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The Greenhouse

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42-46 Bethel Street, Norwich NR2 1NR, England
+44 1603 631007
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

I love the ethos and morals of this wonderful vegetarian cafe and the food is great, imaginative and tasty. But please, please, change the manager. He is rude and does not have any training in running what was once a vibrant, busy beautiful place to go for eats. A gang of us used to go for lunch from work, he... More 

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Thank DaisyCox
Greenhouse_Norwich, Manager at The Greenhouse, responded to this review

! The management hasn't changed in all the twenty plus years we've been here, and to be accurate only 5 people have been banned during that time. Presumably Daisy knows one of these people and this is in grumpy solidarity! More positively, our customers love the fact that we are a quiet space and it's great that Daisy appreciates the... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

I was too late in arriving to try the food but there were cakes left so I had a vegan cookie and a drink and it was so nice, I would go back.

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Thank lippy654
Greenhouse_Norwich, Manager at The Greenhouse, responded to this review

We open Tuesday to Saturday 10-4.30pm, 5pm on Saturdays. The cookie was also organic and made with fairtrade dark chocolate buttons, so glad you liked it. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

allways good to find purely vegatarian/vegan cafe :-) had looked at reveiws online so my daughtercand i thought we woukd pop in for lunch,lovely quiet cafe with pretty outside space but was raining on day we went:( excellent choice of light meals from mushroom pate & caramalised onions to salads & pannis,daughter & i had the very interrsting sounding califlower... More 

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Thank becky197243
Greenhouse_Norwich, Manager at The Greenhouse, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback Becky Look forward to seeing you soon More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

I've often visited the Greenhouse. The food is great, wholesome and organic. Today's visit was reminiscent of a John Cleese sketch, though; I was instructed to leave and banned. I got a call on my mobile (they don't like you using them in the Greenhouse), so when I was asked to get off my phone I tried to take it... More 

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Greenhouse_Norwich, Manager at The Greenhouse, responded to this review

If this was a Fawlty Towers sketch then Basil would have said something extremely rude about this customer. This review prompted an interesting discussion with Trip Advisor, about when a 'customer' is entitled to leave a review. This person presumably thought she would not be recognized (yes, she's done this before) and that by creating a scene just before closing... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016

Two vegans and a vegetarian went and shared a chocolate chip cookie, bread pudding and shortbread. Each one had a different favourite. The chocolate chip cookie was vegan friendly but tasted better than a normal cookie - excellent texture and an impressive amount of chocolate chips in it! The bread pudding was very nutmeg-y and moist. The shortbread was far... More 

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Thank PinguLia
Greenhouse_Norwich, Manager at The Greenhouse, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016

I like the food and the atmosphere here... nice and calm, 70's crockery, book shop next door. Its like a trip back to wholefood cafes of the 80's. Excellent salads, good portions and great for those who are vegan or have allergies as very accommodating. Great!

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Thank dawn c
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015

Our first visit here after helping at an event at The Forum, very cool and pleasant sitting in the centre of the city, calm and quiet. Good choice of food and drink and really enjoyed the bookshop (nice cards too!) and gallery (upstairs).

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Thank Dee T
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LondonJames2050
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed the pie and salad. Friendly and a good place to eat. Close to the centre easy to find. Will go back again soon.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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Thank Thomas B
norwich
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $13
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42-46 Bethel Street, Norwich NR2 1NR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1603 631007
Description
The Greenhouse café and shop sells organic, local and Fairtrade produce as part of the Greenhouse Trust's commitment to eco-agriculture. As an educational charity the staff and volunteers work together to prepare vegetarian/vegan food. Each purchase supports local organic growers, co-operatives and fair-trade projects from Norfolk and around the world and helps fund the building and the environmental education work run from the Greenhouse. The Cafe also offers Norfolk's' best and most extensive range of fine quality organic and vegan wines, especially biodynamic and low sulphur wines. We hold regular wine tastings and promotions.The food stocked in the shop is supplied by the UK's largest co-operative (Suma Wholefoods), linking together Fairtrade suppliers, in the UK and globally. The café has a garden, providing the Cafe with herbs and creating a quiet, relaxing space (phones off please) where people can meet and eat. The adjoining bookshop sells second-hand books and the gallery on the 1st floor are all designed to provide a place to learn and engage with the Climate Change Challenges around us.

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