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The Wine Cellar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
British, Wine Bar, European
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8 Guildhall Hill | City Centre, Norwich NR2 1JG, England
+44 1603 886100
11:00 - 01:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 16:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:30
Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband really enjoyed his rump steak and my plaice with buerr blanc sauce was delicious. My beetroot, mushroom and goats cheese au gratin was certainly not an au grAtin chef.....or not as I know it anyhow. It wasn't baked at all and although I eat it certainly was not what I had expected it to be. You need to... More 

Thank Kennedymg148
Cromer, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

A charming little hide away in the heart of Norwich. Good food and good customer service. Would go back.

1 Thank denise797
Wymondham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Visited for my wife's birthday and as usual enjoyed a very pleasant meal in nice peaceful surroundings with good but unobtrusive service. Good selection of beers and wines and lunch menu varied with 'something for everyone' at a very affordable price.

2 Thank Gordon L
Beccles, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We went for a family celebration on a Saturday evening. The atmosphere was good and the service unhurried, although I was disappointed with the menu options. A big positive is that the chef will adapt any menu option to be gluten free. My starter - pigeon breast wellington - was outstanding. The main course of seared tuna steak was mixed... More 

Thank Andrew N
Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Having called by on a summer Sunday and engaged in a long encouraging chat with the proprietress about her fresh fish deliveries, we stopped by tonight and after looking at the menu displayed outside which indicated seabass and seafood main, we decided to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary here. Once seated we were given a much more limited menu which... More 

Thank disappointed115
Norwich, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Conveniently located near the marketplace through an archway and an outside courtyard eating area and down some stairs. We regularly visit for lunch on a Saturday, it is popular and we have been disappointed when it is too full to take us. Extensive menu ranging from lite bites to full 3 course meals, something for everyone in my opinion. We... More 

2 Thank David B
Norwich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This place certainly deserves the five stars that I have given it. Called in for a family lunch and was not disappointed. Lovely friendly welcome from the staff, delicious food and a great place to unwind from the hustle and bustle of the city. The food was delicious and the portions were generous. I am already planning a return visit.

2 Thank djcandp
South Holland Province, The Netherlands
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154 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a great restaurant to spend time with friends. It has a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. There is a comprehensive wine menu and also drinks to order from the bar. We are vegetarians and I have to say, that the vegetarian food we were served here was "out of this world" - so delicious! it was not our intention... More 

2 Thank AmsterdamTulips44
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Whilst on short shopping break in Norwich found this little place on Guildhall Hill just by the market area, set back from the road through an archway. A little gem, good range of wines and beers all at reasonable prices and the lunch menu was superb with a great variety of full plated dishes. If your looking for quick food... More 

2 Thank Phil B
Nice, France
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

What a lovely find. Excellent food, service & ambience. Best lambs liver & bacon ever & my wife loved her spicy lamb burger. Very reasonable wines & an overall 1st class lunch. Hope I haven't over done it but we love our experience here.

4 Thank Jclx5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, Wine Bar, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 16:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Guildhall Hill | City Centre, Norwich NR2 1JG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1603 886100

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?