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“A lovely place to have a drink.”
Review of The Refectory Cafe

The Refectory Cafe
Ranked #162 of 823 Restaurants in Norwich
Price range: $6 - $10
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Enjoy delicious food and drink in a beautiful and contemporary setting. Or if you’re pushed for time, just pop in and take away a freshly prepared sandwich. Combining medieval and modern architecture, The Refectory really does offer a unique café experience. We serve light lunches, homemade soups & cakes and a selection of hot and cold drinks. We also regularly stage special events ranging from celebratory meals and wedding receptions, to networking breakfasts and live music nights.
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“A lovely place to have a drink.”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

A good selection of hot drinks, especially teas and coffees- one of our party tried a particularly interesting 'popcorn tea'. Nice selection of cakes- very tempting. A really nice, light and airy environment.

  • Visited January 2013
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Impressive Location”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

After a lovely walk along a misty riverside on a cold Sunday afternoon, cheered ourselves up witha very dark hot chocolate and a homemade fruit scone. fantastic building which fits like a glove with the Norman cathedral Very light airy atmosphere, staff very friendly and quality food and drink.

Visited January 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Light filled modern cafe”
Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

Had an early lunch here with Beth and Tone, I chose tuna mayo sandwich with red pepper on delicious wholegrain bread and washed it down with water from a jug placed in a table next to the cutlery and condiments. Also had pear and elderflower sparkling soft drink. Beth had chocolate and cherry cake but she couldn't eat it all so i finished it off for her. The verdict? YUMMY!<3

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Norfolk, England
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249 reviews
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“Beautiful light modern building, great lunchtime food”
Reviewed July 19, 2012

I'm lucky enough to work five minutes away and can come here with colleagues for a full lunch or just a coffee and homemade cake. Main courses lunches about £8/9, cakes £1.80 for a good size portion. Tap water provided or you can have a hot or cold drink including alcohol. Hot chocolate is particularly good, with a choice of milk, white, 56% or 82% chocolate! The cafe is attached to Norwich cathedral and the menu can be found on the cathedral's website.

  • Visited July 2012
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