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The Assembly House

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French, British, Bistro
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Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RQ, England
+44 1603 626402
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Description: The Assembly House is a beautiful Georgian building located in the heart...
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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    Very good
  • 27
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
50th birthday Celebration

I was so privileged to be able to celebrate my 50th birthday in the music room here with several special people. Georgina, the events organiser, is a lovely lady who along with several other staff at the Assembly house were able to turn my dream into reality. I chose to have the pots & shots menu... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Carol T
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I was so privileged to be able to celebrate my 50th birthday in the music room here with several special people. Georgina, the events organiser, is a lovely lady who along with several other staff at the Assembly house were able to turn my dream into reality. I chose to have the pots & shots menu so there was plenty... More 

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Sam M, Manager at The Assembly House, responded to this review

Dear Carol, Thank you for choosing The Assembly House as the venue for your 50th birthday party. It is fantastic that the day went so well and that you really enjoyed yourself. I have passed on this lovely review to all of the team. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Sam Masters More 

Norwich
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Assembly House is a wonderful building, it is calm beautiful and the staff are fantastic. The welcome is friendly, service second to none. We had afternoon tea on a Friday after work, just what a bunch of giggly ladies need after a hard week at work. We felt pampered by the service, relaxing atmosphere and scrumptious food.

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Sam M, Manager at The Assembly House, responded to this review

Dear Dawn I, Thank you for visiting The Assembly House and taking the time to post a review detailing your experience. I have passed on your fantastic feedback to the team. Kind regards Sam Masters More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I had a very enjoyable pre_theatre supper with my husband. We had three courses of maple bacon and sweet corn fritters ,followed by pork belly and I had banofee pie and my husband had a chocolate brownie. All the courses as well as the wine were really tasty and very enjoyable. The service was very good and efficient and a... More 

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Sam M, Manager at The Assembly House, responded to this review

Dear HELEN S, Thank you for your review regarding you recent visit to The Assembly House for pre-theatre dinner. It is great to hear you found both the food and service enjoyable. I have passed on this feedback to the team. Kind regards Sam Masters More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Had a fabulous meal here with my mum for her birthday. Such great value with 3 courses and a carafe of wine for 2 for £40. Each course was delicious and the service was brilliant. We had a look round after at the lovely rooms and art on display. A real treat

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Sam M, Manager at The Assembly House, responded to this review

Dear Hellyfb, Thank you for your review, detailing your pre-theatre experience. It's great that you enjoyed your meal and found it great value for money. Kind regards Sam Masters More 

Wymondham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I've been here with a group on a number of occasions for afternoon tea, on one occasion was for Mothers Days & we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! Staff are attentive, knowledgeable and friendly even during busy periods and whilst there are wedding parties in the background. The sandwiches, cakes and scones are delicious and extremely filling (you wouldn't think so at... More 

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Sam M, Manager at The Assembly House, responded to this review

Dear DarkCat, Thank you for visiting The Assembly House on many occasions and taking the time to post a review detailing your experiences. It is so lovely to hear you always enjoy the food and service and that you find us superior to other establishments. I have passed on your comments to the team. Kind regards Sam Masters More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Delightful spot in Norwich, the room was so pretty and the afternoon tea was superb! Selection of sandwiches (and you can ask for more when you run out!), cakes, scones, little eton mess-type desserts - and a comprehensive lists of teas to choose from, that is re-filled as often as you want. The service was excellent, staff friendly and attentive.... More 

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Sam M, Manager at The Assembly House, responded to this review

Dear sueskyblue, Thank you for such a lovely review regarding Afternoon Tea at The Assembly House. We really appreciate this fantastic feedback. Kind regards Sam Masters More 

Wigan, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

First time we'd visited the Assembly House and the food and service were absolutely fabulous, bags of flavour in each of the three courses and the pricing was very reasonable. Hugely impressed and will be back for sure

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Sam M, Manager at The Assembly House, responded to this review

Dear megacity8, Thank you for visiting The Assembly House for pre-theatre dinner and taking the time to post a fantastic review. I have passed on your comments to the team. Many thanks Sam Masters More 

Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We were lucky to obtain a table on the lawn on a nice hot sunny day where we sat down to a sumptuous breakfast, which was very tasty and well presented. Unfortunately I have had to knock a star off my rating and give it only 4 as every pot of tea was spilled as it was set down on... More 

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Sam M, Manager at The Assembly House, responded to this review

Dear Graham S, Thank you for taking the time to post a review detailing your breakfast experience in our beautiful courtyard. It is great to hear you enjoyed your breakfast, however it is disappointing to hear your tea was spilled on multiple occasions. I have spoken to the team regarding this matter, to ensure this does not happen again. Kind... More 

Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

The best afternoon tea I've ever had. I love the selection of teas and the beautiful pastries that are served up. The staff couldn't be more helpful.

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Sam M, Manager at The Assembly House, responded to this review

Dear Pump K, Thank you for great review regarding Afternoon Tea at The Assembly House. We have spent a lot of time and effort perfecting our Afternoon Tea service and fantastic comments like these are always appreciated. Kind regards Sam Masters More 

North Norfolk
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My daughter and I (and baby Eliza!) visited The Assembly House for afternoon tea as a treat before she returns to work after maternity leave. Perfect choice! The weather was kind and we sat in the garden enjoying the most delicious food. The service was perfect, too; attentive, but discreet and thoroughly professional. Thank you, Dominic, you were as delicious... More 

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Sam M, Manager at The Assembly House, responded to this review

Dear Jean W, Thank you for you recent review regarding your Afternoon Tea experience at The Assembly House. The courtyard is a lovely place to enjoy your Afternoon Tea, especially with the weather we are having. I have passed on you fantastic comments to the team, including Dominic. Kind regards Sam Masters More 

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Additional Information about The Assembly House

Address: Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1603 626402
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
Cuisine: French, British, Bistro

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  • Address: Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1603 626402

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, British, Bistro

Description

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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