The Mermaids Slipper

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At The Mermaid’s Slipper we pride ourselves on delivering top quality dining using the finest local ingredients and the highest levels of service.

We are open for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, all of which are also available for private hire. Groups of 20 or more have the option of restaurant exclusivity.
Please call 01692 580 808 for more information.

All profits and gratuities from the restaurant are going to provide meals for some of the poorest children in the world. The charity www.healthamplifier.org has already drastically improved children’s lives in Tanzania, through dining with us you will help us transform the lives of others.

Early booking is highly recommended.
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J
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first visit to this lovely restaurant. A little difficult to find even with a satnav but well worth it! The building is very inviting with a riverside setting and parking available.
Inside it just gets better with a really good decor of exposed beams throughout.
A comfortable lounge area with a working log fire and plenty of comfortable seating.
Our waitress served our ordered drinks before taking us to our table in the eating area.
Wonderful menu, well put together and the quality of all the food served was excellent.
The steak was cooked precisely as I wanted it and was very tender. Presentation was also very well done and we enjoyed everything without exception. A no hurry approach was great and we had a lovely evening. Look out for the enormous mirror in the lounge area! We will be back for sure! Highly recommended.

S
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mermaid’s Slipper was super. The welcome was warm, the food was delicious. Slight, very slight negatives, there was no soup on offer and it was a cold night. The mains took a long time to arrive, we were seated by 7:40, ordered relatively quickly, delicious amuse Boucher, followed by equally delicious bread and starters. We then waited 45 minutes for our main course. It is a small restaurant and I’m sure everything was cooked to order. Ext time I’d go earlier. Sadly we had no room for dessert, looking at others I know we missed out.

AG
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely meal at The Mermaid’s Slipper. The roaring fire in the wood burner was most welcoming on such a cold night. Food and service impeccable. Thank you.

ST
Norfolk
5 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want quality service, excellent food prepared on site at a reasonable price and lovely comfortable environment, then this is the place. It is a local gem.

AT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing find, tucked away but a real treasure. We visited on a wet Wednesday evening in February, so understandably it was a quiet night, despite this we were given a very warm welcome and there was a really comfortable feeling about the place. The front of house staff were excellent, knowledgeable, efficient and friendly and behind the scenes the chef certainly knows what he’s doing. We found it hard to choose from the menu, all three of us would happily have had anything from the menu! The wine list is good and very reasonably priced. Service was efficient but not at all rushed and at the end of our meal we all agreed it was a very memorable meal and we would definitely like to return next time we are in Norfolk. They are definitely doing things right and making an effort to run special events eg Mother’s Day. If you want a good meal in Norfolk do try this restaurant, they deserve every success!

RJ
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An excellent meal with very attentive waitresses - would have liked a few more vegetables. Plates were beautifully arranged.

MB
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I took my husband to this restaurant last night for his birthday, the place is so beautiful and the staff are lovely.
food was amazing well definitely go again.

OT
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a great Sunday lunch there was a good choice of foods freshly prepared and extremely tasty.

NG
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved The Mermaids Slipper.
First visit, definitely will not be the last.
Loved everything about it, really really good food, service and to top it off a highly ethical ethos supporting a charity.

B
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal. The decor was really different. Ceiling to floor mirror which was stunning. Husband thought an arch to another room. Lovely squashy sofas and a roaring Woodburner really cosy. The meal plenty of choice and not the usual ones. Salt cod canapés to start, Scallops, blue cheese pear & walnut salad, then dry matured roast beef smoked haddock spinach & chestnut mushroom pie followed by citrus fruit ice cream & choc brownie with chic sauce. All served by attentive waitresses. Would go back if I am this way again. Like to try evening meal. Parking outside too. Lovely ambience

OT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere service first class and the best meal we have had for a very long time

OT
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, welcoming staff and beautiful decor. We had Sunday lunch, just the 2 of us, and it was fabulous. Made very welcome from the minute we walked in til we left. Lovely little touches like canapés as we were seated, delicious bread on the table and homemade chocolates with coffee. Everything was cooked to perfection and plenty of it. I had the roast beef and my husband had the pork chop. Plenty of fresh and varied vegetables too. Pudding were excellent, just difficult to choose between them! Would definitely recommend and can’t wait to go back.

SD
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a jewel. Great food and service. Intimate and relaxed atmosphere, benefiting a good cause. Already booked in next month. ❤️

PC
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, very good service and lovely surroundings. Would definately recommend and will be going again.

c
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This was our first visit and wont be our last we live not far away, my only comment was the service was slow and it wasnt busy, but will certainly go again.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food in a great atmosphere and fantastic service

CR
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed unhurried eating. Excellent service and food amounts just right.

