No1 Cromer

About Us

The Beginnings

No1 Cromer, a culinary landmark in the seafood industry, traces its origins back to Spencer Gray’s family heritage in fishing since 1842. Spencer, who founded Cromer Shellfish at 17, later embraced the concept of a fish and chips venture, thus creating No1 Cromer. This endeavor flourished, particularly with the collaboration of Michelin-starred chef Galton Blackiston and Tracy Blackiston. Since its inception, No1 Cromer has evolved significantly, from overwhelming popularity at its opening to recent refurbishments and the introduction of Head Chef Matty Adcock in 2022. Adcock’s innovative approach and focus on locally-sourced ingredients have propelled Upstairs at No1 to new culinary heights, earning prestigious accolades. With continuous improvements and upcoming exciting developments, No1 Cromer stands as a testament to exceptional seafood, innovation, and a commitment to an unparalleled dining experience. 


Do you serve gluten free fish & chips? 

Yes we have gluten free products. We have a gluten free batter for the majority of our battered dishes so you will not miss out! You will also find that our No.1 Galton’s Ale and lager are also gluten free. 

Do you allow dogs in your restaurant?

We do not allow dogs in our restaurant unless they are support dogs, however, we do have a takeaway so you can still enjoy your fish and chips at one Cromer’s many beautiful spots overlooking the seafront.

Where can I park?

The main paid car parks are on Meadow Road, Cadogan Road, Runton Road and ECMC car park.

There is free parking along the promenade (Runton Rd), as well as other free street parking available throughout Cromer.

Can I get vouchers for the restaurant?

Yes we do have vouchers that are for sale in our restaurants, on the website or by calling the office number.

Do the children get to keep the buckets and spades that come with their meal?

Yes, they can keep the buckets and spades for more fun on the beach!

Do you take bookings?

We do take bookings in our upstairs restaurant, you can book via our website. Our downstairs restaurant is walk in only.

Do you allow private functions?

Yes, in our upstairs restaurant we do allow private functions and we also cater for coach parties. Please contact the office for more details.

"We've always strived to bring the best of the sea to your table. Our journey has been a blend of tradition and innovation. At No1 Cromer, we are not just serving food; we are continuing a legacy."

– Spencer Gray