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Published September 5th 2012
Freo's Favourite Pub
There are many bars and restaurants in the Fremantle area, and one of the most popular would have to be the Norfolk Hotel. With a long history of excellence and an extensive menu, this is one restaurant that offers top-notch dining.
Open for lunch or dinner, for meals, snacks or small functions, the Norfolk Hotel offers a unique dining experience. The building is over a hundred years old and has a rich history. Once known as the Oddfellows Hotel, this corner pub was re-furbished and re-opened as the Norfolk Hotel in 1988 just in time for the Americas Cup.
Within easy walking distance of all the Fremantle attractions, this hotel is a must for visitors and locals alike. Whether you plan to meet up for a drink or have a family meal to celebrate a special occasion, you will not be disappointed with the food or the service.
The atmosphere is lively, warm and inviting. The waiters are fast and effective, and they know their stuff. The restaurant is always busy and booked out, but the waiting time is not really that long - as long as you make sure you book before you go.
The menu is extensive and varied, the servings are generous and there is something for everyone. If you are going to the Norfolk Hotel for dinner, try the Seafood Plate, it is absolutely fantastic and perfect for sharing but at $82.00 it is quite expensive. If you don't like seafood, then there are lots of other options including salads, chicken, steak and pizzas.
On a warm evening the best place to sit at the Norfolk Hotel is outside in the alfresco area. This area has high lime stone walls, shady trees and a wide old style veranda - it's just beautiful and a very relaxing place to sit for a drink or a meal. The alfresco area is very popular so you have to be quick to get a table but luckily the indoor area is very nice too.
The Norfolk Hotel has live entertainment on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. The Basement Lounge has a fairly small performance space and a bar and features live, original artists from all over the world with diverse styles.
Should you ever need to stay overnight in Fremantle the Norfolk Hotel has accommodation available. Nine lovely rooms, single, twin or queen sized with facilities, conveniently located above Fremantle's favourite pub.
So there are many reasons to visit Fremantle's Norfolk Hotel - great food, great wine and beer, great surroundings and great service. Whatever the reason you're sure to have a fantastic time.