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The Assembly House

Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RQ, England
+44 1603 626402
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (154 reviews)
“fruit scones” (20 reviews)
“ham” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RQ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I feel it’s important that I highlight how impressed I was with the customer service at The Assembly House. I booked and stayed October 31st this year as treat for my partners birthday. Before booking I called to find out a little more about The...More

Thank clare0207
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of staying here for three nights to attend our friends wedding. Every member of staff, without exception, was courteous, friendly and engaging. This was during the wedding and throughout our stay. Nothing was too much trouble. We asked at the last...More

Thank Harold_ardrada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous venue and lovey staff. Very disappointing food. Soup cold, main meal lacked seasoning, Christmas pudding horrendous. Iv previously had afternoon tea here and has been lovely so was quite disappointed. Cooking for large groups needs to be improved on massively. Cost £35pp.

4  Thank Gdawg09
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on Saturday evening for pretheatre meal. We have visited previously and had a very nice meal in a beautiful setting but tonight was very disappointing. We both had a pigs cheek starter which, although very tender, was so bland we would not have known...More

3  Thank panddbailey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was there for a Saturday night pre-theatre dinner (£16 for 2 courses, £20 for three) which is offered 17:00-19:00. The building and dining room are attractive. An historical dress event was taking place elsewhere in the building and this added to the atmosphere. Menus...More

Thank MijasEsteban
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the place for afternoon tea, the quality of the food is very very good and the service from the staff is second to none. They are so pleased to serve you and make sure you have everything you need. Also you can have...More

Thank Berlin377
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on an early Saturday evening for a friends birthday, the restaurant was quite busy with pre-theatre diners meaning there was a warm buzz in the dining room. The setting is lovely, really nice building (quite grand actually), but the atmosphere feels friendly and welcoming....More

Thank GlyndwrThomas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on Sunday the staff were lovely, although we were left sitting at the table for some time before asking us what we would like to drink. The sandwiches were beautiful cannot fault, the fruit scone was made so well it unfortunately disintegrated when...More

1  Thank 834Linda
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

I came here for lunch on my dad's birthday. First of all, I'd like to say the staff were very friendly and they gave my dad a birthday card. Also, they put a candle in his cake that he ordered. Second of all, I'd like...More

Thank Kushinada04
sam_assemblyhouse, General Manager at The Assembly House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Dear Kushinada04, Thank you for your kind review. It has made the team very happy. We pride ourselves on being able to cater for all sorts of different dietary requirements and creating special experiences and we are so pleased you and your father enjoyed the...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017

We went here before going to the Theatre and they offer a set meal either 2 or 3 courses. There is a great choice and the food was delicious and beautifully presented. For a 2 course it was £16.00 and for the quality of the...More

Thank Gordonbennett61
sam_assemblyhouse, General Manager at The Assembly House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Dear Gordonbennett61, Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your meal. Please be assured that the service charge is discretionary and can be taken off the bill at the customers request. Many thanks Sam matthews

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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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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