...it's more than a Deli
We say “we are more than a Deli”, and one visit to Thornham Deli explains what we mean. We began life serving fabulous food and drink, and this remains at the heart of all we do, but we are also so much more.
Within the Deli itself, the first thing you will see is our fantastic deli counter, packed full of tasty treats. Savoury snacks, sweet pastries, tempting cakes, antipasto and a range of Norfolk cheeses and charcuterie – it really is a feast for the eyes.
We also pride ourselves on serving the best coffee on the coast and our trained baristas ensure you get a perfect cup of Joe every time. The ideal partner to a piece of home-made cake.
... it's a Store...
Away from the Deli counter, the store contains all the ingredients you need to make the perfect meal – be it a picnic, a supper for friends or a family get together. We also stock a wide range of wines, beers and spirits – all handpicked by our wine expert.
And if you run out of time in the kitchen, we sell a range of delicious ready meals, made by our talented kitchen team. As far as possible, everything we stock in the store is sourced locally, using Norfolk ingredients, made by Norfolk artisan producers.
...it's a cafe...
For a sensational dining experience, take a seat in our cafe areas. There is indoor and outdoor seating and the atmosphere is always friendly, vibrant and buzzy.
If the dining is informal, the food preparation is top class. Our executive chef Gemma Arnold has a county-wide reputation as an imaginative chef with the highest of standards. Her commitment to using local ingredients is enhanced by her readiness to add her own twist on classic dishes. Whether you are after a hearty breakfast, a snack following a coastal walk or a celebratory meal, the cafe serves delicious meals to cater for all tastes and occasions.
...it's a Lifestyle Store...
In the Lifestyle Store, we stock an eclectic range of products that will add an inimitable sense of style to your home. Candles and diffusers that give your home an elegant and enchanting aroma; throws and cushions that add texture and character to a room; kitchen gadgets that you didn’t even know you needed; lighting that gives a whole new ambience; unique pieces of furniture that will have your guests quizzing you on provenance – we like to delight and surprise in our Lifestyle Store.
...it's a Boutique Bed and Breakfast...
Our sister company is award-winning No33 Boutique Bed and Breakfast. We have properties in Hunstanton and Brancaster as well as four beautiful cottages across the road from the Deli and two luxury suites above the Deli itself.
The interior of all the holiday cottages have been designed by Janie Thompson and her inimitable sense of style shines through each property. Many of the deft touches that give such a sense of class and sophistication can also be bought in the Lifestyle Store or sourced through our online shop, which allows you to shop at Thornham Deli wherever you are in the world
We also offer an outside catering service and in the past year we have garnered much praise for our work at weddings and celebrations across the county.
As with everything we do, we offer a bespoke, high quality service, delivered with good humour and expertise.
Email our Executive Chef Gemma Arnold to discuss any requirements you may have.
...share good times...
We believe in sharing all that is good about Thornham Deli, so that even when you are not here in our lovely corner of Norfolk, you can still get that Deli vibe. Each month we will be publishing a Recipe of the Month, straight from Gemma’s own cookbook and we will also be featuring a Supplier of the Month, to showcase the work of our valued producers.
And sharing extends to social media too. We are Instagram-crazy and we would like you to join the fun by following us and sharing your pictures on Instagram and Twitter. You can also follow and like us on Facebook, where you will find news of any special offers at the Deli.
Come and see us at Thornham Deli – a place to share good times.
...Read our blog...
“I have been at the Deli since Day One,” says manager Denise Le Gallez.
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Recipe of the Month
From Thornham Deli Kitchen
Sharrington asparagus, poached eggs, hollandaise, local marsh pig Parma ham.
Local Supplier of the Month
The iconic ceramic bottles are eye-catching enough but now our gin supplier Jonathan Redding has given us yet more reasons to love Norfolk Gin.
We already love this product because of its unique taste – due to the secret ingredients used in its distillation. We detect bright, floral, citrusy notes, and would recommend drinking it with a Fevertree Tonic, a twist of orange and a sprig of fresh thyme.
Jonathan sources as many of his ingredients locally as possible and the flavour comes from the slow steeping of the botanicals – using the traditional bathtub method.
Taking their green credentials one step further, the company makes its deliveries by electric vehicle and all elements of the bottle, including the stopper, are made from sustainable materials.
Everything about Norfolk Gin is top quality, from the bottles that were designed by Polskadotti and created by Wade Ceramics to the provenance of the botanicals – two of which are grown by Jonathan himself.
A wonderful tasting drink, beautifully packaged and now with its own green credentials – what’s not to love about Norfolk Gin?