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.

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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.

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Hanger Steak

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!

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Green Crumpet

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.

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The Roots Menu

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.

Roots Norwich
6 Pottergate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1DS.
Tel – 01603 920788 | @rootsnorwich | www.rootsnorwich.co.uk

Roots, Norwich
Varied menuLocally sourced foodFantastic coffee
Service can be a little slow in the restaurant when it's busy
4.2Overall Score
Food and drink
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