Norwich City Centre Restaurant

the last

The Last has been a fixture in the Norwich City Centre drinking and dining scene for over 30 years. Following many successful years, it is now in the capable hands of Sebastian Taylor. After a career which culminated in ten years at The Ritz in London, Sebastian is returning home to Norwich to breathe new life into this cherished Norwich Wine Bar & Restaurant.

The Last is a buzzing wine bar and brasserie located in the centre of our Fine City providing everything from a delicious Menu du Jour through to drinks and dinner A la Carte, using only the very best produce, all in a relaxed environment. Located in the heart of the creative quarter of Norwich near to the University of the Arts and the Norwich Playhouse Theatre, The Last is the perfect venue to visit to see the best that the city has to offer.

Why is it called “The Last”? Our gorgeous building started life as a shoe factory which in 1909 was described in the press as ‘the largest boot and shoe factory under one roof in the kingdom’. A “Last” is the mould from which shoes and boots are then formed – from the old English word “laest” meaning footprint.

Our ethos and with apologies to Barry White “You are our First, at The Last, our Everything”.

the last outside
seb ice cutting
ritz dishes
alex drinks


The Last is blessed with three distinct areas – our Afternoon Tea & Restaurant area “Taylors at The Last”, the Bar & Bistro and the Jazz Cellar. Our menus cater across all areas so no matter where you choose to sit you will benefit from the same great food, drink, and service.

local ingredients

We are passionate about the great local suppliers that we have in Norfolk. That is why we work closely with a select group of producers. We don’t source locally for the sake of it, we are committed to quality and sustainability but choose suppliers who work with us as partners because they care about what they do as much as we do. We pride ourselves on using fresh, seasonal produce. Our menus change frequently – there’s always something new to try!

the last outside
mortimer on bbq
monkfish wellington

exemplary service

Great food is only a half of the equation though; no night out is complete without exemplary service in a venue with a buzzing atmosphere. Building on Sebastian’s experience at The Ritz – the very definition of exemplary service – The Last has friendly and knowledgeable staff who can explain the menu and suggest the very best drink choices to accompany your food.

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