Norwich Lanes: 42 King Street

So, this place isn’t actually in the Norwich Lanes, but it definitely has the Lanes vibe, so we’ll let it slide this once. Where is it, you might ask, if not in the Norwich Lanes? Try 42 King Street…duh…

My old housemate Alex (who is currently residing in Portland, Oregon for the year – amazing, right?) visited this place a couple of times last year, and each time, couldn’t stop raving about it for days afterwards. After my first visit, I can completely understand why.

42 King Street is a bar-meets-gastropub-meets-bistro kind of establishment, and you probably couldn’t fit more than 20 people inside at any one time. That makes going there pretty magical – your timing has to be impeccable to get a table, and you feel a little bit special for having found your way inside.

We popped in for a late drink and snack after a gig nearby. We had a lovely glass of wine and sampled some of their tapas…I had garlic-infused chorizo and peas, and it was absolutely delicious.

42 King Street is definitely one of my new favourite places.