Rooftop Gardens

4.4
1757 reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
Please be aware that standard seating is inside and we only allow tables of the same household or support bubble. If outside seating isn’t available upon booking and you are from mixed households, we will not be able to fulfil your booking.

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
  • 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 1757 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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4.0
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Noise · Energetic
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Cherrytree
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Slow service.
Not value for money on food. Very small amount of chips with a filled pitta bread £12.
Food not very hot.

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DebA
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent and attentive service which was better this time than our previous experience. Food is good and they serve some nice wine and cocktails. We had a nicely located table with a view of the skyline either side of the restaurant. My only minor complain is that the acoustics with the roof closed make it very difficult to hear conversations due to the noise level. What would make it extra special on a Friday and Saturday night is live music.

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LorraineG
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue. Attentive staff. Very tasty food. Cocktails lush.

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Kevsandy
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food and drinks were very expensive for what you get

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Rodders
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service great , ambiance lovely . Small portions on meals , drinks good .

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PICARD1957
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Booked outside...given inside.

Crispy skinned salmon...limp skin

Paid for 'premium fries'..handcut...again limp and err..handcut?

Cocktails nice.

Might! give it another chance..

NH
NikkiH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place, service great and lunch superb, just a great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and even better service

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AmandaA79
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Really enjoyable evening. Amazing food, really tasty and good value.

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Chels
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my friends birthday and the service was excellent! We were served mainly by Niamh who was happy and friendly. Would’ve have liked a balloon or something on the table just for recognition of birthday, didn’t know if that was something we could request. Thank you for a lively afternoon.

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Annieankles
Yorkshire
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was ok and plentiful but service was very very slow and the roof was over which seemed to take away from rooftop dining

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FamilyDocs
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with very friendly efficient service. Professional in all ways. The setting was just perfect and clean and smart. Comfortable seating with ample space between tables. Would be happy to recommend this place to everyone

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Cateyecat
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, was pleasantly surprised. Food was nice. Service was perfect took to our table straight away within minute waitress asking us for drinks. Very efficient. Didn’t have to wait long for food to arrive. This place is just how a restaurant should be run, perfect.

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KeturahHill
Cumbria
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out for dinner with my fiancé and 10 day old daughter, for my fiancés birthday, amazing time !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I booked a table for drinks outside. We waited ages for someone to come seat us, 2 staff wiping tables looking at us then looking at each other until one finally came. I explained we had a booking, she found my name then asked if we wanted to sit in or outside, weird as I specifically booked outside but whatever. She then called someone over to ask if she could sit us at some table…. Finally go outside, about to sit down when she says oh actually can I sit you over here so we moved. Waitress took our drink order and then asked if we were having food, we said no (again this was on my booking) so she said we had to move (again). The place was empty, they did not need the table but insisted we moved “so it’s easier for them to find us our drinks”. We move and when she brings our drinks, spills mine on me and my brand new dress in shopping bag under the table, apologised and asked if I wanted a napkin which never came! Then when another server came to ask us to pay, had the audacity to ask if I was willing to pay a service charge. I tried to explain why I was not happy to pay it and she cut me off to say she had only started her shift so it wasn’t her fault…. We used to go here often pre-Covid but will not be returning any time soon. The cocktails weren’t even nice and we used to love them here.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Service was absolutely terrible. We sat without anyone taking an order from us for 25 minutes and eventually when I managed to call someone over it took another 10 minutes for two drinks to arrive. I don't think 35 minutes from the time we arrived to have even a glass of water was acceptable. Took forever for our food to come as well and the restaurant wasn't even half full. We ended up just getting the one course and the food was lovely but the service ruined the day for us. Took only two minutes for the bill to come though! We did tell them the service was terrible but they didn't seem that bothered and said "there's people off with Covid". We said to the waitress maybe tell people that at the beginning so they're aware although I still don't think half an hour for a glass of wine and a cider is an acceptable time to wait! Wouldn't go again, wouldn't recommend. The attitude of the staff when we mentioned the delay in everything put us off. Luckily we live in London and not Norwich so no need for us to go again!

