Rooftop Gardens

4.3
2143 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 2143 People Are Saying
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GlenW
Norfolk
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant Venue for Sunday Lunch. Whilst we are regulars to Rooftop Gardens, it has been quite sometime since we went for a Sunday Roast. It was just fantastic, one of the best we have had - the starters were great, the roast beef & roast turkey was amazing and one had the Surf & Turf and the steak was cooked to perfection. Restaurant was buzzing, great service. 100% recommend.

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Leaderpig
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our first visit to The Roof Top Gardens. Staff were very polite, pleasant and professional. Food was plentiful and very good. Can't wait to go back again.

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SteveW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

They had run out of lots of dishes when we arrived at 7pm and continued to add to the list of meals not available each time they came to our table. The only option as a vegetarian was the Thai curry, which was poor at best. Our food took over an hour and a half to come and when it did was very disappointing i.e. one of our party had shortrib of beef, and it was completely dried out as if it had been sitting under the heaters. The only good thing was the wine and that was down to our choice. Overpriced and really disappointing. However, the waitress was very good.

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vipKing
London
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Overall our experience was just average, 2 of the main meals were luke warm. The choice of Music in my opinion! Was awful the overall atmosphere was good.
Service in general was slow
Overall I give it 5/10 just average

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Leannski
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prefect atmosphere for a night out, food was delicious, the staff were very attentive.

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GemmaM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Danny looked after us well. The food was lovely. We will be back. Thanks.

JC
JulieC
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Vegetarian burger was inedible this was acknowledged and replaced with a risotto. Our meals were then not eaten together. The two other meals were ok not great Waitress was very understanding.
Would not return for food. Cocktails are nice though.

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Rosie69b
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant with nice views over Norwich. Friendly staff & good food.

TK
ThomasK
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally got around to visiting and wasn’t let down. The lamb shank was to die for and the steak! definitely becoming back soon

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GeorgeA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service and food, credit to Danny for making the service top

JB
JulietteB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Was okay beef was a little tough and our meals was a little strange not too our tastes and we are use to fine dining. Our meals were a bit pub grub not really worth the price tag that fine dining has to offer. The music was extremely loud and we had to shout to have a conversation, a very young clubbing environment not for me or my friends won’t be returning. The staff were lovely and friendly.

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CourtneyG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food wasn’t presented well & it was bland. Little disappointed. But the service was brilliant, they were attentive & looked after us. Probably wouldn’t go back for the food but the staff made it an enjoyable evening.

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FlissdB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant, fun atmosphere, yummy good and great service

JR
JessicaR
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

18th birthday. They even provided a brownie with a sparkler in for my daughter.

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John
Norfolk
6 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good quality and good choice of food and service in pleasant surroundings.

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IizS
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely Sunday roast, perfect portion size (ie alot!) & it was so nice to get a good variety of veg rather than just three.
Perfectly cooked meat and would definitely go back again for a roast.

I ordered the warm almond tart for dessert which although it was nice it wasn't really as described as it was more of a sponge and not that almondy really, not sure I would have that again.

Good, friendly service all afternoon.

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NicoleL
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Had a lovely waitress who was so so attentive! Definitely some of the best service we have had.

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chris
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

location is very good with views over Norwich. The meal was of a good quality if a little expensive. We had Sunday lunch the amount of food was more than we could eat, veg was fresh and well presented. Staff were up beat and made the whole thing a pleasant experience

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for my birthday with some friends. Was informed one of the ovens had broken so a lot of the menu wasn’t available (gutted as we really wanted the sharing platters!!) however the food we did order was incredible and treated ourselves to the cocktail trees - absolute must!! Can’t wait for the next visit.

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ElaineP
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great service, draughty as table was near the door .

EG
EthanG
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Chips were cold when arrived at the table and portion sizes were very small.

