On one of our visits recently to Norwich we booked a table at Roger Hickman’s Restaurant. We were celebrating our daughters birthday and were at the last minute joined by our other daughter from London, so a full family outing.
A little background information first. We have previously dined and blogged (check the October 2009 archives) at Adlard’s a Norwich favourite and had a fantastic meal. Roger has taken over the Adlard’s premises and put his own name over the door earlier this year. We met Roger last year at the food festival (also blogged with a picture of Roger at the cookery theatre) and were impressed by his demonstration. At the time he was working at the Holkham estate another popular Norfolk foodie destination. When we found out about Roger’s opening of his own restaurant we decided to book a table.
On the Saturday evening the restaurant was full and had a good atmosphere. We had decided to celebrate in style and opted for the Taster Menu(follow the link) for the table. We had also seen some of the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor regarding the menu, which helped our choice. Taster menu’s are always a good way of letting the chef show you his skills and allowing a varied selection of dishes. To say we were not dissapointed is an understatement. The quality of ingredients, preparation and presentation were all fantastic. I could go into detail about the individual dishes which are highlighted on the ‘Taster Menu’ link above but put briefly it is a dining experience I would highly recommend.
Unfortunately I was without my camera so appologies for using the web site stock pictures but these definately represent the surroundings and food better than I could on my box brownie.
On this occasion the accolades are spot on. Roger is on top of his craft and presents an excellent dining experience in Norwich. Our new favourite in the area and we shall definately return.