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Clear Interiors Loves – House – Norwich
We have a new addition to our ‘Clear Interiors Loves‘ series this week! In Norwich we’re spoiled with lots of fantastic, independent shops and stores and as well as keeping homes in Norwich spotlessly clean, we think it’s really important that local businesses support each other and club together as well as helping to spread the word because independent shops rely more on word of mouth because it can be a risk for customers to go somewhere new. To do our bit, this week, we’re proud to introduce, ‘House‘ on St Benedicts Street. This is my favourite place to go for fabulous, home cooked food and a relaxing atmosphere with calm, friendly and efficient staff.
With a name like ‘House’ I was drawn like a magnet (not that I’m obsessed!), especially when having peered through the front window I noticed the retro design inside. A comfy sofa and armchairs sitting on top of a traditional, patterned rug with a bookcase at the side housing lots of books about the home and design made it feel like a personal heaven designed just for me! A mixture of Formica and 70s G-plan tables and chairs make up the rest of the decor. The walls are painted a dark grey from which some of the best original local art works hang. House offer local artists the chance to display their art every four weeks. The element of culture and the support to local artists encourages that sense of community, sharing and creates their relaxed atmosphere. Furniture is arranged around the room in such a way that it gives the feeling of space and at the same time is cosy and intimate.
As I said, the atmosphere is relaxed and attracts a good mixture of people. It puts me in mind of the bohemian cafe’s in the mid-ninteenth century Paris, where people would meet to socialize and share ideas. With many high streets around the country struggling and many shops shutting, House are a perfect example of the kind of business that needs to step forward and lead the way. The high street needs to be a destination, focusing on community and shops need to give customers a unique and interesting experience when they visit as well as providing a meeting place to interact and socialise. House does just that!
House does a mix of breakfasts, light lunches, Snacks and Cakes. All the food is beautifully home cooked using high quality ingredients and presented on retro plates, cups and saucers. The amazing bread and cakes are also freshly made on the premises.
I can’t praise this place highly enough. For me and my husband it has become our destination of choice on a Sunday morning fry up and a delicious Americano.
10% Off Teas and Coffees
After chatting with the lovely owner about wanting to share our enthusiasm for their fantastic business, they kindly agreed to offer all our readers a special offer running until Monday 8th April.
The offer is 10% off teas and coffees! Just mention Clear Interiors’ blog when you go in and order. Now… get down there and try it! Let us know what you think.