The Gatherers

4.1
160 reviews
£25 and under
European

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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 160 People Are Saying
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4.1
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4.3
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was gorgeous and whilst the staff were friendly and polite the service was extremely slow even though the restaurant was very quiet. I love eating here and the plant based menu is fantastic and all beautifully cooked and presented.

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Roisin
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is impeccable- beautiful flavours and large portions. It’s all seasonal and fresh, it’s not cheap but a lovely treat or celebration location. The staff are lovely. So so friendly, chatty and really organised. Would definitely recommend

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Tara
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The food here is exceptional, the facilities were not all that impressive, room for improvement and the service was poor. Staff were friendly and helpful but not enough staff to cover everyone, so errors were made. Would go back though!!

GB
GemmaB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Lovely pub but the food was disappointing. I had the Feratto and it was really not very impressive at all. Definitely not worth the money

Would still recommend the pub itself for a drink though

PD
PointyDogFan
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Gatherers has a cosy bistro vibe with an all-vegan menu giving plenty of choice for vegans and veggies. I ordered the Seasonal Vegetables Cataplana and my husband had Smoked Reginette Malanzane, followed by an ample rhubarb crumble dessert which we shared. All were beautifully prepared simple dishes, more good home-cooking than haute cuisine - true to the description on their website of their food as "authentic, homely and rich in flavour". Especially loved the smoky flavour of the malanzane. Friendly service and good ambience with living flame in the hearth on our wet evening. Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Staying in the area. Interesting small menu.
Service was good despite the team being let down by staff at short notice. Would visit again if in the area.

CJ
CarolynJ
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I am not a vegetarian but we go to the Gatherers frequently - we find the food inventive and tasty, there is an excellent wine list - Daniel certainly knows what he is doing ! the staff have always been charming and the setting is wonderful - a little oasis tucked away in the medieval heart of Norwich.

RM
RomyM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and the service was amazing! We couldn't fault it! Will be back.

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Megan
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely ambience and had great service which helped us feel comfortable and at home at the Gatherers. We always love the food and it's such a lovely little spot for inside or outside :)

GH
GailH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food good flavours, expensive for what you got though.

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Alice
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff and great food! We had a great time celebrating my cousin’s birthday. It would be good if they offered some smaller, child friendly options or sides too. My cousin’s child loved his pasta but something like bread and hummus would have been really good for him.

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Saskia
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I've been twice before and really enjoyed both the food, the ambience and the service with no complaints at all but this time it was just a little disappointing. I understand one of the waitresses was new, but bearing in mind how quiet it was we didn't have attentive service from anyone. We weren't checked on whilst we were eating either course, we weren't asked if we wanted any more drinks, we did ask for a refill on our water jug but didn't get it, our 1 empty dessert plate was left in front of us for quite a while - which was a creme brulle which unfortunately did not live up to the name, it was really difficult to get anyones attention throughout the meal and so we ended up having to physically go up to the bar to pay. It was a real shame as I took my friend here to show her what else was around in Norwich, but with this kind of service for a quiet Thursday night it has put me off making another booking for the moment. Hopefully if I do decide to come again things will have improved

SR
SarahR
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great pub, lovely outdoor space, super friendly staff

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Applecore
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food with great service. Parents were well and truly impressed and we all left comfortably full!

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Rach
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Small portions of very yummy food. Small menu. Beautiful venue. Amazing staff!!!

NF
NorwichFoodLover
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a truly outstanding restaurant. Been here a couple of times now, and every time we are welcomed with the most friendly staff and looked after so well. The garden is a beautiful place to sit and eat, and the food-oh my god! They really focus on sustainable local produce which is exciting because I don't know many other places that focus on that. The waiter was so knowledgeable and told us all about their menu and the locality of it and their ethos, its so nice to see staff that are passionate about what they do and got us really excited about the food. It hasn't ever disappointed! First time I had the faroto risotto (sorry if I spelled that wrong!) made with Norfolk spelt grain which was SO delicious and flavourful, a really fresh new take on a risotto. My friends have had a smoked aubergine dish which was so well balanced and delicious (I think I'm going to go for that next time because I kept nicking forkfuls of hers!) and arancini balls which were presented so beautifully and really tasty! I also had the Tofu fish and chips when I went last night and wow-never had anything like that before, and very generous portions so left feeling very full!
The cocktails are so pretty and very Instagrammable! So delicious and so many options.
Again would like the mention the friendly and passionate staff, makes such a huge difference and really appreciated.
We have sat inside and outside, both beautiful settings and nice ambiance.
I've attached some photos too because the food was so pretty I had to take photos of everything!!!
Will be back again and again.

CJ
ClaireJ
London
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, such a great range of vegan options. Lovely setting

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Asri
Italy
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Waitress was lovely, and food was good however a bit pricey

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening with friends. They have a really good reasonably priced wine list with multiple choices. The service was absolutely excellent and the food sublime! It is a Vegan menu , and I’m a Pescatarian, but the dishes were some of the healthiest, tastiest dishes I’ve enjoyed since I last visited Benoli before lockdown.

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
9 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.

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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.

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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
vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 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
2 reviews
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!

FAQs

The Gatherers is rated 4.1 stars by 160 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.