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The William & Florence

4.4
4.4
230 Reviews
£25 and under
British

Please note that we will do our best to accommodate seating requests but can not guarantee your table will be in the area that is requested.



FOOD SERVICE TIMES


BRUNCH 10-11:30 EVERYDAY

SUNDAY to THURSDAY 10am - 8pm
FRIDAY and SATURDAY 10am - 9pm


Please note each booking is allocated a three hour time slot. If you wish to stay on after this we will do our best to find an alternative table.



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Booked 14 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 10:00–22:00
    Fri, Sat 10:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    01603 660706

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Norwich

  • Parking Details

    Small carpark at the rear of the premises.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 230 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Brunch

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Norwich

    Brunch

  • Norwich

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Norwich

    Outdoor Eating

  • Norwich

    British

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  1. H

    Hinny123

    Norfolk

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    A regular haunt with really lovely staff. Jessie, Florence and Matt always make us welcome and their service is always great. Food is good but as we go regularly it would be nice if the menu changed sometimes. Already booked to go back.

  2. EM

    ElizabethM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2021

    overall3food5service5ambience3

    We tried sitting outside & with some heaters out of order it was very cold! Food was good.

  3. D

    Debby

    Norfolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Beautiful platters. Very large too. Very very good. Will be back.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    We went for a birthday. Had the turkey roast. Had to ask for the stuffing and pigs in blankets as omitted from the plates. Sprouts awful - hard, think they were fried not boiled. Roast potatoes overdone. Turkey fine. Given a free drink as compensation. Servers good.

  5. H

    Hinny123

    Norfolk

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    As regulars, breakfast was excellent as always....

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fantastic turkey dinner tonight at William and Florence. Very tasty, nicely presented and now very full. Excellent

  7. HW

    HollieW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Quiet and a little chilly but we had excellent service and the food was wonderful (we went for breakfast - I’d highly recommended the Mexican breakfast!).

  8. DW

    DavidW

    Norfolk

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Drinks outside in covered area complete with heaters - service prompt and polite. Very pleasant experience.

  9. N

    Nigel

    London

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friday lunch with dear friends. W&F was busy and buzzy. Service Wes friendly and efficient as always and the food was delicious. Excellent choice and good wines too. Highly recommended.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and great service. All you need really.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Excellent attentive service, nothing to much trouble. For was top class. Will return again

  12. CC

    ClaireC

    Norfolk

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lovely evening with friends. Good friendly service. Food was excellent. One minor issue with the cheese fondue which was watery however tasty. We didn’t get a table check on food to see if ok so that would’ve been nice & my husband could’ve changed it. We would return however. Fairly noisy towards latter part of evening, we ate bar side but think would prefer to be seated the other side of pub next time on a proper table.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Katsu chicken was well overdone unfortunately, meaning was very very tough! The duck ragu had a very large leg bone in it which was almost swallowed.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Nice place menu seemed a little bit evening like for lunch. Coulld do with more lunch type lighter options

  15. LN

    LizNorwich

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Had the vegan platter and was surprised by how much flavour and ingredients were packed into this. Loads of delicious griddled veg - broccoli, artichokes, asparagus, olives. So delicious and the service was really impressive. Just would like food to be served a bit later as you have to meet and get order in early as the kitchen stops cooking around 8 to 8.30 which seems very early to me.

  16. CG

    ChrisG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very nice welcome, everything well presented and staff friendly and knowledgeable. Food delicious and we have rebooked for this week!

  17. SB

    SharonB

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Food was very good as it always is, we like the fact we can take are dog with us, the only criticism was on this occasion the service was a bit slow

  18. CB

    ChantelleB

    Norfolk

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 5 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I booked a table for 12 people. They put 2 picnic tables together which was perfect. Excellent food, atmosphere and service. 🥳

  19. TS

    TrimSki

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Always a very pleasant dining experience @ W&F, lovely having Matt as our slave throughout lunch (😎), glad to see Joe to keep us all grounded. Thank you.

