Norwich's First Rooftop Bar and Restaurant located on the top floor of The Union Building. Our unique urban venue invites you to eat from our luscious modern menu, grab a drink from our vibrant bar and enjoy the stunning 360-degree panoramic views.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Spinach and Ricotta Lasagne, Dressed Leaves and Garlic Flatbread
Slow Braised Shin of Beef
served with Lemon and Thyme Crushed Potatoes, Wilted Spinach, Crispy Shallots, Croquette Heritage Carrots and a Red Wine Jus
Pan Roasted Gressingham Duck Breast
served with Potato Fondant, Kale and a Blackberry Jus
Food was fantastic, cocktails were delicious and the service was so friendly! Great place to go and enjoy spending time with friends and family.
First experience there was very good - friendly, welcoming and lively.
The second experience not so much. The man greeting us wasn't the friendliest - waitress and waiters were all very lovely, but the man greeting us seemed to be a supervisor and didn't seem very happy to see us at all... maybe it was just bad timing/ bad day for him?
The steak pocket one of us ordered was cold, and full of gristle - it was not a great cut of meat at all - would avoid.
King Prawn Salad- would recommend along with loaded fries (they're definitely worth the money and the portion is generous).
Very attentive staff, super friendly, fab food and drink. Thank you so much for having us!
Lovely atmosphere and service was brilliant! The starters were beautiful however very small. The mains were an absolute let down, the chips were black and burnt and my steak was over well done when asked for medium. The meat in the burger was more burger van style than a high class restaurant. We sent both mains back and they cooked them again for us which they came back spot on. Seemed a shame that no one had checked the chips or mains before bringing them out to us if not it would have been a 5/5 experience however this let it down. Our bill totalled over £120 for the two of us and I personally do not think I would have paid half of that for what we were served.
The waitress we had was lovely, very patient and looked after us throughout. It was a birthday celebration and they bought out a cake we took in and added candles for us.
The food was top notch and the price was good. Beautiful place and well looked after with cleaning too. Really couldn't fault it. Thank you rooftop.
We booked for a very special birthday to have afternoon tea. 2 phone calls were mad in the week to the restaurant to clarify timings and dietary requirements. They denied that we had booked afternoon tea so that was a big let down (apparantly they don't read the notes on the booking, you have to email separately to say you want to prebook afternoon tea)
We ended up ordering tapas off the menu and my haloumi was a bit tough so had been left out too long. The beef brisket bites were basically mash potato with a hint of beef. The condiments we asked for never arrived, generally not a great experience. The waiters were friendly which was the only plus!
From experience this place is very hit and miss, I won't be returning anytime soon.
The dessert choice was a little disappointing. Mostly chocolate based and little else. A nice French apple tart or fruit frangipan would have been nice, just something other than chocolate. Everything else was lovely.
Staff were all friendly and accommodating, made our first trip to Norwich special and would definitely return
Excellent throughout, really good service, lovely setting and the venue has done all it can to make sure people are warm enough while having to sit outside
The whole visit was very good and we both enjoyed our food and drinks throughout the evening. The restaurant was very busy (it was Saturday night in a city centre) and there were other customers who were quite loud, one group were ejected (discreetly). We did feel our table was an extra addition but I quite understand that after so long the restaurant wants to get in as many tables as possible (social distancing, mask wearer etc. were all enforced in a friendly manner). Service was at the right pace and very attentive. A thoroughly enjoyable experience!
It was very different to our last experience of dining here. It felt more like a cheap pub as opposed to a nice restaurant. Not worth it if looking for a nice experience.
Had a lovely birthday meal with friends great atmosphere and service
The food was rather overpriced for what we received, fish was over cooked and the burger was what you’d receive from a kebab shop, not what I was expecting for £14. Pudding was lovely but overall pretty disappointed, we managed to convince the staff to give us some blankets as it was cold but they were wet from the washing machine. Won’t be visiting again sadly.
