Rooftop Gardens

4.3
2222 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.

Experiences

  • Table for Dining Inside

    Sep 20, 2021 - Jan 31, 2022

    Table for Dining, inside the restaurant.
  • Table for Dining on the Terrace

    Sep 20, 2021 - Jan 31, 2022

    Table for Food on our covered Terrace.
  • Table for DRINKS ONLY Inside

    Sep 20, 2021 - Jan 31, 2022

    Table for drinks & nibbles, inside the restaurant.
  • Table for DRINKS ONLY on the Terrace

    Sep 20, 2021 - Jan 31, 2022

    Table for drinks & nibbles on our covered Terrace.

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 2222 People Are Saying
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JulesH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful decor, perfect for date night, amazing food and service, would definitely recommend! Thank you for a lovely evening x

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HazelH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food at a reasonable price and very helpful, friendly service. I shall definitely be going again.

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RachelR
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic staff and food. Value for money was incredible, went for the winter set menu, had 3 courses for £18. Staff couldn't do enough for us, we had our desserts outside and they gave us blankets and put heaters on. Would highly recommend

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Lorna
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would go back here in a heartbeat. The service was the best I’ve had in a long time and the food was amazing. Thank you to all of the team at Rooftop Gardens who made our visit fabulous.

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VickiP
Essex
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing food was amazing first time visit definitely worth the 1.30 hour drive.

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LisaA
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and drinks were all amazing!! Our waiter was really attentive, tipping up our glasses when needed and also allowing us time to look through the menus so we never felt rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service. Staff are really friendly and welcoming

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LisaG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

6 of us for a 50th Birthday celebration, we had a great time, cocktails and late lunch.

Food was lovely, cocktails were good, even when one wasn't particularly nice, staff swapped it without question.

We were inside and my only criticism was the the restaurant was very hot, staff did kindly turn the heating g down.

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DarrenB
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had afternoon tea for two great food great views and fantastic time but when we asked for the bill we waited 10 minutes then we had to get up and go over and ask him again but they had forgotten us so a small thing Had let them down .

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I thought it would be good to visit The Rooftop Gardens for a relaxed Saturday lunch and we were delighted by all aspects of our visit. The food was excellent, great value and this was matched by the attentive and professional service we received, particularly from Francisco. Thank you for making it such a pleasant visit. We’ll be back.

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NigelS
Surrey
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. We had the venison and steak which were both cooked beautifully. Puddings were delicious. Really nice view of the cathedral and surroundings. Good atmosphere, with people evidently enjoying themselves.

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michaelm
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice greeting on arrival happy staff, busy but lovely and attentive staff

SM
SharonM
Norfolk
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal as always , food was delicious ! Our waitress couldn't of been any kinder , she was great and looked after us so well . Thank you for a lovely evening 🙂

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RichardM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was absolutely first class. Would highly recommend. Was a fairly quiet mid week evening.

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J123
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyable evening although we ate far too much of your delicious food!

Nibbles and then 2 courses from the set winter menu, along with cocktails and mocktails ( for the birthday girl who forgot her ID!)

Service was excellent in every way, attentive when needed, well informed, polite and smiley.

Food very good, sea bass, burgers and beef.

Price very reasonable on the set menu too.

We look forward to visiting again soon!

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YuriV
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Absolutely loved the Rooftop Gardens. We went for my birthday and the meal was fantastic, service excellent without being intrusive. Attentive and pleasant! Will definitely go again!

MC
MartinC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Sitting outside is fine if the weather is mild but, if you are sat outside when it's cold, because of Covid, the staff need to be more attentive of outside diners waiting to order between courses. Even when the heaters are on, you don't want to wait any longer than is necessary on cold evenings. Other than that, the staff were very friendly and helpful.

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Danny
Norfolk
6 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my 3yr old son to the Rooftop for a roast dinner. From start to finish the staff were brilliant. Helpful, fun and engaging with my son. Their smaller children’s roast portions were perfect.
Overall a really great experience

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Bill
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, would recommend to anyone, fair prices, nice food and enjoyable experience

DD
DanielleD
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful views, great decoration, food was lovely, service outstanding! Would return anytime.

