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“Fantastic food and atmosphere” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Reading Rooms - CLOSED

The Reading Rooms
Cuisines: British, International
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating
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
Halifax, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Fantastic food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

The staff were friendly and welcoming, the surroundings were quirky; I particularly liked the contemporary art work on the walls that were a hot topic of conversation with some of the diners.

The food was tasty in particular the tomato and mozzarella salad and the beef burger; the fish and chip looked good too! We were particularly impressed that we could take our wine for a corkage fee of £2 per person.

We would definitely visit again!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Reeny161081
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice Lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

Friendly chatty staff, nice clean and pleasant surroundings.
Located opposite TheFat Cat, what more would you want?


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norwich
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Little Secret”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Fantastic Thursday night at The Reading Rooms. Food was excellent and the staff were very friendly. Loved the idea of being able to take my own wine for a chanrge of £1...how cool is that! This little place is the best kept secret in Norwich.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank norwichlilly
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Norwich
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“This is going to be my local!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

We have just moved offices opposite this little gem and have already visited three days out of five!
It is such a friendly cafe with great food - we ate lunch on one occasion, but it will not be the last.
We have also sampled the excellent home-made cake!

I would suggest leaving a little time for lunch as it gets very busy and all the food is prepared to order, so a 30 minute visit is not going to work.

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Thank cwendyn
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Lovely place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

All the food smelled amazing here, and the taste was no dissapointment! The service was a bit slow but nothing to bad, and when they were with you the staff were very nice and friendly and happy to have some banter. Would recommend!

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Thank AlexandLizi
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