Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Norfolk/Suffolk
  4. Norwich
  5. Norwich
The Parson Woodforde, Norwich, Norfolk

The Parson Woodforde

4.6
4.6
272 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.

Make a booking

2 people

May 2022
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
19:00


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Pub, Contemporary British

  • Hours of Operation

    Pub Hours Tue–Fri 12:00–22:30 Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–18:00

  • Phone number

    01603 881675

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Using the best fresh local produce, all dishes are created inhouse except bakery and ice cream

  • Private party facilities

    Bespoke menus created to suit your occasion - parties & events catered outside of period of pandemic - please call to arrange a planning appointment with Allyson Marlow

  • Area

    Norwich

  • Cross Street

    Located in the centre of the village, opposite the Church

  • Parking Details

    Capacity of twenty spaces at front of property, larger parking for fifty at the rear. Covid 19 update - please remember that entry to the building is now via the host at the front door only, so parking at the rear, will require that you walk back to the front of the property, in order to gain access for service.

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

£7.95

Main

  • Mini Fish & Chips with Peas

    • Grilled Chicken, Buttered Vegetables, Creamed Potatoes & Gravy

      • Mini Woodforde Burger & Chips

        • Macaroni Cheese

          • Sausages & Mash, Buttered Vegetables & Gravy

            Desserts

            • Choice of Locally Made Ice Cream

              choose Strawberry, Chocolate or Vanilla

              Beverages

              • Orange

                • Apple Juice

                  • Fruit Shoot

                    • Squash

                      Last updated: 1 February 2022

                      What 272 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
                      • 4.7Service
                      • 4.6Ambience
                      • 4.5Value

                      NoiseModerate

                      Loved For

                      • Norfolk/Suffolk

                        Best Overall

                      • Norfolk/Suffolk

                        Best Food

                      • Norfolk/Suffolk

                        British

                      • Norwich

                        Best Overall

                      • Norwich

                        Best Food

                      • Norwich

                        Best Service

                      • Norwich

                        Best Ambience

                      • Norwich

                        Best Value

                      • Norwich

                        Fit for Foodies

                      • Norwich

                        Healthy

                      • Norwich

                        Lunch

                      • Norwich

                        Neighbourhood Gem

                      • Norwich

                        Romance

                      • Norwich

                        Special Occasions

                      • Norwich

                        Sunday Lunch

                      • Norwich

                        British

                      Sort by

                      Filters

                      1. S

                        Sheranna44

                        Norfolk

                        2 reviews

                        4.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined 1 day ago

                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                        Lovely Sunday lunch with friends. Food as usual was very good as were staff a very pleasant experience

                      2. S

                        Sarn

                        Norfolk

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined 5 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Excellent friendly and efficient service. Meal was very good value and well cooked. Cannot wait to go back.

                      3. SC

                        SheilaCW

                        London

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on 14 May 2022

                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                        as good as ever. A very pleasant afternoon with no hurry. Just lovely thank you

                      4. BJ

                        BrianJ

                        Norfolk

                        11 reviews

                        5.0

                        11 reviews

                        Dined on 12 May 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        First time there went for my wife’s birthday with friends greeted by a lovely lady service was excellent great beer food excellent really enjoyed the evening,cannot fault the place will be back

                      5. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Norfolk

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on 11 May 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        As always ….Excellent food and very friendly welcome and service Never disappointed

                      6. KS

                        KeithS

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 10 May 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Not my fist time here and certainly not my last, my favourite dining location in Norfolk and fortunately relatively local for me, although well worth travelling for. Everyone that I have recommended the parson to have had a good experience and returned. Family friendly. Menu is excellent and all food comes prepared to a high standard there is a dish to suit all tastes, seafood and game dishes are varied and change frequently. All staff are attentive without being overbearing. There is a well kept cellar with real ales should you have the benefit of a designated driver, or you are taking the opportunity to stay in their accommodation. Prices remain excellent value for money, despite the current pressures on the hospitality business.

                      7. B

                        Bron

                        Norfolk

                        13 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        13 reviews

                        Dined on 9 May 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        If I could eat here every night I would, the food was, as always, superb. The staff were efficient and friendly. Many thanks to Allyson for bring the booking forward.

