I first visited Roots with my dad a couple of weeks ago. I’ve had my eye on it ever since I saw the sign saying that it was opening. First things first, it’s a farm shop. A glorious farm shop in the middle of the city. That in itself is wonderful.
I had previously tweeted looking for places to eat paleo in Norwich. I won’t go into the details of this style of eating but it basically means mostly meat and veg with no potatoes/grains. That often makes it quite hard to find somewhere to eat when I’m being strict. I will be doing a guide to eating paleo in Norwich soon, though.
Anyway, I tweeted and Roots replied saying they had hanger steak on. That sounded wonderful. I went upstairs to the quiet brasserie and had an amazing cup of coffee while I waited for my dad.
Obviously I ordered the hanger steak which came with carrot puree, vegetables and potatoes. Dad had similar but requested the steak with chips and salad. Roots were very accommodating and those chips looked amazing!
I jumped at the chance to visit the brasserie again for dinner on Saturday night and was a little disappointed to see that the menu hadn’t changed from lunch a few weeks before. However, I went for the green crumpet and was in food heaven.
The atmosphere in the evenings is much better. There are loads more people, candles and we had plenty of wine too.
For great food it’s very reasonable. Around £9 for a started £11-£16 for a main and £5.95 for dessert. The food and atmosphere felt like it should cost a lot more than that.
I’ll definitely be going back but I’m not sure if it’ll be to try more from the current menu or if I might wait for something new.