address: Alburgh, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 0EP

Mark's Kitchen

Tel: 01379 852644
Address: 5-7 Church Street, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 9BB

Marsh Larder

The cafe is situated at Shotford Hall on the outskirts of Harleston.  Its position gives the farm it a unique character with its steep fields, open views and the marshland meadows where the cattle graze. 

The cafe has a selection of homemade and freshly prepared food: homemade cakes, afternoon teas, soup, sandwiches, toasties and paninis with a wide variety of fillings, and a scrumptious breakfast menu, including the Super Shotford breakfast or a vegetarian option (breakfast served until 3pm).

Cycling and ramblers groups are welcome - there is plenty of outside covered space where bikes can be left and there is seating both inside and outside.

Opening hours: Saturday and Sunday 09:00 - 16:00

1.0 miles outside of town centre: Walk 21 min; Car 5 min.

Tel: 01379 854714
Address: Shotford Hall, Low Road, Harleston IP20 9QT

Cornucopia at the Corn Exchange

The Parlour Tea Rooms are situated within the Arcade at Cornucopia, which has an eclectic mix of shops, stalls and cabinets for customers to browse through.

The Tea Rooms serve breakfasts, lunch and afternoon teas and are fully licensed, and you can eat indoors or al fresco in the Parlour Alley Gardens.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00 to 17:00 and Sunday 11.30am to 16.30pm.

Tel: 01379 854500
Address: 5 Exchange Street, Harleston IP20 9AB

Tudor Bakehouse and Coffee Shop

The Tudor Bakehouse coffee shop in Harleston serves a range of hot and cold freshly made snacks and drinks.

Pop in and enjoy a slice of pizza, filled jacket potatoes, bacon baps, pies, sandwiches, sausage rolls, salads and wraps as well as the famous Tudor Bakehouse spuddies. Treat yourself to a delicious freshly baked cake, biscuit or pastry as well as a variety of coffees, teas and soft drinks.

The Tudor Bakehouse is licensed so you can also enjoy a glass of wine over lunch.

Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 07:00 - 16.30

Tel: 01379 854056
Address: The Thoroughfare, Harleston, Norfolk. IP20 9AH

Yakety Yak Tea Room

The owners have created a welcoming atmosphere with a 1940s and ‘50s era vintage tea room on Bullock Fair Close. Choose from 18 varieties of loose leaf tea, served in a traditional tea pot with bone china tea cups and saucers. Enjoy handmade cakes, scones and cream teas in the best British tradition. The extensive menu also features breakfasts, sandwiches, Ploughman’s and salads. The tea room is wheelchair accessible and has high chairs for toddlers. Private hire can also be arranged, for your own special function. Owners with dogs BIG and small always welcome.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 09:00 - 18:00, Sundays 10am 10:00 - 14:00

Tel: 01379 855484
Address: 7B Bullock Fair Close, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 9AT

[ Fast Food and Take Away ]

Full Moon Chinese Takeaway

Tel: 01379 853087
Address: 32-34 Broad Street, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 9AZ

Istanbul Kebab

Tel: 01379 855199
Address: 9 The Thoroughfare, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 9AH

Kam Moon Chinese Takeway

Tel: 01379 853649
Address: 3 Church Street, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 9BB

KM Fish & Chips

Tel: 01379 854648
Address: 30 Broad Street, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 9AZ

Normans Fish and Chip Shop

Tel: 01379 852242
Address: 12 London Road, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 9BW

Thai Chai

Tel: 01379 854 477
Address: 10 London Road, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 9BW



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