The Assembly House
From our traditional Full English Breakfast to our famous Afternoon Tea, The Assembly House can offer the perfect backdrop for you.
Our customers return time and time again thanks to our fantastic food, warm, friendly and professional service and the Georgian grandeur that has delighted diners for centuries.
Come dine with us at The Assembly House and let us exceed your expectations, whatever the time of day.
Please note; we do not offer an evening menu.
May 17, 2021 - May 6, 2022Our Daytime Menu is served from Noon to 4.30pm seven days a week and features a range of treats including speciality sandwiches, Classic lunch dishes, seasonal salads and platters and sweet treats.
Multiple dates availableThe breakfast edition of our award-winning Afternoon Tea -perfect to start a day of celebration off in style. We even provide boxes for you to take away cakes and pastries if you can't eat it all! A smaller version of one of our hot breakfasts plus three tiers of breakfast treats served afternoon tea-style!
Multiple dates availableOur Breakfast menu features traditional classics, breakfast cocktails and an extensive range of loose leaf teas, barista made coffees and morning cocktails.
May 17, 2021 - May 6, 2022Join us in the Assembly House's dining room for an indulgent afternoon of dainty sandwiches, light-as-air scones, perfect pastries and delicious cakes and enjoy a slice of luxury in the city's most beautiful building. Classic and themed Afternoon Tea at The Assembly House costs £23.95 for one or £47.00 for two, children’s afternoon teas cost £14.95 for a smaller version of our classic tea and are available for guests aged 12 and under. (Please note the number of children's teas required clearly on the booking)
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Always enjoy afternoon tea at the assembly rooms. The new Autumn themed tea is delightful!
Excellent service and afternoon tea was a real treat
Amazing Before Noon Tea
So much food we brought some home with us.
Great service and lovely staff .
Lovely afternoon tea enjoyed at the Assembly House.
Really is the best afternoon tea in Norwich.
Excellent service and really good afternoon tea in beautiful surroundings.
Beautiful surroundings. We managed to eat lunch outside, which was lovely. The Coffee could have been hotter! Service was great. We will visit again.
Beautiful old building, car park at back . We went for breakfast, three of us so we sampled a lot of the menu and it was all delicious.
I've had countless afternoon teas at the Assembly House - always fantastic. The staff are brilliant, the food is amazing (and they are always so helpful if there are fillings you can't eat etc) and you can even order more sarnies etc (didn't yesterday as was more than plenty!)
They made myself and my Godson have a fab catch up :-)
As always, this was a fabulous outing! 4 of us for afternoon tea, 2 veggies, 1 ceoliac and a "normal". All perfectly catered for, the food was delicious and plentiful. The Autumn menu works really well. We thought it was great that the scones were brought out when we were ready so they were still warm. We ate outside and were served promptly and with no difference to when we have dined indoors. The girls who served us were brilliant, attentive and very lovely. The choice of tea is vast and we all had different brews so tried each others!
Altogether you can't fault the delicious food and brilliant service we will definatley be back for another full menu. Thank you so much.
We had a delicious afternoon tea, great selection of sweet and savoury, more than we could eat! The service was great, we couldn't fault a thing. Thank you for a lovely afternoon. Highly recommended and we would come again.
Fabulous food, perfect setting.
First time here
Sandwiches swapping with no issues, more available if wanted
Scones hot and provided when we were ready for them
Only issue was I rang to ask about plain scones and was told no issue, yet this was not case yesterday
Apart from that lovely experience
We had the vegetarian afternoon tea and it was delicious. Sat in the courtyard as lovely afternoon. It was a lovely experience
We were offered the option of sitting outside or inside. The staff couldn’t have been more helpful and were available without being intrusive and were very happy to assist and ensured both preferences and allergies Were accommodated. The afternoon tea was delicious and I am planning to come back again soon. It is a stunning setting with tables being a good distance apart.
A big thumbs up to everyone who served us! Thank you
Lovely afternoon tea. Shame sandwiches are a little too cold making them rather tasteless 😞
Wonderful place for special occasions and meeting up with friends and family.
