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Rooftop Gardens

4.3
4.3
2583 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
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.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 63 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 11:30–00:00

  • Phone number

    01603 971268

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    To enquire about private hire, please email info@rooftopgardens.co.uk

Experiences

  • Table for DRINKS ONLY on the Terrace

    Multiple dates available
    Table for drinks & nibbles on our covered Terrace.
  • Table for DRINKS ONLY Inside

    Multiple dates available
    Table for drinks & nibbles, inside the restaurant.
  • Table for Dining on the Terrace

    Multiple dates available
    Table for Food on our covered Terrace.

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What 2,583 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Hot Spot

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Outdoor Eating

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Scenic View

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Most Booked

  • Norwich

    Outdoor Eating

  • Norwich

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Norwich

    Most Booked

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  1. P

    Phil

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience yesterday. Food excellent and our waiter was very attentive. We will be visiting again.
  2. J

    John

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rooftop Gardens was an amazing experience. It’s really nice and the food was very good
  3. NC

    NannyC

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We all had the Sunday roast, 2 beef and 1 vegan. The beef was so tender it hardly needed chewing. Good assortment of veg and the yorkers were huge. The veggie option was tasty too. Desserts were yummy particularly the Biscoff cheesecake. Lovely meal with a view to match.
  4. V

    Vily

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere, truly enjoyed it, friendly staff.
  5. KP

    KatieP

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service such a lovely atmosphere
  6. JA

    JadeA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been here a few times now and every single time we have such an amazing experience, the staff are lovely, the food is great and the drink are made well, the price is a little expensive so its only really a venue we would come on special occasions but its worth it when you do.
  7. KP

    KarenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, cocktails and service ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  8. HH

    HayleyH

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely couple of hours with awesome views of city
  9. A

    Alastair

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our date night meal was sublime. We were seated on the rooftop terrace and had great views over the cityscape. The waitresses were very friendly and had good knowledge of allergies for my partner who is coeliac. My steak was cooked exactly how I wanted it and both our meals and drinks were delicious. Will be visiting again.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fabulous and the staff and service were excellent
  11. KJ

    KristianneJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food1service3ambience4
    I had the Linguine which was basically pasta with a bit of tomato sauce and a few olives cut up and thrown in, I chose prawns with it and they were simply heated up and put on top, this dish was not worth the price at all and very basic and disappointing.
  12. LA

    LindaA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very nice place to eat food was lovely and atmosphere was great.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service, would highly recommend.
  14. R

    Reece

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had an absolutely fabulous evening. Kiko was an amazing waiter and help with everything we needed. First time going to the Rooftop Gardens and was very impressed!
  15. LC

    LauraC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time here and we absolutely loved it. The place was amazing and the food was delightful. The service was impeccable. We would highly recommend a visit. We were given two glasses of complimentary prosecco to celebrate our occasion which was a lovely surprise.
  16. DF

    DaisyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Was greeted very nicely at the door, and was very relaxing
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We’ve been to Rooftop Gardens a number of times in the past and very much enjoyed our experience previously, however this visit was not up to the usual standard. The food was okay, nothing to particularly write home about but it was nice enough. The service was subpar, the initial welcome could almost be described as rude! Myself and my parents arrived before my partner, and when I informed him of this I was basically ignored. My parents had ordered a coffee each, which were late to arrive to the table (usually this wouldn’t be a problem for us) however when my dad chased the server we were told “well it has been ordered” and then he left. Instead, I feel a more appropriate response would be “thank you for letting me know, let me check on that for you”. The table was wonky and not level, we joked that there was a £1.3k bottle of champagne on the menu and we would not want to order in case of an expensive spillage!! Kind of gives a juxtaposing vibe. All in all our experience was fair, but far away from the previous meals which we very much enjoyed. This is more of constructive criticism than a complaint as I am not usually one to write reviews, it’s just a shame to see a once loved restaurant head downhill.
  18. DC

    DeniseC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Chicken Skewers were mediocre, burnt apposed to chargrilled. Nothing special, had better at local kebab shop. Burger good but came with just hand cut chips (£2 surcharge) no other accompaniments. Disappointing and overpriced. The terrace is tired and grubby.
  19. AA

    AnnaA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Roast dinners served on cold plates, meat really dry. Chicken skewers had no flavour, and cous cous really bland.
  20. s

    symosandy

    Norfolk

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Lovely to sit outside in the sunshine. Food was good, the vegetarian option was a bit disappointing. On the menu it was a chickpea and thyme nut roast , but sadly was curried and therefore didn’t really go with the rest of the roast. A lovely nut roast without the overpowering curry flavour that would have made the rest of the meal sing would have been perfect. The meat eaters really enjoyed the roast.
  21. HR

