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Our usual pattern is to moor up somewhere where we can eat out at lunchtime. And then move to a quieter location overnight. Our habit of taking short breaks means we can afford to do this. If we were out for longer we would probably cook on board for a couple of days, but only something simple. 

If anyone happens to be moored up and see the Monzu pizza van, their pizzas are amazing, best I’ve ever had. If you check their Facebook page you can always see where they’re going to be. 

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1 hour ago, SwanR said:

If anyone happens to be moored up and see the Monzu pizza van

Thanks for the tip, I think I read somewhere that they are occasionally at Ludham caravan site. 

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We always stock up on something to cook incase we can not get anywhere to moor. Our oven serves us well and I can cook almost anything but tend to cook something very plain to help with my diet, but will spice things up for the crew.

If we can we will go to a pub for lunch or in the evening. Regarding takeaways they are far too expensive for what you get and you can cook these on the boat or very similar for the fraction of the price.

Regards

Alan

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We usually bring a frozen quiche and a pre-prepared meal such as chilli, bolognaise sauce, stew or curry and this covers us for 2 days and keeps our cool box cold whilst in transit. We supplement this with salad  on board if it is warm, and use the boat oven to cook if less warm. There's usually a Chinese takeaway and possibly fish and chips on the menu too.  We tend to eat out no more than once or twice in a week due to the ridiculous cost and unreliability of most of the broadland pubs.

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4 hours ago, YnysMon said:

Thanks for the tip, I think I read somewhere that they are occasionally at Ludham caravan site. 

Also often at the Hoveton Village Hall on a Friday, about a ten minute walk from the moorings. 

I think they are in talks with whoever is running the shop at Womack Staithe to see whether they can go back there this summer. 

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  • 2 weeks later...

As there was a question about the Monzu pizza van, and as we are entering the main holiday season, I hope that it is ok to post this here. They have updated on their FB page that they have a new pitch that may be of interest to boaters.

We’re very excited to be at our New Pitch on Wednesday in the Car park of Broads Tours in Wroxham .

We’ll be here from 5-8 pm serving our freshly cooked Wood Fired Pizza .Preorder in advance (by texting/calling :07895403744 ) -or walk up ( might be subject to wait )

In the interests of supporting other local businesses too, if you walk to the business park opposite Hoveton and Wroxham station you will find Dolly's bakery hidden down to one side, they do have a sign out by the road. Everything I have had from there has been delicious - bread, cakes, scones, pastries ....

Also on that site is Fizz and Fromage, a restuarant that opened last year. I read recently that they have also opened up a deli within their premises, so this might be a nice alternative for picking up a few things. I haven't had a chance to try them out yet.

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I like cooking on board, but then I’m aboard for over 100 days a year. It’s not like it’s a holiday for me, more a way of life. Please do not share this in case the shore based admiral might see…😎

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1 minute ago, ZimbiIV said:

Eat in or out, depends on a good menu like this example,

paul

 

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Judging by the prices you’ve pulled that one out of the archives, or are they keeping their prices low by not over complicating their menu?

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  • 2 weeks later...

At 29 degrees in our galley , we decided against cooking this evening and marched on to the New Inn, Horning. Mrs O had scampi, I had a fish cake salad and our cabin boy had a bacon and cheese burger. The food was delicious and not badly priced as these things go. Only snag was that the place was infested with wasps and there were no sunshades over the tables. There were plenty of spaces vacant on their moorings for any latecomers willing to spend a non-refundable £10 on an overnight stop.

 

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