Erpingham House

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Vegetarian / Vegan

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Erpingham house is a 100% plant-based and mostly gluten-free restaurant in the heart of Norwich's historic tombland. In the shadows of the cities cathedral, Erpingham house serves delicious, healthy food in a tapas style, using a range of cuisines from around the world to create a diverse food & drink. People of all food tastes will enjoy colourful, beautiful and wholesome food in a beautiful listed building dating back to the late 1890s.

We are also zero plastic, using VegWare plant-plastics in an effort to preserve the environment. We will always be 100% free-from animal products, although absolutely open to everyone to enjoy lunch, brunch, dinner & drinks!
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DA
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, staff could not do more and the food was delicious - highly recommended!

CE
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being a big meat eater I didn't now whether the food would satisfy me but I was more than happy with the quality and unique menu that was on offer. Staff were always on hand and more than happy to help in anyway. We will definitely be going back again.

OT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Family dining out, service was a bit slow but overall we enjoyed our visit. The cauliflower starter was way over a palatable sodium level, everything else was good. We got the “adult” margarita pizza for our kids but they wouldn’t eat the toppings (arugula, cherry tomatoes, unidentifiable sauces) so I put it on the mac n cheese side (this was a genius idea and they should make it a dish) We had the nacho bowl and the Buddha bowl, both very good. The kids loved the dough balls.

M
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for my daughter's birthday, we brought a cake and the waitress put a firework sparkler on it, what a lovely touch, thank you

ML
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful experience, the staff were lovely and atmosphere was perfect for the occasion. The food was unreal, so delicious, even my meat eating boyfriend raved about it. Great value for money. I will be returning many more times

C
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Perfect. Only slight downside was service was a tiny bit slow

OT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really delicious food!

PH
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

We had a Terribletime, 3 of us waited an hour for food and a drink , only to have inedible food delivered , tough, cold and obviously from frozen ! we left everything and luckily we were not charged for any meal , l staff are pleasant enough ,but too casual , they did apologise and only charged for our drinks which did appear 45mins in! One drink was not the first choice , as they had run out of the gin ! But I paid the £18.75 , in fact I paid £20 as I got no change back! and we left as I had a theatre booking and l was late ! If not l would have questioned that charge for those drinks as I believe the least they should have done was offer the drinks on the house! Not professional at all , which is a shame !

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service at Erpingham House were exemplary. Despite being busy, the service was delivered with a smile and the food was impecable; beautifully presented and wonderful flavours. We will be back again soon.

M
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great special offer on lunch with booking through open table. Great veg menu and very tasty food with efficient friendly service. Wish there were more real flowers and plants rather than all the fake ones that are such a big part of the decor of this beautiful old building.

L
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent!!! Waitress was so helpful, food was great, very filling! Also had the tropical punch mocktail, was so tasty!!

KS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Very disappointed with the whole experience. Thought we were going to a vegan restaurant but it was more like a cafe, with very little choice unless you wanted burgers or pizza. Have had a better choice of food in pubs.

ZB
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

So nice to find decent vegan junk food- its usually so healthy! The decor is amazing too- v instagramable

F
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, great vegan and gluten free choices, loved it.

HB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my 2nd visit to Erpingham House and again we had a lovely meal.

My husband isn't vegan but I am, he has really enjoyed his plant based meals here and so have I. It's great to have so many delicious choices.

We noticed that they also do a pizza take-away service which we may well use next time we visit Norwich.

DH
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We ate here for my 18th Birthday and I can honestly my whole meat-eating family and me being a vegetarian loved it!! It’s a tad expensive (£14 for a burger) but it was so worth it!! Unfortunately it is not accessible for a wheelchair user as there are 4 large steps at the front and both bathrooms are upstairs but if you let them know in advance they can try to accommodate you as best as possible (My family was seated in a private room on the ground level) Also there are so many photoshoot places for instagram!

OT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff and food . Going again for sure

J
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Everytime I've been the staff have been unprofessional. Leaning on the bar chatting loudly to friends whilst we were waiting to order, no idea about allegen information (and what was given conflicted the previous information given). I was given a list of gluten free food written on a scrap of paper.
One of the pizza's we ordered had a long hair in it.
I think this could be a really nice resturant but the staff need to up their game

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

I booked it as a birthday meal with 2 other friends. Took 15 minutes for them to even bring the menu over to us. Supposed to have coconut bacon on the salad, they said they would bring some over, had to ask again and they said that there wasn’t any left. They didn’t even come over to let us know! We were told they would knock something off the bill for this but they didn’t.
Food was very good, but service poor.

