The Café at Brovey Lair
A very private place


There are birthdays, engagements. anniversaries, graduations, promotions, retirement or just because you feel like celebrating. Brovey Lair is Norfolk’s
Best Restaurant
says The Good Food Guide 2015 so where better to
entertain your friends, family or VIP clients?  But if it's romance and candle
lit dinners for two you are into, followed by an overnight stay in one of our dimly lit garden suites, we'll move the party to another night.

Brovey Lair’s intimate dining space was designed to accommodate parties up to 24 but it is the food that leaves other venues miles behind. All about fish and seafood, Brovey Lair sources its produce both locally and internationally; especially flown in by air. Fresh food is its mantra so nothing is ever frozen – except the ice cream!

Extracts from Reviews posted on the Internet

  • The fusion of flavours is impossible to describe. Watching it being cooked added to the overall experience.

  • Our third trip to this superb eating venue.
    We forget between visits what a superior experience is Brovey Lair; which only adds to the pleasure of rediscovery.

  •  The food deserves a Michelin star. I have been to El Bulli, Le Gavroche, Fat Duck, Le Bernadin but this is one that will be a real treasured memory.

  •  The food combinations, spices and quality are outstanding and more amazing than some of the places we have eaten in London!

  •  To find such a restaurant in the heart of Norfolk is nothing short of amazing.

  •  I'm struggling to find the words to describe the evening meal that Tina prepared for us. From the aperitifs through to dessert, everything was simply superb.

  •  Tina's fusion food is outstanding - every mouthful was an exquisite explosion of flavours and she goes to great lengths to ascertain your likes and dislikes and caters accordingly.

  •  We stayed for two nights and it was a real experience made even more memorable by the hospitality fun and wit of Mike and Tina.

  •  The food was sensational. This is billed as one of the top seafood restaurants anywhere - but this isn't just seafood; it's a fusion of flavours and textures.

  •  The very best of Michelin standard food but without all the pretentious nonsense.
    A unique experience. 



7th year as best Norfolk restaurant in
The Good Food Guide
Review posted on Trip Advisor 24 June 2015

Gastronomic delight you will
not be sorry you stumbled across!

We were in Norfolk for Mum's 60th and I wanted to find somewhere a bit special for one of the evenings.
I stumbled upon Brovey Lair by chance when looking at venues.
I immediately liked what Tina and Mike are trying to create at their beautiful home in a tiny village. They are not a restaurant, but rather a culinary experience (with rooms if you get too tipsy to drive home!) The menu is chosen by Tina (with prior knowledge of people's likes and dislikes) and is a collection of what's good, in season and, it goes without saying, locally sourced. She specialises in fish and seafood so for us that was heaven. All I can say is Wow. From the moment we walked in we were expertly looked after. Every course was seriously amazing and presented beautifully.
Tina would give any top London chef a run for their money.
It makes me smile now when I think about those scallops!
Mike never let anyone's glasses empty and offered so much delicious bread that Tina had to call a warning from the kitchen not to fill up on it! My whole family had such a great evening. Tina & Mike are wonderful people with lots of stories to share and you feel like you are at their private dinner party rather than just paying guests. My family will remember this for a long time, thank you so much for such a memorable evening. If you are in Norfolk please visit this lovely place, the hosts do not shout from the rooftops about how wonderful they are but we were so glad to have found this little gem and would not hesitate to return when we are back in Norfolk. Thank you Mike & Tina.


Cookery Courses with Chef Tina Pemberton at Brovey Lair 
awarded Best UK Fish Restaurant  by the Good Food Guide - top restaurant in Norfolk for 7th year in a row!


Click here to view Mike and Tina Pemberton at work in their contemporary home. The restaurant is situated in the unique kitchen diner so all her cooking is out front. It is pure theatre as, from a ringside seat, you watch her prepare and cook your meal. Better still book one of Tina’s hands on master-classes called Afraid of Fish. In just a few hours she will show you how to fight your fish phobia and produce dishes to die for. By the time you have completed the cookery course you will be ready to compete at the highest level and who knows, may be on your way to fame, fortune and your own restaurant. The course is custom built to suit your individual tastes and aspirations. Add income without the expense of an additional property and, like Mike and Tina, open only when you get bookings!

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