Farmyard

4.5
359 reviews
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£25 and under
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Contemporary British
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Farmyard is a Norwich based 'Bistronomy' style restaurant, where a relaxed 'bistro' experience meets the top quality produce and vibrant flavours normally found in "gastronomic" fine dining joints.

Everything is prepared in our open kitchen, including the sourdough bread, baked every day using our "mother" and our handmade butter. Meat, fish and vegetables are cooked over charcoal on our "Bertha" oven for incredible flavour.

Our approach is simple; handpicked ingredients, great cooking, carefully chosen wine and knowledgeable service in a refreshingly contemporary space.

Open every day from Tuesday to Saturday we serve a daily changing a la carte menu using produce sourced from some of Norfolk's most passionate producers. We also serve a 2 or 3 course set-price menu between 12 and 2.30pm for lunch and between 5.30pm and 6.30pm for pre theatre dining.

Exec Chef is Norfolk reared Andrew Jones.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary British, Modern European, Bistro
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Hours of Operation
Monday 5.30-9
Tuesday to Thursday 12 - 2.30 and 5.30 - 9
Friday and Saturday 12 - 2.30 and 5.30 - 10
Closed Sunday
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Phone number
01603 733188
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Andrew Jones
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Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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SH
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very lovely food, good service and nice relaxed atmosphere not for a quiet neal though ! Will definitely return 👍🏻

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j
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Was very impressed with the food there on Thursday 5th December, every course excellent and would highly recommend

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JB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Two courses of the three course set lunch menu. Both courses perfectly cooked and sufficient for a lunch. Excellent, efficient service, couldn’t fault a thing.

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DS
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

It was a very long time before our drinks order was taken when we sat down and the waiting staff seemed very nervous and unsure of themselves, including not being able to answer questions about the menu. I had a pumpkin risotto as one of only two vegetarian options and it was poor; undercooked pumpkin and hardly any brassicas which was listed as a key ingredient. I didn’t find the decor or lighting comfortable or enjoyable either. Sorry!

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KH
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love eating at Farmyard as they always deliver. I am so pleased that the beef wellington is back on the Christmas menu - please don’t ever take it off! The food is always exceptional and the mint chocolate flourless brownie was scrumptious #keeper

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DD
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our lunch on Saturday pre theatre. We had the 3 courses for 19.00 pound. Food was absolutely delicious. Service was great. You can see the chefs busily cooking. My daughter had red wine said it was the best she had tasted for a while. Would definitely recommend.

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J
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night thanks very much all at the farmyard , food, service, wine all fantastic will be seeing you again very soon

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JH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous! Really good food and excellent service. If back in Norwich one day we will definitely go back.

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RS
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch and attentive service, would highly recommend and the olive bonbons are a must.

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F
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Enjoyed my first visit, tried lots of new flavours and ingredients and had a great atmosphere. Only slight downside was having to ask for the bill a couple of times across 15 mins. It's what lost them a couple of stars on service as we were in a rush and the staff member we'd asked for the bill was just standing at the side for quite some time, so not busy. Having said all that I would definitely go again.

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OT
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, so tasty! Excellent service too.

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CB
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a first visit and it definitely will not be the last. The food was imaginative and executed superbly brought to the table by wonderful staff who knew exactly what the dishes were . Very good indeed.

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JB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’d seen several recommendations for this restaurant so when the opportunity arose I thought we’d give it a go. Friendly staff greeted us and explained everything. The choice of food was really good and different from the norm. The addition of using all local suppliers and seasonal vegetables was a real winner in my book. Everything from the Tempura cauliflower to the chargrilled steak was delicious. We shall certainly make a point of returning here in the near future. Just a footnote - the toilets were impeccably clean.

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CM
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another very special meal at Farmyard. It's great to watch the artistry of the chefs from your table. The ingredients are top quality and the imagination that goes into creating the menu is admirable. The whole experience is a real pleasure.

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PB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service; what more could you want!

