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The Acle Steak, at The Kings Head, Norwich, Norfolk

The Acle Steak, at The Kings Head

4.3
4.3
109 Reviews
£26 to £40
Steakhouse
Welcome to The Acle Steak, at The Kings Head Inn. We're a steakhouse & brasserie at the centre of the broads town of Acle, where you'll find the finest cuts of meat alongside contemporary pub classics, delicious sweet treats and a fine selection of beers & ales.

We also boast a large car park, 7 bedrooms, a beautiful courtyard and pub garden, plus dedicated family and function room.

Part of the Snug Hospitality Group, Executive Chef Pete Murrell look forward to welcoming you.

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2 people

19:30


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Contemporary British, Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 08:00–22:30 Fri, Sat 08:00–23:00 Breakfast Daily 08:00–11:00 Lunch Mon–Thu 12:00–15:00 Fri–Sun 12:00–16:00 Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–20:30 Fri, Sat 17:00–21:30
  • Phone number
    01493 262226
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Acle
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 109 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North Norfolk

    Great for brunch

  • North Norfolk

    Good for business meals

  • North Norfolk

    Good for business meals

  • North Norfolk

    Good for groups

  • North Norfolk

    Neighbourhood gem

  • North Norfolk

    Good for special occasions

  • North Norfolk

    Most Booked

109 Reviews
  1. Kellyandleon

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love it here been a few times and only lived in acle for 6 months but we can walk there in 5 mins from.our house so it's nice

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  2. Anon

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, nice decor, had to wait ages for Eden our drinks order; one member of staff was doing everything and therefore it too a long time.

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  3. BL111

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Sour second visit, first time service was slow but put down to staff being busy. This time a meal was completely missed and had to be cooked after others in party had their served.

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  4. BenW

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Quite an enjoyable meal, steak was over-seasoned however everything else was ok. Nearly a really good meal. Needs some fine tweaks.

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  5. IanS

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Drinks order, food order and bill all incorrect. Food wasn’t great.

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  6. Hannahlou

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal had by all. Food was delicious! Thank you.

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  7. deborahK

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Table was directly in front of till, could do with a screen, don’t want to hear staff counting tips. Steak was salty and had to ask for condiments, no steak knife and mayo given in bottle, not exactly classy .

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  8. LouiseB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was a bit sceptical of going here for dinner from past reputations of the pub prior to the new owners. However, I needn’t have been. It was fantastic! The steaks were beautiful, perfectly cooked, and the sides just as good. The room decor was lovely - modern and tasteful. The staff were well trained and very attentive. Will definitely be back!

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  9. MelS

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was nice but the service was not good. Waited and waited. Drinks order was wrong, twice!. Would have to seriously consider if we wanted to return.

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  10. Richard

    Lincolnshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely meal here last night me and my wife really enjoyed it. It was our first time visiting the acle steak and it will not be the last we will definitely be back again soon

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  11. MartynH

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great quality food at reasonable prices. Would certainly recommend and will be visiting again when next in the area.

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  12. Chrissie

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely atmosphere Welcoming staff Delicious food and plenty of it Great value for money Very clean Beautiful decor

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  13. DianeT

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food cooked and presented perfectly, we all enjoyed every course

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  14. KeithH

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, food, values, good venue and a great atmosphere.

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  15. KeithH

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great venue, good food, excellent service and an amazing atmosphere.

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  16. AnneF

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, steak very flavoursome but a bit tough. Overall very very good

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  17. DarrenK

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My room was lovely and the food was really nice and little gem to stay

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  18. DarrenV

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and general decor of restaurant was brilliant. We were sat near the window and it was freezing, however I did request a table near the window, so I could hardly complain. Service was slow and it wasn't a good start as we had to try to find someone to let them know we arrived, when we did, we were pointed to our table, we sat down and waited and waited without being provided with menus. I ended up fetching these myself. The service then seemed to approve, our orders were taken and the food didn't that that long to arrive. The restaurant then got busier as the night went. We only notice one or two members of staff, so not surprised about the service. With more staff the experience would have been a lot better. Overall food was lovely and it was a nice setting, I would recommend you try The Acle Steak; just been prepared about the service. No fault on the individuals, more to do with lack of staff.

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  19. GemmaP

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    very nice food - good portion sizes and good choice of wine

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  20. AntheaT

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were welcomed at the Kings Head and our stay was very comfortable. The room was comfortable and fitted our requirements. The food was of superb quality and professionally served. The staff were friendly and accommodating.

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  21. Andrewb

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Waited for service for a drink a long time. Fish was very large but no choice for peas, mudhy only no garden peas. Advertised buy 1 meal get 2nd half price which we booked online but when bill arrived was charged for 2 full meals. When I questioned this was told it was through the website throughout January. It was booked through website and it is January?

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  22. IanM

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    To explain the low scores… The food was good, although the main course was too sweet, with honey and cinnamon added to what seemed like all the vegetables. The main problem was that there was simply too much, too many courses and too much of each course, all the bread and the soup course meant you were full when the huge dinner plate same out. Felt bad sending so much back at the end of each course. The back room we were in was not decorated for Christmas (aside from the tree which was behind me) and detracted from the atmosphere. Overall good and would hope that the owners make the small changes needed to make it a great experience for next year.

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  23. Steve123

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Meal was booked for 23/12/23 for 7 o'clock for 2, had the 3 courses from the festive menu, the beef Wellington was fantastic, and the portions sizes were just right. The service was excellent and the staff were very attentive. Will definitely be returning in the new year.

