Creating Erpingham House

Erpingham house is grade 2 listed building in the heart of Norwich’s historic Tombland area, laying in the shadows of the city’s cathedral. The Tombland area dates back to the viking era and was a busy market place, during the age when Norwich was the second largest city behind London.

The building dates back to 1890 and was originally a home to the Erpingham family, before more recently trading as a steak restaurant. After adopting a plant-based diet whilst living in London and travelling the world, founder Loui Blake decided to open a venue that could offer the same foods & drinks he’d fell in love with in his home city, to offer more people the opportunity to access & learn about plant-based foods in a creative space.

The idea was born from a desire to create a multi-dimensional space, a home from home, that could be enjoyed by people throughout the day and help promote sustainable, health-conscious food & drinks. Erpingham House is a local business, built by local people, with Norwich-based designers Berry's & Grey designing the interior, head chef Dan Jobey creating the menu, and an ownership of local family & friends.

Our intention with Erpingham House is to make plant-based food accessible, to create food that can be enjoyed by everyone, whether they’re vegan or not. We want to make people aware of world issues and the impact they can have, such as plastic pollution. We use vegware plastics which are made from plants, and serve sustainable foods which have less of a negative effect on the environment.

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