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Review: Top marks for Lynn’s Pizza Express

The King's Lynn team.

The King’s Lynn team.


PizzaExpress was launched in 1965 in London and now boasts no less than 400 restaurants located around the country, each one totally unique in design.

We had been thinking of trying the King’s Lynn branch for some time, and were really excited to visit the newly refurbished PizzaExpress, located in the heart of town at the historic Saturday Market Place, opposite King’s Lynn Minster (formerly St Margarets).

We had heard the restaurant, which contains arches dating back to the 15th century, had been totally transformed with new seating, lighting and decor.

We were not disappointed. The restaurant is spacious with a very modern feel to it. Old roof beams had spotlights shining down on to each table adding a nice touch, and giving a feeling of warmth and intimacy.

Having just come out of the freezing cold, we were immediately given a warm welcome by Jemma the manager, who told us most people like to sit by the window, but we could sit anywhere we wanted. We decided on a table towards the back, and were soon given the menu and asked what we would like to drink.

My guest had an apple juice to drink, commenting that it was lovely and you didn’t often see the cloudy type that she had. I had the Peroni Italian lager, which was as good a lager as I have ever tasted.

There was a huge choice on the menu, and having recently become vegetarian we were pleased to see plenty of vegetarian options. There was also plenty of choice in gluten free meals.

For starters we both went for the Dough Balls Formaggi, which were nicely presented and absolutely delicious. A great way to start to our meal. The dough balls were lovely and crispy, rolled and baked with Gran Milano cheese, and served with a lovely mild garlic butter which really brought out the flavour and didn’t blow your head off. The Dough balls are apparently very popular and the waitress told us that “people go mad for it”.

We liked the way the food was all prepared in the open. One of the staff was chopping parsley not far from where we were sitting, and you could see the pizzas as they came out of the oven.

The waiter checked that everything was okay for us, and we were okay for drinks
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For the main course my guest chose the Florentina, a pizza made from Spinach, free-range egg, mozzarella, tomato, garlic oil, black olives and Gran Milano cheese. It looked very colourful and appetising with the egg in the centre. The spinach was cooked perfectly, not wet and soggy as with some other restaurants.

I decided on the Leggera Padana, a pizza made from goat’s cheese, caramelised onions, spinach, red onions, tomato and garlic oil. It was usefully served with a pizza cutter, and the flavours were just amazing. A world of difference from what you would normally pick up from a supermarket.

A large side salad served on a separate dish which we could both dip into.

For dessert I had the salted caramel Primo Gelato with crunchy toffee pieces, which was very rich, creamy and melt in the mouth delicious. Definitely a dessert to die for.

Our meal was made complete with some delicious Capuccini coffees, with plenty of creamy froth.

We were very impressed with the serving staff, who were at all times attentive but not intrusive.

PizzaExpress can be found at 1 Saturday Market Place, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5DQ.
Telephone 01553 764 137.

 

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Bollywood Night at the Carousel Cafe

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It was Bollywood Night at the Carousel Cafe in King’s Lynn on Tuesday, and as you can see everyone had a really great time!

Delicious and authentic Indian cuisine was served up by Saira Karim, and later everyone was taught to dance “Bollywood Style” by her husband Arif.

Saira’s company Coriander and Lime also provide cookery workshops around West Norfolk for individuals or groups.

Owner of the Carousel Cafe Gary Kerr said: “Bollywood was great fun, and we have more theme nights to follow.”

The fully licensed cafe is offering a 3-course Christmas Meal throughout the whole of December, excluding the 25th, for £23.95.

Carousel Cafe on Facebook
corianderandlime.co.uk

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Review ~ Not About Heroes

We were privileged to view the opening night of Not About Heroes, at the Westacre Theatre on Thursday.

Not About Heroes is the story of the friendship of Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, who were brought together during the First World War under strange and strained circumstances and encouraged each other to write poems about their dreadful experiences on the battlefield.

