Rooftop Gardens

4.4
431 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary British
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Hours of Operation
Mon - Sun: 11:00am - 12:00am
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Phone number
01603 971268
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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MH
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service. Beautiful views of the city.

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AC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for a wonderful evening, myself and two girlfriends had fantastic service, wonderful food, the atmosphere as it Christmas was wonderful. Will be visiting again soon.
Regards.,
Amanda, Sam, & Joanne. xx

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MD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is the second time we have been and found that both times were truly amazing.
The food and service from James was excellent and I would recommend Rooftop Gardens to anyone.

Thanks for a great night.

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E
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a small Christmas get together and everyone said how much they enjoyed themselves. Fantastic choices on the menu, we all had three courses and thoroughly enjoyed each one. Service was spot on and very reasonably priced. Gluten free options are available on most dishes too

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EN
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our meal at Rooftop Gardens. The food was excellent and portions were a sensible size. Loved to views over Norwich. The staff very very attentive and genuine. The food came very quickly.

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NP
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Very disappointed with my third visit, as a coeliac who prefers to eat vegetarian I find the choice very limiting, ended up choosing the chicken Caesar salad without croutons so I didn’t have the other 2 options available which I had had before, it was however very tasty with the addition of parmentier potatoes, the vegan cheesecake was also delicious. Worst thing though was that I had recommended this place to a friend and her salmon tagliatelle was very disappointing and only lukewarm so she won’t be returning. Service was very good

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DM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely meal with excellent friendly service. Good selection on menu.

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TI
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food.with good company and fantastic views. Lunch time was our second visit and surpassed the first. So much so we booked for the following Saturday. The level of choice of food was spot on as it catered for most people without having lots of run of the mill courses. Fresh made and delicious.
Wine list is very drinkable . Looking forward to tasting more.

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MG
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely environment, great food, friendly staff, we had a gather up dinner before Christmas with my students and they had a great time, enjoyed the dishes and the tasty desserts.

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M
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great place with fabulous views. Food was delicious

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C
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very good experience - lovely food and waiter attentive and good fun! My only reservation was that I felt a bit cold. That may be my fault for not wearing a jumper.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Highly recommended. Lovely, personal service, superb food and fantastic surroundings. Went for lunch with friends from London who were very impressed!

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DL
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Love the decor and ambience, the food was very average and mine like warm!

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C
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for the vegetarian roast on a Sunday which was lovely!

I can't remember our waiters name but I was incredibly hungover and he was super attentive and had great chat which made the struggle of me trying to eat bearable.

Always a lovely vibe at the rooftop and will definitely be back soon!

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food was awful!! Presentation unappetising and tasted dreadful! Sad to say this place has gone rapidly down the pan.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service were excellent, the background music was a little load making conversation difficult at times. The atmosphere was young and lively. I would go again, but felt that it was a bit on the pricey side.

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KF
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was cold and service was a little slow. Love the venue but food this time let it down and disappointing when I brought friends who hadn’t been before.

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JS
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Would recommend! Very good all round and would suit lots of tastes and budgets.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, great food, fantastic service.

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PC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good look location. Excellent welc9me and service. The food was very tasty if not a bit too large with the portions. I feel guilty leaving food

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LH
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great midweek dinner with family. We had a lovely table by the window with great views of the castle.
Great service and very tasty food.

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TM
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Lovely place but disappointing on this occasion. Mains (x3) came out cold (not even warm) and were sent back. One came back the same temperature it went away. Sent back a second time and new main provided. Service was friendly but somewhat slow (10 mins from initial drinks order to drinks arriving). Will return, but hope that standards are brought back in line.

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JC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Rooftop Gardens and very impressed.
Went with my wife and had a light lunch and dessert.
Exceptional quality and service, politeness in abundance.
Lovely ambiance. A little off the city centre but well worth the effort.

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RL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

All the staff that served us were fantastic, from bar to table.
I didn’t like the accompaniment with the chicken dish
But everything else was very good

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RM
London
17 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Had a late lunch with a friend and was not disappointed.
Great food and great service even if it took me 3 hrs to get there!

