Review on The Gunton Arms

The Gunton Arms opened in October 2011 situated in the historic one thousand deer park surrounding Gunton Hall in the village of Thorpe Market, near Cromer in Norfolk. The building was originally Steward's Farm before becoming the second house to Gunton Hall, that was frequented during the 1890's by Lilly Langry, mistress of the future King Edward VII.

Owners art dealer Ivor Braka and his artist wife Sarah Graham have carried out a major restoration program with Robert Kime, decorator by Royal Appointment to the Prince of Wales designing the eight bedrooms and interior, and the celebrated Martin Brudnizki, one of the most sought after interior designers responsible for the bar and restaurant. There are two dining rooms, the main room is called The Elk Room with an open fire that doubles as an indoor barbecue, wood tables, Windsor chairs and pews with an eclectic display of artwork adorning the walls.

As credited on their website, renowned chef Mark Hix has been the inspiration throughout its concept, with ex Hix Oyster & Chop House chef Stuart Tattersall taking up the reins of the kitchen. Front of house is adeptly managed by Simone Barker who also worked at a number of Mark's restaurants. Ingredients are carefully sourced with venison from the deer park and seafood caught from the local fishermen. There's much to enjoy on the menu that might start with rabbit, chestnut and chanterelle soup or Gunton smoked Loch Duart salmon with Irish soda bread. Main courses usher in mixed grill of Gunton fallow deer with rowanberry jelly or how about a succulent rump steak cooked over the open fire. When it comes to desserts you might see Marjorie plum crumble and custard or a sea buckthorn berry posset.

The Gunton Arms is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide

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Stuart Tattersall

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.00pm

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Facilities at The Gunton Arms

  • Childrens menu
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Family Friendly


Accomodation is available, (8 rooms)


The Gunton Arms
Cromer Road
Thorpe Market
NR11 8TZ

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