by Parkdean Resorts on 12/10/2021

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As one of Britain’s best loved seaside resorts, Great Yarmouth is packed full of fantastic places to eat and drink. We’ve got 5 fabulous holiday parks in Great Yarmouth – each with their own brilliant on park restaurants, serving up tasty dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. That being said, we know it’s nice to venture off park every now and then and treat yourself to a meal out. There’s nothing worse than being on holiday and not knowing where to eat, which is why our Parkdean cuisine experts have done some research and all important taste tests. We’ve put together a list of the best restaurants that Great Yarmouth has to offer from delicious Indian restaurants to lovely cafés on the promenade.


The Alexandra

Best Family Restaurant, Great Yarmouth

Address: 12 Regent Road, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2AF

Affordability: ££

Trip Advisor: 4.5

As far as family restaurants go in Great Yarmouth, this one is certainly the most welcoming and friendly. On the menu at The Alexandra, there’s everything from grilled meats to pasta and seafood. The fun and lively atmosphere, helped by the friendly staff, makes this a great choice for families with children. Little ones will love the kids’ menu, serving up delicious options including chicken gyros and calamari and chips, while vegetarian and gluten free dishes are ideal for those with dietary requirements. Nestled in the centre of Great Yarmouth, just a few minutes from the beach, The Alexandra is ideally located if you’re staying at nearby Vauxhall Holiday Park or Cherry Tree Holiday Park.


Planet Spice

Best Indian Restaurant, Great Yarmouth

Address: 2 Filby Lane, Ormesby St Margaret, Great Yarmouth, NR29 3JR

Affordability: £

Trip Advisor: 4.5

Indian curries and rice

If you’re in the mood for Indian food whilst enjoying your UK holiday in Great Yarmouth, then head to Planet Spice, where you can enjoy some delicious Indian cuisine at an affordable price. If you don’t feel like sitting down for food, this restaurant also offers a takeaway option too. You’ll find lots of great authentic Indian favourites on the menu including curries such as Korma, Bhuna, Dansak and if you’re really in the mood for spice, Vindaloo. Families with kids are welcomed, with children’s meals available on request. You’ll be greeted by friendly hosts which is complemented by the relaxed atmosphere. The vibrant and traditional Indian décor gives the restaurant an added authenticity, and situated in the charming village of Ormesby, St Margaret, is just a few minutes’ drive north of Great Yarmouth. If you’re staying at California Cliffs Holiday Park, this restaurant is only a 5 minute drive away.



Best Seafood in Great Yarmouth

Address: 60 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth NR30 2EJ

Affordability: ££

Trip Advisor: 5.0

Chico's seafood platter, Great Yarmouth

Chico’s is a popular Greek restaurant in Great Yarmouth which features amazing seafood. Well-known for its excellent service and friendly staff, you can expect to find dishes such as lobster, seabass and traditional fish and chips on the extensive menu. Serving up big portions of high quality food, you’ll not be disappointed when dining here, and if you don’t fancy eating out then you can choose the take away option. Staying at Vauxhall Holiday Park? This restaurant is just a 5 minute drive away and it’s also within 15 minutes’ drive of our other Great Yarmouth Holiday Parks.


The Courtyard

Best Italian Food, Great Yarmouth

Address: 74 Howard Street, South Row, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2PU

Affordability: ££

Trip Advisor: 5.0

Pizza on a wooden board

The Courtyard, Great Yarmouth is a lovely, cosy restaurant which serves wonderful Italian meals and more. The atmosphere is chilled and the staff will greet you with a smile. Many describe this family friendly restaurant as a hidden gem in Great Yarmouth because of its quality food and accommodating owners. The menu includes dishes such as lasagne, risotto and other delicious pasta dishes as well as some tasty vegetarian options too. If you’re staying at Vauxhall Holiday Park, Courtyard is just under 10 minutes’ drive away - book early though, as being both popular and small, it fills up fast!