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H
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was good and so was restaurant ... I hated being asked if I wanted the bill at 10.30pm and then being told at 10.50pm we needed to leave while the lights were put on full blast. The bar was still busy and so was the restaurant. It’s a city centre venue on a Friday night and I didn’t expect it. We would have stayed for another drink if we hated had to pay the bill at 10.30pm! Shame

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AG
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great venue for a celebratory lunch, birthday girl got a firework in a cake!!
Fantastic cocktails, lovely food all beautifully plated up
Very thoughtful, courteous, helpful waiter, thank you Kyle for being you xx

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LT
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great night out with friends. It was very busy but the ambiance was great.
Menu suited everyone’s taste and plenty to choose.
Good wine and cocktail list.
Staff very friendly and accommodating , always checking we were happy.

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JB
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Back again with new friends this time who loved the restaurant like we do. It was as ever a 5 star experience with the fillet of beef being the star of the show accompanied by the Shiraz Malbec. Thank you and see you again soon for our wedding anniversary.

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LC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service in this restaurant is always outstanding and the food a work of art

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G
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely Sunday roast for my mums birthday treat. We eat out a lot but never for roasts as they’re normally poor, but we found this one outstanding. The meat was generous and cooked to perfection (we both had beef) the vegetables were crunchy and tasty, the gravy was rich and hot and the Yorkshire pudding was enormous! Overall amazing quality and quantity and all the staff who looked after us were very friendly and professional.

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MD
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

First time my partner and I have been to roof top gardens, expected it to be completely different. It was lovely but the noise level was high due to people being drunk. Thought we would have a great view of the city but all you can see is people in their flats. Meals are expensive for what they are. But the service was great.

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PA
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food. Our server was excellent. Food very pricey, however very tasty and a lovely evening.

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KB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

First time here and staff were very friendly and food was lovely. Will definetly be coming again and recommending to other people. Ben in the bar area was really good and sorted me out a free drink due to a little mishap lol.

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JS
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

I loved the evening at the Rooftop Gardens which I went to with a friend. The steak I ordered was lovely, however the potato fondant (which they called it) was like a slab of potato which had a funny reheated flavour. I think I would choose something different if I return.

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C
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Very lovely restaurant, very classy and attentive staff. Wouldn't say food was all that great. I had the olives for starters with warm bread , but unfortunately main meal let us all down. All our burgers were overcooked and dry, I had beef and my friends had the chicken. Overall was a nice place to try. But for the price and what the food was I wouldn't rate it.

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JT
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Was a family lunch, my sister and bro-in-law on a weekend visit from Kent. I decided it would be nice to do something a little bit special for lunch. I had had good feedback from family and friends who had visited
The Rooftop Gardens, so knowing we as a family like something a little different, decided to give it a go.
I also have held senior management positions in catering and hospitality for over 30 years, so appreciate a well run restaurant/Bar which ` The Rooftop gardens` certainly is.
First impressions from the outside i must admit were a tad disappointing ! Maybe something to address at some point. From there though it just got better and better. The service is impeccable, Bex our nominated
waitress, went over and beyond to make our visit memorable. I have complicated dietary requirements, which Bex and the guys in the kitchen coped with absolutely brilliantly.
So a massive well done, and we will return. I do think maybe the prices are a tad too high, but again not enough to put me off returning.

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EG
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

Unfortunately the following day after dining at the rooftop gardens i was very unwell for 12 hours plus and was violently sick every 20 minutes and could not even keep water down. I can only put this down to the duck main course i ate as no one else from my party suffered and issues following the meal. My meal did seem a little on the cool side but i didnt think anything of it at the time.

Lovely place/venue but after my experience i will not be returning.

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VL
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely evening with my fella was very enjoyable great food , friendly waiter prompt service . Lovely coctail . Only downside was a bit disappointed cushions outside and blankets for the chairs have disappeared and missed that ,as it was chilly .

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KF
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Can't fault the food at all as both my starter and main was lovely and our waitress (Rebecca) was excellent. The downfall is the welcome and lack of customer care before being seated. You check in and if your table isn't ready you are guided to the bar and then basically left there until you realise they're not coming to take you to your table! On going back to the check-in point I was told that they had asked me to go back after 15 minutes or so to see if the table was ready (they didn't), when I queried it and said we expected to be guided to the table from the bar I was informed that once people have checked-in and have gone to the bar or outside that their team wouldn't be able to find them. So basically if you don't go back again you'll be completely forgotten about! Also, there was a very poor selection of wines by the glass giving only four very basic choices and lack of imagination around the cocktails as if they didn't list it they couldn't make it. The restaurant has a nice ambience and the food is good so I would go back now knowing what to expect of it.

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