The Gatherers

4.1
141 reviews
£25 and under
European

Top tags:

Good Vegetarian Options
Delicious European cuisine, exceptional cocktails and sensational wine in a cosy and relaxed environment.

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 141 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.1
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
MG
MiseryGuts
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Slightly disappointed with our evening. Food looked nice (actually very well presented) but lacked flavour. Cocktails were excellent.
Service was rather annoying - when we arrived, everyone in the group was required to write name and phone number in a book (usually only a single contact is required). Then I was told off for not wearing a mask (on the way back from the toilet) by the man behind the bar, who subsequently spent most of the evening wearing his own mask about his chin.
We were given the wine list, then abandoned. After eventually managing to flag down a waitress to place our wine order, the bottle took for ever to appear, unceremoniously plonked on the table ("here's your wine"), when all of us had finished our main course.
I may be a little old, but I don't like being referred to as "guys", and I don't really like being asked what the plans for the rest of my night are. I appreciate she was trying to be friendly, but don't over do it, please!

TB
TonyB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a friendly welcome.
The smoked aubergine pasta was particularly delicious.

DH
DebsH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Pasta was over cooked and the entire dish was something I cook for a quick meal at home. I really begrudged paying £41 for two plates of bland poorly cooked pasta and two overly sour and poorly presented cocktails.

PD
PeterD
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was exceptional, beer was just right, some tables are a teeny bit close to each other, but overall a very enjoyable visit. Thank you!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great vegetarian food with fantastic flavours

TC
TomC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My fiancé and I were celebrating an Anniversary and we had a lovely evening at The Gatherers. Amazing food, Brilliant Cocktails, Friendly service, and a Great Atmosphere.

I
Imyyyyy
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First evening meal since lockdown and it did not disappoint! The food was beautifully put together and the staff were very attentive. Will definitely be back, hopefully with more range on the menu.

PJ
PJAW
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We spent £80 with a very nice bottle of wine. My main course, a seasonal vegetable cataplana was a very pleasant tomato stew but served alone as it was, it would not be a balanced main course. I was hoping for some more evidence of seasonal veg, perhaps a bit chunkier and more visible. Luckily some bread was available on request to provide some carbs and texture and my wife shared her chips, otherwise I would have been hungry after 2 courses. If the dish needed some extras ordering, a prompt when ordering would have helped. My wife enjoyed her battered tofu and chips.
The wait for food seemed excessive considering that there were very few customers and plenty of staff. How will they cope when it gets busy? A very pleasant room and staff were polite and helpful. Bags of potential but someone needs to sit down and be served the dishes so that what gets served is a complete balanced meal.

f
fayalicecat
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful evening, really enjoyed the food and drink but the service especially was exceptional. We asked for bread for the table (which wasn't on the menu at the time but was on the website although I know it changes frequently as it's all seasonal) but our waitress managed to get a basket of sourdough anyway. Will definitely be coming back soon!

TW
TerriW
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was of excellent quality, and the staff were friendly and attentive.

DT
vipDanielleT
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Great food and drinks but they were not staffed adequately.

SP
SuzanneP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really great venue. Short but good menu. Best burger I've had in ages. Excellent bottle Sauvignon blanc..
Only thing that would improve it would be some patio heaters.
We will be back! 🤩

PD
PeterD
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Convivial atmosphere in the courtyard garden, service, drinks and food all very good. Thank you!!

SP
SharonP
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The garden and its surroundings are stunning. The staff were friendly and we received our food and drinks in good time. The burgers were delicious. It was excellent all round. It's so great to have an exclusively plant based menu too. Thank you.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We only discovered The Gatherers yesterday. Fabulous outside space, good wine list, lovely staff .... and brilliant vegan burgers! Vegan heaven!

MC
MacC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great service, great food,wonderful evening. Highly recommended.

KR
KieranR
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

2 different menus can be found online but the one you actually get isn't even close to what is available, food came fast and service was nice, probably go back when inside dining is available.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor atmosphere and LOVELY/attentive staff, also great value for money drinks! Will be back soon

AB
AmyB
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple menu but really good food, had a great cocktail and cake too, and dog friendly. Lovely atmosphere!

