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6A Trafalgar Square, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2EL

 

TOP TIP: Pace yourself! It’s so tempting just to bung everything on your plate at once and to stuff your face too quickly, but instead enjoy a number of smaller plates at a steady rate to avoid a clash of flavours.

LOVED BECAUSE: YOU CAN PROPERLY STUFF YOUR FACE AND EAT AS MUCH CHINESE FOOD AS YOU LIKE

This modern-looking restaurant on Regent Road serves freshly cooked Chinese food in a clean, nicely furnished interior. It has an extensive menu, including excellent crispy duck with pancakes as a starter, and some mouth-watering mains such as the House Special Chow Mein, sweet and sour chicken, King prawn foo yung and roast pork udon.

 

Portions here are generous and the service is always polite and efficient; and on a busy night, the Mandarin House has a really nice, relaxed atmosphere. Prices are very reasonable, too, especially the set menu deals for couples. And vegetarians are very well-catered for, too, with a special set dinner available for £13.

LOVED BECAUSE: AUTHENTIC CHINESE COOKING - SMART INTERIOR - GREAT VALUE SET MENU OFFERS

4 Hall Quay, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1HX

 

TOP TIP: If you like the thought of mixing up a bit of Japanese, Chinese and Thai cuisine, then choose the cooked to order ‘all you can eat’ buffet option.

LOVED BECAUSE:  FRESH INGREDIENTS - CLEAN FLAVOURS - PAN-ASIAN CUISINE - FRIENDLY SERVICE

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CHINA DINER

 

 Top Chinese takeaway  

 

Next to and owned by the team behind Red Leaf, China Dinner offers classic Oriental dishes for collection or delivery.

 

5 Hall Quay, NR30 1HX

JAIPUR

 

 Authentic Indian Food  

 

Nice Indian restaurant offering a full takeaway service with delivery throughout Great Yarmouth.

 

158 King Street, NR30 2PA

 

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HAPPY VIEW

 

 Tiny but tasty  

 

This tiny shop is for takeaways only, but the food has real flavour and is cooked with real care. Call 01493 857307.

 

54 Dene Side, NR30 2HL

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If you find it hard to choose off a menu, then what better way of avoiding that than an ‘All You Can Eat’ Chinese buffet? And that’s exactly what you’ll get at Energy, which is in a central seafront location, and which serves up all the classic Chinese dishes in a help yourself format.

 

Lunchtimes are a real bargain at Energy, with adults paying just £8.50 and kids £4.50, while in the evening the prices are a very reasonable £12.50 for adults and £6.50 for kids. This isn’t fine dining, of course - it’s more about eating a little bit of everything and having a proper Chinese pig out. But the food is flavoursome and there’s loads and loads of choice - everything from noodles and rice dishes to sweet and sour pork and satay chicken.

78 Regent Road, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2AJ

 

TOP TIP: The set menu deals for couples offer a great way of sampling a number of different dishes for a low fixed price. Portions are plenty large enough for two and made for sharing - and what could be more romantic than sharing delicious food with the one you love?

Located down by the river, Red Leaf is a smart, modern restaurant offering a mix of Oriental dishes. Some have their roots in Japanese cuisine, while others are more Thai or Chinese influenced, but all make use of lovely fresh ingredients, are attractively presented and have clear, clean flavours.

 

A full a la carte menu is available, as is a buffet style ‘all you can eat’ deal - but you won’t see the food here piled up in troughs for self-service. Because even the buffet food is cooked fresh to order and served with the same care and attention as the a la carte meals. There’s an excellent value lunchtime offer, too.

 

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This popular seafront Indian restaurant serves a wide selection of classic Indian dishes in a bright, modern environment. So, don’t be put off by the faded signage, as the food at its best is a proper treat. There’s an extensive menu of curry house favourites, but I’d recommend heading for the House Special dishes, particularly the naga if you can handle the heat, or Tiger by the Sea if you’re a fan of prawns cooked in the shell. Service is very friendly and takeaways are available, too, so whether dining in or dining at home, you should be in for a pleasant meal. Booking is  advised at the weekends - just call them on 01493 330777 - and Wednesday nights get very busy in summer, as it’s a great place to watch the fireworks from.

