The Royal Arcade’s food hall, Yalm, has announced that the first proprietor that will be operating from its ground floor café bar is Flying Saucers which will be offering customers an artisan cheese, wine and small plates grazing bar, delivered by a sushi conveyor system. The small plates will present customers with the tastes of continental Europe.
Everything on the menu has its own story from the herds of cattle, both local and foreign, to the in-house pickles and cheese. Local heroes like Baron Bigod will sit proudly alongside cream-of-the-crop editions of Swiss Gruyere and lacto pickled vegetables.
As well as the conveyor belt offerings, there will also be sharing boards of cheese and meats as well as an attractive ‘Specials board’ of fondues, raclette and grilled cheese sandwiches.
Flying Saucers is the brainchild of Derek Hardy who already runs two dining businesses in Norwich, Basque restaurant Don Txoko on St Benedict’s and the Japanese-themed grill Fire Izakaya on White Lion Street.
He said, “My passion is in bringing the authentic tastes and flavours of different parts of the globe to diners in Norwich by sourcing authentic produce and making sure we cook it using the traditional artisan methods that made the dishes many of us have fallen in love with on our travels. I can’t wait to get started in Yalm. Our conveyor belt delivery of many of our menu items should bring an element of fun and engagement to the whole experience and we are looking forward to welcoming our first customers next month.”