                      8. S

                        Shazza

                        Lancashire

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 7 May 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Highly recommend this restaurant. Superb food and generous portions. Varied menu so something for everyone. Staff are superb extremely friendly and helpful. Loved it. It was a little noisy when we were there but that was because there was a large party who were celebrating! However it did not spoil our evening. It was a very relaxed evening. Was just lovely.

                      9. B

                        Bron

                        Norfolk

                        14 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        14 reviews

                        Dined on 4 May 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Superb as always, 3rd time we've eaten there in under a week!

                      10. NH

                        NatH

                        Norfolk

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 3 May 2022

                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                        Excellent quality of food. The wine list needs slightly more variety. Staff very nice & courteous. Good value for money.

                      11. T

                        Thomas

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 2 May 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Had a lovely time at the parsons woodforde and will definitely go back again. Food was great and was well looked after.

                      12. ST

                        SusanT

                        Norfolk

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 30 April 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Staff very helpful and friendly, food very nice with menus adapted to all allergies extremely impressed.

                      13. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Norfolk

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 28 April 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Delicious food , friendly and professional staff, nice atmosphere, definitely will be back.

                      14. GM

                        GeraldineM

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 26 April 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Good ambience, very clean, excellent and friendly service, food very good - would definitely recommend

                      15. B

                        Brunch

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 25 April 2022

                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                        Very good selection of food on weekday lunch menu. Served very promptly by friendly and courteous staff. Very pleasant surroundings inside and outside the pub/restaurant.

                      16. PT

                        PeteT

                        Bedfordshire

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 22 April 2022

                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                        A very good experience overall. We sat in the bar area (rather than the restaurant) which was fine. Prompt and pleasant service. Good food. The menu was not extensive. I would return.

                      17. EB

                        EdwardB

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 21 April 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        High quality pub food. Highly recommended, we'll be back again soon.

                      18. B

                        Bron

                        Norfolk

                        14 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        14 reviews

                        Dined on 20 April 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Excellent as always, this has become a weekly haunt for the family and we are never disappointed

                      19. PB

                        PhilipB

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 18 April 2022

                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                        Food was excellent Beer battered cod was really fresh and was that big it was hanging off the plate, definitely no room for a dessert

                      20. JB

                        JaneB

                        Norfolk

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 13 April 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Great food, great service. Bit more expensive than some places, but you get what you pay for

                      21. EM

                        EmmaM

                        Norfolk

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on 8 April 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Had a lovely meal with great service. Nice atmosphere too

                      22. B

                        Bron

                        Norfolk

                        14 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        14 reviews

                        Dined on 6 April 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Fantastic meal as usual, the king prawn bruschetta is a family favourite for a starter. My daughter and I had the lamb off the specials, beautifully cooked a super tasty. Hubby has the chicken curry and said it was delicious. Back on Sunday for my mum's 89th birthday, looking forward to that.

                      23. d

                        davidd

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 5 April 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Great food Wide menu choice and some standout dishes Venue has great character

                      24. GB

                        GinaB

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 2 April 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Superb food, friendly service and lovely atmosphere. We will definitely be returning.

                      25. SA

                        SuziA

                        Norfolk

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 2 April 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great food and Great service All 4 of us loved our meal :)

                      26. JD

                        JimD

                        Norfolk

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 2 April 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Always a number one choice, with cheerful helpful waiting staff, and excellent food. I highly recommend the Mariscada (Brazilian seafood stew).

                      27. JR

                        JohnR

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 30 March 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Nice ambience. Excellent service. Good food. Extra characters.

                      28. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Los Angeles

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 25 March 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Delicious food, fabulous service will definitely visit again.

                      29. N

                        Nedrac

                        Norfolk

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on 20 March 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Wonderful range of food on the menu. The fish dishes are very imaginative and good to see as part of the Sunday menu, especially for those who do not wan't to eat a roast dinner.

                      30. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Norfolk

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 19 March 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great service Lovely meal Thank you for a great evening

                      31. JL

                        JLC123

                        Norfolk

                        5 reviews

                        4.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on 18 March 2022

                        overall4food5service3ambience4

                        Lots of interesting options on the menu. Food really delicious. We had venison, Greek lamb, swordfish and would recommend all of them. Sticky toffee pudding also really nice. Staff all very nice and friendly and plenty of them but didn’t come and check on us that often so had to ask for more drinks etc Other than that would definitely recommend.

