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Rooftop Gardens

4.4
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860 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British
Please be aware that Bar Seating, 205-207, 405-407, and 501-510, is for Non-Food Service only. Thank you kindly for your understanding.

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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 860 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Georgia
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, stunning views and great service, would definitely return.

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Norman
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Service was brilliant as always but the food wasn't great. Tough steak, cold hard chips and the blue cheese sauce tasted of nothing.

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JackE
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Generally prefer it with limited people during these Covid times, enjoy a meal in peace

TG
TonyG
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A good welcome back meal, post lockdown. Excellent service. Good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Danny was the best waiter ever he made us feel really welcome as it was meant to be my
Hen do and he made it so special xz

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VanessaB
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lunchtime menu very good value
Service very good.
The only down side the menu said steak , fries & salad well salad was very poor as it only consisted of lettuce and salad dressing NOTHING ELSE which to my mind isn’t salad .

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YasmineM
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here 1 year ago on our first date and decided to come back 1 year later for our 1 year anniversary and so happy we did. We were greeted on arrival with lovely smiling faces, and given a lovely glass of champagne to celebrate our special occasion. The food was delicious and the drinks were just perfect. Bex (Rebecca) helped to make our anniversary even more special. Will definitely be coming back next year.

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AmandaB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Having not been to the Rooftop for a couple of years, I have now been twice in as many weeks. Once for a meeting over coffee, and the second time to meet with friends for Tapas. And I was really impressed. The waiter was really accommodating - even choosing our tapas dishes for us as we couldn't decide. The food and drinks were lovely. There was a musician playing on the night who was really good, however we did have to move seats as our table was quite close meaning we couldn't hear one another.

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ITFCGLENN
London
10 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual an ideal place for a range of meetings in our case business along with the very professional service from Sarah, excellent food & drinks a very pleasant afternoon was had by all

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HeatherA
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab u lous excellent food as always
I introduced two friends to Rooftop and they really loved it, they want to come back in the evening when everything is lit up
Staff are always eager to please and very friendly
Thank you Rooftop Staff

ME
MarilynE
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent venue, excellent service and excellent food. I would definitely recommend this venue to others and hope they will enjoy their first visit as myself and my 2 friends did. Well Done!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife’s 50th birthday

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JudyW
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time at rooftop gardens could mot fault anything.From the start to finish everything was first class enjoyed all the food .Staff were very pleasant as well. We will be back .

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PaulaB
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely relaxed atmosphere. Very helpful staff. Food was fantastic. Not a bad word to say. Would recommend this restaurant without hesitation

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff attentive. Food was fabulous.

MS
MargaretS
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday lunch for my partner, which he very much enjoyed. Nice touch to have a birthday sparkler served in his ice cream!

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Rosie57
London
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I hadn’t been here for a while so was pleased that we all enjoyed it, we went for the tapas but would probably prefer the normal menu, but will visit again.

JA
JoAlJu
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We opted for the set menu for lunch. Unfortunately the flat breads had to be returned as they were not edible. The staff were absolutely fab, and more than compensated us by replacing both meals and not charging us for them plus giving us free desserts.
We would definitely go back, as it is a lovely venue and the service was very good.

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Trish
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as usual. Danny our waiter was amazing. Really looked after us.

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SamanthaG
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely meal, great service. Had a really loud table next to me & my friend & had to shout to hear each other. I felt sorry for the couple's on a date night. Absolutely not the restaurants fault, but maybe a bit more thought to the table planning so birthday parties aren't next to smaller tables maybe hoping for a more romantic experience.

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KayleeH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food an very lovely helpful members of staff. Highly recommend.

BG
BethanG
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a really lovely, relaxed family evening celebrating my daughter's birthday. Sarah, our waitress, was super, and coped perfectly with our, at times, complicated ordering! The atmosphere, food and the view all add up to a lovely experience.

BM
BruceM
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue, serving very tasty food and excellent friendly staff.
Very good value for money and generous helpings.
Wonderful view over the city to the cathedral.

SB
StaceyB
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to our waiter Danny.
Great service, great food thank you

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Ashley89
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was fantastic and the whole evening was great! Lovely food and fab atmosphere! Thanks

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LizL
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took relatives to Rooftop for Sunday lunch. It was their first visit and they were not disappointed and neither were we. Danny was our waiter and he was professional but fun and knowledgeable. The food was superb, in fact the relatives said the scallops were the best they had anywhere. The roasts, desserts and cocktails were all lovely. Thank you - we are already booked for a return visit.

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LauraB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere,
I Also had the best cocktail in Norwich!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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RiseyA
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being coeliac makes finding something a little different very hard, but the Rooftop Gardens are a class apart. There were lots of options for me to choose from and everything was absolutely delicious. The waitresses couldn’t have been more helpful, and were completely on the ball when we needed anything. I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant to everyone. I am looking forward to going back.

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Mollieanna
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely views over Norwich. Staff were very welcoming and attentive. Food very good. We ate from the lunchtime set menu. Good choice, not huge portions but that was the plan.

KL
KimcatL
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and great service
1st visit and really impressed. We will be returning

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Booboo
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We went on a Sunday night and normally the Roast finishes at 6pm. However the roast was still available and my husband had the beef which he said melted in his mouth. I had the lamb but am sad to say there was more fat than meat. It should have been leg of lamb and I would think that it should not have been so fatty. I pointed this out to the waitress and she said that she would tell the chef and indicated that others had commented on this problem. It would have been nice to have been offered had some compensation!!!

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EmmaB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely food , great staff my only criticism is we felt rushed ordering . Booked a table for 9pm wanted to relax and enjoy a drink whilst choosing from the menu , had decided on a starter but not a main , it was brought out in minutes which is great service but once we had finished we were told we had to order our mains by 9:30 as the chef would be finished . That gave us 6 minutes to choose making us feel like they wanted us in and out in ASAP.

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CarolineB
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A vibrant place with good food and excellent service. Would recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food would recommend

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SarahC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely atmosphere and very nice people

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Kyann
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely roast and drinks. Bex was a very helpful and welcoming waitress and made our meal.

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TimB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cracking night. Good food and excellent attentive service. We’ll be back.

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GaryF
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We have visited several times before but Saturday was our first time for a few months. very disappointed with the food and the quality of it. We did mention it to our waitress who just said thanks for letting us know. Seared scallops that didn't look like they had been anywhere near a griddle, Duck breast was awful and a Thai Curry that was way to hot!

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Dave
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

For starters I had the pigeon breast which was ok, however tasted mainly of the balsamic sauce. For main I had sea bass, crushed new potatoes served with a curry sauce which I had to send back as the sauce was completely overpowering and not pleasant. The second attempt the potatoes were dry, unseasoned and lukewarm. Dessert was sticky toffee pudding, which was more like a ginger sponge cake - is tasted ok but not a sticky toffee pudding. On the plus side my husband had a steak which was nice. All the food was precooked and partially reheated. If you want a decent meal for the same price there are far better restaurants in Norwich.

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Rooftop Gardens is rated 4.4 stars by 860 OpenTable diners.

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