Where To Eat & Drink in Holt

Places To Eat & Drink in Holt

The market town of Holt is not just a haven for history and culture but also a treasure trove of unique and independent cafés and restaurants. As you stroll through its charming streets, you’ll discover a diverse range of eateries, from quaint tea rooms to upscale restaurants. Here’s our guide to the best places to eat and drink in Holt:

Where To Eat & Drink in Holt

The Owl Tea Rooms

For a taste of nostalgia, step into The Owl Tea Rooms. This one-of-a-kind tearoom exudes charm with its mismatched china and homemade treats. Why not indulge in a traditional cream tea or a slice of one of their delectable cakes? The Owl Tea Rooms were established in 1929, but have moved with the times; this café allows you to book in advance as well as click and collect on a wide variety of sweet and savoury delights.


Horatio’s is a delightful coffee shop that can be found on Bull Street in Holt. With a 4.5/5 star rating on TripAdvisor and boasting the Travellers’ Choice Award for 2023, they have a plethora of food options available including typical British cuisine, cakes, scones and even afternoon teas. They serve breakfast and lunch with some vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

Il Calabrese

This Italian Café and wine bar serves up a gorgeous range of Mediterranean, Calabrian and Southern Italian delicacies. “We use as many local suppliers as possible for our stock ingredients, the salami and cheeses are of course from Italy, and so are our wonderful Italian wines and spirits.  We continue to seek and find new products to keep II Calabrese an interesting place to visit, and to taste new Italian sensations.”

Hetty’s House Tea Room

If you’re spending an afternoon wandering around Holt Country Park, why not stop at Hetty’s House Tea Room for a quick bite to eat and drink? There’s something for everyone and space inside to sit next to the log burner during the colder months. They serve up a delightful range of scones, cakes and hot drinks.

Chubby Seal Craft Beer Café

Looking for something a bit different? Chubby Seal offers a selection of the best craft beers around – always cold-stored and brewery-fresh! They have six keg taps that they regularly rotate, so you’re always able to try something new. If beer isn’t quite your cup of tea, they have some wines, gins, and non-alcoholic beverages available too.

Star Plain Stores

Star Plain Stores is a wonderful destination for artisan cheeses, wines, produce and specialises in European flavours and quality. A deli, wine bar and shop located in the heart of Holt on Fish Hill.

Eric’s Fish and Chips

Not your average fish and chip shop. Eric’s Fish and Chips is known for its laid-back, friendly atmosphere, slightly quirky menu and quality fish and chips! A reasonably priced and great treat for all the family after a long day exploring the North Norfolk coast.

Your Holiday in Holt

Holt’s culinary scene is a delightful fusion of tradition and innovation, offering diverse flavours to suit every taste. Whether you’re seeking a casual bite or a fine dining experience, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. To find out more about this charming market town, or our range of Holiday Cottages in Holt, don’t hesitate to contact us.