The Assembly House

4.7
3700 reviews
£25 and under
British
Our menus reflect the surroundings they are served in – a thoughtful selection of locally-sourced, seasonally-inspired delicious dishes which offer something special for every diner.

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.

Experiences

  • Daytime Menu

    May 17, 2021 - May 6, 2022

    Our 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.
  • Beforenoon Tea

    Multiple dates available

    The 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!
  • Breakfast Menu

    Multiple dates available

    Our Breakfast menu features traditional classics, breakfast cocktails and an extensive range of loose leaf teas, barista made coffees and morning cocktails.
  • Afternoon Tea

    May 17, 2021 - May 6, 2022

    Join 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)

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
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3700 People Are Saying
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Linksinluck
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely Christmas afternoon tea. However the cakes were very sweet and overly iced. ( but very pretty) £47 for 2 asked for lemon for 2 given milk and only 2 slices of lemon. Not given more when another pot of tea brought. Main disappointment was the cocktails Mine was split when given to me so taken away , no more Turkish delight ( the cocktail was lovely ) so only had the cocktail but when brought the bill was charged £24 for the cocktail ( 2 lovely but very small) and service charge on top of the £47 for the tea. The staff were lovely so did not want to not pay service but feel they should have knocked something off the bill . £71 in total

AK
AndreaK
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We had no cutlery we had to ask 4 times. No spoons for the choc mousse. Drinks arrived after a 20min plus wait from ordering. Waitress could not confirm if the sandwiches were gluten free she rolled her eyes when we asked if she could go and check. My father is coeliac. I was very disappointed and this was a special treat for my parents.

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AnitaS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Afternoon tea was fabulous very relaxed yet attentive service, will definitely return.

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Julesm
Norfolk
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was given a birthday card for my celebrations which was a thoughtful gesture. The veggie breakfast now includes a veggie sausage which I declined but nothing is offered in place of this such as an extra mushroom or toast which would be nice. Overall a very enjoyable breakfast and Christmas decorations looked lovely as always.

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PeterS
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast in Norwich doesn’t get any better. The staff make you feel welcome and the service faultless.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as always!

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RobertR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most enjoyable afternoon the service was very good with very pleasant friendly and helpful staff would certainly go back again

SJ
SusanJ
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was lovely but it would be nice to be given an option of where to sit, we sat in the room with the mirrors and it wasn’t very Christmassy , yet everywhere else was decorated

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LisaH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, festive afternoon tea enjoyed by all.
Food was plentiful and delicious, drinks were kept replenished.
All in all a wonderful afternoon!

RG
RGN1
Norfolk
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Breakfast dishes were lovely as were the selection of items on the Beforenoon Tea. Usually service is fantastic at the Assembly House but not quite this time. Meet and greet was a bit slow yet a bit chaotic. We must have been seated half an hour nearly before we were approached to order anything and then two tables seated after us had their order taken first. No offer of a top up of tea and hard to get anyone's attention for this or even to pay. Maybe a few too many things going on at the same time for the number of staff; an event, igloos, various breakfasts.. . Compared to previous visits I have to confess to being a little disappointed this time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Assembly House never fails to impress !

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A superb venue and outstanding service

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Emma
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The service was excellent, the staff all lovely as was the setting.
The Narnia afternoon tea looked lovely but was lacking in flavour overall.
Sorry but we were disappointed.

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clivej
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous ambience, service and food as always. Always made to feel special.

PB
PaulB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely breakfast in a very relaxed atmosphere. Staff very helpful and efficient.

KH
KirstyH
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always The Assembly House was a fabulous place to eat and meet friends in a gorgeous venue.
The staff were wonderful.
Will certainly be booking again.

JD
JoanneD
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a lovely afternoon tea with my husband. That staff were fabulous. Lovely treat.

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GoffH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an enjoyable experience eating at the Assembly House, beautiful spacious surroundings, very friendly, helpful staff, and great food - even simple dishes taste delicious! Presentation & attention to detail top off a great experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five of us got together for afternoon tea and to celebrate a special birthday. We had a wonderful afternoon and have promised ourselves we will meet up for afternoon tea more often.

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LukeM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful as always.

Attentive staff, great service.

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Indianna
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely place with excellent service and a nice atmosphere.

MB
MaureenB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were spoilt by the staff. The quality of the food and service is excellent, From being seated at our table until departure we thoroughly enjoyed our Afternoon tea was perfect.

We hope to come back soon and bring friends.

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TinaS
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was lovely! Great food and great service.
Highly recommended xxx

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Cindersw
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely afternoon tea, not overcrowded, superb food, will definitely be back to try another theme.

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joanT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really enjoyable afternoon tea in beautiful surroundings served by very pleasant staff.

SH
SallyH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband & I had the Narnia Afternoon Tea. The quality of the food was very good & the sandwiches were very fresh & tasty. The fact you get your scones midway & that they are warm is a lovely touch. We felt very indulged with friendly customer service from an efficient team.

JJ
JanJD
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my friend for afternoon tea for her birthday.
Lovely atmosphere, welcoming, speedy, discreet service. Food was very tasty and there was lots of it, more than we could manage!
Will definitely come again.

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TeresaW
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very polite, friendly,and helpful. Food was excellent.

FS
FayS
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. I love this place!

JC
JoyC
Norfolk
6 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was delicious - we have always had brilliant food and service. We keep coming back and would always recommend The Assembly House, will be back soon for afternoon tea.

SG
SarahG
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! I am gluten and dairy free and I can't believe how close to the normal menu items on the afternoon tea my selection was, it was delicious. Best afternoon tea.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Lovely food. Very accommodating of young child (children’s afternoon tea was just a smaller version of adult’s). Really like the themed teas.

JG
JohnG
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon tea. Gorgeous atmosphere and setting. Superb service.

HH
HazelH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well looked after by attentive staff and fabulous delicious afternoon tea. Will definitely be back 😊

LC
LukeC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The service was not as good as before as it was my nans birthday and never asked about a special occasion and normally the birthday person gets a card which was a nice gesture. Also had to ask twice for the scones and waited a while

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KeeleyW
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing afternoon tea with a Narnia theme.
Wonderful, attentive, happy staff and amazing food.
Would certainly recommend ++++

KA
KathrynA
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, well presented. Very attentive waitress

GH
GazH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very enjoyable afternoon tea, with very attentive, friendly, efficient staff. We would highly recommend this establishment .

KJ
KerryJH
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb afternoon tea in a beautiful setting - brilliant food and good service made for a special afternoon. Thank you Assembly House, you never let us down.

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Reddress
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and felt very looked after by the staff

FAQs

The Assembly House is rated 4.7 stars by 3700 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.