Lekthai Thai Restaurant

Best Thai Food in Great Yarmouth

Address: 50 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2EJ

Affordability: £

Trip Advisor: 4.5

Lekthai is located on Great Yarmouth’s iconic Golden Mile and is very popular amongst holidaymakers as well as locals. On the menu you can expect to see a variety of Thai dishes including stir fry dishes, curry dishes, seafood dishes, noodles, and house specials along with delicious meals suitable for vegetarians, including curries and stir fries. If you’re on holiday at Vauxhall Holiday Park.this restaurant is just a 5 minute drive away and located right by the beach. If you love Thai food and you’ve got an occasion to celebrate, or just fancy a meal out, this is definitely the place for you!



Best Chinese Restaurant, Great Yarmouth

Address: 57 Marketplace, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1NU

Affordability: £

Trip Advisor: 4.5

Pando offers gourmet Chinese dishes at a fair price in Great Yarmouth and is extremely popular. It’s located in the heart of the town centre and very close to our Great Yarmouth holiday parks. This place offers a takeaway option too and the menu consists of Chinese, Thai and Pan Asian food. On the menu, you can expect to see dishes such as chicken curry, salt and chilli chicken and beef in black pepper sauce. They offer a range of dishes suitable for vegetarians too including salt and chilli tofu. This family friendly restaurant offers a variety of kids’ meals and it’s popular with the locals which is always a great sign!


The Lion

Best Burger Restaurant, Great Yarmouth

Address: The Lion at Thurne, The Street, Great Yarmouth, NR29 3AP

Affordability: ££

Trip Advisor: 4.5

Gourmet burger and chips

If you’re looking for an outstanding burger, we think this place is worth travelling slightly further for as it offers the best burgers in Great Yarmouth. The Lion is closest to California Cliffs and Summerfields Holiday Parks and is around a 20 minute drive away. They offer vegetarian and vegan options as well as gluten free food and they are accommodating to families with children, offering a variety of food options for kids. Their lovely outdoor seating area is ideal for when the sun’s shining, especially if you’ve got your dog with you. As far as the menu goes they have outstanding burgers including a tasty southern fried chicken burger with chilli jam and the famous Lion Burger.


Café Ocean

Best Fish and Chips, Great Yarmouth

Address: 54 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2EJ

Affordability: £

Trip Advisor: 5.0

Fish and chips in a box

If you’re looking for fabulous fish and chips then look no further than Café Ocean. They serve great quality fish and chips and have a lovely outdoor seating area overlooking the promenade. The location is great being right by the pleasure beach and just 6 minutes away from Vauxhall Holiday Park. This place does meatless options and also has a children’s menu with some great options for kids.


The Kings Arms

Best Dog Friendly Restaurant in Great Yarmouth

Address: 229 Northgate Street, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1BG

Affordability: £

Trip Advisor: 4.5

The Kings Arms offers lovely pub food at a great price – and it’s good news for dog owners as your four-legged friends are welcomed here too! It’s got a wonderful beer garden area and a great menu offering all the pub favourites here including pies, burgers, sausage and mash, mixed grill and fish and chips. They also do a great ‘3 bar bites for £10’ deal if you’re just stopping by for a snack. On the kids’ menu you can expect dishes such as chicken nuggets, fish fingers and pizza. They’ve got plenty of vegetarian options too including a veggie burger, a vegan Mediterranean vegetable tart and a vegetable lasagne. This dog friendly restaurant is a stone’s throw from Vauxhall Holiday Park.


Charlie’s Tapas

Best Vegan Restaurant in Great Yarmouth

Address: 42 Regent Road, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2AJ

Affordability: £

Trip Advisor: 4.5

Charlie’s Tapas is a great place to visit if you’re looking for some great quality vegan food or if you just love Spanish tapas. This affordable, quirky restaurant serves small tapas plates with lots of options for vegans and vegetarians, as well as serving gluten free options. Vegan tapas dishes include patatas bravas, Mediterranean rice, garlic mushrooms, nachos and asparagus cooked with garlic. It costs just £12 for 3 tapas dishes and it’s great value for money. Located right in the town centre of Great Yarmouth, the restaurant is just a 10 minute drive from both Cherry Tree and Vauxhall Holiday Park. Children are welcomed here too and the small plates are perfect for feeding small mouths.

Do you agree that these are the best restaurants in Great Yarmouth or have you visited one that’s even better? Let us know by following us on Instagram and Facebook! Don’t forget, if you’re staying at any of our holiday parks in Great Yarmouth we offer some excellent food options on park at our Boathouse Bar and Restaurant.