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The Assembly House

Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RQ, England
+44 1603 626402
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (170 reviews)
“fruit scones” (24 reviews)
“ham” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RQ, England
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1 - 10 of 828 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We pre-booked for pre-theatre dinner for 6 of us, when we arrived we were shown to a table set for 5 people, which staff quickly sorted. White Wine was not chilled and we had to send two bottles back. Prosecco was also not chilled. Having...More

1  Thank aj_2010
Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed a relaxing cup of coffee in this calm and elegant building. It is a pleasant escape from the busy city.

1  Thank cath b
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favourites for afternoon tea in Norwich. Very grand and ideal for a treat. I visited with a couple of my girlfriends late one afternoon and we had a lovely time. Food was good and plentiful and we came out stuffed to the...More

Thank foodiefred68
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here a few times, this is my second time for afternoon tea. Considering it’s approx £7-£8 more expensive than a lot of other afternoon teas, completely not worth the extra money. Sandwiches were dry and tasteless. Ham, salmon and egg & cress. Also a...More

2  Thank Hyacythn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked for the pre theatre menu. Incredibly slow service, the wine needed chilling and the medium steak was well done. We asked for the dessert menu but waited 15 minutes and it didn't appear. Had to leave without it as were going to a show....More

3  Thank Ruth A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked this with 20 minutes notice and it turned out to be awesome. From the charming gentleman on reception to the biscuits and fresh milk in the fridge. Centre of Norwich location and just so lovely. Huge bathroom with large bath and walk in...More

Thank Bridget S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is probably one of the best afternoon teas around. The staff are friendly, welcoming and know their stuff. The afternoon tea is lovely, well presented and the cheese scones are the best I've ever had. At £20 a head it's not cheap but I...More

Thank ejmg66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Assembly House for an afternoon tea with friends and had a lovely afternoon. The staff were very friendly, welcoming and attentive. The food selection was brilliant with sandwiches (which we had refilled), savoury and sweet scones, and cakes, for a really reasonable price....More

Thank MaddyKing
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The set price pre-theatre meal was disappointing. We had a lamb flatbread starter which was supposed to be minty but was fatty and no trace of mint; my main was pan fried red mullet which was two overcooked minuscule fillets (smaller than a fish finger)...More

2  Thank Cecile456
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having not been for a while I went for afternoon tea with friends. The staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful. We were offered inside seating in the restaurant or outside on the sunny terrace. One of our group does not drink hot drinks, so a...More

2  Thank hotellover1970
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Jane S
18 September 2016|
Response from shellbird_11 | Reviewed this property |
No we didn't.
10 June 2016|
Response from Berdewelle | Reviewed this property |
I think you need to ask your question directly of the Assembly House. I cannot speak on their behalf.
13 February 2016|
Response from EaterouterNorfolk | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1603 626402
  • E-mail
The Assembly House is a beautiful Georgian building located in the heart of Norwich City centre close to the two major shopping malls and travel links. The Assembly House specialises in traditional Afternoon Teas, which are offered Monday to Saturday. They also open for breakfast and brunch, business and leisure lunches, and pre theatre dining. Weddings, private dining events and large coroprate functions are also catered for in various sized functions rooms throughout the magnificent building.
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