Sunday 15 July 2012

Station Bistro - Wymondham, Norfolk

Station Approach
Old foreman's office
NR18 0JZ

Open everyday - 8.30am till 5.00pm
Breakfast served till 11.30am

The bistro is is located in the historic and multi award winning Wymondham train station.

It was the cooked breakfast that lured me inside.

The windows of the Bistro look out onto the platform.

It feels like you are on a train complete with luggage racks overhead.

The seats are really comfy and there is plenty of space on the tables.

Lots of station history can be found everywhere.

The breakfasts here are served all day!

Fresh flowers and 2 types of pepper can be found on each table.

Fantastic filter coffee and refills are included with cooked breakfasts, nice touch!

The beautifully colourful breakfast was delicious and nicely cooked.

Quality meats and mushrooms hiding under the hash brown.

I was having lunch in Wymondham and Station Bistro had been recommended to me, it was just after midday and I wasn't expecting to be having a fry up. As I walked through the station car park I noticed "Cooked breakfasts" on the sign but figured I must be too late. Last time I was here it was called Brief Encounter but it had since been taken over and renamed, time to take a look inside...

Upon entering - The bistro is located inside the beautiful award winning station building. You walk into a large and homely dining room, everything is spaced out nicely giving customers plenty of space. There are lots of interesting photographs, newspaper articles and train memorabilia to be found on the walls. The second dining area feels like you have just stepped onto a train with actual train seats and luggage racks overhead, some looking out onto the platform outside where the occasional train will pass by as you are eating. It is a really great place to sit and eat with lots to look at whilst you wait for your food to arrive. There is a full waitress service and each table has salt, pepper, fresh flowers and a menu on it, specials can be found on the blackboard. 9/10

Service - The staff here are friendly and look after you really well. Once you have taken a seat decide what you want from the menu and a waitress will come over and take your order. Cutlery and sauces are bought over for you and when it is ready the food arrives. Included in the price of the breakfast was tea/coffee refills, when my cup was empty the waitress came and asked if I wanted more coffee. When you have finished ask for the bill and it will be bought to the table by the waitress for you. 9/10

Contents - 1 sausage, bacon, 1 fried egg, 1 hash brown, fried bread, tomato, mushrooms, beans and tea/coffee refills. 8/10

Presentation - I was delighted when the colourful and nicely presented plateful arrived looking cooked just right and couldn't wait to start eating it! 9/10

The food - A delicious quality pork sausage and bacon that were both cooked perfectly. The fried egg was great with a nice runny yolk, it went nicely on top of the excellent crispy fried bread. The hash brown was just right, crisp outside and fluffy in the middle. Juicy tomatoes full of flavour, tasty mushrooms and quality beans completed this highly enjoyable breakfast! 9/10

Value for money - The full english breakfast cost £6.95, was a real pleasure to eat and was worth every penny, especially as it includes tea/coffee refills too! 9/10

Veggie option - Veggie sausage, egg, beans, mushrooms, tomato, hash brown, fried bread or toast and tea or coffee refills for just £4.95.

Overall - Well worth a visit just to see the beautiful building and great interior but when the breakfast is this good you just have to try that too! The breakfasts are served all day and the tea/coffee refills is a great idea. I was really impressed and look forward to returning again next time I am in Wymondham. Give Station Bistro a look, you won't be disappointed! 9/10


  1. stopped in here while Heather finished grooming our dogs on platform two, only had the bacon baguette here, but that was a great experience

  2. Scores of 9/10 (six times) and 8/10 (one time) = 88.6% overall. Is that not worth a fry-up recommendation?

  3. great review just a pity things have gone down hill since it was free refill,price increase,over cooked food and smaller quantaties.i would recommend you take another visit so can give a more true account of what customers would be getting as people are recommending it due to you 2012 visit which isnt was a lot better standard of cooking.

  4. saute potatoes, good sausage, perfect egg, bacon to your taste, would not dare try the 'full steam ahead' because we would not be able to move the rest of the day. great start to the day.

  5. Hello. I am the new owner of Station Bistro and we have a revamped menu. I would be very grateful if you were to revisit our establishment and try our new and improved food.