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River Green Cafe

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The Street | Trowse, Norwich NR14 8AH, England
01603 622448
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 178
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  • 63
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 10
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  • 6
    Terrible
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
Enjoyable experience

Lovely food, and atmosphere, staff very efficient, very enjoyable evening. The chef came to see us to ask if we had enjoyed the meal which was nice and thoughtful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
SDD2016
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I attend the red lion regularly and love the fact that their veggie dishes are a bit special and not what you get in any pub as a veggie option. When in Norwich I go to the green café for lunch, the last time being last week, just as they launched a new menu. I was very disappointed to see... More 

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Thank Dennis D
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely food, and atmosphere, staff very efficient, very enjoyable evening. The chef came to see us to ask if we had enjoyed the meal which was nice and thoughtful.

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Thank SDD2016
Norwich, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not entirely sure about the new menu; thought previous menus were better, especially for non vegetarians. Being vegetarian, I had plenty of choice, but my dining parter (who does like their meat), felt limited in the choice of food available. Food was tasty, although partners portion was on the small side. No complaints about my choice. What I really struggled... More 

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Thank 10Poll
Norwich, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We first visited this restaurant about a year ago & had been really looking forward to our Sunday lunch there. As a strict vegetarian fed up with lacklustre meals in the vast majority of places I visit, I thought it was going to be a real treat to hopefully be spoilt for choice for once. That visit unfortunately was extremely... More 

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Thank Portia50
Rivergreencafe, Owner at River Green Cafe, responded to this review

HI Portia, thanks for trying us again and updating your review! We are glad you had a better experience, its only up from here! We have a new menu coming on Tuesday 2nd Feb so pop in to try our new meals! RG More 

Canada
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently dined here a few times as my sister had seen they do Vegan options! We enjoyed the food. We all agreed that the food from there regularly changing specials board was better then off the standard menu. The chocolate caramel peanut butter torte off the regular menu is amazing! pls keep that on the menu! Great they have... More 

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Thank MargotRoberts
Rivergreencafe, Owner at River Green Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Margot, we are glad you had such a great visit! Was nice to meet you and have a chat about the Vegan options, our new menu is coming on Tuesday 2nd Feb which has much more choice! So pop in and try out our new dishes! ( Menu will be on our website soon) Mike More 

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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was lovely, service was great. They had run out of nuggets, but accommodated my son with a meal made up of his choice. With children quick service is always appreciated, though we have been without children before and never felt hurried.

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Thank Bozzy73
Rivergreencafe, Owner at River Green Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there, sorry we had run out of nuggets! We are glad your son could choose something else he enjoyed! Look forward to seeing you again soon! We have a new menu coming on 2nd February so be sure to book a table! Thanks for the review, RG More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

A small yet tasty selection of vegetarian dishes in a relaxed setting and very good value, they also sell frozen veggie meals to take home.

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Thank Chris N
Rivergreencafe, Owner at River Green Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Chris, our new menu is out on the 2nd February so pop back to see our wider range of food! RG More 

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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

I'd eaten here about 3 times a couple of years ago, and it used to be great food. But this time, service was very slow, some of the food was greasy and seemed to be more about quantity than quality; but worst of all, I have been ill from cross contamination from gluten or dairy from my meal here (and... More 

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Thank Giles M
Rivergreencafe, Owner at River Green Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Giles We are really sorry to hear your complaint about allergies and your food. We would really like to find out more about what you ate and when you visited us? Could you drop us an email on bookings@rivergreencafe.co.uk and direct it towards Jan and we will get back to you asap. Many thanks, RG More 

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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Visited with a party of 6.I do not normally visit vegetation restaurants. I was very pleasantly surprised by the menu choice.All the main course dishes were well presented and full of flavour.The portions were not skimped.The desserts were equally delicious. The service was friendly and accurate.I will certainly be going again.

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1 Thank jono2345
Rivergreencafe, Owner at River Green Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Jono, Thanks for your great review, we look forward to seeing you again soon! RG More 

Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This was our second visit to the Cafe and lived up to the memories! The food, service and location are idea, quality and worth waiting for. Sometimes excellence can not be rushed and you have to take time to enjoy life. This lunchtime meal was slightly spoilt by two mothers with no control over their young children - not to... More 

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Thank John T
Rivergreencafe, Owner at River Green Cafe, responded to this review

Hi John, Thanks for your great review! We are glad you have had a consistently good experience with us! Hope to see you again soon. RG More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Street | Trowse, Norwich NR14 8AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: 01603 622448

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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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?