It’s an evocative play, written by Stephen MacDonald and culled from the letters, diaries and poems of the two poets. It proves to be a warm, moving and insightful account of the trajectory of this short but ‘strangely fruitful’ friendship.

Drama students Ross Chandler (as Sassoon) and Oliver Parkes (as Owen) really immersed themselves in the characters to give a very moving and convincing performance.

It gave us real feel for how it felt to be on the front line, and left us drained emotionally. But we wouldn’t have missed one of the best dramas we have ever seen, and would highly recommend that you go along and see it.

Not About Heroes is showing at the Westacre Theatre on the following dates: Friday 1, Saturday 2,Thursday 7, Friday 8 and Saturday 9 August at 7.30pm.

westacretheatre.com

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Review: Contemporary Consort at King’s Lynn Festival

Contemporary Consort:  Vanessa McNaught, Sarah Thurlow, Thomas Hankey and  Ben Davies.

Contemporary Consort: Vanessa McNaught, Sarah Thurlow, Thomas Hankey and Ben Davies.

After all the noise and bustle of Festival Too, it made a pleasant change to enjoy the music of the Contemporary Consort quartet, set in the wonderfully dignified setting of the King’s Lynn Town Hall.

And it can’t be that often at a concert that two of the composers are sitting in the audience enjoying their own work!

The event started with an interesting conversation between eminent English composer David Matthews and Festival Artistic Director, Ambrose Miller, in which we learnt that David has written no less than seven symphonies and twelve string quartets. However he admitted he is not very good at actually playing musical instruments!

The music itself was an eclectic mix of new and old works for clarinet and strings, expertly played by the quartet. Amongst the more modern stuff, there was a sublime performance of the Schubert String Trio D.471.

Composers Benjamin L A Picard and David Matthews.

Composers Benjamin L A Picard and David Matthews.

We were also treated to the world premier of ‘Diversions’ by young composer Benjamin L A Picard, who describes the piece as “a hyperactive, bouncing clarinet melody, with chiming pizzicato thirds played by the viola and an accelerating scalic figure in the cello.”

Contemporary Consort have been an ensemble in residence at the King’s Lynn Festival since 2001. Together they have performed at the Purcell Room in London, and for the BBC Proms Composer Portrait Series at the Royal Albert Hall live on BBC Radio 3 annually between 2002 and 2007.

They have performed regularly at various music festivals around the country.

The King’s Lynn Festival continues until Saturday 26 July with a wide variety of events.

kingslynnfestival.org.uk

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Review: Art Exhibition by Simon Warner

hanse house sprwarner exhibition

We were one of the few visitors to an art exhibition by local artist Simon Warner on Friday, and thought it a real shame that people were missing out on this colourful and quirky collection of paintings and drawings.

We had some trouble finding the exhibition at Hanse House, due to poor signage, but finally found it hidden away on the 1st floor.

The pictures depicting London architecture, life drawing and cartoons were really impressive. Some of the cartoon-style paintings depict life in King’s Lynn and Downham Market, which we found really interesting.

We would recommend anyone to visit the free exhibition, which is showing until Wednesday 30 April at the historic Hanse House on the South Quay in King’s Lynn.

While you are there, it’s also well worth visiting the indoor market and tea room. Delicious food is also available at The Rathskeller in the same building.

facebook.com/sprwarner
hansehouse.co.uk

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King’s Lynn at War ~ From Zeppelins to Conkers

Zeppelin L4 – A menacing object in the night skies above King’s Lynn.

On Wednesday evening King’s Lynn Town Guides presented the annual Diana Bullock Memorial Lecture at the Town Hall – King’s Lynn at War, From Zeppelins to Conkers.

Guest speaker Paul Coleman described how the first Zeppelin raid on Britain took place over East Anglia on the night of 19th January, 1915.

The L4 Zeppelin, under the command of Kapitanleutnant Count Magnus von Platen-Hallermund, flew along the Norfolk coast dropping bombs along the way at Sheringham, Brancaster, Heacham, Snettisham, Dersingham, Grimston and finally King’s Lynn.

