Byfords

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A warm welcome to Byfords, a higgledy-piggledy world of pleasure consisting of an all-day continental-style cafe, delicatessen and posh B&B. We provide the best quality, attitude and atmosphere in a beautiful, unique setting.
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MB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a two day stay. But enough time to recogniise what delightful , helpful and cheery staff you have. They made us most welcome

FE
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

First time we have stayed at Byfords although been coming to Holt for years. Will definitely book again.

MR
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Booked online. Excellent food and attentive service. Will definitely come again.

TC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have visited the cafe for lunch before and wanted to try the evening restaurant. We were not disappointed! The food was delicious and good value for money. The staff were very pleasant and the atmosphere nice and friendly. Would definitely recommend and we will visit again when in the area.

CS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On our annual November trip to Holt, we are never disappointed from our visits to Byfords. Tasty local food and great service! (We were disappointed today when the queue was so long to get in!!) Would just suggest if you have the steak and chip salad you ask for your steak to be cooked how you like it!

CH
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time dining in the evening and it didn’t disappoint.

DC
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very attentive staff who are friendly and welcoming, the food is original and delicious and the breakfasts are exceptional. The restaurant is both intimate and characterful and is a lovely place to spend an evening. The bedrooms are luxurious and very comfortable with lovely extra touches.

N
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Very disappointing!
Service was very poor we ended up 3hours+ for our meal. Poor engagement from staff which made for an unwelcome feel. Food average.

SC
London
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food5service5ambience2

I had booked a table through open table but the restaurant does not take bookings so you need to remove it from
Here as bookable.

AT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

WE enjoyed another very good at Byfords which we regard as our 'go to' restaurant. The new Autumn/ Winter menu was a welcome addition, we ate the two course deal and thoroughly enjoyed it. Congratulations to the chef. Also the service team were excellent throughout.

s
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Byfords is an amazing place to eat and stay. The food is wonderful and the service makes you feel very special and spoilt. The posh b&b is incredible, again you feel very spoilt. So many very special touches, well done Byfords.

AT
London
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super nice food and excellent value for money. Staff were attentive

EH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great welcome and nice relaxed ambiance. Loved the separate vegetarian menu, although we did have to wait for a copy, despite asking to see it.

Loved the idea of the nibbles table but it felt a bit sparse when we were there.

Our table was nicely tucked away but a bit of a squeeze for 6 (but I appreciate that we did book at quite short notice).

Very helpful that I could use my Norfolk Passport even on a Friday and overall a great meal.

Thank you.

DH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely evening with really friendly service and lovely food. Wine was good too.

BT
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All round a great experience. Great food supported by first rate service. Give it a try and you won't be disappointed.

NW
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, lovely setting, amazing food, brilliant value for money, highly recommended and definitely will be returning!

LC
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another very enjoyable meal. Good size portions, good flavours and good value for money. Staff were very attentive. Love the seafood sharing platter.

L
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We loved the set up in the restaurant instead of being in one large room. We enjoyed choosing some options from the grazing menu as it was just like abroad . We enjoyed the experience very much and when we are in Norfolk again we would certainly dine there again.

MB
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Usually stay at 4/5 Star Hotels and consider this posh B&B outstanding value for money. Staff always happy and appeared delighted to serve you. Food great although portions could be smaller. Rooms very comfortable. One of the nicest touches was fresh milk with complimentary tea/coffee.Would definitely return. Only cause for dissatisfaction was loud music ( sitting under speaker) and repetitive type music.

LW
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superbly cooked food and something on menu to suit everyone. Although we didn't choose this from the menu I liked the way you could create your own pizza. If we'd stayed there longer we'd have chosen this option. Staff were very friendly, helpful and attentive. Lots of attention to detail with the ability to cater for casual dining and celebrations too. Lovely relaxed atmosphere. We had one lunch and two dinners, in addition to breakfast for the two days. Not one bad meal - excellent!

LW
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good choice of food superbly cooked. Although we settled for one of the 'set' meals I thought it was good that you could create your own pizza toppings if you wished to or add to the basic pasta meal. Lovely ambience, courteous and friendly staff - couldn't fault it.

CH
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Have been to Byfords for lunch many times, but never in the evening. It was lovely and calm and the free nibbles was a lovely touch. The Belly pork dish was the best I have ever tasted and look forward to popping in again as live local.

W
London
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food. Well done to all

SG
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed dined with my wife on Saturday evening. The food was great and the staff were very good. Thanks all at Byfords for a fantastic evening.

RB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at Byfords on Saturday and Sunday evening. On both occasions the service was first class, very friendly and efficient staff provided an extremely pleasant dining experience. The menu was varied and upmarket without being overpriced.

Saturday evening was quite lively with a constant stream of customers requesting tables. Sunday was much quieter providing a different but thoroughly enjoyable experience in an attractive and interesting venue.
We have no hesitation in recommending Byfords in the town of Holt and hope to visit again next time we are in the area.

R
London
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

If you have an enormous appetite or like stuffing yourself to the gunnels Byfords restaurant is for you. The food quality is very good but the volumes are excessive leading to a disturbing amount of waste, at least from our table. Perhaps the locals must have such large portions if they are to feel they are getting value for money but for our table from Colchester some of the meal sizes were just too big.

PN
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to Byford's several times, always a good experience. Service is always with a smile and yes I would highly recommend .

EB
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Easy to book using open table website, arrived and we were shown to a table near the door, we asked to move to alternative table as didn't want cold air every time door opened. The waitress offered us a different table. The portions were very generous. It suggested 2 tapas type starters per person but one tapas would have been enough. I had the mussels and fries which was a bit heavy on the cream and needed more wine as very rich. My husband had steak which came with an individual steak suet steam pudding and was very big portion but he enjoyed it . We didn't have room for dessert . Overall very good service and food

TG
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I ordered a chicken supreme for my wife, which was fine, no problem. I ordered a Beef salad for myself , which was to say the least, a little on the tough side. The strips of beef did have a few too many strips with gristle and were uneatable.

EH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have stopped at Byfords several times & always have good memories

MD
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Third visit in a week and food is consistently high quality. Portions are large but can get expensive. Very busy Friday evening and staff couldn't really cope. Avoid the back room where we were put. Noisy and invisible

DS
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Byfords was recommended by a friend and she was not wrong, it is excellent.
Delicious food served by friendly staff in delightful surroundings.

BB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A lovely place to enjoy a snack or meal, with a wide range of quality food choices

PD
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff always attentive and polite. A credit to Byfords. A high standard, that sets the benchmark for the area.

PB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Byfords exceeded my expectations. The staff were exceedingly helpful and always cheerful. Breakfast was excellent and dinner menu contained sufficient choice for all tastes.

MM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Byfords was very comfortable with a homely atmosphere. The food was delicious, well prepared and well presented and it was good value.

A
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent evening - apart from the rude man on the adjoining table, which we realise is not your fault.

JU
London
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Lovely place but service was very slow. We have eaten at Byfords several times, but I thought the food was slightly below par on this occasion. 3 out of 4 main courses were not finished.

CL
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Beautiful old building. Lovely menu and very good service. What not to like?

DM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and reasonably priced. Accommodation good as well being located in the centre of the town.