Places to go out & eat & drink in Kings Lynn
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Local Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs, Bars, etc in Kings Lynn

Places to eat & drink in Kings Lynn.

This fascinating town originally developed as a seaport and was known as Bishop’s Lynn until Henry V111 changed its name during the dissolution of the monasteries in the 16th century. Its buildings largely reflect its seafaring wealth amassed in particular during the 14th and 17th centuries.

It has two guildhalls, one of which is the flint town hall built around 1420. The oldest surviving guildhall in England, it has a Great Hall that measures 100ft in length.

Within this remarkable building are some of the finest treasures in Britain, including the 700-year-old silver and enamel King John Cup, one of oldest paper books in existence and the King John Sword. Lynn Museum has information on the geology, archaeology and natural history of the area as well as Bronze Age weapons, while the Town Museum of Lynn Life offers displays of costumes and toys along with a reconstructed Victorian kitchen.

The 12th century Church of St Margaret was once part of a Benedictine monastery.

Special places of interest include the Old Gaol House, which illustrates the deprivations of prison life in the 18th century, and the medieval merchant’s house Hampton Court. Clifton House is another ancient merchant’s house with a garden.

Caithness Crystal Factory offers demonstrations of glass making and has a resident engraver.

Nearby is the Palladian Houghton Hall built in the early 18th century for Robert Walpole, England’s first prime Minister. Now owned by the 6th Marquis Hugh, Lord Great Chamberlain to the Queen, it contains a remarkable collection of 20,000 model soldiers.

We cannot give a full list of all available food outlets but below is a small selection of those available in Kings Lynn or surrounding areas.

Places to eat & drink in Kings Lynn...

Duke's Head Restaurant

Dukes Head Hotel, Tuesday Market Place, King's Lynn, PE30 1JS
Tel: 01553 774996

Dukes Head Restaurant is a traditional restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere, seating approximately 60. The service is attentive and professional, providing quality dining at affordable prices. The table d’ hote menu offers a choice of four starters, four main courses plus desserts, combining traditional food with a modern approach.
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Bombay Brasserie

24 Railway Road, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1NF
Tel: 01553 774172

The Bombay Brasserie is a well established restaurant in King's Lynn, recognised for its high quality Indian cuisine prepared with specially chosen ingredients. A popular place where local customers enjoy excellent food and friendly service. Also, visitors to Norfolk are made very welcome at the Bombay Brasserie, whether they are indulging in the food and atmosphere for the first time or making a return visit for a 'second helping' in the very comfortable, fully air conditioned surroundings. Travellers by car will find ample parking nearby and for others, the bus and railway stations are no more than a 2 minute stroll from the restaurant. Consequently, there are no problems in getting to the Bombay Brasserie to relax and have an enjoyable time.
Type: Restaurant

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King's Lynn Arts Centre, 27 King Street, King's Lynn, P30 1HA
Tel: 01553 773134

A welcome addition to the King’s Lynn culinary repertoire with wide views over the River Ouse from this timbered building which is home to the Arts Centre. No opportunity is lost to present local produce in its freshest and best possible light and the cooking is commendably straightforward. Lunch is particularly good value.
Type: Cafe

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The Thai Orchid

33-39 St James's Street, King's Lynn, PE30 5DA
Tel: 01553 767013    Fax: 01553 767146

The Thai Orchid offers diners a truly memorable evening. Over 200 authentic Thai dishes are available, all prepared by 3 of Bangkok’s finest chefs. Genuine Thai artefacts adorn the walls and a real size Thai House, doubles as a seating area and a stage for Thai performers. The staff are dressed in traditional Thai costume and their friendly and professional manner ensures a pleasant time is had by all.
Type: Restaurant  

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