                      32. DH

                        DarrinH

                        Norfolk

                        7 reviews

                        4.0

                        7 reviews

                        Dined on 18 March 2022

                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                        Nice food great service and a beautiful pub atmosphere. My daughter was particularly pleased as she’s a vegan and they have a dedicated vegan menu. Definitely recommend and will be returning for a Sunday roast. Little bit disappointed that the Brancaster mussels weren’t available but that a little thing.

                      33. J

                        Jobbers73

                        Norfolk

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 18 March 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Brilliant as usual. Food, staff, ambience all fantastic and value for money aswell.

                      34. T

                        Thehappyeater

                        Norfolk

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 17 March 2022

                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                        Nice pub pub. We enjoyed it and would certainly go again.

                      35. D

                        Damian

                        Norfolk

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on 16 March 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Good food that is well presented in a timely manner. The staff were friendly, welcoming and helpful and the atmosphere was relaxed.

                      36. A

                        Amanda

                        Norfolk

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on 11 March 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        friendly staff, fast service and food was delicious. very well presented and the atmosphere was very pleasant, will definately be coming back soon.

                      37. M

                        Melanie

                        Norfolk

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 10 March 2022

                        overall3food2service2ambience2

                        Service blunt, and when a complaint was raised over burgers that two men both raised this was dismissed and not rectified and we were then charged full amount and staff didn’t even come and discuss issue!

                      38. SF

                        SteveFB

                        London

                        17 reviews

                        4.0

                        17 reviews

                        Dined on 10 March 2022

                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                        Great food and good service

                      39. ML

                        MarilynL

                        Norfolk

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 1 March 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Interesting and innovative menu . Service was excellent and our meal more than lived up to our expectations.

                      40. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Norfolk

                        5 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on 1 March 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Excellent food, excellent service and always prompt as you arrive . Tables are a good distance apart from other diners. A very lovely village pub with superb food.

                      Safety precautions

                      • Cleaning & sanitising

                        • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                        • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                        • 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
                      • Protective equipment

                        • Waiting staff wear masks
                      • Screening

                        • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                      FAQs

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

                      The Parson Woodforde is rated 4.6 stars by 272 OpenTable diners.

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

                      Make a booking

                      2 people

                      May 2022
                      Mon
                      Tue
                      Wed
                      Thu
                      Fri
                      Sat
                      Sun
                      25
                      26
                      27
                      28
                      29
                      30
                      1
                      2
                      3
                      4
                      5
                      6
                      7
                      8
                      9
                      10
                      11
                      12
                      13
                      14
                      15
                      16
                      17
                      18
                      19
                      20
                      21
                      22
                      23
                      24
                      25
                      26
                      27
                      28
                      29
                      30
                      31
                      1
                      2
                      3
                      4
                      5
                      19:00


                      Booked 7 times today
                      Google Map for The Parson Woodforde

                      Church St Norwich, Norfolk NR9 5JU

                      Additional information

                      • Cross Street

                        Located in the centre of the village, opposite the Church

                      • Area

                        Norwich

                      • Hours of Operation

                        Pub Hours Tue–Fri 12:00–22:30 Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–18:00

                      • Cuisines

                        British, Pub, Contemporary British

                      • Dining style

                        Elegant Dining

                      • Dress Code

                        Smart Casual

                      • Parking Details

                        Capacity of twenty spaces at front of property, larger parking for fifty at the rear. Covid 19 update - please remember that entry to the building is now via the host at the front door only, so parking at the rear, will require that you walk back to the front of the property, in order to gain access for service.

                      • Payment Options

                        AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                      • Additional

                        Beer, Beer Garden, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                      • Phone number

                        01603 881675

                      • Catering

                        Using the best fresh local produce, all dishes are created inhouse except bakery and ice cream

                      • Private party facilities

                        Bespoke menus created to suit your occasion - parties & events catered outside of period of pandemic - please call to arrange a planning appointment with Allyson Marlow

                      Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
                      OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
                      Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo