Norfolk is renowned for its fine selection of restaurants and this was confirmed once again with the announcement that Norfolk’s two Michelin-starred restaurants have once again retained their honours for next year, with other local eateries also receiving recognition.

Morston Hall, a manor house in Holt, has retained its star, while, just along the coast in Hunstanton, the Neptune restaurant also held onto the distinction.

Speaking of the news, Kevin Mangeolles who runs Neptune with his wife, said: “You don’t get a Michelin star for cooking three-star food badly. You just have to use good ingredients and cook them well – and consistently. I know there are better chefs out there than me, but I am able to cook at a high standard consistently.”

Mr Mangeolles went on to say that while the pair weren’t aiming for a second star, the accolade has influenced people in opting to dine at his restaurant.

He added: “There are people who come with their Michelin check list, and others who are curious,” he said, “but at the end of the day, it only gets people here.”

“You still have to do the business and make sure people go away happy.”

At present, there are a generous 26 eateries in the region for locals and people staying in our Norfolk holiday parks that will now be featured in the 2017 Michelin restaurant guide as stand-out establishments to visit.

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