Farmyard

23 St Benedicts Street, Norwich , Norfolk , United Kingdom, NR2 4PF
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Open from Monday evening to Saturday we serve a daily changing a la carte menu using produce sourced from some of Norfolk's most passionate producers. We also serve a 2 or 3 course set-price menu between 12 and 2.30pm for lunch from Tuesday to Saturday and between 5.30pm and 6.30pm for pre theatre dining.

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  • Disabled Access
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About Farmyard

If our online booking system says we are full please do call or email us in house and we will do our best to find you a table.

Farmyard is a Norwich based 'Bistronomy' style restaurant, where a relaxed 'bistro' experience meets the top quality produce and vibrant flavours normally found in "gastronomic" fine dining joints. Everything is prepared in our open kitchen, including the sourdough bread, baked every day using our "mother" and our handmade butter. Meat, fish and vegetables are cooked over charcoal on our "Bertha" oven for incredible flavour.

Our approach is simple; handpicked ingredients, great cooking, carefully chosen wine and knowledgeable service in a refreshingly contemporary space.

Cuisine: Contemporary
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Tuesday, 03 December 2019

thankyou so much, what a lovely meal!

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 December 2019

Friendly and approachable staff. Food always delicious.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 November 2019

Brilliant service, great food.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 November 2019

Never disappoints, fantastic meal, service and atmosphere, our favourite place for a special meal with friends.

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Visited On Thursday, 28 November 2019

Best meal we had during our stay in Norwich. Good ingredients, well cooked, and an imaginative way of getting us to eat kale! Delicious ginger pudding. Good range of sherries.

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Visited On Thursday, 28 November 2019

Everything was very good

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Visited On Saturday, 23 November 2019

We enjoyed out visit very much. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and efficient . The food was beautifully cooked . There was an interesting choice to tempt our tastebuds . We will definitely come back here when visiting Norwich again. Thank you

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Lovely restaurant with a great relaxed atmosphere. Food very well priced and delicious. Friendly, helpful staff. Will definitely return.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 November 2019

We had an excellent meal here on Saturday evening, all six of us were raving about our meals and the service was excellent! Will be back 😄

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

Lovely food at a very good price

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

Myself and my husband booked Farmyard as a rare date night meal without the children, we consider ourselves to be fairly good in the kitchen at home and therefore were looking for somewhere that could serve us better quality food that we could create ourselves. Farmyard was suggested to us by a few friends. Upon entering we were greeted with a smile and asked if we had a reservation, we were shown to our table and the hostess offered to take our coats and asked if would would like some still or sparkling water for the table. Our table was situated right in front of the kitchen so we had the perfect view. Soon after our server made us aware of the menu, including the drinks menu and specials. We agreed on a bottle of house white and were left to make our food choices. The menu is relatively small, but I see that as a sign of carefully created recipes. The server approached us twice to see if we had made our choices, we didn’t feel rushed into making the decision. My husband chose brancaster mussels for stater and roasted pumpkin and polenta for main whilst I chose the roasted pumpkin with goats cheese for started and the horse mackerel, cooked in Bertha the charcoal oven from the specials menu for main. It was suggested that we have a side dish between us so we opted for triple cooked chips as the ones coming out of the kitchen looked rather delicious. We did question having the sharing steak for main but both pieces left were over 1kg in weight and we are not huge meat eaters so decided against it. We didn’t have to wait long to receive our starters, my pumpkin was presented beautifully and tasted fantastic, my husband shared a could of his mussels and they tasted incredible, I had a slight food envy over his choice. Our table was cleared and our mains brought over, my mackerel was much larger than I had imagined it to be, and was cooked to perfection, moist and seasoned perfectly. The light shredded salad it came with was the perfect accompaniment. My husband said his pumpkin was delicious, although he didn’t let me try any. We worked our way through our meals without touching the chips until we had cleared our plates, the side wasn’t needed but we still finished them off in the end. We decided against having desert and asked for the bill but we’re left to finish our bottle of wine at our own pace. The price of the meal was very reasonable for the quality of food we received and the service was fantastic from all members of staff. We even received thanks from the chefs of the way out. We will certainly be booking again for Our next date night and we look forward to seeing how the menu changes with the season.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

Original slant of dishes makes them fresh and new. Relaxed interior and open kitchen. Love the paintings and the vibe. My third time. will come again when I've saved up!

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Visited On Friday, 15 November 2019

Well presented & well cooked food in a friendly atmosphere.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 November 2019

The food was very tasty but the portions were tiny.

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 November 2019

the guy who served us (think hes new with glasses and a beard) was so lovely and chatty, great choice for birthday meal

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Visited On Thursday, 07 November 2019

Great meal, restaurant was full on a Thursday night so great atmosphere. Thanks to all.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

It was our first time to Norwich so had to choose a restaurant from reviews in the internet. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. The service was efficient ( complementary still and sparkling water) , the atmosphere was great ( no loud music) the Rioja was delicious and the food was excellent. Don’t be put off by menu descriptions - the food is great.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Amazing good food. It’s a must visit if you are in Norwich

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

Excellent service and lovely food. Visit during restaurant week makes it superb value

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

Really lived our first visit. Great atmosphere and theatre. Pheasant croquette was amazing as was the duck leg main and bavette. But disappointed with the coconut rice pudding. Lacked coconut flavour and texture too light. Would definitely visit again.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 November 2019

It was our first time visiting the Farmyard, we came here for Norwich Restaurant Week and enjoyed the overall vibe of the restaurant. The service was amazing (didn't catch the name of the lady who served us) and value for money on the food was great too! My only nitpick was that the starter portion of the squid was really greasy and only had 4 tiny portions for £3.50 which we thought was a bit small and the fat on the duck (main course) hadn't been rendered down so it was chewy and inedible. Otherwise the experience was overall pleasant.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 November 2019

Excellent food and service

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Very patient service while we waited for very late guests. Delicious food and interesting wine, as usual. A lovely lunch.

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 November 2019

Lovely meal and a welcoming relaxed atmosphere

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 November 2019

Took two friends along for a meal during restaurant week, they hadn’t been to Farmyard before. We had a fantastic time, everything from service to food to atmosphere was spot on! Both friends have vowed to bring their partners and other friends along as they enjoyed it so much. Andrew and his team have excelled!

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