Rooftop Gardens

4.5
1381 reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
Please be aware that standard seating is inside and we only allow tables of the same household or support bubble. If outside seating isn’t available upon booking and you are from mixed households, we will not be able to fulfil your booking.

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1381 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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RebeccaT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive staff, super friendly, fab food and drink. Thank you so much for having us!

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Reviews
Norfolk
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

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.

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LorraineS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Arty
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food2service2ambience3

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.

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LouiseK
Norfolk
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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JoWoo
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience1

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.

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Shellbod
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely birthday meal with friends great atmosphere and service

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SimonM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience1

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.

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FR12
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Coco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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

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Jacqui
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

EG
EmilyG
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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vipVjay21
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thank-u Kyle and Hannah for great service at lunch time yesterday😉 Next time we’ll make Brunch!!!

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VictoriaN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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MiaC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience4

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.

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Rosie57
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice varied menu with lots of size choice which suited us, service and staff very nice even though very busy, will go again.

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Debbie
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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GemmaW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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.

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francescap
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JanetteH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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FrancescaM
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely outdoor bar, good seating and delicious food

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Emmsie
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and very helpfull staff..
Food was lovely .

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food. Great service. Good to feel a bit more normal . Top quality

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AdamR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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

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StephenM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very COVID safe. Food and service first class. Best place to eat Norwich. So nice to be dinning out again.

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KeithP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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SuzanneS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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zaydunk
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful place very nice and helpful service, the food is a bit pricy for what it is nevertheless you’re in for great time

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CarinaS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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RogerG
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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SarahW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service, really accommodating of all needs and even surprised my Mother with a free birthday dessert with a sparkler in. Thank you!

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SheilaH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good service, staff very happy and helpful. Enjoyed our anniversary lunch.

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Jobee
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience4

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.

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SarahP
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit pricey but lovely food and good service. Would come back again.

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DevonH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and lovely atmosphere. We love the Rooftop Gardens.

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Dawny
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Portions very small. Staff not very quick or noticing when mire drinks needed. Not up to it’s usual standard

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CarolA
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service, a lovely relaxed atmosphere and very well organised under the current circumstances.

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SueF
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t think you can find a better place to go as you never have to worry about the weather and the food and service is amazing, very friendly staff 👍

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CaitP
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Els served us and she was AMAZING thank you so much for being so lovely.

FAQs

Rooftop Gardens is rated 4.5 stars by 1381 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.