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Norwich barbecue restaurant with cocktails galore is a sizzling success

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The Ten Bells reopened under new management in 2020 and it is well worth a trip to St Benedicts Street to try its barbecue tapas and cocktails.


The Ten Bells in Norwich is run by couple Frances Chisholm and Pete Harvey, also behind The Wildman in Bedford Street, and late last year they transformed the former Bullards gin distillery and bar into a barbecue restaurant.

The small plates we ordered from The Ten Bells in St Benedicts Street, Norwich. - Credit: Louisa Baldwin

The centrepiece is its Argentinian-style Solus Grill, which is keeping things local as it is manufactured in Norwich.

I went with my friend for a catch-up on a Wednesday evening and perched on the high tables next to the front window.

We soon realised we needed to order at the bar and went for two lots of its deal of three small plates for £15, which are £6.50 if ordered individually.

Korean chilli chicken wings from The Ten Bells. - Credit: Louisa Baldwin

We went for the barbecue cauliflower wings, Korean chilli chicken wings, salt and pepper prawns, Boston Butt fries, chilli nachos and the chilli dog.

We regretted not having a bigger table when it all arrived and they were definitely not small plates - you could share three and probably still be full.

The highlight was the chicken wings, which were a sticky pyramid with tender meat and........

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