Cozies was first started in 1986 as an American burger restaurant in Gorleston-On-sea, Norfolk. The restaurant took its name from the 'Cosies' of Gorleston's Old Pier and successfully established itself has a regular haunt for the locals. That success meant the business grew and branched out into onsite catering serving barbeque and traditional hog roast over open charcoal fire pits uniquely hand built for the job. Services were then expanded with the purchase of catering trailers and mobile and indoor bars allowing the business to cater to a wider audience no matter what the occassion. The restaurant remained the backbone of the business for 35 years and in April 2021 ceased trading due to the pandemic. The restaurant has seen four generations pass through its doors with locals coming back time and time again. In a change of events the restaurant business has been able to open again within the Mariners Compass public house on Middleton Road, Gorleston-on-Sea with a revised menu.
Buffet, barbeque and tradtional hog roast cooked over charcoal.
Indoor and mobile bar able to stock and serve a variety of ale, chilled beers and spirits.
Philip, son of Colin Grapes restaurateur of The Norfolk Barn, started in catering at the Cliff Hotel at the age of 14. Philip has been in the industry for 53 years and still going strong. During the course of his career he has helped other local businesses start their own kitchens and is an active member of the Clifftop Festival Committee which he services annually.