M
Megan
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I love the BBQ food (especially as it's vegan!) - the truffle shuffle burger is excellent. Have enjoyed introducing friends to this up and coming place, and it's got a great garden to socialise in. Only shame is there aren't any heaters for when it gets chilly outside

RN
RebeccaN
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love that this is a plant-based pub, tucked away in a beautiful hidden corner of Norwich. When it warms up, we'll definitely be back!

JB
JulieB
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great evening with family socially distanced outside area didn’t eat but will certainly be back to eat soon

A
Amzcita
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went here for some drinks on a Wednesday night and it was lovely! The staff were really friendly, the garden is cute and the drinks were really nice.

E
Elena
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have done the garden beautifully. The waitress was lovely and the drinks were fantastic - some really well thought out cocktails on there. We loved it !

T
Tstbbk
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Overall not great experience, service was slow and food wasn’t great.

A
Andy
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Once seated it took over 10 minutes for anyone to ask for our drinks order. At the time there only seemed to be one person serving and she was very stretched.

The food was tasty but cold on arrival as the chef must have rung the bell at least 5 or 6 times before a server arrived. To be fair we were compensated on the bill for this

We had a delicious bottle of Malbec but when we asked for another bottle it came from a different country was ok but not a patch on the first.

I think it's a great venue and hope when things settle down they do well

NG
NinaG
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Good atmosphere, would be a lovely place to eat when the weather warms up :)

R
Review1
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was okay but it wasn’t very clear on the Instagram page this is a meat substitute menu and the price for the burger was a bit steep considering how many wedges you got.. also didn’t seem like enough staff we had to wait a while to get someone’s attention each time for the drinks and to order. Has potential but I felt disappointed with my visit

K
Kelly
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was excellent and staff were polite it's just a shame the service was extremely slow, after ordering our food and drinks we waited around 30 minutes to get our drinks and the food took even longer.

SH
StevieH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Not enough staff Vs customers, service very very slow. Ended ordering two drinks at a time. The couple on the table next to use felt the same, plus he got a cocktail with wilted off mint!! My drink was split all down my legs by the waitress, apologised but not the most sincere and just given the split drink....

KS
KristyS
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous vegan BBQ, lovely outdoor space, great staff

ER
EvieR
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Has a nice vibe to it, food and drinks were great, unfortunately service was very slow to non-existent after we got our food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Devon
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the beer garden and our cocktails were fab. Atmosphere really nice and staff friendly

MM
MarcusM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Very good layout outside, lovely scenery, conftable seating. Shame pricing so expensive! Three times the value, anywhere else. Since becoming a restaurant, losing its pub atmosphere(and regulars)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated by a very polite young chap who was very attentive. The garden was completely full and we understand that there's delays when it's so busy but everything came in good time and both food and drinks were amazing. We will definitely be back as we felt tye beer garden was the nicest in Norwich.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dined at the Gatherers a few time last year and couldn't wait to get back, I mit say it's only getting better and better. Delicious cocktails and tasty food in a gorgeous setting... a family favourite!!!

S
Samir
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food and atmosphere were excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed sitting outside in the sun catching up with family. Only downside was service which was very slow. Only one person on a busy Sunday lunchtime seemed to be taking orders. We had one dirty glass which was never replaced despite asking and cocktails took an age to make. However, loved the venue and would book again.

JE
JessE
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Service was really slow. After order taken took half hour to actually get the drink. This got worse as the night went on.
Suggestion - this is a vegetarian restaurant. Not advertised as such anywhere. So went for BBQ food to be told it’s vege. Food was lovely but not what we were expected.
This could be made a lot clearer on website & socials.

TN
TaylorN
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We were informed there was a 20 minute wait on drinks but were sat down for over an hour before we received our first round. Our food came out in good time and was lovely. The staff were friendly and apologetic over the wait (not their fault) as it seemed there wasn’t enough staff working despite it not being overly busy. We had our one round of drinks and left - 70 minute wait for one drink isn’t ideal!

t
tracyc
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very good for their first weekend after lockdown. Food was very tasty but for the price the portion could have been a little bigger

FAQs

The Gatherers is rated 4.1 stars by 141 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.