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John
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first visit and we were impressed. There was a good choice of food and wine at a reasonable price. The room was spacious and airy and we felt very comfortable and safe. The roof was closed due to the powerful sun light on the day.The service was good and friendly. We will now use this venue regularly.

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DavidO
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Revisiting after a former problem visit, had been given a £50 voucher to use. Two of us on a sunny Tuesday evening sat in the outside area, it was busy we had Seafood Linguine (£15) AVERAGE, Pan Seared Hake (£19) GOOD. Garlic bread OK, Orange Meringue Pie(£7.50) x 2 (POOR) consisted of a bought in small lemon tart onto which sickly cream had be sprayed, surrounded by three small tinned orange segments, seen better offerings in a Tesco meal deal. Had 2 x G&T's OK, a draught beer OK & a Flat White Martini cocktail OK but not to my taste.
Summary: Ambiance nothing special, food average to poor, atmosphere & staff good. Would not come here to eat, far better options available elsewhere.

KJ
KJD15
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Not as special as I hoped. Food was not good value. Sat outside as wanted to see the views but so noisy as the roof had cover over that found it hard to hear conversation around the table. Long wait for my food after the rest of the table served theirs as they forgot mine! Really surprised people rave about it as not worth anything close to the bill I paid.

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ClareM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, great outlook over Norwich. Staff were great. Highly recommend

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FionaH
Northampton
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Venue was different. Service was excellent. In my opinion the food was very disappointing.
Presentation was poor, mixing charcuterie with ribs, just didn’t seem right. We had the meat sharing platter and to honest the taste was extremely bland.

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NicholaD
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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ConorC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Nice setting with friendly attentive staff, food was ok bit pricey for what I call standard fair: had the Jamaican jerk burger and chips - jerk was hot (good point) but not very spicy (i make better!), could have done with a little (not much!) more fries.
I had 2 beer Moretti which were served promptly and cold.
Special thanks to Eden she was the waitress: was polite and smiley which is always well received.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary lunch. Staff friendly & professional. Everything brought out in a timely manner. Even brought cocktails off menu. Thoroughly recommend.

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EmmaS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at rooftop Gardens, and we sat in the sunshine outside. It was amazing. Felt like we was on holiday. The food was perfect. And our waitress was lovely she brought us out a free shot for my husbands birthday. We can not wait to come back very soon. We have told all our friends how lovely it was. We'll done. See you soon

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CharlieK
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Was nice just I think rated higher than I experienced

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first visit to Rooftop Gardens but it won't won't our last. The food was incredible and the service was impeccable. Really surprised when our bill only came to £70 after a cocktail, a premium lager, 2 starters and 2 mains!

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TriciaF
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Slow but pleasant service few of the staff were wearing face madks

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DebbieR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had our first visit here yesterday for our daughters Birthday. Food very good. We had Hannah serve us, she was very professional and pleasant to talk to. A sparkler was put in my daughters dessert as it was her Birthday, lovely touch. Will definitely be returning.

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BethanyF
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very please with the overall service of our meal, the lovely little gesture of prosseco as it was mine and my
Partner’s anniversary was a lovely
Touch! Thank you so much!

DH
DeclanH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Staff were very polite and welcoming and food was good too :)

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AngelaC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice place to eat, puds especially good. Nice atmosphere

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andyloo
Brighton
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had an outside table for two on a Sunday evening, the weather was hot and the location was great. We both had roast, lovely, and a mention for Danny our waiter who was everything a good waiter should be. Nice, we would certainly come again

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Hoodette
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a table for our anniversary received a glass of bubbles 🍾
Food was lovely the place was lovely. Would definitely go again

KG
KerriG
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Waitress went above & beyond for us!!
Highly recommend in Summer

KW
KevinW
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Location and atmosphere ideal. Service was excellent and attentive, especially Hannah. Food was disappointing, we have eaten far better quality at same price. But I would recommend for a special night out.

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michelles
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely setting , fantastic cocktails and great service.

JB
JustinB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good ambiance - great food - fantastic service- it would be nicer if they could have more vegetarian options..

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Lykia1968
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Superb venue on the hottest day of the year. Staff all very friendly x

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and lovely cocktails. The loaded fries were massive!!

FAQs

Rooftop Gardens is rated 4.4 stars by 1757 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.