RB
RebeccaB
Lincolnshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

On arrival we where put outside alone it was freezing with no atmosphere. The waitress applied the service charge before experiencing what service we were to receive. We asked to move inside and reluctantly a seat was found for us we then asked for nibbles and were told we could only have nuts so we bought them and two minutes later offered nibbles the quality if the food was not great…. We spent £200 in 2 hours we paid the bill and left. On leaving the building I was stopped by security in front of people and accused of not paying the bill which was extremely embarrassing. I was kept there unable to leave as my friends had already left the building. We were then told that El the waitress had made a mistake…. We had paid! To late the trauma and public humiliation had already happened. We asked to speak to the manager who came down and did not care he was also very unkept looking not at all what you would expect!!! He was also very rude!!! We had missed our 50th birthday celebration due to covid and this was part of the celebration… this incident resulted in me having a severe panic attack and having to return to the hotel to regain my facilities …the weekend was ruined our money wasted and my mental health in tatters. I would like a full apology in writing along with a full refund of our purchases from Saturday.

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Jasonp
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here a few times now. Staff and food absolutely brilliant every time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good experience and service at the restaurant but was disappointed to receive an e-mail from Open Table afterwards saying I was a no-show.

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Ssssss
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

The ovens were not working we had no call to tell us before arrival.ordered 3 starters each..4 of which didn't come to the table then to be told 40 mins after eating a handful of mushrooms they didn't have the other stuff. Ended up eating a few mushrooms and skinny fries. Really disappointed

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keving
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

I don't usually take part in these reviews but I want to help. We chose your restaurant for its location for an occasion. We saw the menu was meat heavy, with two vegetarian options. It's not really enough. The world is changing. You should too. We had one vegetarian and a pescatarian in our party of four.
My sea bass was so-so. The others enjoyed their fish, duck and vege burger. We all liked the cocktails, the friendly service and the view.
We enjoyed the evening but I won't visit again and would not recommend your food to others until your menu offers a wider variety of fish and vegetarian food.

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DebbiW
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it at Rooftop, Norwich. Such a great vibe, we opted for the round banquette tables indoors then went onto the terrace for cocktails after dinner. Food was good, awesome desserts and Pina Coladas! This venue really made our friends catch up extra special and we shall be sure to return.

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JohnnyUtah
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, service spot on. Great views of the city, very quiet when I went but can imagine it’s got a good vibe when busy. Overall nice meal, slightly pricy.

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DeniseS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

1st time visit lovely location, nice atmosphere and food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Norfolk
7 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Advised on arrival that they had problem with an oven and that not all the menu items would be available. Then advised most would but might take longer to cook. Ordered our food and there was no problems at all

MK
MaxK
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always enjoy visiting rooftop - was however disappointed that their menu online was completely different to the one I was given at the restaurant. They unfortunately did not have what I was hoping to order, a little misleading.

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Zoeg
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time and Danny our waiter was second to none and really made the experience what it was

CS
ClaireS
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit couldn’t fault anything. We had a lovely evening

AL
AnnaLisa
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Booked 6.30pm, drinks arrived at 7pm and food at 8.15pm! Told by manager "well it's Saturday night" as if that was a good reason. Not good. Don't accept too many bookings if you can't meet reasonable timescale.

DW
DavidW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, lovely food and wonderful service. Despite the miserable weather we were still nice and cozy on the terrace.

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LynnR
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and excellent service. Will definitely be back.

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Grace
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We ordered the vegetarian sharing platter plus two extras: truffle Mac ‘n’ cheese and garlic prawns.

My Mum said the prawns were nice.

The Mac ‘n’ cheese was absolutely tasteless. No sign of truffle at all - nor flavour of any sort!

The only nice thing on the platter was the cauliflower ‘wings’ but it was the best of a bad bunch.

The Camembert was highly over cooked and lumpy.

Too many olives - and cheap tasting!

Dry salad leaves that didn’t look fresh.

Bread that tasted mushy.

Beetroot things that tasted of flour.

I am so disappointed because multiple people recommended Rooftop to me and I decided to take my mum here for a treat.

The first photo is our food, the second is what was left as we couldn’t eat it! So let down!

We are looking forward to a takeaway when we get home.

I should state also that service was decent - not a problem with the staff at all. Just very disappointed with the food.

PM
PaulM
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely setting, with good food, probably better in the summer

NC
NicolleC
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Rooftop a few times now for lunch, dinner but for an afternoon tea was the first time and it was lovely! I will definitely be coming back for another afternoon tea!

DG
DebiG
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and variety and staff where great too we will be back soon

FAQs

Rooftop Gardens is rated 4.3 stars by 2143 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.