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The Greenhouse

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Vegan, Vegetarian, Organic
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42-46 Bethel St. | Norwich, Norwich NR2 1NR, England
01603-631 007
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A Reliably Good Place to Eat.

We have visited several times now over the years, always had good friendly service and tasty food and a calm relaxed atmosphere and have often brought friends along with us. We came at Christmas this year after coming a few years on the trot but felt disappointed when we were told we had to pre... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
Thomas B
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We have visited several times now over the years, always had good friendly service and tasty food and a calm relaxed atmosphere and have often brought friends along with us. We came at Christmas this year after coming a few years on the trot but felt disappointed when we were told we had to pre - book the Christmas Meal... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Had lunch at the Greenhouse today. Squash & celery soup with a choice of rye or wholemeal bread. My husband had bread & butter pudding afterwards. All was tasty & filling. The staff were friendly & welcoming. The Greenhouse is well worth visiting. In a sea of mega, faceless, boring chains it is an oasis. We will be back &... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Despite being located near town centre, just a stones throw from city hall, the Greenhouse is one of the most peaceful places that I have eaten at in Norwich. The garden at the back is quiet, quaint and well-kept. All the food seems to have a rustic homemade feel to it, which lives up to the rural feel of the... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is the only place (at least the only place I know of) in Norwich where you are guaranteed 100% organic veggie/vegan food. The menu is quite limited but the food is delicious, healthy and ethical. I embrace a 'veganic' (vegan + organic) philosophy and lifestyle (for reasons of animal welfare, sustainable planet, global food security, soil and water protection,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

I've had a few lunches here before, the nature and feel of the greenhouse itself is really relaxing! The staff are so friendlt and polite, it's a great place to grab a coffee or a resable priced slice of cake! I really recommend the salad bowels as I found there was a wide range on offer to try and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Been here a few times for lunch . Food excellent, fresh tasty salad and breads. Always seems quiet- deserves more custom. Oh yes, a phone-free zone, and interesting good quality pre-owned books/CDs for sale.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I have lunch regularly at the Greenhouse and am continually impressed by the yummy food. The salads change regularly and are invariably tasty, as are the soups. At busy times, the service can be a bit slow but the staff are always friendly and helpful, and often give an indication of how long it will take for the food to... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Lovely to find such a quiet oasis in the center of a thriving city. The courtyard garden is a hidden gem on a summer's day.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I've been going to the greenhouse for years - the food is generally very good but the staff need some serious training. Bearing in mind it is a charity I don't think that's any excuse for the rude and lackadaisical staff. Unpaid or not!!

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Greenhouse_Norwich, Manager at The Greenhouse, responded to this review

The Greenhouse is staffed by volunteers, they are as diverse as any team of people can be, it is true that the service experience can be varied. It may not be a polished service, but it is not a rude service. We view the genuine interaction as a good thing and most customers are supportive of, and enjoy the interaction... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Love the food here, right up my street, wholesome, fresh and tasty, if........they don't run out of everything !!! Last few times been here at no later than 1.30 they had run out of many items including hummous and salad !!! Very frustrating, they seems to be loads of staff , can't one of them run out to shops and... More 

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Greenhouse_Norwich, Manager at The Greenhouse, responded to this review

Thanks for all the good feedback. We certainly do want the Greenhouse to be a oasis of calm in a busy city, and yes we do often run out of food at lunchtime, although more often by 2.30pm. The staff are in fact volunteers and so they can't just pop out for more food. Party because we run on a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42-46 Bethel St. | Norwich, Norwich NR2 1NR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: 01603-631 007

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian, Organic
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?