Yes, okay, I am aware that I’m writing yet another blog about lunch – but there are so many good places to eat in Norfolk, I refuse to apologise.
This week I took the opportunity to try out Pandora’s Kitchen on London Street. I have walked past the little shop-front many-a-time, but haven’t had the opportunity to stop, so made a special effort to check it out – all in the name of research, you understand.
When I arrived, I was greeted by the warm, delicious scent of hog roast, which was sitting alongside a range of tempting looking cakes on the counter.
Greeted by a waitress, I was told the cafe was very busy, with only one table available on the second floor. Hiking up the stairs, I found a shabby chic room with mismatched wooden furniture, flowers in jars and muted colours, which felt comfortable and relaxed. The menus were in housed in bookcovers too, which was rather sweet.
As the weather was cold, I opted for the tomato and pesto soup (£4.95), which came with two pieces of granary toast. It was a difficult choice between that and the beef stew (£5.95), but I was really happy when I tasted the soup.
The fragrant aroma of the basil momentarily transported me back to the Mediterranean (and it really was momentary), while the tomato flavours were creamy and rich. And of course, there was plenty of it, which is always a big plus point for me!
When I’m feeling less virtuous, I will return to try the hog roast sandwich – and I’ll be sure to let you know all about it!
Check out the Pandora’s Kitchen menu online here.