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JD Young, Harleston, Norfolk

JD Young

4.6
4.6
315 Reviews
£25 and under
British
When dining in our restaurant you will experience a warm and tranquil atmosphere with friendly and professional staff. Our luxurious dining area has the right ambience for any occasion from birthday’s to wedding’s or simply a night out for fantastic food accompanied by first class service. For a hearty breakfast, lunch or evening meal we can accommodate, or if you just feel like a rich Italian coffee by our roaring fire while reading from our extensive collections of literature we would be just as pleased to have your company.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Pan-Asian, Contemporary British

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 07:00–12:00 Sat, Sun 08:00–12:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–17:00 Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    01379 852822

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We have a private dining area, if you would like to book please call the hotel on 01379 852822

  • Area

    Harleston

  • Parking Details

    We have free parking to the rear of the hotel.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 315 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Best Ambience

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Sunday Lunch

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    British

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  1. SH

    SimonH

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Lovely ambience, good food. We had a lovely Sunday lunch experience

    JD YoungResponded 1 day agoThank you for your review, we hope to see you again soon!

  2. NJ

    NeilJ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Absolutely Apalling from Start to Finish .. Poor Service .. Some of Food had been left standing prior to being served and was stone cold .. we had been forgotten .. having been BBC a regular Customer for many years we will not be returning and C what made it even worse we took friends and told them how good it was !!!!
  3. AO

    AndrewO

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food3service5ambience3
    Service was good. Food was fine (average pub food) but not being able to put the tip on the credit card payment is idiotic and lazy
  4. S

    Spike

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    As always good food, relaxed atmosphere & lovely staff.

    JD YoungResponded 2 days agoThank you for your review and kind words! We look forward to your next visit!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and excellent food as always! 👍🏽

    JD YoungResponded on 27 June 2022Thank you for your review!

  6. RS

    RogerS

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience3
    On this occasions the kitchen was over booked and to wait an hour to get meal after the order. Booking was made two days in advance and my time was available. Obviously on this occasion they wanted the booking bot the kitchen service. FRont of house staff was good.

    JD YoungResponded on 28 June 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, all feedback is appreciated. We are very sorry to hear some of the aspects of your visit were not up to the high standard we strive for, We appreciate the criticism and as with all criticism we receive, will review it in due course. If you would like to discuss this further please do not hesitate to contact the hotel.

  7. RT

    RoseT

    Brighton

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    We arrived for our booking at 6.55 - the table was booked for 7pm. We were seated and given menus. Within just a couple of minutes we had drinks and our order was taken. From then on it went downhill. We waited ad waited and waited but no food came. Then food tarted to come for people who had arrived after us !!!! We spoke to the waitress who said she would find out where our food was. She are ack and sai it was’Just being plated up and would be with us in 5 minutes. 15 mins passed and still no food. y this time we were sorely tempted to walk out but not knowing the area we didn’t know where else to go. We then spoke to the waiter who told us it was almost ready and would be next out!!! When we mentioned that others were getting their food before us he did say this was because we had ordered ‘complicated food!’ Haddock and chips and a Thai green curry are not complicated, I could have gone out to the kitchen and cooked it myself in the time it was taking to serve us.Another 8 minutes passed and finally a plate of food did arrive in front of me, sadly it was not what I ordered. It was taken away. Then my husband curry arrived it of course he had to tart without me. The haddock and chips did arrive within 10 mins and I have to at that the food wa very good it was the service that let them down. We did get a lot of apologies from the serving staff but apologies do not make a meal perfect. I wouldn’t recommend J D Young’s to anyone just in case they go on another night when they are short staffed or just really busy

    JD YoungResponded on 24 June 2022We apologise that some of the aspects of your visit were not up to the high standard we strive for. All our food is cooked from fresh which can on occasions mean during busier times service can be slightly delayed. On this occasion, we can only apologise for the wait time you experienced with your food for the order to not be correct. We hope that our gesture of good will of a free meal & drink on the evening has been enough that you will consider visiting us in the future. Thankyou JD Young

  8. SE

    SusanE

    Norfolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    met with family for father's day - lovely food, great service

    JD YoungResponded on 21 June 2022Hi Susan, Thank you so much for your review! We hope to see you again!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely lovely meal out for father's Day food, service, ambience all fabulous 👍

    JD YoungResponded on 20 June 2022Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so happy you enjoyed your fathers day with us and hope to see you again soon!

  10. C

    enricoC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food, good size portions & lots of GF options.

    JD YoungResponded on 17 June 2022Hi Enrico, Thank you for your review! We hope to see you again soon!

