I had the pleasure of visiting this lovely little restaurant with a friend of mine a few weeks ago. The atmosphere was friendly and lively despite it being a Tuesday night. If you are wondering where to eat in Norwich then this a great choice.

Firstly, the wine list is extensive and while I don’t know a lot about wine, I’m sure there’s something here for everyone.

Having never had souffle before I decided to go with that to start. It was soft, fluffy, light and came with a tangy roasted butternut squash and tomato relish.

The main was also a delight. I had venison, cooked rare, with bubble and squeak cake. My friend and I also shared some seasonal vegetables that were wonderfully delicious.

I have to say, none of the deserts really appealed to me. However, I’m not usually a desert fan anyway. The entire menu is well thought out and inventive but none of the dishes are daunting or over the top in any way. On offer are simple dishes with a little bit of flair that comes from a passion for cooking.

The interior of the restaurant is bright, welcoming and cosy. The service was friendly and personal and we didn’t have to wait too long at all between courses.

Between us we had two courses each plus a desert to share (which I was too full to eat) along with a bottle of wine. The total was £90 with a tip.

Bishop’s Dining Room and Wine Bar

8-10 St Andrew’s Hill, Norwich

Tel: 01603 767321

http://www.bishopsrestaurant.co.uk