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Rooftop Gardens

4.3
4.3
2488 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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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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Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 2,488 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
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

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

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Norwich

    Most Booked

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  1. GD

    GrahamD

    Norfolk

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic atmosphere fantastic food fantastic service highly recommend

  2. AK

    AnnaK

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food2service3ambience5

    Lovely location, table layout, but disappointed with food, far too dry chips were frozen packet chips and basically could have got that anywhere...nothing special.

  3. MH

    MrsH

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Yes the opportunity for a long lunch to catch up with friends, so worked really well.

  4. TG

    TraceyG

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Birthday Afternoon Tea for 2 Very tasty and lots of variety. Service was attentive. Will definitely come again

  5. W

    Wendy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, great service with the food arriving promptly. Lovely cocktails with a good selection

  6. MM

    MandM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Our visit was disappointing in comparison to other times we've eaten at the Rooftop Gardens, we felt the food in general was not as good as previous visits, I will be more careful in what I'm going to eat in future but our experience hasn't put us off going back. Service was very good as always and a lovely atmosphere and location.

  7. MW

    MarkW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience5

    The location, food and staff who were in attendance were very good However there definitely appeared to be a shortage of staff and we had to wait nearly an hour for our meal and then again for our desserts.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a pleasure

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great attention to detail too it off I lost my keys that evening and they were found by the team Thank you so much for a great evening after me stressing out I lost car keys Cheers Roof top Team

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Good and service was very good.

  11. GG

    GillG

    Norfolk

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Got served our first drink great then ordered the next but sat waiting a long time only to find that they had messed it up, finally got a drink and they took 2 cocktails off the bill, which was good of them.

  12. M

    Monnie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4

    Chicken in both meals was very dry, overcooked, last time was similar unfortunely. Lovely atmosphere, but not worth the food.

  13. JM

    JaneMarian

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Fab restaurant. Great views with a lovely buzzy ambience. Cocktails were great and the food was excellent. Would definitely return

  14. EC

    EmmaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Excellent customer service and the food was delicious. Only slight complaint would be that the hassle back potatoes were quite dry and hard. Rest of the meal and cocktails were amazing! Lovely waiting staff and very pleasant all round experience. We will certainly be coming back again and recommending to friends/family.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meal .all staff very friendly and polite.value for money

  16. C

    Circe

    Norfolk

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5

    Foods are bad. Not fresh. Nice views. Good staffs.

  17. PH

    PhilH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    This was our first visit to the Rooftop Gardens, liking the idea of a panoramic view of Norwich. It was a nice venue, where we chose to sit inside. It was lively but not too noisy. The staff were very nice and attentive. The menu looked good, with a wide choice of gluten free that my partner needed. She ordered the sea bass but was disappointed with the very small amount of fish, just half a sea bass with too much potato. I ordered the mixed meat skewers and was disappointed by how chewy the lamb was, and it was not very hot and generally not very exiting. For the prices charged I would have expected a more enjoyable meal. Actually the sweets were very nice.

  18. KO

    KellyO123

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Service was excellent, thanks to our waitress I think her name was Sarah. Very nice atmosphere, fantastic wine and good food.

  19. A

    Annieankles

    Yorkshire

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience5

    Setting is nice, service was good, drinks lovely, food pretty average

  20. H

    Hannah

    Norfolk

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5

    The atmosphere is always lovely, and it’s great having a place like this in Norwich. Staff are always friendly! Although, food is very hit and miss! Sometimes it’s great, other times not so much. We requested fries to be upgraded to truffle which did not happen. The crayfish salad did not taste fresh, and the crayfish left quite an unpleasant taste so did not eat them. Which meant we paid £15.50 for a lettuce salad with 30gish of avocado. Would recommend to stay away from this on menu. I’ve been a handful of times and usually someone in the party has a great meal, and others sometimes bland on not up to par.

  21. C

    Colleen

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    A lovely venue to catch up with friends on a very sunny day, a ‘go to’ place. Everything was accompanied by smiles on the face and politeness.

  22. AA

    AngelaA

    Norfolk

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    A wonderful alfresco ambience with delightful drinks and lunch with friends. A lighter lunch menu would have been more to our liking and mini desserts would have been perfect

  23. CL

    ClairL

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice restaurant did was very nice and service was very good

  24. AH

    AngelaH

    Norfolk

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Slow service marred this visit. Perhaps they were short staffed but venue wasn’t busy. Had to request attention if staff several times as nobody seemed to be covering our table. Also on this occasion food was overpriced and poor Vanir money. Have previously enjoyed several visits to this venue but would now be reluctant to return.

  25. a

    anonymous1

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    despite the rain we had a wonderful lunch time birthday meal for my husband

  26. S

    Seablue

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    Service good but food was quire bland. Nothibg special about it

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3

    Food was cold

  28. DH

    DonnaH

    Norfolk

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    Nice surroundings, food was good , service a bit slow and unfortunately there was nothing on the deserts list so 4 of us gave that a miss

  29. SN

    SamN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fantastic time on Sunday with Great food, especially the Roast dinner, lovely drinks and the staff were excellent. Couldn't fault it and would certainly come back. Would have been nice for a bit of music outside i the sunshine.

  30. HS

    HungrySam

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Good food and atmosphere but quite expensive for what you get. Lots of staff so plenty of people on hand but many were very inexperienced. Ordered a cocktail and they clearly made the wrong one but refused to change this without having to pay for another drink. The toilets hadn’t been cleaned for several hours and looked like a clubs toilets at the end of the night shift. Maybe it would be better to visit on a week night rather than a weekend. Had looked forward to this meal for sometime and while it was generally good I wouldn’t rush back again.

  31. RB

    RosemarieB

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Would thoroughly recommend this as a place to eat, would have given more stars.

  32. LH

    LauraH

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Very welcoming and staff lovely. Food was disappointing, lacked flavour and style

  33. S

    Sarah

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Really tasty food, nice atmosphere, great views over Norwich. Friendly staff. Lovely evening!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing, me and my partner spent nearly 3 hours here and could of stayed longer if it was warmer lol! 5 🌟 all round!!

  35. D

    Daniel

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2

    Food Terrible Not fresh could tell it was microwave Service from Sarah and Tellia was good Was told by manager we were unable to to outside on arrival due to it being fully booked however it wasn’t and there was more than enough space for 2 of us to sit outside. We asked a different member of staff if we could sit out airside they said yeah sure with no hesitation and when we asked why the manager would say we can’t the reply was that it wasn’t the first time he had been like that?!

  36. CW

    ChristopherW

    Norfolk

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Food was good but took nearly an hour to come out.

  37. M

    Mikeyc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Nice but Expensive but the kitchen Kept wheeling raw food through the restaurant in between tables on trolleys food took to long to come

  38. s

    s28s

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Lovely setting and views, extremely well looked after, good food,a little pricey

  39. SE

    SianE

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    We chose multiple starters to share but the portions were very small to be fair.

  40. OS

    OliviaS

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    Awful service, waitresses basically ignored us after we were seated. Drinks order got forgotten about and had to reorder them twice. Birthday booking confirmed with manager when I walked in to put a candle in dessert and it never happened. Poor choice for a birthday dinner would not recommend to anyone.

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 2488 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

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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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