2AA Rosette dining in our elegant, candlelit restaurant

Our daily changing, seasonal, 2AA Rosette Dinner menu is served Monday 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 in advance.

See a Sample of our 2AA Rosette Dinner Menu

The  Dining Room is closed on Sundays, excepting Easter and Bank Holiday weekends, when it is open on the Sunday evening but is then closed on Bank Holiday Monday.

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.


All our produce is sourced from local suppliers and we have a selection of herbs growing in our garden. Chef bakes fresh bread daily. He can prepare tempting vegetarian dishes and will offer alternative choices to cater for food allergies or particular dietary needs although we do appreciate advance notice if you have any such requirements.

Our wine list has an excellent selection of quality wines featuring mainly smaller wineries whose emphasis is on quality over quantity.

A Room Service menu is also available Monday to Saturday and you are most welcome to enjoy dishes from our dinner menu served in your room.


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.


Afternoon tea is available to residents daily; home-baked scones and freshly brewed tea or coffee are served in our Drawing Room by the log fire in winter or in the Conservatory or on the pool terrace in summer.

+ 44 (0)1603 700 772

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


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    Christmas Shopping in Style!

    Whether you enjoy or endure it, there's no better way to do your Christmas shopping than by combining it with our Christmas Shopping Short Break.


    Arrive as early as you like, leave your car with us and take the bus into the historic city centre where Norwich's eclectic blend of national and independent retailers have a fine selection of gifts on offer.


    Your break includes tea and scones 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 assault on the shops. 


    Available Mon - Sat incl, min. 2 night stay, based on two people sharing. Book online or if you prefer to speak to us in person, just call us on 01603 700772. 


    We look forward to welcoming you


    What's On
    1 Sep - 30 Nov: UEA Autumn Literary Festival l 11 - 15 Nov: Glyndebourne Tour, Norwich Theatre Royal l 15 - 16 Nov: Norfolk Festive Gift Show, Norfolk Showground l 15 - 16 Nov: John Lewis Christmas Shopping Event l 17 Nov - 24 Dec: Norwich Christmas Tree Trail l 21 - 23 Nov: Sandringham Christmas Fair l 5 - 6 Dec: Norwich Global Village Christmas Market, The Forum l 6 - 7 Dec: Dragon Hall Medieval Christmas Market l 6 Dec - 4 Jan: Ice Skating, Norwich Castle Gardens l 8 - 9 Dec: The Michael Bublé Christmas Songbook, Norwich Playhouse l To 1 March: REALITY: Modern and Contemporary British Painting, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

    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”