Fishes, Burnham Market
Tel: 44 1328 738 588
Concierge.com's insider take:
Burnham Market sometimes seems to be populated entirely by ex-Londoner antique dealers, and they all like to gather here. There are plenty of reasons why. When current owners Matthew and Caroline Owsley-Brown took over Fishes, half of Norfolk went into mourning that the previous owner was no longer in charge; as if that wasn't a hard enough beginning, the Owsley-Browns opened for business on September 11, 2001. Despite all this, the place has grown and thrived under their care. Their menus change not once but twice a day, according to what has arrived fresh on the local Brancaster, Lynn, Great Yarmouth, and Lowestoft boats. Smoked eel with foie gras and piquillo pepper terrine made even more decadent with homemade brioche, and roast Thai-buttered lobster with ginger, scallions, and sweet basil stir-fried noodles are just a couple of choices you might get to try. Desserts are amazing too, as is the daily-home-baked bread. Even the wine list is exemplary (if you have a few too many glasses, ask about one of the two luxury bedrooms overlooking the village green that are available for overnight stays). Reservations are essential. No children under five are permitted after 8:30 p.m.
Closed Mondays September through July.