The Owl is a very special place as it is arguably the oldest tea room in Norfolk. It changed hands at the start of 2017 and we, as the new owners, have done our very best to embrace and preserve the long-held traditions of this iconic bakery and café, whilst easing it into the 21st century with additional, new and exciting specialities.
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Claudia Pollinger and Ben Philo
Claudia Pollinger is both co-owner and chef at The Owl. Always having had a passion for cooking and above all baking, The Owl promises to be an ideal outlet for her work. A self-taught chef, her first job in a kitchen was when she opened a café in Goa in 1993. From there she was offered the job of cooking for the Regents Park theatre and she moved back to London. There she worked as a pastry chef for Anthony Worrall Thompson, for Giraffe and a cheesecake company before becoming head chef of Model Catering.