JA
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Lovely environment. Warm contemporary and welcoming. Staff a little slow and a little inexperienced. Food really good. However, we would happily forgo all the in between courses. It’’s just the bread that the table wants.. not all the other bits which I imagine are costly and time consuming. I would much rather have more vegetables with the main course. We have been a lot.. and the merlot has always run out and there is never any de..caffeinated coffee or camomile tea. Hope this is constructive and not negative criticism. We are committed to the restaurant and wish it success. Thanks. Jan Austin.

PJ
London
10 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I very visit to the Mermaid Slipper and certainly will not be the last.

From the warm welcome on a chilly December night, to the friendly service by the staff and excellence of the food, a 5 star experience all round.

Paul & Caroline

JS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very slow service, food quality was ok but very small portions.

SW
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely Sunday lunch here on a whim and were not disappointed.
The food was excellent and we thought the little extras were a great surprise!
The service was outstanding and the staff very friendly.
We have told everyone to give it a try!!

LB
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Food and Awesome Service
Five of us went to the Mermaids Slipper for a celebratory dinner last Saturday evening and what a fabulous time we had. The food was just outstanding and we were all blown away by the flavours and presentation of the entire meal. The attention to detail was just great from the 'welcome to the table' appetiser, the home baked bread, the palate cleansing sorbet and the birthday card !! We highly recommend this restaurant for the food of course but also for its attentive and personable staff who just couldn't do enough for us. We had some well travelled diners with us and they both said they had rarely eaten such outstanding food. We wish you much luck and the added bonus of profits heading to a wonderful charitable cause providing meals for hungry children in a poorer part of the world is an added string to your bow. Well done. Thank you all again

RR
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food atmosphere staff & ambience excellent. Only niggle - fish portion (Cod loin) very small. Venison excellent.

KF
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely place with a great feel and very conscientious staff who were especially careful with regard to my nut allergy. My husband enjoyed his birthday celebration meal immensely!

SP
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Possibly the best restaurant experience I've ever had! I really can't praise it enough! Very friendly service, beautiful place with a nice peaceful ambiance. Then there's the food... wow! Everything was so good! The Parmesan biscuits served at the start of the meal were mouth watering, then the focaccia bread and butter was delicious. This was followed by the nicest roast dinner I've ever had! (Sorry mum and dad!) Everything was simply perfect!

The whole experience feels like a top quality restaurant from the moment you walk in the door and are shown to the comfy fireside sofas where you are offered drinks and given the menus to browse, to the moment you leave. But what I found truly staggering was the bill! The meal including a drink each for my girlfriend and I was a little over £40 for the two of us!

Sadly we live 3 hours drive away or we would be coming back here regularly. We will definitive be returning however if we are ever in the area!

JH
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we’ve ever had in Norfolk.
We’ll be back.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely gorgeous!
Service, venue and of course food, all was perfect!

A
Yorkshire
10 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely menu
Great service
High quality food
Was a bit quiet on a lunchtime but We didn’t mind that
Will def go again

LL
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very warm and cosy and we loved the sofa area, perfect for perusing the menu. The staff were very friendly but professional and the food was very very good.

TW
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service and all profits go to an amazing cause feeding malnourished children. Our Sunday lunch will pay for 250 children to be fed. Meeting the owners and hearing about the charity was the icing on the cake of what was a fantastic birthday lunch. I really can’t recommend the Mermaids Slipper highly enough. You’ll be blown away!

JD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful, friendly, gorgeous food, a very pleasurable experience.

GS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening. Excellent cuisine, great value and all profits towards such a good cause. Superb menu of carefully thought out dishes. Thank you so much. We will be back soon as we’ve just had one of the best meals out ever

RB
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shall definitely be going back - it was very good- much better than expected. Nice ambience, knowledgable front of house and great service.

AC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat out regularly and have just turned 60!...but this was the best meal we have ever had in any country - absolutely top draw.

JT
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was superb. The best roast I've had anywhere!
We were rather disappointed at being rather squashed into a corner in the smaller room. When we asked if it was possible to be moved to the larger room we were told that it was not possible as they were very busy. However, the other room was empty at the time and few customers came in during our meal. When we left about 1 and a 1/2 hours later there were very few diners in the other room.
Being asked to take a seat when you enter, rather than giving the choice to go to your table, rather obligates you to order a pre-dinner drink. You would feel embarrassed to refuse.

ST
Norfolk
5 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, friendly warm and welcoming. Amazing value.

RC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Place, food and staff excellent, the only query we would like to make regarding the final bill ? We were surprised to find 20% per cent added to the bill, which does not show on any menu. Never experienced this in other restaurants ??

OT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Anniversary meal, and also the day my wife gave up work

KN
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for Sunday lunch
I had the Pork Belly which was delicious, husband had the sirloin which he loved. Exceptional food with ample servings of vegetables. Staff were very attentive and friendly. Will definelty return.

RW
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful decor. really friendly and helpful staff. wonderful Sunday lunch.