DC
DerekC
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As always, good food served in a friendly atmosphere. Danny, our waiter, was a joy

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carolineg
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Lack of staff , waited a long time for our food . Mac and cheese stodgy not nice . Halloumi was lovely . Freezing and didn’t realise til the end of the meal there is blankets , wasn’t offered one , eating in my coat and hood wasn’t fun . Overall okay

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DavidM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice venue and staff very friendly. Didn’t get to sit outside as weather was a little on the cold and wet side of things. Would love to come back in the summer

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NatalieH
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing customer service from staff, food was just fabulous and the cocktails were fantastic!! My husband had a wonderful birthday lunch, the staff even went that bit extra and placed a sparkly fountain in his desert to wish him a Happy Birthday! Cant wait to ho back. Huge well done to all the staff amd chefs

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Heather
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not a particularly friendly service and the food was mediocre. Really disappointing visit when it was supposed to be something a little special.

DC
DonnaC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, food was fantastic and enjoyed a few cocktails 🍸

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KamelM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely evening staff were lovely sadly vegetarian options were limited and left us with 3 options.
Thanks for the evening.

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AndrewD
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. Would definitely recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

View was great! Food was yummy.

RM
RoxanneM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful rainy day hide out, snuggled under blankets with heaters on outside, only ones here for ages. Staff super attentive, kids deal so reasonable. All round fabulous lunch with my 8 Yr old x

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FraserM
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent lunch for family post Christmas celebration, lovely ambience and very enjoyable experience all round.

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KathD
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Christmas Eve treat. Tasty food, good service and lovely atmosphere. The only downside was service was a little slow in bringing the desserts and the bill. Otherwise, we had a very enjoyable evening.

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VictoriaF
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

First visit. Nice gastro pub feel. Will return for cocktails al fresco

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Dolly63
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We were celebrating a 24th birthday on the 22 December 2021. . Number of people 4 . The service was very slow we waited 45 minuets after our order was taken . We were not kept informed about the delay . I had the vegetarian butternut squash risotto, tasted good but was not particularly hot as in the temperature, not the flavour. The rest of us ordered the beef, the pork , and the salmon . All edible but underwhelming.
Desserts did not take as long to arrive . The baileys crème brûlée okay , very strong with Baileys. The pear crumble good . The Cookie dough was a cooked biscuit underwhelming again .
Would we be in a rush to go back ? Probably not

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Norwichdiner
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Excellent waiter service and attentive.
Friendly and efficient
I was disappointed that in these times I had to ask for a table that was 2 metres away from other diners.
Also, the reception and most of the waiting staff did not wear masks.
That said it was an enjoyable meal with excellent views over Norwich

AN
AnthonyN
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance great food amazing staff brilliant and engaging.

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Janey74
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and great atmosphere
Cocktails superb too!

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RebeccaL
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very nice,
Attentive service, despite it being busy.

PS
PScott
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sat outside in the cold, although heaters were provided. Quite a rowdy table nearby who didnt help our experience. Food itself was nice, service good, although things took a while. Quite expensive for what was provided, perhaps indoor seating would have made the entire experience that much better. But a lovely evening nonetheless and one of the better places to eat at in Norwich.

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lindsay
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

parking is convenient and access to restaurant suitable for disabled. The downside is food is pretensious and overpriced. background music unnesscessary-too loud and intrusive. Raucoius, noisy clientele present. Ambience poor. Although we had prebooked and pointed out this was for a Golden Wedding Anniversary celebration, no table had been reserved or decorated. The food took a long time to arrive .One fillet of fish with 2 pieces of asparagus and the potato was poor value. A whole fish had been expected and the waitress initially brought the wrong sauce . My burger was in a stale bun. Desserts are overpriced and my wifes cheesecake, more like oversweetened mousse on the base. She was unable to eat most of it. We were disappointed and wouldnot eat here again.

FAQs

Rooftop Gardens is rated 4.3 stars by 2222 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.