Crab salad plate at Cookies Crab Shop

Cookie’s Crab Shop is the perfect place to tempt yourself with delicious fresh seafood. Hidden in the countryside bordering the North Norfolk coast, in a tiny village called Salthouse. It’s the perfect place to try some tasty local seafood. Last weekend’s sunshine-filled days were the perfect opportunity to try it out. We headed out to the coast to try the shellfish after a mention of Cookie’s Crab Shop the Sunday Times magazine.

Easy to find, and cute as anything. The restaurant – which was more of a cafe than anything else – looked out over the marshes. On a beautiful sunny day, Cookie’s Crab Shop was the perfect setting for some fresh, Norfolk seafood.

What did we think of Cookies Crab Shop?

The staff were friendly and efficient, welcoming us to a table outside. They were quick to tell us all about the latest catch and what were the best combinations. We chose prawn and garlic pate and potted shrimps to start. Followed by Royal crab salads and a tiger prawn salad for mains. The food was delicious. It couldn’t have been fresher unless it jumped straight out of the ocean and on to my plate.

There was such a relaxed atmosphere at Cookie’s Crab Shop. There was even the option of bringing along your own wine to accompany the food, as some of the diners had done. I would heartily recommend the place to anyone with a fondness for seafood or a wish to try crab as it should be served. The meal was followed by a drive through the stunning villages along the coast. With a quick stop in Thornham before we headed to Old Hunstanton to see my family’s pretty little beach hut.

Have you eaten at Cookie’s Crab Shop? Do you love seafood – what is your favourite dish?

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