  11. B

    Bash

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Staff outstanding, good solid pub food, only comment would be there are not many healthy options on the menu, I would be interested if they put a calorie count on the dishes!!!

    JD YoungResponded on 16 June 2022Hi Bash, Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit, and will review your comments in due course, Hope to see you again soon!

  12. LP

    LynnP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal. Good service.pleasant staff. Only downside is that it's very noisy.

    JD YoungResponded on 16 June 2022Hi Lynn, thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. We appreciate the criticism and as with all criticism we receive will review it in due course.

  13. C

    Claire

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Lovely food & good service, music too loud. Have to raise your voice to speak across the table

    JD YoungResponded on 16 June 2022Thank you for your review, we appreciate the criticism and as with all criticism we receive will review it in due course.

  14. P

    stevenP

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and staff were brilliant. Will return soon.

    JD YoungResponded on 16 June 2022Thank you for your lovely review, We hope to see you again soon!

  15. J

    June

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We really enjoyed our meal on 7-6-22. The food was very good as was the service and friendliness - so thank you for making our anniversary very special.

    JD YoungResponded on 9 June 2022Hi June, Thank you for such a lovely review, We are all so happy you enjoyed your meal and your anniversary! We hope to see you again soon! Happy Anniversary!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    I was really looking forward to my meal here as it looked great online and had some good reviews. However I was throughly disappointed! The restaurant was extremely loud due to a karaoke which I was not informed about. Service was very poor and my food was brought out while I was in the bathroom! My desert was cold and hard as the it had been sat in the kitchen as the chef had left early apparently. Steak was okay, not brilliant. Place is beautiful but the service and food is disappointing sadly. I contacted the restaurant to let them know about my experience, and I did not receive an apology from them. I do not understand why they have replied to this comment saying I could discuss this further, when I have already done so and did not get an apology. Instead I was told my comments would be passed onto management. Absolutely shocking service!

    JD YoungResponded on 16 June 2022Firstly, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, all feedback is appreciated. We're sorry to hear some of the aspects of your visit were not up to the high standard we strive for due to the Jubilee Karaoke event we were holding at the time. If you would like to discuss this with us further, please do not hesitate to contact the hotel. We do hope you will return in the future.

  17. KT

    KarenT

    Norfolk

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always lovely service by polite helpful staff highly recommend jds for a drink or a nice meal !

    JD YoungResponded on 6 June 2022Hi Karen, Thankyou so much for your review, We hope to see you again soon!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Amazing food. Wanted steak but on Sunday they don’t do it so had a roast.

    JD YoungResponded on 31 May 2022Thankyou so much for your review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!

  19. EB

    EmilyB

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicuous Sunday roast with a lot of choice for all tastes.

    JD YoungResponded on 31 May 2022Thank you for your kind review!

  20. VP

    ValP

    Norfolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal, friendly staff, lovely surroundings and yummy food. Hurry up and open your Christmas Day bookings please as we dont want to miss out 🤣

    JD YoungResponded on 31 May 2022Thank you so much for your kind review, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. We will be looking to open our Christmas day bookings in September so not long to wait!

  21. JG

    JulieG

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely decor and atmosphere excellent food we had the roast

    JD YoungResponded on 31 May 2022Thank you so much for your review!

  22. EB

    ElaineB

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Apart from the type of back ground ‘music noise’ everything was perfect. Would definitely recommend JD Youngs to friends and family as long as they didn’t wear hearing aides.

    JD YoungResponded on 30 May 2022Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit! We do appreciate the criticism and as with all criticism we receive, we will review it in due course. Thank you!

  23. JC

    JessicaC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant, both the food and staff were outstanding.

    JD YoungResponded on 30 May 2022Hi Jessica, Thank you so much for your kind review!

  24. CA

    CarolineA

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and lovely staff would definitely recommend staying and eating here !

    JD YoungResponded on 30 May 2022Hi Caroline, Thankyou so much for your kind review, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!

  25. d

    dawnh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had another great meal - enjoy the food, love the decor and the staff are so helpful amd friendly.

    JD YoungResponded on 30 May 2022Hi Dawn, Thankyou for your kind review! We are happy to see you again and are so pleased you enjoyed your visit!

  26. JC

    JamesC

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff they do a fantastic job nothing is to much trouble

    JD YoungResponded on 30 May 2022Hi James, Thankyou for your lovely review, Hope to see you again soon!

  27. KT

    KarenT

    Norfolk

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had lovely time catching up with friends good atmosphere as always !

    JD YoungResponded on 30 May 2022Thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit, We hope to see you again soon!

