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The Reading Rooms - CLOSED

21-23 Nelson Street | Opposite The Fat Cat, Norwich, England
+44 1603 766137
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good15%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
5 Nov 2015
“Love the drinks”
23 Jul 2015
“closed until?”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
21-23 Nelson Street | Opposite The Fat Cat, Norwich, England
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Reviewed 6 November 2015

It used to be better but then it changed hands the food became more expensive and the service and the portions and the quality of the food was not as good it is really nice there but it was amici get before

Thank Merry L
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Checked website for opening times last night made a special journey to visit for brunch today only to find it all closed up and painted on the windows the very unhelpful message of " closed until " with no dates why was this not shown...More

2  Thank DiGed
Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

I never normally review but felt the need to warn other people of our experience here... Really disappointing as the place has a cool, well-thought interior with antique painted tables and the menu showed real promise in delivering a more interesting alternative to a greasy...More

3  Thank Emily B
Reviewed 31 May 2015

Nice atmosphere and outside seating area. Quite a limited menu, but what we ordered came promptly, was well presented and tasted good. Would go another time for coffee, but not for a meal

Thank minimaid
Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

Visited this Sunday with my boyfriend for what I promised him would be a delicious Sunday breakfast. I noticed that the place had changed hands and the new team were polite and friendly but things went downhill from there. Sadly following ordering our breakfast, full...More

2  Thank CBeebie
Reviewed 26 May 2015

please visit its only across from fat cat the coffee is exellent, they know how to brew and take care with the beans thus it tastes of quality all the tea is delicious they use loose leaf and use good quality material for the bags...More

Thank leedel
Reviewed 13 May 2015

A true delight. Excellent coffee and cake. The two owners couldn't have been more welcoming. We were house searching in the area and their local knowledge was invaluable. We wish them every success in their new venture, we will be back.

Thank Cristina B
Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

I had the full English breakfast and went for the addition of Japanese pancakes with it. It was off the hook. Fresh local ingredients and perfectly cooked, including bright orange runny poached egg and amazing coffee. Get down there for a culinary treat in a...More

Thank Ben G
Reviewed 28 April 2015

Hi guys, my name is Harley Butcher. Me and my business partner Clive have recently (April 15) taken over the reading rooms. We are currently waiting for our log in credentials to be sent to us so we can respond to all of your reviews,...More

1  Thank Harley B
Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

I used to visit the reading rooms often under the previous ownership but standards dropped due to a variety of reasons so I was interested to see how things were going for the new owners. I had a pulled pork panini and it was absolutely...More

1  Thank BrianKortie
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  • Address: 21-23 Nelson Street | Opposite The Fat Cat, Norwich, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1603 766137
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The Reading Rooms is a family-run Gourmet Cafe committed to providing delicious food and drink. At our cafe in Nelson Street you will always be sure of a warm welcome. We pride ourselves on great service, great food and a fabulous atmosphere. We will always endeavor to supply local, free-range food wherever possible. Try our Norfolk sausages made exclusively for us less than a quarter of a mile away, that really is local! Our cakes are all made on the premises - try our Croissant Bread Pudding with Whiskey and White Chocolate or our handmade Beetroot and Dark Chocolate Ice Cream. Call to check what vegetarian, gluten free and lactose free dishes are being served on the day. Thank you to all our Tripadvisor reviewers
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