2 AA Rosette Dining in an elegant, candlelit restaurant


Our daily changing, seasonal, 2AA Rosette Dinner menu is served Tuesday to Saturday in our intimate, elegant Georgian-panelled, candlelit Dining Room which seats a maximum of just 16 guests; dinner service starts at 7.00pm with last orders around 8.30pm. All the dishes are prepared here in our kitchen by our talented Chef and are freshly cooked to order.

We do recommend you make dinner reservations when booking your accommodation to secure a table at the time of your choice; we regret we cannot guarantee availability of a table, nor a particular time, where dinner reservations have not been made at time of booking.

See a Sample of our 2AA Rosette Dinner Menu

Our Wine List has an excellent selection of quality wines featuring mainly smaller wineries whose emphasis is on quality over quantity. If you are celebrating a special occasion, we have a choice of Champagne and Sparkling wine to suit most budgets and we will ensure it is in your room, chilled and ready for your arrival.

We have a very comfortable Drawing Room where we serve pre-dinner drinks and coffee / liqueurs after dinner. We don’t have a Bar but we offer a varied selection of spirits, minerals etc as well as beer / lager and wine by the glass. We often feature a bottled ‘Guest Ale’ from Woodfordes, a local Norfolk brewery, renowned for their real ales.

Please note The Dining Room is closed on Sunday and Monday evenings, excepting Easter and Bank Holiday weekends, when it is open on the Sunday evening of the holiday weekend.


We don’t serve lunch at The Old Rectory however there is a welcoming riverside ‘Chef & Brewer’ pub, The Rushcutters, just a few minutes walk from the hotel which offers a range of hot and cold sandwiches, light bites and main dishes throughout the day, as  well as a friendly Cafe just opposite Thorpe River Green which also serves light snacks, hot and cold drinks and ice creams.



Each morning you can enjoy a tasty English Breakfast with bacon, sausages and ham from Barnard’s of Shropham, free-range Norfolk eggs, thick yoghurt with our own fruit compôte or toasted muesli and local honey, as well as a choice of cereals, fresh fruits, artisan toast with Norfolk preserves, and Fair-trade tea and coffee. On warm summer mornings, you can enjoy breakfast under the gazebo overlooking the swimming pool. Our friendly staff will take your breakfast order  and bring the dishes you have chosen, all freshly prepared to order, to your table as soon as they are ready.


Food Allergies / Special Diets

Our Chef can prepare tempting vegetarian dishes and will offer alternative choices to cater for food allergies or particular dietary needs; please let us know prior to your arrival if you have any such requirements.

+ 44 (0)1603 700 772

The Old Rectory. 103 Yarmouth Road, Thorpe St. Andrew, Norwich NR7 0HF


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    Winter Warmer Short Breaks

    Blow away the cobwebs with a winter break at Norwich's only AA 4* Gold 'Restaurant with Rooms'! There's plenty to do, even if the weather outside is a little chilly - Norwich has many accolades including UNESCO 'City of Literature',  history and culture abound with medieval churches, museums, a Norman Cathedral and Castle and our many nature reserves are awash with winter migrants. The eclectic mix of high street names and the independent retailers in the Norwich 'Lanes' (Great British High Street of the Year) provides a unique shopping experience.

    Your break includes a warming glass of mulled wine by our log fire on arrival, a tempting three course 2AA Rosette dinner each evening, accommodation in one of our stylish guest rooms and a delicious cooked breakfast, served to your table, to set you up for your days sightseeing, shopping or touring. 

    T&C: Avail. Tues - Sat incl, min. 2 night stay, based on two people sharing. Deposit required for stays of three nights or more. Book online, or if you'd rather speak to us in person call us on 01603 700772. 

     We look forward to welcoming you soon


    What's On
    25 Feb - 29 Apr (Wednesdays): UEA Spring Literary Festival l 31 Jan - 19 Apr: Homage to Manet, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery To 1 March: REALITY: Modern and Contemporary British Painting, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts 3 - 14 March: BARNUM - Norwich Theatre Royal 25 & 26 April: East Anglian Game & Country Fair, Norfolk Showground l 18 Apr - 26 July: Francis Bacon and the Masters, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts 2 - 17 May: Broads Outdoors Festival I 8 - 24 May: Norfolk and Norwich Festival

    Our Accolades


    "Dinner was utterly delicious"

    "WOW! What a gem..."

    "A wonderful find..."

    ".......exceeded our expectations"

    “extraordinarily high quality food accompanied by a good wine list”