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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Establishment
“If you have the time, go to Cromer! Get fish and chips at No1's and pick up try some fresh Cromer Crab whilst you are at it. You won't be dissapointed.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is master chef Galton Blackiston's foray into 'street food' and boy is it good. There's a fish restaurant on the ground floor and a bistro upstairs - both top-notch.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
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“Great cromer crab and other british classics - fresh fish straight off the boat!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Cinema
“Superb local cinema with a retro-vibe, right in the heart of Cromer. Watch blockbusters on general release (at a fraction of the price of city cinemas) plus live opera, concert, exhibition and theatre screenings. Tip: Movie Magic Card Members get two for one tickets on Mondays, plus the cinema also participates in the excellent Meerkat Movies scheme (two for one on Tuesdays and Wednesdays). ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Hotel
“Traditional pub restaurant food but good quality. Cosy lounge for winter drinks by the fire. Great for groups if you book in advance. Beautiful views over the sea.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Theatre
“One of only five UK piers with fully operational and flourishing theartre! Home to the Cromer Pier show, which is now in its 41st year, the show has been enjoyed by generations of families with 5* "must see" reviews! Open all year round, the pier is an ideal place for a family day out with some of the best crab fishing in the county. A perfect place to enjoy an ice cream whilst taking in the stunning views of the North Norfolk coastline. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Zoo
“A favourite with locals and visitors alike. Check out the mara, who run wild, the otter at feeding time and the beautiful big cats.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is a little gem - really very good Thai food in a place run by two of my school chums. Book to be sure of getting a table... ”
  • 6 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“We all love and day at the beach don't we? Whether it's the summer months and we're soaking up that British sun, or it's the slightly chillier months of the year, you'll be pushed to find a more stunning beach than in Cromer! A great place to soak in the beautiful views whilst taking a wonderful coastal walk. There's a whole host of fish and chips shops, ice cream parlours and all the seaside goodies you could ask for. A must see when visiting Cromer!”
  • 4 locals recommend
History Museum
“A little treasure-trove of a museum, which offers a glimpse of life in Cromer at the end of the 19th Century.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Locality
“Wonderful Edwardian seaside town with church, pier, array of shops and cafes and restaurants”
  • 22 locals recommend
Museum
“Celebrate the most decorated lifeboatman in RNLI history. With assistance of his crew, Henry Blogg saved over 873 lives from the North Sea. Try on the lifesaving equipment (remarkably heavy!), test your Morse code skills (then try that in an emergency!), and take home your very own hand-pressed and golden Henry Blogg bookmark.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Food
“Wonderful little coffee shop for takeaway. Hot drinks, Cold drinks, crisps and fantastic Pastel de Nata (custard tarts). Saturday evenings in the summer they have started to host pop-up cocktail evenings on the promenade - highly recommend the Espresso Martinis! NB: The shop is cash only due to a lack of mobile reception for card machines.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
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“A trip to Cromer is not complete until you've experienced The Rocket House :-) Sited up on the roof, above the Henry Blogg Lifeboat Museum, the outside balconies have spectacular views of Cromer Pier. For added quirkiness you can glide down one floor in the glass lift from the gardens at High Street level above. The menu is fun and funky with daily specials. Try out their delicious crab wraps.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Campground
“Our very own clubhouse serves hot and cold food, large variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and Entertainment during weekends and more often during high season.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Delicious Indian food, cooked from scratch with great care so service can be slow but worth the wait. Check opening times.”
  • 3 locals recommend