Who are you and what do you do?
We are Elena and Robin Wetherall, a husband and wife team, and we run The Terrace at Loddon restaurant.
Where are you based?
We are based in the small market town of Loddon, in The Broads, which also has the River Chet running through it.
What made you choose Loddon?
We were attracted to the empty/former bank premises in the centre of the town. The site has the advantage of being adjacent to the town’s main car park, in an elevated position with an apron of over-run garden on two sides.
Tell us a little bit about what you offer
We are intent on sourcing supplies from local sources, wherever possible. These currently include locally farmed potatoes, mushrooms, tomatoes, fruit and vegetables, together with milk and eggs from local farms. Our ice cream is produced in Norfolk as is the cold pressed rape seed oil that we cook with. The coffee is roasted in Halesworth, Suffolk, and local beers and wines prominently feature in our drinks menu. Our food is prepared freshly for our customers and our cakes, scones and croissants are baked daily. We avoid products and ingredients that are highly processed and provide a wide range for both vegetarians and vegans, and gluten free options .
Any future plans you can share with us?
At the front and side we laid paving slabs and developed the current terraces, enclosed by early Victorian cast iron railings, in keeping with the surrounding properties, which we located in Cornwall. We found two original 1930s large crystal chandeliers from Birmingham, which were repaired and renovated and now are a feature in our restaurant together with a grand piano for our music nights.
We have installed marble tables and benches on our terraces to provide perfect seating for those that wish to eat outside. We are now in the process of installing similar tables and a seating area in our extensive rear garden.
How green is your business?
We recycle all of our packaging and keep food wastage to an absolute minimum.
How has Proudly Norfolk been able to help you?
We are a new member of Proudly Norfolk, and we hope that by joining this organisation we can promote the use of the county’s abundance of produce and services.
Don’t miss the Proudly Norfolk Virtual Christmas Festival on November 22 from 10-4pm.