Continuing our weekend in Norwich yet another of our favourite eateries was lined up for the Saturday evening. We have been dining at the Elm Hill Brasserie for over four years and we have never had a disappointing meal. Located near St Andrews in the town centre the location is convenient and the cosy atmosphere is highlighted after dark. On this occasion we were late in reserving a table (7 guests) and could only get in early at 18.30 and had to return the table for 20.30 for the next diners. This was fine and we were seated promptly on arrival. The EHB Menu is mainly French influenced with strong emphasis placed on local suppliers and ingredients.
I won’t describe all the variations of our chosen dishes but follow the EHB Menu link above and peruse the options. My meal started with the Pan fried Norfolk lamb’s kidneys with mustard sauce which had just the right balance of texture from the kidneys and kick from the mustard. For the main course I opted for the EHB rump steak with Roquefort butter, twice fried frîtes with salad and house confit garlic mayonnaise ….. cooked medium. I have to simply say it was one of the best steaks I have eaten for a long time. Mention also has to go to the wine selection from which we chose a bottle or two of an excellent red from Puglia, Italy. Another nice touch was the table water (tap) served chilled in ceramic flip top fluted bottles as required. A mention also has to go to Linny’s dessert of Poached fig with honey ice cream (picture below) which I loved the presentation and had to try. The boy’s had the Matured French cheeses which were served on individual cheese boards arranged in a circle from mild to strong with a good selection of biscuits.
Norwich has an excellent selection of eateries and yet we keep returning to the EHB which shows how we like how Simon Turner and his team present their dining experience. This latest press award is also worth a mention ……….
Best Norfolk menu 2009, Eastern Daily Press Norfolk food awards 2009
Simon Turner and his team were proud and delighted to pick up this coveted award at the EDP ceremony in September 2009. EHB saw off stiff competition from the county’s best restaurants and pubs to win the prize that rewards a restaurant’s use of local ingredients to create an outstanding menu. Chef/proprietor Simon Turner said “we are delighted with this award, the recognition it gives for the hard work we put in and our commitment to using the very best of local suppliers”