The first bomb to land on Lynn fell in a field at the rear of Tennyson Avenue.

The next fell on allotments but the next one caused fatalities when it hit houses on Bentinck Road killing Percy Goate aged 14 and Alice Gazely aged 26. Both are reported to have died from shock.

Houses in Bentinck Road were destroyed.

L4 dropped another bomb on some terraced houses where it made a large hole and wrecked a blacksmiths but caused no fatalities. The fifth bomb to fall on King’s Lynn fell in a garden by the docks failing to explode the sixth destroyed an engine at Alexandra Dock.

The last two bombs fell at and around Cresswell Street where the family at No 63 had a lucky escape when an incendiary hit the house causing a fire which was extinguished by neighbours. This final bomb was placed in water by the police and taken into their care. In total the raid on King’s Lynn led to two fatalities and thirteen injured.

Paul Coleman went on to tell the amusing story of how Zeppelins flying over clouds would dangle a member of the crew on a rope, who would then use a telephone to let them know when to drop the bombs!

He also told the story of how school children and boy scouts from across the region collected tons of conkers to aid the war effort. Conkers contain acetone, a vital ingredient used in the production of cordite, a propellant in small arms ammunition and artillery.

By the dockside in King’s Lynn there was a factory producing as much as 90,000 gallons of acetone a year from maize and horse-chestnuts (conkers).

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Stunning art off the beaten track

greyfriars artspace - birds on the beach - Tony Bellars

greyfriars art space

GASWORKS III is the title of the latest exhibition at Greyfriars Art Space.

Although slightly off the beaten track, the little gallery is always worth making a detour to view their latest exhibition.

This diverse, annual exhibition, celebrates the work of members, and includes objects. painting and drawings of all descriptions.

Works such as the Digital Prints by Neville Palmer, shown below, need to be seen at the gallery to really appreciate the intricate details up close, and then view the totally different effect when viewed from a distance.

GASWORKS III can be viewed from 13 July to 3 August at Greyfriars Art Space, 43 St James Street, King’s Lynn. Opening times are Monday to Saturday from 10am – 4pm. Admission is free to all.

 

 

 

 

 

These Digital Prints by Neville Palmer.

Digital Prints by Neville Palmer.

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Our Magical Wedding

We don’t often publish stories about ourselves, but thought some of you might like to see the faces behind the scenes, and what better way to do that than to show you some of the photographs from our truly amazing and magical wedding day.

Our wedding took place on 3rd June this year at the Andel Lodge Hotel.

The walk of a doomed man ... but this lady looks a lot happier!

The walk of a doomed man … but this lady looks a lot happier!

... Well that wasn't so bad after all.

… Well that wasn’t so bad after all.

... Well I seem to have got myself a wife.

… I seem to have got myself a wife.

Bride, Groom, Family and Friends.

Bride, Groom, Family and Friends.

Silver angel keyring and wedding ring.

Silver Guardian Angel keyring, engagement ring and wedding ring.

Andel Lodge Dining Room

Andel Lodge specially re-arranged their Dining Room just for us.

Cutting the cake ...

Cutting the cake … This photo provided by Tim Daymond, the Best Man.

With special thanks to:

Andel Lodge Hotel andellodge.co.uk
… For providing the perfect venue and wonderful food, with special thanks to Tina for her amazing patience, kindness and truly doing everything within her power to make it such a special day.

David Auker davidaukerjewellery.co.uk
… For designing and making John’s silver Guardian Angel keyring. We were absolutely thrilled to bits with the final product.

Voom Vintage voomvintage.com
… For providing Jane’s beautiful vintage wedding dress and shoes, as well as giving us lots of ideas for accessories.

DidiJen (See examples of work in The Craft Centre, Norfolk St)
… For making Jane’s gorgeous rose crown and rose wand, they were both much admired by all who saw them.

ATS UK Photography atsphotography.co.uk
… For taking the official photographs and providing us with some lovely memories.

