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The Assembly House

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Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RQ, England
+44 1603 626402
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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked with friends for a meal before a show. This venue is next door to the theatre so very convenient. There is a set price menu for theatre go-ers with a reduced choice from the main menu and the option of two or three courses. Service was courteous and efficient and the food nicely presented. Prices are good too,... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a meal recently on an early evening and had high expectations based on previous feedback and Richard Hughes influence as we love his other restaurant. However the service was just average and the menu very uninspiring I looked down it and was very disappointed with the choices available. I personally went for the turkey offering which I would... More 

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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having eaten at The Assembly House many times I took my sister for the Festive Afternoon Tea as a Christmas treat as she had not eaten here before. She loved it,food was lovely especially the turkey sandwiches and the mint flavoured Christmas Tree.Service was efficient and staff made you feel special. Will be returning soon.

Thank EaterouterNorfolk
Norwich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I just wanted to thank the Assembly House for a wonderful pre theatre dinner last night, the service was excellent, we were very well looked after and our food was fab! We arrived just before 6pm and left at 7.15pm which was perfect timing for the theatre, we were not rushed at all and there was plenty of time for... More 

Thank Pippa R
Norwich, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went as a group of 11 before the theatre we arrived at 5.15 and had plenty of time for our 3 courses. The staff though busy were attentive. There were 3 coeliacs in our group requiring gluten free and staff were obliging, and brought out the meals separately. A lovely setting and the meals were excellent

Thank tracyc1967
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my mum here for Afternoon Tea after some Christmas shopping in Norwich and it was an absolute treat. Extensive tea list, tasty and beautifully presented food, and helpful and attentive staff. I'd definitely recommend and I'll certainly be booking again.

Thank clare w
Rochford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited a few times now, once for lunch and several times for breakfast. We particularly love the breakfast. Delightful! Well done.

Thank Katrina and Rus... H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked in advance as the Assembly House is popular so didn't want to miss out and also to let them know my dietary requirements. Finding a gluten free and nut free afternoon tea is hard to come by, especially such a fantastic spread! I had sandwiches, a cheese scone, a fruit scone and assorted desserts - brownie, shortbread, strawberry... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of 4 of us attended the Assembly House for Afternoon Tea one Saturday afternoon. We had booked a table and therefore we lucky enough to be shown to our table straight away. We ordered our afternoon tea and were served promptly. The food was amazing and surprisingly we could order extra sandwiches and scones if required as part... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a most beautiful place with stunning decor. I like to go with family and friends when we want to go somewhere special. The champagne teas are a real treat. The food is very good although the vegetarian option could be rather more varied. The service is friendly and caring, but as has been mentioned there can be a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?