Beautiful place with a great afternoon tea experience. Staff are both helpful and polite. Highly recommended for a great afternoon treat with friends or family.
The Assembly House afternoon tea is very special. A lovely afternoon with wonderful friends.
Lovely food and drink. Staff were very attentive and helpful. The best afternoon tea experience I have had. We all felt it was a really special time.
Lovely experience .Met our expectations , hope to go back soon .
The food was so plentiful that we asked and received a goody bag.
Top quality sandwiches, Specialist teas in a china pot .Cost was fair and service emasculate
A very enjoyable experience. I had booked the Autumn Hedgrow afternoon tea for my daughters birthday treat. The tea was very well presented with a wide range of seasonal delicacies, which they managed to provide gluten free for my daughter. What we weren't able to eat, it was a large tea, was boxed up and brought home to enjoy. The service we received was also excellent.
Was a lovely experience from start to finish, wonderful food in beautiful surroundings with attentive but not overbearing staff.
Couldn't fault it and would definitely return again.
Great location fantastic service fabulous food will defo come again for the Christmas high tea
Went for afternoon tea, good food, plenty of tea. Service was very good.
Very enjoyable afternoon tea plenty to eat and drink and offered more
Very friendly staff in a relaxing environment as well as tasty menu!
Lovely setting for any occasion or special event. Super value excellent service polite staff.
Fantastic experience, amazing food in a lovely place. Delighted that the gluten free options and the children’s options were just as good as‘regular’.
What a lovely place for afternoon tea. We went after my daughter’s Uni graduation and had a fabulous time. Staff were so nice. Food was super tasty. The whole atmosphere was wonderful. Thank you for making her day even more special!
Varied menu, served quickly and efficiently. Overall a very good dining experience.
This is the most fantastic place for a treat. Dress up, dress down it doesn't matter. Fantastic staff, the friendliest for miles. Ambiance is just right, no music blaring out so you shout at each other, just a little bit of bliss.
Extremely disappointed with our Beforenoon Tea which was a treat for my daughter’s 30th.
The staff were extremely helpful throughout.
We both ordered a passion fruit cocktail but sadly had to change this to a strawberry one as they had no passion fruit purée.
We then both ordered the eggs royale which was extremely disappointing I should have sent them both back!
My daughter’s egg was full of water and mine were undercooked and snotty. Very disappointed!
They did reduce our bill by 10%.
I also object to having a gratuity added to my bill without my consent. I removed this due to experience.
The good service and ambience were let down by the poor quality of the lunch main course (fish) and dessert. Not good value for money overall. A pity, because we know the chefs can do better.
We were very disappointed with this experience. It was meant to be a circus themed experience but we were seated in a spare room with no decorations. We had children in our party and I can say that the afternoon tea was not adapted to for smaller children apart from the size of offering. The children’s cakes were the same as an adults with cheese and fruit scones. These are not really suitable for a 6 year old or younger. These should have been changed to cater for children such as cupcakes or cake pops etc.
Our afternoon tea sandwiches were very dry and some of the fillings had been mixed together which made them unpleasant.
I would not recommend a themed afternoon tea based on this experience and would not attend another one.
The whole experience was amazing, from start to finish.. I took my mum for afternoon tea for her birthday treat which was the circus theme. Yeah t truest was wonderful the room was created like a circus big top but still was very classy in keeping with the beauty of the room. The food was delectable and exquisite. The staff were fantastic and the knowledge on which bits to start with were brilliant. They were so polite and friendly and treated with such a walk welcome.. would definitely be coming again and would highly recommend..
Been several times now and always live up to our expectations. Lovely atmosphere great food ,great service. Highly recommended.
Was given as a 50th birthday present, I enjoyed it tremendously
Quiet, friendly, tasty food! Good service, though a little slow at busier times, polite staff, clean outdoor setting
We had the themed afternoon tea and cannot state enough how amazing it was. The venue created an atmosphere of something that little bit extra special and the food was exquisite. Definitely one to go back to!