  28. JF

    JohnF

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location,excellent food All staff very friendly and professional Great value for money No faults Would highly recommend

    JD YoungResponded on 30 May 2022Thank you for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!

  29. SW

    SabrinaW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The service was very good. The waitress was attentive and polite. The only criticism I have is the music. I am not a lover of added background noise so I am never keen on music playing in the background but I felt the music had an unnecessary upbeat tempo, not very relaxing

    JD YoungResponded on 30 May 2022Hi Sabrina, Thank you for your review, we appreciate the criticism and as with all criticism we receive will review it in due course.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were visitors to the area and chose JD Youngs from a list we were given from where we stopping. From the moment we got there the staff were attentive and the place had a really nice vibe to it. The food was hot and well presented and we were served quickly even though it was really busy.

    JD YoungResponded on 30 May 2022Thank you for your lovely review, We are so pleased you chose us to visit and are even more pleased that you enjoyed your visit, we hope to see you again!

  31. CH

    CarolineH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wow! Only picked this place as it had gluten free options marked on the menu (I’m coeliac), & was local to where we were staying on a short break. But wow!! The hotel was smart & the restaurant was out of this world with fairy lights, foliage, velvet seats & chandeliers. Very elegant & not in the least expected. Go hungry as the portions are huge & extremely good value for money. The gf options were amazing, staff were clued up & friendly & the Pornstar Panna Cotta was to die for!

    JD YoungResponded on 30 May 2022Hi Caroline, Thank you for such a wonderful review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit! We take the dietary requirements of our guests very seriously, and it is always lovely to see that our effort is paying off! We hope that we see you again!

  32. GC

    GuyC58

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a fantastic time and will definitely visit again

    JD YoungResponded on 17 May 2022Thankyou for your lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!

  33. EB

    EmmaB

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful Sunday lunch, amazing food, great service and a beautiful environment. We will be back

    JD YoungResponded on 16 May 2022Hi Emma, Thankyou so much for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit! We look forward to seeing you again!

  34. k

    kazwills

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely meal in the restaurant the food was very good with generous portions. Glad we sat in the restaurant as quite noisy in the bar area.

    JD YoungResponded on 16 May 2022Thankyou for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again soon!

  35. DC

    DerekC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    On arrival were initially sat at a table with a lot of overhanging artificial foliage above it which restricted the seating area for two of our party of four. They seem to have gone a bit over the top with the foliage decoration in the restaurant since the place was redecorated. However there was no problem being moved to a more suitable table once we pointed out the issue. Sugest a rethink of their table plan. Service was good and food was very good, but took quite a while to arrive, considering we only had one course and drinks

    JD YoungResponded on 11 May 2022Hi Derek, Thank you for your review, we are sorry to hear that you had some difficulty with our trees but are glad to know that we could find you somewhere more to your liking. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit and hope to see you again!

  36. S

    Saran

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal, delicious food and good atmosphere. We will be back again soon

    JD YoungResponded on 9 May 2022Hi Saran, Thankyou for your review, we are so happy you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

  37. PT

    PatT

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Our first time at this place and we had a really good meal, generous portions, well served and helpful staff. Id have given it 5 stars if the music had t been a mite intrusive. Something calmer would have been nice. I mentioned it to a member of staff as we were leaving and they were apologetic.

    JD YoungResponded on 6 May 2022Hi Pat, Thankyou so much for your kind review, We have taken your comments and will be looking into reviewing our music. We hope to see you again!

  38. H

    Helen

    Norfolk

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday Lunch good as always. Such a lovely setting

    JD YoungResponded on 3 May 2022Hi Helen, Thankyou for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again soon!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply excellent

    JD YoungResponded on 3 May 2022Thankyou for your review!

  40. LW

    LizzyWhite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my Birthday at JD Young and I absolutely loved it! The food & cocktails are amazing!! The restraint is absolutely stunning & we can't wait to go back!!

    JD YoungResponded on 3 May 2022Hi Lizzy, Happy Birthday Again! Thank you for your lovely review , we are so glad you enjoyed yourself and we can't wait to host you again!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

JD Young offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01379 852822.

JD Young is rated 4.6 stars by 315 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for JD Young

2- 4 Market Place Harleston, Norfolk IP20 9AD

Additional information

  • Area

    Harleston

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 07:00–12:00 Sat, Sun 08:00–12:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–17:00 Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    British, Pan-Asian, Contemporary British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    We have free parking to the rear of the hotel.

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01379 852822

  • Private party facilities

    We have a private dining area, if you would like to book please call the hotel on 01379 852822

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