The Assembly House

4.7
2853 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.

Support The Assembly House during COVID-19

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 2853 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AlanH
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Had a great meal. Staff very attentive and the value is good. I only marked 3 for ambience but this seems an unfair question and score as no idea how it would be under normal non Covid conditions.

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AmyH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Lovey Christmas Eve - thank you. Great experience x

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Shoppermum
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The cheese scone was quite peppery. The white bread was a little on the stale/ hard side.

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LyndaM
Norfolk
6 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely festive afternoon tea, friendly and attentive staff, great atmosphere.

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willow2363
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ever the whole experience was wonderful. Rod is so cheery and welcoming, as are all the staff. Full English, Vegetarian Full English and Eggs with smoked salmon all absolutely delicious...Eggs fried in butter are scrummy.
It is also very nice to eat somewhere where the noise level is quiet, we could hear our conversation, and it was very relaxing.

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EmmaF
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Christmas Eve breakfast, food was delicious, service was fantastic, Christmas trees were magical along with the lovely Christmas music.

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PhilipV
Bath
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with a smile. Staff can't do enough for you. Beautiful setting and amazing food

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DavidE
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as ever. Tailored to the current restrictions. Staff were great

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Peetights89
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My expectations were high ...but the menu choice is extremely limited...the venue is spectacular

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MerylA
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate two courses for £20 which was excellent value and the food was delicious. My wine was perfect too. We really enjoyed our meal, it felt very special.

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julieb
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent choice for a Christmas or birthday treat. Wonderful food, service which is discreet and attentive, fabulous surroundings with a wonderful atmosphere.
Faultless.

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lewisw
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing.

Food was amazing, staff were very friendly and catered to every one of my misses needs. My partner and I want to come back again.

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ceejay
Hertfordshire
6 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful place to visit. Sandwich selection very basic. Delicious cake selection. It was odd being given cheese scones with clotted cream and jam. Needless to say we left them.

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merylynn
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Afternoon tea was gorgous.Flavours and presentation was lovely.Food was on same standards as a London hotel.Would recomend to anyone.

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amandam
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely afternoon tea, working very hard to keep customer service standards high while wearing masks is hard.
Great selection and very filling!

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Tracy
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the afternoon tea and different theme's .great service lovely place . I have been a couple off time and will be go again x

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IanC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I didn’t know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised.Very nice sandwiches and lovely cakes nice surroundings staff very friendly.Didn’t have to wait too long for anything.A nice experience i would visit again and also recommend a friend

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HelenH
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our meal at the assembly rooms, very tasty veggie dish

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MrBungle
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Christmas afternoon tea as it always is at the Assembly House. The food is excellent and the staff are always amazing

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Sarah
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleased to get a last minute booking. Lovely building and exceptional service. Great food and well priced.

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MarieClaire
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had thee most romantic and wonderful Christmas date. The food was delicious, the service was wonderful and the ambience was perfect. We will be back as soon as we are able to! Thank you.

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DeeC
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food disappointing. Both main meals were dry. Desserts far better than main meal.

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ClaireK
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Didn't think cakes were that special, as had better at , other venues for a lot less money.

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SamanthaS
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a wonderful afternoon tea at the assembly house for my husband and I couldn’t fault it

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AlexandraH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absloutly lovely Narnia inspired afternoon tea, thoroughly enjoyed by all. Always a lovely experience.

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JodieB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just had the most perfect weekend here staff all amazing esp Jamie thankyou for making our weekend so perfect food was fantastic room 10 was beautiful

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DavidL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely experience in these strange times we live in. Well done assembly house a fantastic experience

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IanS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was wonderful. Food delicious.

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CrisW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food great place to relax with your family amazing service

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Lesley
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, lovely food and a really good experience overall.
It was so nice to be able to do something “normal” during these unpredictable times!
The outside pods look amazing and we really hope to try one next time we go.

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Nicray
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely afternoon tea, very good attentive service and a lovely atmosphere

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Dom40
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful place to go for a meal particularly prior to the theatre. Would have been nice to have the hum of Christmas musics in the background especially as it was not so noisy due to social distancing. Food was excellent couldn’t fault it. Friendly staff too

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Johnmartin
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and quiet, efficient service. Rather lacking in atmosphere as not many other customers when we were there.

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AngelaC
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Very un festive, the entrance hall needs some Christmas music to greet you, it was deathly, quite miserable, so quiet.. restauramt not much better, no background music. Am hoping our visit on Boxing Day will be much more cheery.
Food and service good .

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BrendaB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liked the fixed price menu, 2 courses £20 ,3 for £25. Limited choice but seasonal and varied to suit most tastes. Attentive and friendly staff with prompt service. Food well presented and portion size just right. Felt Covid safe. We redeemed a £50 voucher which had been a anniversary present so can safely say it was a lovely gift xxx

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HelenP
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was perfect. Only bonus would have been some nice Christmas music in the background as it was really quiet

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LindaE
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our Narnia-themed afternoon tea. Everything was truly exquisite!

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MaryB
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again,we had a delightful afternoon tea.Food was delicious,and the staff were attentive,and charming.We have been several times,and will come again often in the future.It is always a treat.

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TinaP
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I got a parking ticket for £100 even thought I paid for parking but apparently some space for residents even though we were at the assembly not very happy at all will not attend again

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RosieM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Over the years I've been here many times, not sure I'll be back though, the service we received was very poor, waited ages for our orders to be taken, even though the server was standing around, had to ask several times for more drinks, and remind her, was told the warm savories were an extra charge and that it had always been like that, when I said I'd never had that before, she made me feel extremely uncomfortable and marched off.
Not once did she ask if everything was alright, even though she seemed to ask other tables around us. She also wasn't impressed when I asked her to remove the gratuity.

FAQs

The Assembly House is rated 4.7 stars by 2853 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.