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Three Norfolk restaurants named amongst best in UK

PUBLISHED: 21:00 29 May 2018 | UPDATED: 08:37 30 May 2018

Roger's crispy pig's head dish. Picture: Andy Newman

Roger's crispy pig's head dish. Picture: Andy Newman

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Website and restaurant guide SquareMeal has revealed the UK’s favourite places to eat following votes from thousands of its readers, as well as bloggers and local foodies.

It is the only poll to exclude London restaurants in a bid to raise the profile of the regional dining scene.

And in Norfolk, three places have made the cut.

In Norwich, Benedicts, based in St Benedicts Street, reached number 20 on the list, while Roger Hickman’s Restaurant, in Upper St Giles Street, was placed 89th.

Eating out at Morston Hall. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAYEating out at Morston Hall. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Morston Hall, based on the north Norfolk coast near Blakeney, was the only restaurant in the county outside of the city to make it on the list, reaching 48th.

Owner and chef patron of the michelin starred Morston Hall is Galton Blackiston.

He said making the list felt “very humbling”.

Galton Blackiston. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARYGalton Blackiston. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

“It must mean we are doing something right,” he said.

In Suffolk, The Leaping Hare Vineyard Restaurant reached 74th place, and Maison Bleue went in at 91st.

Taking the top spot, South West England was home to this year’s number one restaurant, Casamia, in Bristol, which has risen 11 places since 2017.

Richard Bainbridge and Galton Blackiston. Picture: Katja BainbridgeRichard Bainbridge and Galton Blackiston. Picture: Katja Bainbridge

Edinburgh is the second most popular city with SquareMeal readers, with six restaurants in the top 100, followed by Birmingham with three restaurants.

SquareMeal’s editor, Ben McCormack, said: “Once again, SquareMeal’s UK Top 100 proves that we have a national dining scene that offers creativity and quality across every price point in every corner of the country.

“City centres are bristling with the sort of foodie thrills you would find in Soho or Sydney, while chefs who have made their name at some of the most famous country-house hotels are going it alone with their own solo projects – often at a lower price point and with far less formality. There has never been a better time to eat out in the UK.”

Roger Hickman's Restaurant on Upper St Giles Street in Norwich. Photo: Andy NewmanRoger Hickman's Restaurant on Upper St Giles Street in Norwich. Photo: Andy Newman

Thirteen eateries made the cut in East Anglia and the Midlands.

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