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The Assembly House

Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RQ, England
+44 1603 626402
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Restaurant Hours
British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RQ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took our daughter here for Sunday lunch, at 1:00pm. The decor and ambience was nice although it looked like everyone else was having afternoon tea! We all had the roast, I had belly pork, as did my daughter and my wife had roast beef....More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had unexpected visitors and, living barely five minutes from the Assembly Rooms, decided that they would make a good lunch venue. I phoned and made a booking but the welcome when we arrived was less than impressive. There is a sign saying clearly "Wait...More

Thank mgsnorwich
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Myself and two friends visited for afternoon tea. We had excellent service, very attentive waitress and waiter, full explanation of each item and an excellent selection of loose leaf teas. Our sandwiches were topped up throughout and there was a wide selection of things to...More

Thank TravelLemon19
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were both fans of Richard Hughes's previous establishment, The Lavender House, and arrived at the Assembly House with high expectations. What a disappointment! Our white wine aperitif was not chilled and the food was tepid to cold, unsurprising as the plates had not been...More

Thank FredMPL
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Assembly House is a beautiful building, conveniently located in the heart of the city. Afternoon tea here is up there with the best available in the city centre and if it's a special occasion, it's my go to every single time. It is more...More

Thank LJ_28_travels
Reviewed 1 week ago

Three friends who came to stay asked us to book a good venue for them to take us out for an evening meal together. We chose the Assembly Rooms for them on the basis of the reputation of the chef and the historic building. Our...More

3  Thank redgates01
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you for a lovely dining experience - albeit a "pre theatre" visit for practical reasons only. My partner and I were delighted with the choice of food, speed of service and value for money - it won't be long before we visit for a...More

Thank John F H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at the Assembly House restaurant as part of the Dinner. Bed and Breakfast package. Having eaten at Richard Hughes' other restaurants before we had high expectations and these were met. The menu had lots of choices for all three courses and the portion...More

Thank Norwichmatt
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited The Lavender House several times over the last few years, sitting at The Kitchen Table and in the main restaurant. The food was always incredible but the restaurant itself also had a lovely atmosphere - welcoming whilst still feeling intimate. We went for...More

1  Thank APluckyHeroine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a pre-theatre meal which I had booked. I eat from the "pre-theatre menu" and my brother eat from the a la carte. The food was well presented and extremely well cooked. The atmosphere was relaxing and the building itself fascinating. The waiting staff...More

Thank JANE O
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Jane S
Do you do main meals Sunday afternoon.
September 18, 2016|
Response from shellbird_11 | Reviewed this property |
No we didn't.
Can you provide a gluten free cream tea please? Thank you
June 9, 2016|
Response from Berdewelle | Reviewed this property |
I think you need to ask your question directly of the Assembly House. I cannot speak on their behalf.
Any parking for overnight stays?
February 12, 2016|
Response from EaterouterNorfolk | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
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
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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.