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The Assembly House

4.6
2757 reviews
£25 and under
British

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Afternoon Tea
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, a slice of something naughty from our marble-topped cake counter to a Lunch you'll want to linger over or an Early Supper as the opening act to a spectacular night out, 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.

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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 2757 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MrsN
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely, Halloween afternoon tea. Food was delicious and the service was excellent

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Annie7
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food as always and we had a great time. We sat in the main area this time which was better

JY
JohnY
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service good food and a warm welcome from staff.

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LizB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Second time having an afternoon tea with you. Very quiet in house, but appreciate breakfast was just wrapping up.
Service was excellent, waiting staff, friendly, cheerful and quick to deal with requests. Extra sandwiches much appreciated!
My only slight criticism(s) is that The cheese scones were under baked (still doughy in the centre) and the sweet treats ie- macarons, devils food cake whilst looking fab we’re devoid of flavour - the we’re just very ‘sweet’ it is a shame you didn’t flavour them.

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MichelleW
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely family friendly atmosphere with exceptional food and brilliant service

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TaraB
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was lovely to have yet another Halloween menu. Like last year but I’m sure last year there was some Halloween decorations up. Which I thought it was missing this time. It might be because of COVID 19 but I like it when the room is decorated too.

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TaraB
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely themed Afternoon Tea. Looked great and tasted just as good.

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GaryW
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Booked afternoon tea for our anniversary, as per their website, but ended up with a Halloween tea which we wouldn’t have booked. We decided against other places as we didn’t want that for our anniversary

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TeresaD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for our first ever visit and had a lovely experience and would recommend thoroughly. We look forward to coming back again soon.

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EmilyF
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time at the Assembley House, the service was amazing and the food was lovely. We had a great time

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Chrissig
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service from all of our servers, we were made to feel very welcome and the staff couldn’t have been more attentive without being intrusive. Highly recommended.

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AnuK
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing from start to finish. The quality of the food was exquisite and service was on point. Highly recommend!

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C8R2
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here for afternoon tea. My first eat in experience At the Assembly House since Covid and I was impressed. Less tables so there was more distance between each group of diners.
It felt very relaxed with clear signs for when to wear masks and hand sanitizer provided.
The Halloween themes afternoon tea didn’t disappoint. Service was exceptional as always and the food was sublime.
For those not wanting to dine in I have done take away afternoon tee several times since lockdown and it is a perfect alternative.

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LouiseH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect breakfast for that special occasion. The place was beautiful and the staff were very polite and attentive. All current guidelines followed. Perfect setting.

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Sally
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely breakfast overall. The only thing was my husbands cooked breakfast could of been warmer.

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TinaB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, lovely setting and great service. We all had a lovely time.

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Bettythebunny
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spooky afternoon tea was Just amazing. We loved it so much! We both had the vegan option and it was fantastic. The sandwiches were top notch the bread was really fresh and yummy. The scones came warm when you were ready. Staff were really friendly and helpful and we got offered extra sandwiches! If we had to nit pick neither of us liked the red layer cake as it was dry but we really can’t complain as we were blown away by everything else.

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SarahH
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Booked afternoon tea For late afternoon on Saturday. Requested a high chair on the booking, also called ahead to double check they got that we need a high chair. No high chair at table on arrival. Man seating us asked if we needed a high chair which I said yes then he walked Away and didn’t actually get us a high chair. My husband went and found one leaving me at the table holding a wriggly hot toddler. After that though the service was good and the whole experience was lovely. Worth £95 for 2 adults and a child with a bottle of Prosecco? Maybe a bit pricey. They add 10% service to bill which is fair

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KellyS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food. The best afternoon tea.All staff were friendly and helpful. Will be back again

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NicolaE
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Stunning afternoon tea. Helpful polite service in such beautiful surroundings

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Stark23
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was exceptional. The service however could have been improved. We had three young children with us and we had to wait 25minutes before anyone came to ask us for a drink?
The drinks came and they were incorrect, and the. Not in the best glass for children as one of course was spilled within about 10minutes. Then the 2nd drinks order came after the food was served and it was incorrect again? Great food, service needs improvement and thoughtfulness towards younger children.

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JacquelineS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and quality food for the price.

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CrisW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming back to the assembly house, staff is very professional and friendly and the food is delicious. Can’t wait to come back to another high tea.

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DeniseH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Considering the problems with Covid very impressed with safety felt very comfortable Staff were excellent nothing to much trouble would highly recommend and visit again

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Barbs
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We have been to the Assembly house before the room we were in was just a room nothing to shout about staff were friendly
the afternoon tea in general lacked the piazza I would normally expect 😔

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LindseyJ
Jersey
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous afternoon tea as usual. Love coming here

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Chris
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly service, although a little slow, but it was busy! Overall, very enjoyable and all inclusive menu a cracking deal

CJ
ChelseaJ
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best afternoon tea! The Building is gorgeous, the service is great, the tea is amazing and the food is delicious. I have allergies so I get the vegan afternoon tea which I always perfect. The themes are so cute. Highly highly recommend!

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FrancesS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from everyone and a delicious afternoon tea. We couldn’t eat it all so took cakes home to enjoy later. A lovely touch was the brownies we were given when they knew we were celebrating our anniversary.

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JenniferH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A very beautiful and peaceful place in the midst of a bustling and vibrant City.

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AlisonG
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing afternoon tea, really talented and creative with the homemade cakes. Always look forward to see what the next festive afternoon tea is. Definitely worth the money, never have a bad one!
All staff are friendly and make you feel welcome.

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Newlyweds
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, when my platter first came out I didn’t think there was much food on it...... I was absolutely stuffed by the time we had finish and there was still food left which we were allowed to take away with us. Would highly recommend

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janetg
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely experience of afternoon tea. Not cheap but a lovely treat

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CSEJ
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real treat, such a good range of teas and food. The theme was enchanted woodland and so much thought goes into the designs of the sweet treats. Excellent service as well.

CJ
CeeJay
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A lovely afternoon tea in pleasant and convenient surroundings

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KerryK
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Disappointed that a roll my mother-in-law ate had a half inch chicken bone in it! I was told by the waitress it was being 'looked into' & never heard anymore. Could of been dangerous for her as she's elderly. It was a birthday celebration too, spoilt by this incident.

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PRx2
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and gorgeous atmosphere. The service is incredible, the staff never miss a trick and are always tentative!

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DavidL
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday lunch. Thank you. Always enjoy eating at the Assembly House.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made us feel very special and as it was mums birthday she got extra cake! Thanks a great lunch

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JohnS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Staff made it very special. Highly recommend

FAQs

The Assembly House is rated 4.6 stars by 2757 OpenTable diners.

The Assembly House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.assemblyhousenorwich.co.uk/gift-vouchers.

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.