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LH
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was really nice. Although we had to ask what a couple of the bits were it was lovely well cooked food. And the starters of olives stuffed with cheese & lightly fried in batter, AMAZING & the desert, the chocolate fudge bar AMAZING!!!!!

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TB
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was lovely, but the main star of the show was our waitress. She was so friendly and helpful and really made our evening. (Small girl (her own description!) we didn't get her name unfortunately).

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JS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A nice location in a part of Norwich I have not visited much before, and it was worth the visit! The food and service was excellent, with unique and interesting dishes served with local delicious produce.

The orange pudding was not at all what I was expecting when it arrived at the table, but it was a delight! The prices are very fair and despite being an average of £15 for a main course without sides, it is well worth the expense!

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g
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and very good service in pleasant surroundings. Comfortable and convenient.

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AC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great evening, good food, good wine, good service. Perfect for 2 friends catching up

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KG
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

A very nice meal was had at the famyard, the staff very helpful and well informed and premises spotlessly clean and the coffee was lovely!
My only criticism would be the orange/ginger sponge dessert whilst it tasted absolutely delicious I felt the portion size to be tiny and overly priced for £6.50
I would love to return another time soon.

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Second time we have eaten at Farmyard, and both times excellent. Very friendly staff, good service, nicely decorated restaurant with imaginative wall paintings.
The food features unusual takes on standard items, with very fresh seasonal ingredients. Portions are exactly right. Fish is well cooked, and always a selection available.
Excellent value, a really good place to eat in Norwich - and in one of the most interesting areas of the city, with small independent, often arty or antiques, shops.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and lovely food

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TJ
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a big fan of Farmyard. I have used it for business meetings and on Saturday I took my family there for lunch to celebrate my son's 18th birthday. I had terrine to start, followed by hake and triple cooked chips for main, with a coffee to finish off. It was superb once again and would highly recommend it to anyone.

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TD
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good choice of starters main and desserts. Terrine was amazing with home made Soda bread. Lovely choice for Main Recommend the pork. Desserts choose the cheese comes with home made Malt Loaf. Service was very efficient. Thank you for a fab evening

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JC
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful. We really enjoyed everything about our night out and meal.

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RH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food - attentive service. A little noisy but if you can put up with that you'll have a great time.

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MR
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, date night with the husband was not disappointed, definitely will be back. Amazing food, lovely staff.

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MB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Used it during Norwich restaurant week. Will go again and soon

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SC
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely place in Norwich for something a little different

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NE
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate during restaurant week and had the 3 course menu. The food was outstanding and served promptly on hot plates. The portion sizes were just right and we enjoyed every course. The Hake was perfectly cooked and the chocolate desert could only be described as amazing! The wine was excellent and a grape I havent tasted before. We have booked a table in December and we look forward to seeing you then.

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JH
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ate here this week , service and food really good, only one thing we were a bit disappointed with was the price of a glass of wine, lovely wine but a bit pricey !

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B
London
9 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Tasty food with moderate sized portions- 2 very thin strips of parsnips was a bit too minimal. Malt bread with cheese was to die for. Complimentary bottled water a nice touch incl fizzy. Will return.

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K
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely delicious meal. One of the best I’ve had in a VERY long time.

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L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My second visit to Farmyard and again very impressed. We went during Norwich Restaurant Week when they offer a reduced price set menu. Everything we ate was absolutely gorgeous, just wish we'd had room for pudding! One thing though - can you put the alcoholic content of your wines on the wine list - we chose the house red and it was really strong, bit too strong for a Monday night!

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NE
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went as part of Norfolk Restaurant Week and had an amazing dinner. Service couldn't have been better and the staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Every course was just amazing and the kitchen clearly know what their doing. I'd recommend this to anyone!

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GW
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was the best steak I’ve ever had! The whole family enjoyed the meal. Staff was very friendly price very reasonable

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GA
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent evening,great company and fab food, service was speedy and good price as well,will go again soon.

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M
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all enjoyed a lovely relaxing evening with excellent table service, food was brilliant

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r
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Norwich FABULOUS great value for money, the set menu is always great . Love this restaurant

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