Socius – The Big Reveal: Restaurant Location!
In early March 2018, a brand-new dining concept is coming to Burnham Market: Socius. This lovely company, which is co-owned by Dan Lawrence and Natalie Stuhler, has been a member of Proudly Norfolk Food & Drink since February, as external caterers. So we are absolutely thrilled that they have finally found a location for their exciting new restaurant.
The Socius ethos is simple: to create a memorable food and drink experience in a completely relaxed environment. That’s why the restaurant will have a very sociable atmosphere, offering locally sourced produce in dishes which change to reflect the seasons. And guests can choose exactly how they wish to dine, because the food will be served on small plates – as a modern British take on tapas. That’s why the name ‘Socius’ was chosen: as a Latin adjective for sharing and joining in, nothing could describe the dining experience better.
Visually, the restaurant will be design-led and modern with the classic North Norfolk style at its heart. Guests will be able see the chefs at work and watch the genius of their food preparation and plating as the kitchen will be entirely open. That means no walls, and no hiding space. And for those warmer days, an al fresco south-facing terrace will offer summer dining with a view. For now, that’s all that can be revealed: but we can tell you that the word on the street is that Socius is revolutionising the dessert experience, and you won’t want to miss it!
The restaurant will be open Wednesday – Saturday for lunch and dinner, and ‘Social Sunday’ will offer a special family-style Sunday lunch, with the option of ordering whole joints for larger tables and chef carving table-side. Socius-style brunch will feature on weekends, with local Grey-Seal coffee and a few brunch-style cocktails. And in partnership with Rob from CH Wine Merchants, Socius is working to create a bespoke wine list. You can expect well-known wines, and also those outside the traditional areas and grape varietals. Socius will also be showcasing local brewers and spirit producers from Norfolk’s fine county.
Leicestershire couple, Dan and Natalie have a combined experience of over twenty-five years in the hospitality industry and their previous work for Stones Events in Leicestershire immersed the duo in the world of impeccable food and service. As Chef Director Dan explains: “Our menus have been inspired by our travels around the food capitals of the world – we take inspiration from everywhere from a New York hot dog joint to a three Michelin starred restaurant”.
To find out more about Socius - go to their website - www.sociusnorfolk.co.uk.