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Norwich Theatre royal cafe
Ranked #387 of 876 Restaurants in Norwich
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed November 3, 2013

We tried to eat pre show 2 months ago but could not get in. Full again last night however we book at the same time as the show. My wife ordered Sea Bass , I ate Paella, both very good.
Plenty of staff. Well trained and had a smile on their faces.
Theatre Royal is a very good theatre blessed with a very good restaurant.

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Thank james l
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

Title says it all, would have loved to take more time. very crowded due to situation. All things considered lovely food, wine atmosphere.

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Reviewed August 28, 2013

great service great food ,great service and all abilities and welcome meals very nice too ,toilets very clean

Thank Nicola M
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

Food was average at its best. Portions was not big with the price you paid for. If we were not in a rush, we wouldn't bother.

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2  Thank TW607
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

This was my first and hopefully only visit to the Cafe/Restaurant at the Theatre Royal, Norwich. The atmosphere amongst the variety of pending theatre goers was pleasant enough but the food was pretty poor. The experience started with Duck/Hoi Sin Spring Rolls at almost £6 which where Overcooked, Dry and the accompanying garnish peppers/onions greasy. It was pretty obvious that they were cooked from frozen. If they has been much harder a trip to the dentist would have probably been on the cards.

This was followed by a Grilled Skate Wing with a Caper and other indistinguishable dressing with Boiled Potatoes and micro small Salad Bowl. Where do I start with this dish? Well frankly it was disgusting. The Fish was slimy, absolutely tasteless with a total lack of seasoning apart from being totally overpowered by the bitterness of the caper concoction. The salad bowl consisted of bitter leaves which when I looked hard I managed to find a whole Cherry Tomato cut in two and a slice of Cucumber cut in two but with the sweet seedy part removed. The whole dish left you with a slimy coating and a bitter taste in your mouth.

Having a palate that favours sweet flavours, I was looking hopefully on a winner with desert of Lemon Meringue with a Orange Sorbet. Wrong! The Pastry was about the best part. The Lemon filling was flat in taste, unexciting and lacked the sharp but sweet citrus twang. The meringue topping was tasteless and had the texture of cheap shaving foam with no sign of a crispy outer topping. My partner watched them preparing it with a quick skirt round with a blow torch to cook it. The Orange Sorbet should have cleansed my palate to some extent but was horrible without a hint of orange flavour. I suspect the only part of the orange it was made from was the pith.

The only good part about the meal was the Coffee during the interval which did at least manage, at last, to get rid of the bitter flavour that lingered throughout the first part of the show.

A hugely disappointing experience that I would not repeat in a hurry. I have had more pleasurable experiences eating food that came out of an Army Ration Pack.

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2  Thank gavruk
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