Lunch 12pm - 2pm
Afternoon Tea 12pm - 5pm
Dinner 6.30pm - 9.30pm
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
- Families and Children Welcome
Set in the historic courtyard of the hotel, where in the 1780’s the first mail coaches arrived from London, the 2 AA Rosette WinePress Restaurant is one of Norwich’s finest dining establishments, offering modern cuisine to today’s discerning diner. Head Chef, Magic, semi finalist in this years Chef of the Year competition, and his Brigade, produce seasonal menus which reflect the best local produce available.
Too many cooking techniques in each course sometimes less is more. The flavours didn't always go for example I had the scallop for starter the waiter poured over the broth without checking with me which resulted in the Yuzu gel and pear ensemble being washed away and the crab wonton being slimey. I couldn't see any benefit it didn't even add an umami flavour. The dish would be better without the broth with the crab in a fried wonton wrapper to give texture. The pickled veg added nothing to the pork which had a strange bitter aftertaste. The Millefleur didn't need the cubes of jelly they had too much gelatine and no flavour. The petit fours arrived with the coffee the chocolate truffle was lovely but again two other items which contained too much gelatine not pleasant. I think you would benefit from some staff tasting the food. It was also odd that with exception of the lovely amuse bouché none of the food had any smell when it arrived. When I completed my sensory taste training we were taught about the sense of smell as being part of the tasting. This is the first time I have eaten somewhere I didn't have that. You could see the wonderful techniques used but you do not need to use all of them in each course. I came away feeling disappointed. Also it was valentine's night where was the mood music?
Wonderful afternoon tea. Would thoroughly recommend.
Excellent food served in historic and atmospheric surroundings
We had lovely evening, the food was fabulous and the staff lovely. The service was a little slow, maybe not enough staff on duty? But we would go again.
Really enjoyable afternoon tea. Excellent selection of sandwiches, savouries and cakes/desserts. Great decor and really good service.
It’s always an experience eating at the winepress, The passion and attention to detail is clearly Evident. The presentation and flavours, an art form many do not live up too. It was great to meet Magic this time and to hear what his future plans are. Easily our first choice for a meal as a couple or with friends when choosing where to eat. Keep up the great work and look forward to our next visit
We had a wonderful evening at the Winepress. The food and service were fantastic. The food was delicious.
I have never had a bad meal here. Good food, service and environment.
After booking online and not getting a confirmation email I then had to telephone the hotel to ask if they had received my order. An apology was given and we were accommodated but it negates the option of booking online.
Excellent service from the waitress
Dawn was amazing and just made it it so lovely for my sisters 40th birthday x
My friend and I had a wonderful relaxed time at the Winepress. Afternoon tea and service was excellent. First class place to visit. Thank you.
Afternoon tea was a Christmas present for my Mother who is deaf and elderly. The staff made every effort to make her treat a success. We were seated away from intrusive background music and they were helpful and very pleasant. Food was excellent.
Every thing was amazing definitely be revisiting
Totally awesome meal, relaxed service , not rushed, worth every penny .
A beautiful venue with very friendly & accommodating staff especially Anna who was our waitress and had to put up with our eccentric 75 year old aunt! I can't believe we have been to the maids head before the lounge menu & bar prices are comparable to other pubs/restaurants but more superior. A little gem in the middle of Norwich
Really lovely afternoon spent with great friends and the food and service was great
It was my husband's birthday and they even put happy birthday on his desert plate in chocolate the service was very friendly and always asked if everything was ok will come again x
Great ambience, friendly, efficient service and attentive with excellent food and wine. Full marks!
Delicious food and friendly service.
We live in Norwich and given the sheer number of restaurants to choose from in the city there are or course many excellent places to eat however this place is one of the best. The food here is fabulous. It is prepared and presented with outstanding care and attention. The quality is first class. The wine press restaurant has a great atmosphere and the staff are friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. We have dined here a few times and on each occasion we have thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Fantastic food, great choice of wine and all very reasonably priced.
Always superb service and dining. A genuinely lovely establishment with considerate and engaging staff.
It was a lovely afternoon tea. Nice setting friendly staff lush food.
Gorgeous food, friendly staff and lovely atmosphere!
Everything was perfect. The food was lovely with lots of variety which we liked. All the staff we came across were very friendly and helpful. Thank you very much.