The Parson Woodforde

4.7
84 reviews
£25 and under
British

Our restaurant is a lovely open-plan dining room where traditional oak-beams and contemporary furnishings create a harmonious and relaxing ambience. It’s the perfect setting for you to enjoy a romantic dinner, family celebration or night out with friends.

Our Head Chef and his brigade are passionate about food. Every dish on the frequently changing menu is freshly prepared from the finest ingredients – locally sourced wherever possible.

Norfolk is rich in great produce and our kitchen’s philosophy is based on seasonality, provenance and flavour. Game, fish, meat and vegetables are chosen with care daily. We have a close relationship with the finest suppliers in the county and they know that we insist on buying the best. We don’t do run-of-the-mill at The Parson but we do believe in offering great food cooked with passion and flair.

Kids’ meals, vegetarian options and special dietary requirements are all happily catered for. Please advise when making your reservation.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 84 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ScottE
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t fault any aspect of our Sunday lunch. I always rate my roasts on how good the roast potatoes are and these were fluffy inside and crispy outside! Perfect!

I’f I could have given 7 stars for service I would. The staff there are unbelievable, they’re attentive, friendly but respectful.

A little gem of a pub.

TB
TinaB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Can’t wait to return.

AH
AntonyH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there . Everything was stop on . Definitely be returning soon after lockdown 2.

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Dinemeister
Norfolk
7 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good 'specials' board- food was awesome and it felt a safe environment too- well worth a visit

EW
ElaineWheeler75
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic meal, I can’t recommend this place enough. Food amazing, service outstanding!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, food was delicious. Covid safety measures were extremely high.
Highly recommend and will definitely will be returning again.

CC
ClareC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely first meal out since COVID, the staff were very friendly
And accommodating. Hand sanitising, social distancing etc was all very reassuring. Thank you for a great Sunday roast!

SP
vipSamP
Norfolk
8 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Service was great and with a smile and we had a nice table. Food, unfortunately, was not up to its usual standard, had to send back to heat up and looked like it had been sitting for a while as it was dry on top when served and naan bread was burnt underneath so shouldn't have been allowed to come out. We normally have very good food here which is why we return but perhaps it was an off night for the chef. Coffee was lovely.

SF
SteveFB
London
9 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for and service

WL
WriteLeeSo
Hertfordshire
9 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a very pleasant lunch. Food was excellent and well presented. Staff were pleasant and attentive. Very clean and felt perfectly safe.

KL
KeithL
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Staff helpful and efficient. Would recommend highly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent throughout, only downside all brownies gone

AP
AmandaP
Norfolk
6 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely clean pub and restaurant. Food good . Nice and relaxed. No rush.

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Sparky
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favourite place to eat would recommend. Xxxxxxxxxxxx

DP
DaniP
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, fantastic table service. Lovely place

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Reviewer20
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Warm welcome and friendly staff. Service was a bit all over the place as we had to keep asking to be served? We had to ask for our desert order to be taken, another drink and coffee which I was surprised about as we were not allowed to leave the table. I think if we hadn’t of been having a catch up we would of had our bill and left. It wasn’t very busy so not sure why they are not offering these services? Food was very nice and I would defiantly go back and hope the lack of attention was a one off

DD
DawnD
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a random spare evening so I booked in the afternoon for an early evening meal.
So pleased we did the ...food was beautiful to the eye and tasted just as good , we have been here before and will definitely be back again. Thank You for a lovely evening

EB
EmmaB
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very comfortable atmosphere in these strange times
Wonderful service
Great food

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Stuart
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A pleasant evening with good quality food, well organised in the current Covid environment. We would definitely return.

DR
DerykR
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was average. Signature dish was poor. Too much chilli. Fish pie ok. Service was very slow

CM
CharlesM
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent food, staff and very covid safe.
It's always a pleasure to return to the Parson Woodforde.

CB
ChrisB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Well organised. Pleasant staff. Efficient service except difficult to get a bill.

LC
LizC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends helpful staff, lovely food although expensive. Will definitely be back especially on there deal night.

JP
JulieP
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyable good food felt safe and would definitely visit again

JM
JimM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Selection on starter menu quite limited. Main course selection pretty good and sufficient options for a non-meat eater have a range of choice. Food chosen by us was very good.

DC
DavidC
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice and food once again. Introduced two friends who were also very impressed with the ambiance and service. Top of our to visit restaurants.

EW
ElaineWheeler75
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch, very well organised re social distancing. Food was fantastic, great menu selection, wonderful service, the team couldn’t do enough for us.

We will definitely be returning soon, thank you all so much for a great lunch

JP
JohnP
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall experience a delight! Extremely Covid safe. We couldn't decide on starter/main or main/dessert, but as mussels were on the specials board as both a starter and a main we both went for the mussels starter. They were large and the chef's sauce was to die for!
The fish of the day and the seafood curry were equally good.
The meal was topped off by cheerful and efficient service.

DD
DeeD
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good friendly service. My fish and chips was excellent and they were able to adapt to my friend’s request for her meal to be adapted according to her dietary needs. Sat on outside terrace which was very pleasant.

J
Joanneh
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch thank you! Brought my dad for his 82nd birthday and he felt thoroughly comfortable and well looked after! Polite kind staff and delicious food!

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Steedy
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal you won’t find a better place to eat

SN
SharonN
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A welcoming smile (hidden by the masks but evident nonetheless) preceded a lovely meal. Thank you

DC
DavidC
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was comprehensive and very tempting. The presentation was excellent and cooked superbly a very enjoyable lunch. So much so we have booked a table with our friends for wed 16/09/20.

RB
RickyB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

It was not our first time ,there been some changes to the menu!! The food was good,my starter was the scallop but only the one which was a let down !! Especially for £11

CM
CharlesM
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we felt very welcome and safe in the current environment.
super restaurant, great staff and super food
we're be back later in the month. thank you

MB
MarkB
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was the best we have had in Norfolk out of about 10 pubs we’ve eaten in since lockdown lifted. The range of choice whilst still being freshly made was excellent and value very good, for such a range. We would recommend it highly.

SR
SteveR
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

If you want good food at a good price served by very attentive staff I highly recommend the Parson Woodforde.

SA
SallyA
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely Sunday Lunch we couldn’t fault it.Quick service and all Covid measures in place.Would definitely return.

RB
RobB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal & service. Plenty of Covid measures in place.

DB
DarrenB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent with very friendly staff and good service. Covid taken seriously with stringent measures in place and adhered to. Great place to eat!

Darren Bruton

FAQs

The Parson Woodforde offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01603 881675.

The Parson Woodforde is rated 4.7 stars by 84 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.