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  24. SaraB

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very lovely meal for a birthday, great value for money and nice staff , definitely will be back x

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  25. Kellyandleon

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place been here twice now and can't fault the food very good value for money

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  26. JanR

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took grandkids for breakfast with santa. It was great. Really good food, generous portions and value for money. The atmosphere was amazing and santa was so nice as he spent time talking with all the children. The staff were really friendly. I would definitely recommend this place and shall be returning to eat her in the future.

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  27. KayC

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Noisey at bar when first arrived, but quietened down when certain people left... wine by glass was expensive!!

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  28. Gibsonk

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I had the unfortunate pleasure of dining at "The Acle Steak" recently, and I must say it was an experience I would rather forget. The establishment prides itself on offering premium steaks, but my visit left me thoroughly unimpressed. Let's start with the main event – the Ribeye. For a £30 steak, one would expect a culinary masterpiece, but what I received was far from it. The Ribeye was overcooked to the point of being virtually inedible, and the quality was abysmal. The meat was tough and chewy, leaving me questioning the steep price tag attached to this lackluster dish. The French onion soup, while having a nice flavor profile, was marred by a significant oversight. Imagine my surprise when I discovered a chunk of soggy bread floating in the soup. This not only disrupted the texture but also raised concerns about the kitchen's attention to detail. To add insult to injury, the Sirloin suffered the same fate as the Ribeye – overcooked and lacking proper resting. It seemed as though the chef had a consistent theme of neglecting the basics of cooking. A well-cooked steak should be a given in a restaurant that prides itself on its meat offerings. The service was equally disappointing. Plates were snatched away prematurely, with my companion still having chips in her hand. It's basic etiquette to wait until all diners have finished their meals before clearing the table, something that seemed to elude the staff at "The Acle Steak." Additionally, finding someone to request the bill felt like an unnecessary chore, highlighting the lackadaisical approach to customer service. As if that wasn't enough, the barman was caught up in his own world, too busy sipping on his pint to attend to the needs of the patrons. This lack of professionalism further tarnished the overall dining experience. In conclusion, "The Acle Steak" failed to live up to its promises of delivering a premium experience

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  29. Cari

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food the French onion soup is immense. Want to go back again and again after this first time. Gluten free options too.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food and service very good. The restaurant was very cold and no atmosphere which did not make for a pleasant eating environment. We had the Christmas menu it would have been nice to have had some Christmas music in the background.

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  31. GeoffreyM

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was excellent. T bone was as good as I have had anywhere. The service was slow, however we clashed with a party of 25 and this meant a wait for our mains but we were warned. The only issue and it is not just my opinion but other reviewers have commented is, it was cold in the front restaurant. We had a radiator by our table, but we were still cold. If I had a fleece I would have been OK. This needs to be sorted. It didn't spoil the evening, but I would hesitate on going again in the evening during winter.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food and service. The only small criticism was the restaurant could have been a little warmer.

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  33. ladiesthatlunch

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice to eat locally, lovely service and ambience apart from a little cold but that is being dealt with. Food and wine very good, will definitely go back

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  34. GrahamA

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had breakfast. The service was excellent, we were accommodated to our preference with slight variation to the menu. The portions were generous and very tasty.

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  35. AndrewS

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service good food and great value. Staff were amazingly helpful in accomodating my elderly guests

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  36. AlisonT

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall excellent apart from the music which was predominantly base and drum.speaket right over our head.

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  37. PeterC

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    One of the steaks over cooked, bacon missed out of burger no post mix, so no soft drinks other than fruit juice available. No drinks list available. Charged £5.95 for a small bottle of water. The server was friendly. As we went for a special occasion. It was dissapointing unfortunately. The resturant was empty except for our table and still a 40 minute wait on the food.

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  38. Kellyandleon

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my birthday and I have only just moved to the area so we decided to try the King's head and it was lovely I bought my children and my nephews and the atmosphere was lovely great for all the family will visit again

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  39. JulieO

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was tasty, served promptly. Unfortunately the restaurant was not very warm, especially sitting beside the window. The meal plates needed to be much warmer to start with to make the meal more enjoyable. The pumpkin pie with ice-cream was tasty but a small tart, rather than a deep slice of pie.

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  40. SuzanneC

    Jersey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Please turn the heating on! It was cold when we arrived and didn't get a lot warmer by the time we left. The food and overall experience was good, but could have been excellent, had it not been for the following issues too. One steak was served decidedly tepid and cooked medium, rather medium-well as ordered, and the rosemary fries seemed to lack rosemary (it was still very good however!). Unfortunately inattentive service; had to ask again for the wine which was ordered (which did not come even by the time the meal was served). And despite empty glasses, later on, no enquiry as to whether a refill was desired. In the end we retired to the bar, as it was easier to get served that drink! Had it not been for these short comings, it would have been an excellent visit.

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FAQs

The Acle Steak, at The Kings Head is rated 4.3 stars by 109 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:30


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for The Acle Steak, at The Kings Head

The St, Norwich, Norfolk NR13 3DY

Additional information

  • Area
    Acle
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 08:00–22:30 Fri, Sat 08:00–23:00 Breakfast Daily 08:00–11:00 Lunch Mon–Thu 12:00–15:00 Fri–Sun 12:00–16:00 Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–20:30 Fri, Sat 17:00–21:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Contemporary British, Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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