 

 

 

 

 

When you’ve had enough fish and chips to last you a lifetime, then what better than something hot and spicy to revive, excite and titillate your taste buds? And whether you’re in the mood for a Chicken Tikka Massala, a Lamb Rogan Josh, some crispy duck or a Chicken Chow Mein, then Great Yarmouth is blessed with a great selection of independent Indian and Chinese restaurants offering excellent food and friendly service at value-for-money prices.

 

Prefer taking away to eating in? Then click through to our list of local Indian and Chinese takeaways, most of which offer free delivery throughout the Great Yarmouth area, including to nearby holiday  camps and caravan parks.

 

 

5 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, NR30 3AH

 

TOP TIP: Thursday night is Banquet Night, which means you get a starter, main, vegetable side dish and rice or a nan for just £9.95. And don’t worry if you’ve got a fussy eater in your party who hates spicy food, as English options are also available.

LOVED BECAUSE: AUTHENTIC CUISINE - MODERN DECOR - TAKEAWAYS & DELIVERIES - BANQUET NIGHT

25a King Street, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2NZ

 

TOP TIP: The set meal options at Bombay Nite are excellent value. Both the Set Meal for 2 and the Shabnaz Tandoori Offer for 2 give couples the chance to sample a varied selection of dishes for under £20 per head.

Great Yarmouth’s first ever Indian restaurant is located in King Street - just a short walk from the market area - and has been serving up good quality bhunas, danzaks and chicken tikka massalas to the locals for over 40 years. The bright, spacious interior can cater for large parties; and while the food maybe lacks its own signature style, it’s a reliable choice for one of those nights when only something hot and spicy will do.

 

Sunday night is Banquet Nite, so if you like a good value-for-money deal, then how does a starter, main course, side dish and rice or nan for £9.95 per person sound? Takeaway and home delivery options are available, too.

LOVED BECAUSE: GREAT YARMOUTH’S ORIGINAL INDIAN - TOWN CENTRE LOCATION - VERY TASTY FOOD

This modern, fully licensed Indian restaurant is located on a corner of Regent Road - halfway between the seafront and town centre. It serves all the classic Indian dishes, including korma, pathia, dansak, jalfrezi, tandoori chicken and vindaloo, but this is a place to try something just a little bit different. The house specials include a unique and delicious fish dish called Lahori Jall Machli and an excellent salmon dish called Machli Tarana, while vegetarians will appreciate the quality of the vegetable sides like Makhon Bahari and Matka Harilaii. These are available as main courses and have enough spicing and interest to work as a main.

 

All-in-all, a great Indian restaurant in a central location.

 

 

 

 

79 Regent Road, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2AL

 

TOP TIP: The house speciality dish, lahori jall machli, features moist slices of white fish cooked with tomatoes, dry chilies and spring onions. Rich in flavour and aroma, it is unique to the restaurant and a great option for those wanting to try something new.

LOVED BECAUSE: MODERN INTERIOR - AUTHENTIC INDIAN CUISINE - GOOD SERVICE - FAB LOCATION

LEK THAI

 

 Authentic Thai cuisine  

 

Authentic green & red curries, Pad Thai noodles and so much more in a lovely modern restaurant with friendly service.

 

50 Marine Parade, NR30 2EJ

V-NAMESE

 

 A taste of Vietnam  

 

Never had Vietnamese food? Well, it’s a little bit Chinese, a little bit Indian, a little bit Japanese and bursting with flavour.

 

32 St. Peter’s Road, NR30 3AU

 

PANDO

 

 Pan-Asian cooking

 

New town centre restaurant offering a mix of Chinese, Thai and other Oriental dishes overlooking the market place.

 

57 Market Place, NR30 1NU