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The Assembly House

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Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RQ, England
+44 1603 626402
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Or whatever reason you are at theatre for, in fact you don't need a reason. This place does great eats and serves you on time. Important if you want to find out whodunit!

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Thank LadyLuckButNotToday
Fakenham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have had afternoon tea at The Assembly Housme several times now but never had an evening meal there. On the 19th August my husband and I had an amazing three course meal. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding as usual. I loved how Susan had followed my sister in laws request and put a candle in... More 

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Thank Laura J
Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for a birthday treat. The room was amazing. The decor was luxury. I think the room had one of the biggest bathrooms in a hotel room we've ever used! The housekeeping team should be praised as the room was spotlessly clean. We especially loved the homemade fudge and thought it was a nice touch. There was also... More 

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Thank shellbird_11
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely tea in a stunning room served by happy attentive staff. Only drawback was the heat, It was a very hot day and the windows ( set very high) were open but didn't really let in any breeze. Everyone had red faces and wet hair. A couple of fans would have been appreciated. Apart from that , it was a... More 

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Thank NicSew
sam_assemblyhouse, Manager at The Assembly House, responded to this review

Dear NicSew, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review on your recent Afternoon tea visit, despite the heat that we have experienced in Norwich this week! Many thanks Sam Matthews More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for a meal before the theatre, we had pre-booked and were really looking forward to it. Menu was very dull, when served was just average. Not that tasty or anything special. Dessert was equally dull. This is meant to be a great place in Norwich but we will certainly not be coming here again. When in the... More 

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Thank Norwich100
Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful building, lovely garden, delicious tea and great service. The sun was shining so it was even better sat outside.

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Thank Nicky B
sam_assemblyhouse, Manager at The Assembly House, responded to this review

Dear Nicky B, Thank you for writing your review. Pleased to hear you enjoyed yourself. See you soon Many thanks Sam Matthews More 

Padiham, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited The Assembly House for dinner on our arrival in Norwich for a city break. The restaurant and lounge area are very evocative of Austenesque times. The staff are lovely as was the whole experience.

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Thank Shelagh G
sam_assemblyhouse, Manager at The Assembly House, responded to this review

Dear Shelagh G, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review on your recent early supper dinner with us. Wed hope to see you again soon. Many thanks Sam Matthews More 

Padiham, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had heard the Assembly House was a place to visit for not just the food but also the decor. This is fine dining, at a reasonable price, in what looked to be an exceptionally well kept large Georgian House. Awesome is a word that has to be used here, from walking into the large Entrance Hall, full of period... More 

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Thank Neil G
sam_assemblyhouse, Manager at The Assembly House, responded to this review

Dear Neil G, Thank you so much for your wonderful comments on your recent visit for dinner. We are so pleased you enjoyed the surroundings and the decor. This truly is a magnificent building that deserves to be enjoyed by all. We hope to see you again, maybe the next anniversary so we can say congratulations again! Many thanks Sam... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been here a few times but not for afternoon tea. Had to pay more as there was a lot of us and had a private room. The afternoon tea was average, can't complain about the food, it was ok, nothing spectacular though. Some of the sandwiches were quite dry and not a lot of fillings. The scones were lovely.... More 

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sam_assemblyhouse, Manager at The Assembly House, responded to this review

Dear Hyacythn, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback on your recent Afternoon Tea experience with us. This is a service that we are extremely proud of here at the House and receive such wonderful comments on so im very sorry to hear that you were disappointed. We hope that we can welcome you again soon.... More 

Norwich
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attended afternoon tea here for friends birthday day out which was lovely. One gluten free in our party which was happily and well catered for with a very similar array of sandwiches, scones and cakes just GF. Often GF options are poor alternatives but these were great. Top-up of sandwiches and scones also which was very well received. Bottle of... More 

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Thank Gemma W
sam_assemblyhouse, Manager at The Assembly House, responded to this review

Dear Gemma W, Thank you for visiting recently for Afternoon Tea and for taking the time to write your review. We pride ourselves on providing a top quality Afternoon Tea for each and every combination of dietary requirements so we are pleased to hear that your Gluten Free friend enjoyed the Afternoon tea as well. We hope to welcome you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
British, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?