Image: The Waffle House
An absolute delight is to pop into Carol Lake, a beautiful designer who creates her own designs on silk and wallpaper plus homewares. She even makes shoes in colourful, floral fabrics in partnership with Van Dal. This shop is absolutely gorgeous – don’t miss it!
If you fancy lunch somewhere special then it has to be Roger Hickman’s. The only restaurant in Norwich to hold a prestigious 3 AA rosette award, they do an amazing lunchtime taster menu, or if you prefer then save yourselves and head back there for dinner later on!
Image: Jo Malone at Jarrolds
Bedford Street and Exchange Street
Take a walk down Bedford Street and drop into Frank’s Bar for a snack and drinks, Turtle Bay for Caribbean-style lunch or dinner (and great cocktails!), or independent department store Jarrolds for a wide range of high-quality items (and sister store The Granary for designer homewares). Whilst you’re there check out Salon Central and Brian Coombes salons, Oxfam Books & Music Shop, Chadds (traditional menswear), Bang & Olufsen and Long Tall Sally.
Image: The Birdcage
When in this area we can’t resist a drink at The Birdcage, and if you’ve indulged in fish ‘n’ chips from Grosvenor Fish Bar (see above) you’ll be pleased to know that you can bring it into this pub and enjoy it with a beverage whilst you enjoy a spot of people-watching!
For shopping with a difference try The Good Earth Clothing company - a great family-run shop which sells clothing for men and women all made from natural fabrics, including brands including Seasalt, Signature, Adini, Lazy Jacks and more.
Across the cobblestones find Norfolk Yarn for all things knitting, crochet and crafting (and they do great courses). And on the corner of Pottergate and Lower Goat Lane find exciting jewellers - Sonkai. Sonkai is an independent goldsmiths and jewellery shop which sets our pulses racing – we love it all! We especially like the fact they design from specific requests – gorgeous solutions for birthday and mother’s day gifts?
This area has a really strong menswear offer too - check out Elements, Sevenwolves, Main Source (trainers), Dogfish and Philip Browne - the star of our Trendsetter film!