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The Assembly House

4.5
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2365 reviews
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£25 and under
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British

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Afternoon Tea
Pre/post Theatre
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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • 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 2365 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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StevenW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place, very welcoming and attentive staff. Food was very fairly priced, good size portion and delicious.
Highly recommended and we will be going back.

JW
JulieW
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service for an 80th Birthday, we all enjoyed the whole experience

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SamF
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Came for afternoon tea, food and service fab as usual. Could not fault it at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always fantastic service, food was incredible we are frequent eaters so will be coming back soon

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal in a lovely setting. Such great food and wine

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GinB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The afternoon tea was delicious, the waiting staff were great, all as expected. Our time at the Assembly House was the only time we’ve eaten in since the pandemic started, and it looked and felt as if the staff and the establishment had put thought into keeping customers safe.

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LucieS
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Assembly House staff are always wonderful, and this was no exception. I went for afternoon tea with my mum and we were a little reticent about how the experience would be with COVID restrictions in place, but had a really lovely time. The food was amazing as always, front of house were friendly, atmosphere was nice and quiet. I come here regularly, and will continue to do so.

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JulieS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out with my mum and daughter since lockdown, nice too enjoy lunch out at one of our favourite restaurants, thanks so much b back soon xxxx

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JohnR
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A most enjoyable lunch, best fish and chips I've had for a very long time. The curry sauce was a delight.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing afternoon tea with delicious coke float. Staff were fantastic as always especially in such strange times. The Ice-Cream flavoured afternoon tea was Definitely my favourite. I loved the cheese shortbread, macaroon and nutty,cream biscuit. Please please please sell these to buy or order online!! Heaven! 🍦🍰😍

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Pre show meal - some courses were poor but were quickly changed by the staff at no cost to ourselves. Floor staff were excellent

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EllieM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place to go with really really enjoyed my time there

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ClareS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for an early Mother’s Day treat. We had a table of 4 adults and 1 child. 1 of our party was vegan and another gluten free. The dietary requirements were perfectly met and all food tasted delicious. The child in our party had a perfect amount of food. Sandwichs were topped up if required and drinks were topped up too. We loved the savoury element to our afternoon tea. Scones were lovely. Service was excellent- just the right amount of attention. We will come back again.

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SophieH
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was my first time at the assembly house and I would definitely go back again. The afternoon tea was delicious, the service was brilliant. Highly recommend to anyone.

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AdrianS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nothing much to add other than to say the Assembly House is ideally situated for a pre-theatre dinner at the Theatre Royal and the food, ambiance and service were all excellent.

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lyndsayt
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Food was pretty average and service wasnt great.
I wouldn't recommend and wont be returning.

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bearface
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Staff are very helpful and friendly, we went on a Saturday, so very busy and a little noisy, but all in all very good

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David
Norfolk
5 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely place, great service, good price for what you get

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PamelaH
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The booking was for 6 people for pre Theatre meal. We were met on arrival and was offered a drink while we waited for our table to be ready. This happened quickly and after that the service was excellent. We did not feel rushed but at the same time we were not worried that we wouldn't make the theatre. Would fully recommend the pre Theatre meal and will definitely be booking the next time we go to the Theatre.

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lisav
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Stale cakes and frozen cream. All felt a bit rushed.

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DavidE
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location, good ambiance, prompt service with a friendly smile. We had a lovely meal and liked to feel we were helping to support this historic building.

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Mabel
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Table booked for workmates reunion- appreciated textbto check we were going day before. Service and everything great- as expected

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ChrisH
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife has special dietary considerations which were taken care of without any fuss or bother. A refreshing change from the 'norm' when eating out! All our meals were fabulous and the value for money exceptional we all felt. Service was great. Very attentive staff where nothing is too much trouble. Really impressive waitressing. Looking forward to the next time - Thank you!

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SonyaC
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fab experience. Waiting staff attentive and polite, afternoon tea one of the best I have experienced. Architecture and building very grand

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ColinH
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very welcoming and helpful staff,delicious food,the dining a very pleasant experience.

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CultureVulture
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's a really excellent venue for meeting a friend for lunch. A varied menu and reasonably priced. Historic building, very central in the city and lots of parking nearby.

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Bracken
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Pre theater meal within some beautiful surroundings and outstanding quality of food, what more could you ask for...

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KathrynC
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The sandwiches were either really cold you would wonder if they had been frozen, some of the bread was wet/moist in places or hard/stale. The desserts were different to what we expecting. Online menu states rhubarb & custard & lemon meringue macaroons. We got a blue & pink macaroon and apple crumble posset in a glass. The layers were not explained to us

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JaneL
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely environment, staff very friendly and helpful.

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MalcolmA
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Only criticism- I object to the Service Charge being automatically included. I find this presumptuous. I like to give a tip if and when I have decided that it is merited

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AMANDAJ
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good service, surroundings, and value for money. Will come again when next visit the theatre.

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JeanU
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food excellent, good vegetarian and vegan options. French onion soup was yummy.

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HovIs
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our pre-theatre meal at the Assembly House. Service was excellent and food was served very quickly. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We omitted the Starters and went straight into a main course each. Both dishes were well presented and tasty. We both agreed though that they were just “warm” and should have been hotter. The portion sizes were fairly small so we were glad we had ordered two side dishes to accompany our main courses. Desserts followed and both were delicious. I can thoroughly recommend the Gateaux Opera and Coffee Ice Cream. The ambience was great and made for a very enjoyable evening. We will no doubt return at some future date when spending an evening at the Theatre.

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AngelaH
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Another enjoyable afternoon tea today. Staff are friendly and attentive and venue is quite lovely.

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DafniL
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

elegant surroundings, warm ambience and excellent. will definitely be going again and strongly recommend

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LorrenzaPlum
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely pre-theater dinner before we went to see Les Miserables. The meal was based on a French theme to tie in with the production. The service was very efficient and our Waitress (over from New Zealand) was excellent. We would certainly visit The Assembly House again.

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NigelU
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Last time I came to The Assembly Rooms was to get married in 1986.
I was very impressed with the ambiance and service. The pre Theatre menu was excellent and the service was friendly and efficient.
Would highly recommend!

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Afl16
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely setting with great service. Pre-theatre dining so service was quick but not rushed. First time going there and would go again. Good value as could easily spend the same amount elsewhere but it did feel as though we were making the most of having a special evening out at the theatre!

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RitaP
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pre theatre dinner in beautiful surroundings. Food was of a very high standard as was the service. Definitely will book again.

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shelly
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

I have had better you used to get a choice of savory or sweet
sausage rolls way to small
and i asked to be in main room and was put in a side room

FAQs

The Assembly House is rated 4.5 stars by 2365 OpenTable diners.

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

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.