Galton Blackiston's Norfolk

Galton Blackiston, Michelin-starred chef at Morston Hall, and now owner of No 1 in Cromer, rated by The Times as one of the best places in the UK to eat by the sea, tells us about his favourite Norfolk things.


Where is your favourite place to eat, and why? It has to be No. 1 Cromer - the views, the food and the ambience are great. Also the Neptune in Hunstanton is just a class act in all aspects. The Neptune is the other Michelin-starred restaurant in Norfolk.

Your favourite pub, and why? The Dabbling Duck in Great Massingham does lovely food and serves good beer.

Michelin-starred Galton BlackistonMichelin-starred chef Galton Blackiston.

What do you long for if you've been away? I would long for roast leg of lamb or a simple roast.

What's your favourite Norfolk place and why? The Watch House, looking out to sea from Blackeney Quay.

Where would you have a picnic and what Norfolk food would you have? For a picnic I would go to Stiffkey Freshers and have pork pie from Brays Cottage, Whin Hill cider or apple juice, pickled Samphire, shell on prawns from John at North Norfolk Fish and smoked fish from Cley smokehouse.

Where would you send a visitor to really appreciate Norfolk? I would tell a visitor to start on the coast and move inland to the Broads taking in Norwich on your way.

What piece of advice would you give to a visitor of the county? Be prepared for a relaxing time, the pace of life would be a bit slower and give yourself plenty of time to get anywhere as Norfolk's roads are often windy.

What's your idea of Norfolk Big Sky Thinking? Norfolk has wonderful sunsets over open skies, especially along the coast with open fields and plenty of farming going on.

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