Norwich restaurant re-opens after major refurbishment
A top Norwich restaurant has re-opened after a major refurbishment – further proof of the vibrancy in the city’s restaurant scene, according to its chef-proprietor.
Roger Hickman’s Restaurant, in Upper St Giles in the city, is the only Norwich establishment to boast three AA Rosettes, and has twice been awarded the EDP Best Restaurant of the Year award.
The major refurbishment, designed and overseen by Norwich-based Jane Richards Interiors, saw the interior of the restaurant completely gutted, with smart new banquette seating installed, as well as a feature glass-top bar, new lighting, and a complete new decoration scheme.
“Although our customers tell us that the food is top of the list when it comes to choosing to come to Roger Hickman’s, the ambience of a restaurant is also very important,” said Roger Hickman. “After nearly five years, we decided it was time for a change, and we have opte4d for a more contemporary feel.
“As with any city centre restaurant, we have to appeal to a wide cross-section of diners, from business lunchers to special occasion diners. The food will always be centre-stage at my restaurant, but now we have a stage set which does it justice.
“It is a big investment for a small business to make, but we felt it was the right time to do it. With the economy continuing to improve, we are seeing a new vibrancy in the restaurant scene in the city, and we are determined to remain at its forefront.”
Roger Hickman’s Restaurant opened in 2010 in the same premises formerly occupied by Michelin-starred Adlard’s, where Roger Hickman was himself head chef for five years. It was awarded a prestigious third AA rosette in 2012, the only restaurant in Norwich to hold that accolade.