Amazing outdoor space with added heaters helping with the overall experience with having to be outdoors. Would recommend to anyone visiting Norwich as was a lovely experience with staff and food being so lovely.
Amazing cocktails - I highly recommend the pineapple daiquiri and espresso martini - and delicious nibbles. Warm and welcoming staff and lovely setting. We’ll be back!
We waited a long while for our food to come and only having a two hour slot but they extended it as off a hour and half wait for food
The perfect venue for a great catch up,
The feeling of being outside but still dry & warm. Lovely selection of great quality food.
Will definitely be returning.
Great atmosphere , staff friendly & excellent service . Good food but too pricey & small portion, particular salad as a side, not a good value for money & tomato soup as a starter too salty.
Thank-u Kyle and Hannah for great service at lunch time yesterday😉 Next time we’ll make Brunch!!!
Had an amazing night for my birthday!
Pornstar Martini tree was insane! And Eden who was our waitress was incredible....super attentive, really friendly and made us feel so so comfortable!
She’s a real assets to the team!
Staff were lovely and very efficient, no long waits for drinks and felt well looked after. Only issue is the food was sub par for the price and small portions.
Nice varied menu with lots of size choice which suited us, service and staff very nice even though very busy, will go again.
First time out for long time felt very safe
Friendly staff good service food was hot as well as plates
Warm enough with outside heaters
Will be going again hopefully soon
Great spot for a lunch, even in the most inclement of weather due to the fantastic retractable roof option, great views, good service, food is ok perfectly edible just a little basic at the moment I feel compared to previous.
We had a fantastic time, we were made to feel so welcome. I have a few food allergies and they were very accommodating in adapting the menu for me. The outside space is brilliant, all covered with heaters which was good as it was pouring with rain! Baby changing facilities nice and big too.
We went for my birthday and they were very kind and gave me my dessert for free.
Rather disappointed that there was very little choice for vegetarians.
Overall experience good.
Really lovely outdoor bar, good seating and delicious food
Friendly and very helpfull staff..
Food was lovely .
Great food. Great service. Good to feel a bit more normal . Top quality
Been here lots of times and always been good but this time was disappointing . 4 steaks and only cooked right cremated chips and smaller portions than previous. I will go back one day as I hope this is a blip but not for me for a while now
Very COVID safe. Food and service first class. Best place to eat Norwich. So nice to be dinning out again.
It was my first visit to your establiment
the food was varied and of very high quality.We found the atmoshere very welcoming,the food was brought to our table at just the time.The views out across the city wera awesome making for a very unique experience,last but not least all the staff were exemplary.We shall definitely dine here again.
We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Rooftop Gardens - the staff were very friendly and professional and the food was amazing. Thank you and well done to all the team.
Beautiful place very nice and helpful service, the food is a bit pricy for what it is nevertheless you’re in for great time
Very good food, friendly and helpful staff, lovely experience. It was my birthday and I got a free chocolate brownie which was a nice touch. Will definitely be back.
It may have been wet and windy outdoors but dining on the terrace with the overhead heaters on it was like toast.
This was our 25th Wedding Anniversary Lunch. Knowing the weather looked uncertain we received an email the day before asking if we wanted to cancel. I don't think many did as when we arrived there were already 40 seated. Shortly after we arrived a wedding party arrived that made it a very special occasion indeed.
So there we all were enjoying a very special dining experience with great food and great service and let's face it there is nowhere else in Norwich of this size and splendour that could offer the same outdoor experience on a wet and windy day.
Well done everyone. By the chef does a perfect steak!
Brilliant service, really accommodating of all needs and even surprised my Mother with a free birthday dessert with a sparkler in. Thank you!
Really good service, staff very happy and helpful. Enjoyed our anniversary lunch.
Brunch at riverside gardens was a complete letdown. Service was as always great. Lovely guy served us. Food was not up to scratch and quite frankly horrible. All four of us at table felt the same. Dirty plates and folk also.
A bit pricey but lovely food and good service. Would come back again.
Rooftop Gardens is rated 4.5 stars by 1385 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.