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The Assembly House

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Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RQ, England
+44 1603 626402
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a superb Afternoon Tea. The scones were the best we've ever tasted. The lemon posset was tart and beautiful and the sandwiches were fresh and fillings very tasty. Background music was unobtrusive and pleasant. We all had coffee rather than tea and it was very good too. The only downside was the lack of interest shown by the staff.... More 

Thank MrsPlattie
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An excellent afternoon tea enjoyed this afternoon at The Assembly House. All seven of us enjoyed the delicious cakes, tea and scones. The service was very good.

Thank Raeburn-Smith
Holt, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Was our first visit to the assembly house under the control of Richard Hughes The food was overall very good Only slight disappointment was that the plates were not very hot so the food cooled very quickly The service at the table was good but first impression are everything and the staff who meet us at the reception was not... More 

Thank Collin M
Saxmundham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely fantastic! Loved the sandwiches, 2 scones each and a great selection of cakes. 20+ teas to choose from. The service was great and setting was beautiful. Will definitely return, next time for lunch.

Thank Joanna341
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was a treat for my birthday before going to the Theatre, my daughter had booked and we were shown to a beautiful room with chandeliers and big oil paintings. It was very busy but the staff made us feel very well looked after, and supplied us with our fabulous cream tea, the scones were warm and served when we... More 

Thank BillyB18
North Norfolk
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here before going to the theatre. My husband had the chowder which he pronounced was 'bland' and I had the Caesar Salad. It was OK but nothing special. What really let it down was the absolutely vast amount of huge croutons, the size of sugar cubes. They were very difficult to eat and tasted as if they had... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

New owners are probably no longer so interested in the pre theatre visitor and was certainly quite empty when we visited. The set menu was rather poor and extras inc bread are all now chargeable - no wine included offers anymore. But it was the delays in getting drinks (we were due at theatre as they knew) and staff attitudes... More 

1 Thank jjduv
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here for a birthday treat (sadly not my birthday!) and was blown away by how scrumptious their gluten-free offering was. Whilst the service was a little slow, and we waited some time for our table, the decor was lovely, and I was pleasantly surprised by the generosity of the food. I had my own gluten free stand, which... More 

Thank usernameosaurus
Gorleston-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was disappointed with menu and there was something lacking about the atmosphere also even though there were several tables taken.It was a lunchtime but I found the menu somewhat uninteresting and lacking. many people seemed to be favouring the afternoon tea. Sorry but it really didn't grab me

2 Thank spanner70
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love the Assembly House and as an avid fan of afternoon teas this was next on our list, we had a voucher and afternoon teas were on offer buy one get one free ... to use up voucher we ordered a bowl of chips which went well with sandwiches , ham, egg, salmon, cream cheese in my opinion these... 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, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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
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?