    HelenR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Lovely, end of exams treat, food was great and much nicer than I’ve from there before. Unfortunately it was a dull day but the heaters kept us warm. Got my wine order wrong twice but was quickly rectified and they were very apologetic, I didn’t really mind. Lovely staff, great evening.
  22. EB

    EllieB132

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect location for a Father's Day afternoon Tea. The staff were friendly and the food was outstanding!
  23. ED

    EmmaD

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Service was slow. Food was ok but not that exciting.
  24. P

    Phil

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Hasslebacks potatoes were definitely re-heated and well over cooked. Server was amazing!
  25. MG

    MelG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Staff were amazing, view was great, atmosphere was great... Food was not as I would have expected for price paid, it was tasty but not exceptional bit disappointing.
  26. S

    Samantha

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    I booked the roof top gardens for my sister's birthday for afternoon tea. I also messaged in advance to ask about disabled access as my mum uses a mobility scooter. On arrival I let them know there was only two of us as one was unwell and couldn't attend. I was told I would have to still pay for the third because I had booked it and the chef had prepared it to which I agreed. The waiter then came back to tell me that I hadn't booked it properly so there was no afternoon tea for us?! And the chef hadn't made us anything !? We were given menus and told to pick off there instead. My mother and I were ready for afternoon tea so decided not to stay. So to start with I had booked over a week ago with my request in the notes. No one contacted me to tell me I needed to email instead. Also no one replied to my messages about disabled access. The lack of customer service really ruined our experience and let us down. A phone call or message at some point in the week could of solved all of this. But we won't be returning again.
  27. RH

    RoyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab location with great selection of food and friendly and cheerful staff.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughters birthday lunch whilst shopping x
  29. RD

    RichardD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience3
    Nice to have the roof open. Fab service from Mayank.
  30. LC

    LesleyC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Service very slow, waited ages for drinks which we had to chase up which seems to be the pattern here. Food nice although my friend and I had chicken Caesar salad which had no anchovies, 3 Romaine lettuce leaves and very little dressing. We love coming here but just wish they’d get it right.
  31. S

    Shazza

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic venue with a lovely ambiance. It was busy as Elton John was playing Carrow Road later that day. The food was very very good, fresh ingredients, beautifully presented and extremely tasty. The staff were brilliant, polite and efficient. Me and my sister enjoyed our first visit here and will definitely return. Can thoroughly recommend.
  32. a

    alisonf

    Norfolk

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food okay but no flair, especially the crayfish salad which could have done with a tomato or 2 , maybe some onion? Had to ask for sauces by getting up and finding a waiter. Equally ordered a drink which didn’t arrive and I had to chase up. Could be stunning with a little care, what a shame
  33. SW

    StuartW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful day to have a meal on the roof top with stunning views of the city. Service was second to none and the meal superb. The only small criticism would be the music was too loud and suited to the more younger generation which looking around the restaurant most customers were 40+.
  34. GK

    GeorginaK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely, chilled atmosphere. The service was great and food pretty good. Perfect way to spend a couple of hours
  35. IR

    IRENEB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, good food and excellent service. It was lovely to celebrate birthday at the terrace with view to the cathedral and gorgeous full moon!
  36. SS

    SueS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered 4 meals. Nut roast, steak, three meat roast and mac and cheese with veg. All excellent quality and really good value, especially the nut roast which came with lots of veg. Extra gravy was no problem and service was great. Cocktails also excellent.
  37. TW

    TerriW

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Been here several times ,the roasts are very good ,service was quick and pleasant, decor and inside dining area is really lovely, would come again ,
  38. GA

    GeorginaA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely oasis in Norwich quiet Sunday Sunny terrace nice choice of drinks food with attentive friendly staff
  39. JW

    JennaW

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Staff didn’t know the menu (cheese board) also very rude!! Will not be returning!
  40. SR

    SarahR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    The food needs a little improvement for the price you have to pay.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

Rooftop Gardens is rated 4.3 stars by 2583 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 63 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Rooftop Gardens

The Union Building 51-59 Rose Lane Norwich, Norfolk NR1 1BY

Additional information

  • Area

    Norwich

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 11:30–00:00

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01603 971268

  • Private party facilities

    To enquire about private hire, please email info@rooftopgardens.co.uk

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