Accessorize (Sian Russell) uk.accessorize.com
… For making a pendant to match earrings already purchased, providing the finishing touch to Jane’s outfit. This was really hot service.

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“Normal for Norfolk” ~ Landscapes and Oddities

Perfectly Normal 1 by Garry Hobbs

We visited an exhibition at the home of West Norfolk artist Garry Hobbs, just outside Terrington St Clement, and asked him about his work …

How would you describe your work?

Mostly figurative and representational. Drawing and painting thoughts and inspirations. I predominantly use oil, but also charcoal and oil pastels. I’m inspired by music, poetry, nursery rhymes and things that I collect. I’m a bit like a magpie so I collect images from all over the place constantly sourcing material which could be useful to me in the future.

I’m also inspired by landscapes, the drama of light. Often I’m describe as looking from the dark into the light, which kind of describes my character. I was trained as a textile designer, but have always loved drawing and painting.

You described some of your pictures as being a bit “odd”. Do they come completely from your imagination?

Yes they do – or I overhear conversations, or think of the odd things that are going on like conjunctions and strange coincidences, and try to illustrate them. Sometimes I’m inspired by just seeing a figure, or a particular pose and I think “what would I do with that or where would it be most unusual to place that figure?” and then possibly juxtapose that in a strange landscape.

Are your landscapes mainly local?

Not exclusively. I lived in South Norfolk originally, then to West Norfolk and out here, where the landscape has changed dramatically. Sometimes the landscape out here can be a bit forbidding and melancholy but I’m starting to see the beauty in that. Initially it looks like a desolate landscape, but the most significant thing out here are the skies. An ever changing source of inspiration.

Perfectly Normal 1 by Garry Hobbs

Perfectly Normal 1 by Garry Hobbs

You’ve painted a local picture you describe as “Normal for Norfolk”

I’m trying to be as politically correct as possible, but also trying to reflect the fact that “Normal for norfolk” rather than being a criticism it’s an embracement of the quirkiness of life. There are lots of things that people would regard as being odd, but that’s what gives us the interest in our lives. It would be a dull old world if it was all the same. You just see the most bizarre things driving along the roads and the byways of Norfolk. There are just odd things happening in front of you, alongside you and in the fields. I think “Normal for Norfolk” is a unique selling point!

Garry Hobbs Exhibition is part of the Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios event and continues on Saturday June 1st, Sunday June 2nd, Saturday June 8th and Sunday June 9th at 41 Craske Lane, Terrington St Clement, Kings’ Lynn, PE34 4HW. Opening times are 10am to 5pm.

garryhobbs.co.uk

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Review ~ Sheer class from Elkie Brooks

Elkie Brooks.  Photo: Greg Daly

Elkie Brooks. Photo: Greg Daly

A member of the audience summed it all up in one sentence when he shouted out “Elkie, you are sheer class!”

The Elkie Brooks concert at the Corn Exchange on Friday was absolute magic. At the age of 68 she has obviously been taking good care of her voice, which is just as husky and powerful as ever. Some of the notes she held seemed to last an eternity, and would put many of today’s younger singers to shame.

Elkie Ticket

During the first half she eased her way through some of her classics: Warm and Tender Love, an upbeat version of Fool If You Think its Over, Sunshine After The Rain and Lilac Wine. The performance was interspersed with a few new songs from her latest album, Powerless, which has been re-released to coincide with her autobiography.

Each song ended in rapturous applause from a very appreciative, mainly middle-aged audience, who obviously adored her to bits. I thought her rendition of the Sixties anthem Nights in White Satin sounded even better than her original recording.

Credit must be given to Elkie’s “world class” backing band. They alone would have been worth paying tickets for. Rufus Ruffell picked out some raunchy guitar riffs, while Andrew Murray created some magical sounds on the keyboard and Steve Jones moody solos on sax were just out of this world.