  20. KW

    KathyW

    Norfolk

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    We tried the William and Florence pub today for lunch. Outdoor area is very nice and has heaters, looked kite the downstairs area has lights as well. Not much parking! Service started off brilliant, quick and friendly, but got a bit slow after we had our food. Must warn you that there is a very small car park behind the pub, with room for 4 or 5 cars at the most. I drove around for ages looking for a spot. 2 of us ordered the risotto, which was very tasty and rich, although a bit Al dente for my taste . Sadly the Parmesan crisp was very tough though. Another ordered the cheese grazing board, looked great and very generous. Not much other than tartines for light eating no starters or salads. Service staff very friendly!

  21. DH

    DanH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food. We had 2 sharing platters between 4 and there was more than enough. Cater well for gluten free.

  22. LT

    LouiseT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food and nice busy atmosphere but equally not too packed in covid times. Good quality produce and friendly staff- Would go back again.

  23. PW

    PatriciaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    This restaurant had a lovely vibrant atmosphere, the good was gorgeous, staff was excellent and extremely helpful and friendly,,

  24. GC

    GillC

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Very nice lunch, good value and excellant service.

  25. KP

    KateP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 August 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Really enjoyable evening with lovely food. Will definitely return.

  26. BK

    BethK

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good service, good food, reasonably priced Parking!!

  27. AM

    AnaM

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food always nice, attentive staff but would have liked to see a children's menu

  28. CP

    ColinP

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    This was one of the better meals we've had in Norwich for a long time. An interesting menu, well presented and attentive service.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2021

    overall4food2service4ambience5

    Love the place Menu never changes but still great to go there

  30. CH

    ChristopherH

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lovely decor friendly attentive staff, good menu, large portions (fine for me). Great vibe and good food in the heart of town onto a winner

  31. T

    Twinkle

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 August 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good food. Friendly and helpful team. Nice atmosphere

  32. S

    Simon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 August 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Food is fantastic, we were a family of 5 visiting on this occasion and all the dishes were fabulous for all tastes. The kids loved both the cheese and chocolate fondues, well worth a visit just for them alone!

  33. CB

    ClaireB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 August 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Very attentive staff and friendly to children and dogs

  34. 1

    147075247900852145809876

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 August 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Would not revisit or recommend to others . Staff friendly Booked for breakfast / brunch for 4 on a Sunday . Firstly waited 20 mins for a coffee . When it arrived one was served in a dirty cup with lipstick still visible from the previous person . Replaced with another but not served with a saucer . Size of the latter was not reflective in the price charged . Temperature of latter too hot . Milk at reaches boiling point . Waiting 50 mins for a fried breakfast and pancakes . when it finically arrived . Missing items of the breakfast . Fried eggs had hard over cooked yolks Not worth complaining as wasn’t prepared to wait another 50 minutes for a breakfast which had already run into lunch arrive . At no point did waiting staff approach to ask if everything was to our satisfaction Terrible restaurant

  35. J

    Jooby

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2021

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    Food was really good there was 11 of us most had the Steak and it was real quality. Only issue was how long it took to get served drinks had to order a round straight after one had come to our table , Staff worked hard but everytime one of our party went inside there was 5 - 6 staff just stood behind the bar chatting, we spent a reasonable amount which would of been more if the drinks service was a bit quicker, but highly recommend the food , the staff were pleasant. We will be returning

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Took some very foodie friends to try the fondue, it’s just amazing! They were super happy to cater to our needs and kept the drinks coming all night. Thanks!

  37. M

    Melnation

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 10 August 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Was nice out.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent breakfast. Staff very friendly and helpful, will definitely return :-)

  39. F

    Freeland

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Super helpful staff , really calm and professional

  40. C

    Colin

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A lovely evening! A warm welcome when my family arrived and the lady that served us really looked after us. Fantastic food and a great menu with a good selection. I will definitely be coming back.

FAQs

The William & Florence is rated 4.4 stars by 230 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.

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Booked 14 times today
Google Map for The William & Florence

111 Unthank Road Norwich, Norfolk NR2 2PE

  • Area

    Norwich

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 10:00–22:00
    Fri, Sat 10:00–23:00

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Small carpark at the rear of the premises.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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