We sent Ann Weaver off to the Corn Exchange in King’s Lynn, but before the curtain was raised on the opening act, she decided to enjoy a taste of Prezzo…
I chose to dine at Prezzo as I had tickets for a show at the Corn Exchange and its location is ideally situated on the corner of the Tuesday Market Place in central King’s Lynn. I pre-booked the table as I’d tried to dine at the restaurant before, but it was always fully booked – which I felt was an encouraging sign.
When we walked through the door we were approached immediately by one of the waiters who took us to our table. The restaurant isn’t very large, but it has been designed immaculately with modern decor and I felt very comfortable inside. The tables are positioned quite close to other diners, but this seemed quite a small drawback as I was overwhelmed by the efficiency of all the staff.
We were immediately given a drinks menu and the waiter took our drinks order – two flutes of prosecco – while explaining the specials.
The menu is very traditional Italian, with a wide selection of pizzas, salads and pasta dishes. I was particularly impressed with the menu as there was a reduced-calorie option to almost every dish and details of how many calories was in the lighter version.
Another quirky part to the menu is ordering a half-and-half pasta dish. This means you can pick two pasta dishes for the price of one, each dish being half the size of a normal portion.
As I love pasta but do sometimes find a whole dish of it can be too much, I took this option and my friend decided to choose just one with a side salad.
Unsure which pastas would complement each other we asked the waitress for assistance and she was very knowledgeable about all the dishes and helped make our choosing easy. I decided upon the spaghetti with tiger prawns, baby spinach, red onion and red chill, in a tomato and garlic sauce.
The second pasta choice was seasoned chicken with red chilli, spinach and garlic in a creamy saffron sauce.
My friend opted for the Oak Roasted salmon, broccoli and fresh chillis in a red pesto and cream sauce.
The efficiency of the staff continued as we didn’t wait long for our main dishes to arrive. They were beautifully presented and tasted amazing. The pasta was so light and the sauces so rich and flavoursome. Even the salad was well prepared and we liked the way the sauce for the salad was in a separate bowl.
As soon as we finished, our plates were cleared away and we were presented with the dessert menu. I have to say that in my opinion this was one of the nicest dessert menus I’ve seen for some time – there was so many yummy options to choose from.
I opted for the honeycomb smash cheesecake and my friend ordered strawberry Eton Mess cheesecake. Some of the other tantalising options we turned down were traditional vanilla pannacotta, lemon torte and milk chocolate fudge cake. We also had two cafe lattes to accompany them.
Yet again, the presentation of the desserts were exquisite – but the taste even better. My honeycomb cheesecake was divine, every mouthful melted and tasted so creamy and delicious and the honeycomb crunch complemented it so well. Definitely the best dessert I’ve ever tasted and admittedly I have visited the restaurant a few times since to order the honeycomb cheesecake to go!
After a thoroughly enjoyable meal we asked for the bill, explaining we’d brought a voucher along with us that we’d printed from the internet – buy one-get-one-free offer on all main meals. The waitress knew all about the voucher and quickly took this off the bill. When I looked around at other diners I noticed these vouchers were on most of their tables.
Therefore, my top tip to KL Magazine readers is to log online to www.vouchercodes.co.uk before you book – the offers change regularly, but Prezzo is almost always featured. All you need do is enter your details, print the voucher and take it with you. With this voucher our delicious meal only came to £36!
Overall, we experienced fabulous staff, fabulous food and a price you can’t beat!
PREZZO KING’S LYNN
22 Tuesday Market Place
King’s Lynn, PE30 1JJ
Tel: 01553 611099