During the second half, Elkie and her band stepped up a gear and went into blatant Rock and Blues mode with hand clapping versions of Pearls A Singer and Road House Blues. Elkie rounded up with three tracks from her latest album, I Can’t Make You Love Me, the title track Powerless and Purple Rain. Trhe last song of the evening was an emotional rendering of Bob Seger’s We’ve Got Tonight.

Listen to Elkie Sharing a Joke with the audience

Reviewed by John Beck

Our Interview with Elkie

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Review ~ The Anchor Inn, Morston

Morston Anchor

Rowan Glennie Harry Farrow

We love exploring the beautiful Norfolk countryside and discovering exciting new places to eat out. So we were delighted to come across The Anchor Inn, a quaint olde-worlde pub situated in the little seaside village of Morston along the North Norfolk coast. Apparently, it was once a haven for 19th century smugglers and fishermen.

The pub and restaurant are now run by old school friends Harry Farrow and Rowan Glennie, who have carried out a complete refurbishment since taking over the pub in June 2011. Their hard work and effort paid off as they have built up a local reputation for serving fresh locally sourced food, and The Anchor was voted the EDP Readers Restaurant of 2012.

When we arrived we were given a really friendly welcome by owner Rowan Glennie, who seems to take great pleasure chatting with the customers and serving them too!

There was a lovely family atmosphere, with customers of all ages including a mixture of tourists and hikers as well as those out to celebrate a special occasion.

We were shown to a table near the window where we could watch the hikers and birdwatchers as they strolled back from their walks along the nearby marshes and beaches.

We were given a delicious appetizer of Celeriac Soup and Crispy Chicken, with the compliments of the chef. We knew if this was a sample of what was to come, we would be in for a treat! A nice touch was the jug of iced water with lemon, which helped to clean our palettes between courses.

For starters, Jane went for the Homemade Smoked Mackerel Paté, Pub Pickles and Toast, which she said was delicious and had lots of mackerel in the pate. I went for the ‘Soup of the Day,’ Sweet Potato and Coconut, served with a home made crusty roll and bread. You could really taste the flavours in the soup, and you could tell the bread was freshly home made.

The service was excellent, with very friendly staff, who always found time for a quick chat.

The Winter’s Golden Beer Battered ‘fish of the day’ was plaice and just melted in the mouth. The Homemade Tartar Sauce, Triple Cooked Hand Cut Chips and Crispy Salad all complemented each other perfectly. It was far superior to your average High Street fish and chips!

Jane went for the Roast Rare Breed Pork Loin with Duck Fat Roast Potatoes, Creamed Leeks, Smoked Bacon, Roast Celeriac, Piccolo Parsnips with a side dish of Cauliflower Puree which was rich and creamy, in fact the creamiest she’d ever tasted. It was beautifully presented, and part of the pleasure was in discovering hidden layers of food, each one as good if not better than the previous.

I finished off with the Anchor Vanilla Crème Brulee and honeycomb ice cream, which having a very sweet tooth, was absolutely to die for. Unfortunately for Jane, she was only able to manage a cappuccino and mints. We both agreed that the food far outstretched any meal we had eaten for a very long time.

On the way out, we noticed there were people eating in the beer garden adjacent to the pub. It was too chilly out there for us, but would have been lovely on a warm summer’s day.

Tickets can be purchased at the pub for a spectacular seal trip from the Quay and out to Blakeney Harbour to view the seals and the migrant birds. To combine one of these trips with a meal at The Anchor would indeed be the perfect day out.

To sum up, we really enjoyed our experience at The Anchor and will definitely return again.

You can check out The Anchor website at www.morstonanchor.co.uk

You can follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/morstonanchor or on Twitter at twitter.com/morstonanchor

Reviewed by John Beck and Jane Beaumont.

Morston Anchor Table

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District 3 Mania comes to Lynn!

Screaming District 3 fans

District 3 singer on stage

In scenes reminiscent of Beatlemania back in the sixties, crowds of screaming young girls flocked into King’s Lynn on Thursday night to catch a glimpse of their boy band heros District 3.

