Need some crime and nourishment during the festival? Looking for a way to fill your day around our exciting events?

We’ve teamed up with independent businesses across the city to make the Noirwich Crime Writing Festival a city-wide event. Check out our Partners in Crime below!

Places to eat and drink

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Café Club are serving their Noirwich special, ‘Dahl M for Murder’, throughout September.

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The Café Club is an independent coffee and sandwich bar with a focus on local, seasonal and ethically sourced produce we offer eat in, take away and business catering.

Throughout September they will be serving up their Dahl special, titled ‘Dahl M for Murder’!

Opening hours:

Monday – Thursday: 7.30am – 4pm
Friday: 7.30am – 3pm
Saturday: 9am – 3pm

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Frank’s Bar are serving two themed cocktails; the Black Dahlia Martini and the Rusty Nail in the Coffin!

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Frank’s Bar is a cafe-bar in the city centre filled with good food, top drinks, marvellous music and a chilled atmosphere. They are currently serving two Noirwich-themed cocktails to celebrate the festival:

Black Dhalia Martini – Stolichnaya vodka, Chambord, Kahlua & vanilla syrup

Rusty Nail In The Coffin – Plenty of Monkey Shoulder scotch whisky, plenty of Drambuie!

Opening hours:

Tuesday – Thursday: 9am – midnight
Friday & Saturday: 10am – 2.30am (last entry at 2.00am)
Sunday: 10am – 10.30pm

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Grosvenor Fish Bar will be serving a special crime-themed dish, ‘Red Herring’ over Noirwich (c) Jo Millington

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The Grosvenor Fish Bar is a long-standing fish & chip shop, having spent 90 years serving up the usual chip shop fare. Serving up a selection of wraps, sandwiches, burgers and fish of all kinds – including sea bass, mackerel, tuna, squid and rock salmon.

They will be serving the ‘Red Herring’, a tasty dish of crispy battered smoked herring served with a red cabbage coleslaw and chips.

Opening hours:

Monday – Saturday: 10.45am – 7.30 pm (ish)

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A sister to Frank’s Bar, North is a creative meeting point in the vibrant north city serving up high-quality food and drinks in a laid-back setting.

Opening hours:

Tuesday – Thursday: 9am – 10pm
Friday – Saturday: 9am – 11pm

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The Louis Marchesi is a friendly pub in Tombland offering cooked meals, music and a crypt for hire.

Opening hours:

Monday: 5 – 11pm
Tuesday – Saturday: 10.30am – 11pm
Sunday: 10.30am – 10pm

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Shiki offers a wide selection of authentic Japanese cuisine, including freshly-prepared sushi platters, tempura, yakitori, teppanyaki and many vegetarian dishes. Shiki is located in the scenic heart of Norwich, Tombland.

Opening hours:

Tuesday – Saturday: Noon – 2.30pm and 6 – 10pm

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The Dining Rooms is a bar and restaurant located at Cinema City, Norwich.

Opening hours:

Open daily from 10.00am till 11.00pm (10.00pm Sundays). Main menu served Mon – Sat, special menu on Sundays call for more details.

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Things to do

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Cinema City screens the best in Independent, Foreign Language, Classic and Quality Mainstream Cinema. Plus Filmmaker Q&A’s, Exclusive Documentaries…..and much more!

Opening hours:

The cinema will open at least 15 minutes before the start of the first film each day. Our telephone lines are open from 9.00am to 8.30pm, seven days a week. Please call 0871 902 5724 (calls cost 13p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge). You can book tickets online by clicking on the time of a film.

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The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is one of the most prominent university art galleries in Britain, and a major national centre for the study and presentation of art.

They house the extraordinary art collection of Robert and Lisa Sainsbury, as well as the Anderson Collection of Art Nouveau and the University’s Abstract and Constructivist Collection.

Alongside these permanent collections, they host a range of temporary exhibitions, with new galleries providing the largest climate-controlled exhibition space in Eastern England.

Gallery opening hours: 

Tuesday – Friday: 10am to 6pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10am to 5pm

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