You’ll find plenty of things to do in Great Yarmouth, whatever the weather. Visit top Great Yarmouth activities like Pleasure Beach or experience its top-rated activities at the Merrivale Model Village. Bargain hunters won’t want to miss shopping in Great Yarmouth while couples and families alike can enjoy Great Yarmouth's culture. Check out the best places to eat in Great Yarmouth and get a taste of the local food, before experiencing some exciting Great Yarmouth nightlife. Getting around Great Yarmouth couldn't be easier however you choose to travel, and you can rest easy knowing you've enjoyed all of Great Yarmouth's entertainment before heading back to your hotel in Great Yarmouth for a great night’s sleep on a comfy Hypnos bed.
Places to eat in Great Yarmouth
Seafood lovers will have a lot of fun in Great Yarmouth. The beachfront is a tourist hotspot, with plenty of great options to choose from including HMS Hinchinbrook on Marine Parade. Billing themselves as the best fish restaurant in town, they treat their fresh fish with respect, with everything either flame-grilled, deep-fried or pan-fried, maximising the flavours. With a busy bar, plenty of outdoor seating and some of the finest fish and chips you’ll ever eat, it’s a winning combination.
Alternatively, try Ocean Spray, a more rustic restaurant with a slightly wider menu. As well as a huge range of fresh fish including dressed lobster, scallops and fish and chips, they do excellent steaks, mixed grills and decadent desserts and are handily located on Marine Parade near Joyland.
Lastly, Chico’s Restaurant on Grand Parade is the highest rated Great Yarmouth restaurant via Tripadvisor, and rightly so. The service is friendly and attentive and the food is simple but packed with flavour, while the portions are definitely on the generous side. We recommend one of their speciality steaks, but please save room for dessert.
Heading into Great Yarmouth’s town centre, spice-fans will love Savoy Tandoori, one of the leading Indian restaurants in the region. Housed on Regent Road, a main street that runs from the beach to the Quayside, the restaurant covers a wide range of Indian classics as well as their own speciality tandoori dishes.
The beachfront doesn’t have all the water views to itself. Quayside along the River Yare is another foodie hotspot in Great Yarmouth, with the Quayside Plaza a Mediterranean and Portuguese restaurant that’s been serving up breakfast, light bites, lunch and evening meals for nearly 20 years.
Close by is The Courtyard, a delightful Italian and Mediterranean restaurant perfect for romantic meals. The relatively short menu is packed with plenty of flavour and rotates regularly, while the service is friendly, the portions nice and big and the prices pleasantly low. And our Great Yarmouth hotel is around 15-minutes walk away, giving you plenty of time to work up an appetite on your way there.
Restaurants in Great Yarmouth
Long day at the beach? In need of something cold to drink? Then let us guide you to The Beach Hut, a brilliantly laid back, welcoming café perfect for that post-beach pick-me-up. Overlooking the Great Yarmouth beach, the charming and colourful wooden café serves up everything from homemade clam chowder to bagels, burgers, milkshakes and pancakes.
Head north along the beach to Munchies for a more traditional English café experience. Again overlooking the beach, they do big breakfasts, hearty lunches, snacks and hot drinks, and also a neat sideline in takeaways, beach toys and holiday essentials in case you’ve forgotten your suncream or your inflatable unicorn.
Staying on the beachfront, Sara’s Tearoom is a family-run café that’s been a mainstay in Great Yarmouth since 1999. Whether you’re looking for an all-day breakfast, afternoon tea with homemade scones, a huge range of lunch and dinner options, it’s all on offer, made even tastier by the expansive views over the coastline from the terrace.
For a dedicated afternoon tea experience, head next door to the Merrivale Tea Rooms. Part of the down-sized Merrivale Village attraction, the tea room do coffee, lunch and calorific afternoon teas where you can take your pick of some truly scrumptious cakes, buns and sandwiches. And thankfully, they’re not miniature like the rest of the village...