The X Factor finalists, who lost the battle of the boy bands against Union J, were here in King’s Lynn to perform live and switch on the Christmas Lights.

Word soon got around that the boys would be ‘meeting and greeting’ at the bandstand in the Vancouver Quarter, and long queue of eager young fans started to form early in the evening.

Some were lucky enough to meet the boys, and even collect a hug from them. Others had to drift back home with dissapointed faces, having had to wait for over 2 hours in the cold.

14-year-old Autumn Franceschi, who came all the way from Norwich, said: “They couldn’t meet everyone so I’m over the moon that I got their autographs and a big hug too. I only spent a minute with them but it was the best time ever!”

All photos courtesy of West Norfolk Photography.

District 3 on stage

Autumn Franceschi meets District 3

Autumn Franceschi meets District 3

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Christmas Lights switch-on ~ In Pictures

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A Royal Treasure Quest and Knees Up!

Treasure Quest William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare at the Guildhall.

We decided to join the “Royal Treasure Quest” that took place in King’s Lynn over the Queen’s Jubilee weekend and were not disappointed!

The Quest promised to be ‘a voyage of discovery bound only by the imagination.’ Along the way we were transported to far away lands of royal myths and legends, stories of riches, jewels, treasures, kings and queens, magic and mishap, sieges and sages.

We were given a sheet of clues and joined a small group of adults and excited children at King’s Lynn Arts Centre. Our first stop was the atmospheric Guildhall, where we met William Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth I. Mr Shakespeare told us the story of how he had invited the Queen to see the first performance of his ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in this very theatre!

 

 

 

 

Treasure Quest - Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson with his Kora

Our next stop was the Fermoy Gallery, where storyteller Paul Jackson brought to life the story of King John’s Treasure, and how it got lost in The Wash.

Paul played us a tune on his West African Kora instrument, and demonstrated his Tibetan singing bowls, which the children were fascinated by.

After having some colourful paper crowns fitted, we carried on to the bandstand in the Vancouver Quarter where puppeteer, Josh Neal, entertained us with a Royal story about the nasty Princess Miranda who was forced to marry beggar and live in a drain.

But the story had a happy ending and Princess Miranda turned into a nice princess and lived happily ever after.

Josh invited some of the children on stage to help with the puppets.

This was followed by another story by traditional storyteller Liam Carrol in the Town Hall Assembly Room. Liam told the story of a King and his Queen and the magical Silver Casket.

 

 

Treasure Quest - Puppeteer, Josh Neal

Puppeteer, Josh Neal

Liam has performed at various children’s centres and arts festivals, country fayres, school fetes and the Cambridge Folk Festival. He has also performed for the Fairyland Trust.

More recently he has started regularly telling stories for adults at the Tales From The Undercroft club at Jurnet’s Bar in Norwich, at weddings and in pubs.

Down at the Green Quay Visitor Centre we were treated to a story by Laurie Steel who describes himself as “a story teller, jewellery maker, Grecophile, and general bodger and fixer.”

Laurie told the story of the Russian Dolls who were given to a King, and only the King’s storyteller could tell the difference between the dolls.

Finally we ended up at Hanse House, where we joined in to “knees up Mother Brown” with a couple of colourful cockney characters. The children sat down to enjoy some yummy jubilee cakes, and good a time was had by all!

We must congratulate The Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, The King’s Lynn Arts Centre Trust and the Vancouver Quarter for organizing a truly enjoyable “Royal Treasure Quest”.

Treasure Quest - Children enjoying Jubilee cake

Children enjoying Jubilee cake at the end of the Treasure Quest

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Review ~ An amazing lunch at Ali’s Meze

Alis Meze

By Alan T Shearer

Ali’s is a place I had walked past many many times before yesterday when I finally went in. Along with my wife Didi I sat down to what was a fantastic meal.

Ok So right off the top of this review you know its going to be good. But what was not to like? A bright airy interior, a clean fresh display of food, a pleasant smile from the very nice helpful lady who served us and good company!

