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The Assembly House

Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RQ, England
+44 1603 626402
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“sandwiches” (138 reviews)
“ham” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RQ, England
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1 - 10 of 689 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited here for lunch today with a friend who knows it well. We were not allowed to eat in either of the two dining rooms - and were given the impression that both were fully booked. We were offered outside or low chairs and tables...More

1  Thank Seasidder
Reviewed 3 days ago

Assembly House in Norwich is a stunning building with great interior. There is a fantastic tea room and a really good restaurant. Besides there is a cooking school in the building. A very pleasant outdoor seating area is the best thing in nice weather. You...More

Thank Ulrike M
Reviewed 3 days ago

This has to be one of the best afternoon teas in the region! Beautifully served with a choice of leaf teas, filled mini brioche and smoked salmon horn as well as traditional sandwiches and you are asked if you would like "seconds" of sandwiches! Cheese...More

Thank Montezuma36
Reviewed 3 days ago

I recommend the afternoon tea provided you have no allergies. A very good choice of sandwiches also being able to have a top up of sandwiches, The Tea was excellent being loose tea and an excellent choice. Service was very good If you have an...More

Thank Christine s
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely lobby and main dining room, breakfast room a little ordinary but the food was good, we had regular breakfast and huevos rancheros. Nice sounding early dinner menu as well which is served in the grander of the rooms so may well return next time...More

Thank beverleydave
Reviewed 4 days ago

I took my wife here for a cream tea for her birthday, very enjoyable, a good selection of of cakes and sandwiches also a good variety of teas to suit most tastes. The staff are very good. My only concern is the usual hidden service...More

Thank david4153
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food was delightful. Lots of it and very varied. The service was very good, plenty of staff on hand who were all professional and courteous.

Thank Anne H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came here for a Saturday afternoon tea with the girls.. Very lovely and cannot fault the decor .. Cakes.. And sandwich quality... But we did feel a little squished in the main dining room as the place got busier .. Still .. Would definitely return

Thank ProudMrs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cold Pancakes, cold waffles, drinks were lovely and hot but came twenty minutes before food, restaurant. It busy at all. Did point all this out on paying deducted the drinks, how strange!!!!!!!!!!More

1  Thank Elaine C
sam_assemblyhouse, General Manager at The Assembly House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Elaine C Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback regarding your Breakfast booking with us at The Assembly House. I'm sorry to hear that your food was served cold and after a longer wait than we would have hoped for....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Promises more than it delivers. The table wasn't big enough to accommodate all the crockery. The scone was crunchy (clearly over baked or the chef needs a new recipe) The piano was a little too loud. There were too few sandwiches compared to all the...More

1  Thank sharenlynes
sam_assemblyhouse, General Manager at The Assembly House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear sharenlynes, Thank you for taking the time to write your review and give us your feedback via tripadvisor. We were disappointed to read your comments after so many wonderful afternoon tea reviews. We will look in to the points made as a matter of...More

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Jane S
18 September 2016|
Response from shellbird_11 | Reviewed this property |
No we didn't.
10 June 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.
13 February 2016|
Response from EaterouterNorfolk | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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.
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