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The Reading Rooms

21-23 Nelson Street | Opposite The Fat Cat, Norwich, England
01603 766137
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Ranked #75 of 643 restaurants in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Eclectic
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: 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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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This was originally a nice little cafe but sadly has gone so downhill it is now I won't visit again. On more than one occasion this has been disappointing. They have changed the menus which once were quite charming now look tacky with a much smaller selection. If you ask for something not on the breakfast menu, (they don't have... More

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Visited for the first time today. Popped in at lunch time but fancied all day breakfast. The chef was happy to cook one for us along with pancakes. Not just pancakes, the most amazing mouthwatering ones with bacon! Sat and read the news paper whilst listening to some great music. The had a easy relaxed atmosphere and was busy the... More

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Aylesbury
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Having read a few negative reviews recently we were not sure what to expect! Let me assure you we had a great lunch and would highly recommend a visit. The cafe was busy and full of life, the relaxed atmosphere made it even more enjoyable. The chefs new hamburger was out of this world, high quality ingredients - the nicest... More

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Norwich
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I brought my two friends visiting me for the weekend here, promising a fantastic breakfast. I was so wrong. The full Norfolk breakfast used to be amazing, now it is awful. Freezer bought, deep fried hash browns now replace the sautéed potatoes. Poor quality bread, bacon and sausages have also been used instead. This is now a greasy spoon quality... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Apparently they have recently had a new chef in who takes pride in her cake making. When I visited I had a piece of her Victoria sponge and it was to die for!! Such a nice little place to go have coffee and cake with friends. Will definitely be coming back in the near future.

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1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Will never be going back after a truly disappointing breakfast! £9.95 for a breakfast that had two sausages as the only meat part was a massive rip off, a shame as previously breakfast there was amazing!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

After going in at 10.10am and not getting my food which was pancakes & Bacon at just after 11am today 30/07/2014 I was not happy. I did say to the young man you do know i have waited almost an hour for my food, he said it was because I wanted my bacon crispy and they don't have a grill!!!.... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My friend and I arrived on a Sunday morning and we were told that the chef hadn't turned in, so the menu was reduced to Full English only. Nooooo problem on my part! Having worked as a winger in my youth, I realise the bedlam that ensues in a kitchen, when the cook doesn't arrive! The staff coped admirably, great... More

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Fortaleza, CE
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The website of the restaurant say that it is open on Thursday night. We drove there at 6:50pm just to find out that it wasn't... Citing their own site (in both mobile and normal versions): The Reading Rooms SPRING/ SUMMER OPENING TIMES Closed all day Monday Tuesday and Wednesday 9am until 3.30pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9 - 3.30 then... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The staff were very friendly and served us very well! The food was hot and very tasty and the veggie pudding was lovely according to the 3 vegetarians!!!! A busy but very friendly and good value Café!!!

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