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Farmyard Restaurant

Farmyard restaurant is Norwich's first 'Bistronomy' style eatery; where a relaxed 'bistro' experience meets the top quality produce and vibrant flavours normally found in "gastronomic" fine dining joints. Everything is prepared in our open kitchen, including the sourdough bread, baked every day using our "mother" and our handmade butter. Our approach is simple; handpicked ingredients, great cooking, carefully chosen wine and fantastic service in a refreshingly contemporary space. We serve a daily changing a la carte menu all week using produce sourced from some of Norfolks most passionate producers.

15 September 2017
East of England
Local Alliances:
Norwich City Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

We want to be able to provide enjoyable lesiure time for families, carers and their loved ones who live with Denemtia so that they can have a relaxed, well deserved, pleasurabe experience when they dine with us. We also want to inspire other restaurants and leisure facilities to follow suit. 

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

Although I as an owner have first hand experience of Dementia with my mum, we want to make sure the staff are well equipped with positive communication tools with any diners who may have dementia. From our own expereinces of dining with mum we know how brilliantly beneficial this could be. 

2. Actions

  • Offering Dementia Awareness training to staff, customers and local businesses

    We will be offering training sessions to our own staff, their family and friends, our customers and also businesses local to us. We are committed to providing a positive dining service for all so that people living with dementia and their families may have the enjoyable experience with us they deserve. 

    Being implemented
  • Becoming Dementia Friends

    All staff employed at Farmyard will be trained on dementia awareness and become Dementia Friends, which gives them the ability to approach and help people with dementia both at Farmyard and when not at work.

    Being implemented
  • Supporting staff affected by Dementia

    As an employer Farmyard seeks to be actively supportive of any staff members who are being affected by caring for someone with dementia. We will offer support, guidance and be there to listen when they need us. 

    Being implemented
  • Regular Dementia Friendly Lunches

    People living with dementia and their families are ALWAYS welcome to dine with us. However, we will be setting aside a day of the week every quarter for a dementia friendly lunch. This is not only offered for people affected with dementia but it is for everyone so that people will be aware that it will be a friendly, safe haven for them to come and enjoy a meal where we understand a bit about what life might be like for them and a few ways we can make their experience more enjoyable. 

    Being implemented