S
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We arrived a little early but there wasn’t a table set up for us and they brought some together whilst we waited - considering there were 3 other tables taken it wasn’t ideal. Service was slow (taking the emptiness into consideration), food has been better before. My Caeser salad came with tomatoes rather than coconut bacon as listed on the menu, the waiting staff didn’t mention this. Mac & cheese and brownie was yum. I’ve preferred previous visits but would come back and try again.

OT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time we had tried this restaurant and we were blown away by how delicious the food was. The place is decorated really nicely and was nice and open and airy. The staff were extremely pleasant and attentive and overall we will definitely be returning!

HZ
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Was a lovely lunch, and reasonable price with the offer. Lovely environment and nice food. Would like more steamed vegetables next time!!

SS
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The problem with plant based food is that it some how attracts a price tag, which if you are commuting to supporting places like this should be somewhat prepared to pay for. Unfortunately, we felt the food lacked a depth in flavour. After convincing my friends to come and have lunch with us, we hoped that the extra price would be forgotten about, alas it didn’t quite. The ambience, was a little flat, music would have been nice to be played. The decor, albeit trend led, lacked a little finesse. Alas. Respect to them for pushing this movement as others should. It just didn’t live up to our expectations. Staff were friendly.

V
Berlin
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for dinner after a day browsing around in Norwich. It is a beautiful place with very friendly staff. We felt welcome and pampered. The setting is amazing. We had the cheese platter and Asian style Jackfruit. Never had better Jackfruit before. Definitely a place to go if you are looking for something special!

F
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 2service 4ambience 3

First vegan restaurant. Lovely place and the food was exceptional. Friendly and helpful staff made the experience great.

RW
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The waitress, lovely as she was, got our order wrong, bringing dessert pancakes as a starter which meant a lengthy wait before we got to eat. 2 families (out of 2, it wasn't busy) allowed their noisy toddlers to clamber over the chairs and run around the tables unchecked which boils my blood. However, the food quality was excellent and the menu choices encourage you to return. So 5 stars for the food, 4 for the service ( everyone makes mistakes) & a generous 2 for ambience.

JS
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Slow service, slow food, over priced. Everything ok but would not go back or recommend to anyone

RD
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my partner been a couple of times now, awesome food lovely staff. Definitely the best place place for vegan food 😊.

J
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, amazing attentive service, atmosphere was calm and inviting, absolute pleasure.
My daughter loved the children’s vegan menu!

NG
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

The food wasn’t bad don’t get me wrong. The menu was clever and the sweet potato fries deserve a special mention as they were top notch.
As for the atmosphere the tree in the centre and is beautiful but looks as though it’s trying to distract you from the back of the bar with glasses stacked everywhere.
The decider was the service. There’s no hiding from the fact it was terrible, the staff were friendly don’t get me wrong but not attentive, repeatedly dropping glasses, banging behind the bar, forgetting drinks orders. So based on that I wouldn’t return.

c
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a really nice restaurant serving lovely, fresh, tasty food. The service is very good. I'm not a vegetarian or vegan but enjoyed eating here.

OT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and innovative menu, LOVED the Fsh & Chips!

CB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the first time we had been to the restaurant and we weren’t disappointed. Lovely place, lovely food and lovely people. Than you for making the experience enjoyable. Definitely coming back again!

LW
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The ambience was lacking, with the decor a bit cliche possibly.

RC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely incredible Moving Mountains burger and 'fish' and chips (the batter is spot on). It's been a while since we've been to Erpingham and have to say that the current menu is our favourite yet.

EW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food here was outstanding, fantastic flavours great knowledge from servers. My vegetarian companion has not had such exciting food in years she said. Definitely be back. Banana blossom in batter was a revelation!

AS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been wanting to try erpingham house for ages and It certainly didn’t disappoint! Staff were super friendly and welcoming on arrival and the food was amazing! Will definitely been coming back again soon!

JF
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Instagrammable place! ordered cheeseburger and margherita pizza for mains and shared cbd brownie. burger was lovely, pizza and brownie were mediocre. ambience is great for a quiet lunch but ocassionally had to stop as was disturbed by massive flies (might have killed one!). Building is a bit run down but accepted that as maybe part of the charm? Service is OK, had to wait 20mins for our brownie. I don't think I'll be coming back, it was a nice experience though.

a
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely decor, decent choice of meals and drinks, friendly staff, prompt service. Partner loved his pizza, I enjoyed the f'sh and chips. The banana blossoms used as fish was fairly bland but the batter, tartare sauce and lovely crushed peas made up for it The only minus was that the table we were at had 2 seats, 1 fairly low chair and a fairly high banquette which meant my partner had to hunch forward to eat.

SV
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing how the fish and chips and American cheeseburger tasted like fish and meat! Probably the closest I’ve ever had, ice cream and lemon sponge also delicious. Lovely servers but could have been a little more attentive, otherwise fab!

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