So lets get to the point, the food. We ordered the Meze Platter which for £20 came with a bottle, A full sized bottle mind, of wine. This accompanied a selection of plates bearing humus, olives, roasted peppers, Tzatziki, Halloumi, and veritable doorsteps of fresh crusty hot bread to dip and enjoy.

We also ordered a single skewer of chicken and lamb which was grilled to perfection over the open grill and presented on a bed of salad drizzled in olive oil. A healthy alternative to chips with everything or a mayonnaise laden sandwich at lunchtime and I’m sure a not too heavy meal later in the day.

Alis Meze 2

We found the whole Ali’s experience relaxing and pleasant. We had the place to ourselves which was disappointing, not for us but for those who chose to do as I used to and simply wandered past glancing in and continuing on with the task of shopping. When they could have taken a very restful break and watched the others wandering past …

So to sum up, for £29 Didi and I had a pleasant relaxing lunch and start to our afternoon.

The other options on the menu were great value so lunch at Ali’s doesn’t have to cost the earth, we simply made our choice from the great menu and relaxed with glasses of wine, which by the way is offered in red, white and rosé, amazing freshly prepared and cooked food, good company and a heightened sense of well being as we watched everyone else rushing past.

 

* Ali’s Meze bar can be found at 120 Norfolk Street, King’s Lynn. Telephone 01553 69228

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‘Tall & Thin’ art exhibition

Tall and Thin Exhibition

'Tall and Thin' exhibits by John Edwards (left) and Michael Smith. (centre and right)

We went along to preview an interesting new exhibition at Greyfriars Art Space, the fascinating little gallery just opposite Greyfriars Tower, where we met the artists and enjoyed a glass of wine.

Kit Price Moss with her exhibit  'Kittiwake Castle'

Kit Price Moss with her exhibit 'Kittiwake Castle'

Kit Price Moss, chairperson of the West Norfolk Artists Association, told us “This year we are holding an exhibition with an unusual format, and we’ve called it ‘Tall & Thin’. It’s been an opportunity for our members to think outside their normal comfort zone and produce work that must not be wider than 11 inches.

“We’ve had a terrific response here at Greyfriars Art Space, and we’ve been quite astounded by the creativity you can see here. We have works suspended from the ceiling, ceramics and sculptures besides the usual paintings. Everyone will know Helena Anderson from King’s Lynn, and one of her pretty silk paintings is hanging in the window.

“It’s well worth coming along, there’s something for everyone.”

Kit has one of her own works on display ‘Kittywake Castle’:

“It’s from a drawing of some seabirds I drew whilst visiting North Berwick and Dunbar last summer, depicting nesting kittiwakes on a pinnacle.”

John Lawson with his exhibit 'Tribute to Joan Bennett 1910-1990'

John Lawson with his exhibit 'Tribute to Joan Bennett 1910-1990'

 

 

The ‘Tall & Thin” exhibtion continues at Greyfriars Art Space, (opposite Greyfriars Tower), at 43 St. James Street, King’s Lynn until 1st of June.

We thoroughly recommend you take a trip to the exhibition to see these extraordinary works by the talented artists of West Norfolk!

Full list of Artists exhibiting at Greyfriars Artspace

Helena Anderson, Tony Bellars, Helen Breach, Brenda Brown, Alan Castleton, Barbara Cichocka, Simon and Fran Crawford, Alison Dunhill, Peter Edwards, Joan Evans, Tod Evans, Ann Froshaug, Lydia Haines, John Hughes, Jill Ilett, Jane Ironside, Jo Halpin Jones, Giselle Keeble, John Lawson, Neil Leggett, Steve Martyn, Kit Price Moss, Tom Sharp, Michael Smith, Julie Spriggs, Will Strong, Tom Thompson, John and Helen Walker, Andrew Williams, Julie Witt, Joan Wooll and Pauline Wrighton.

We didn’t want to leave anyone out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

'Canna Striata' by Barbara Cichocka

'Canna Striata' by Barbara Cichocka

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