The Assembly House

4.7
3197 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, 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.

Support The Assembly House during COVID-19

Experiences

  • 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.
  • 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.

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 3197 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PatriciaP
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful surroundings, excellent variety of sandwiches, especially the Norfolk ham, all extremely tasty. Cannot fault the display of our afternoon tea all the food was exceptional. The waitress was really helpful and kept our teapot full, I can highly recommend The Assembly House.

KB
KimberleyB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and lovely food in a beautiful building

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AnnJ
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A splendid classic afternoon tea served in charming surroundings. A wide selection of savoury and sweet items with a choice of teas and coffees. As we couldn't quite finish everything we were able to take home the delicious little cakes.

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ELIZABETHK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful building , friendly helpful staff and very Tasty beautiful y presented food . I had afternoon tea with my daughter's and I will definitely book again

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ClaireW
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing afternoon tea, love the fact they ask if you’d like more of everything, and you can take home if you can’t finish. Loved it can’t wait to go again.

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AliM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was lovely but a couple of items on the afternoon tea weren't to my taste. The service was quite slow, we got our food before our drinks and we eventually got our tea in tea pots but didn't have any cups and had to then ask for tea strainers. Other customers seemed to get better service. They automatically added in a service charge which I felt I had to pay even though the service wasn't great. Overall it was nice but I would think twice about booking again.

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Garrybooty1970
Norfolk
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service as always

JG
JonG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Went for the circus afternoon tea and was looking forward to the theme and atmosphere. Unfortunately we were put in a room to the side where there was no atmosphere at all. A few popcorn buckets on the side and a few sheets on a fireplace. Worst thing was that we could see through to the other room and it looked great. They even had music playing. We were given the menu and told that first drink is included. Once the bill turned up we were charged for the drink. Staff were polite and friendly and the building is beautiful but we did not get the circus theme at all.

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SandraB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fab afternoon tea.
Wonderful gift enjoyed by mum and nanny.

DP
DarkPixie
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

A gift of Birthday afternoon tea, not overly keen on seating, uncomfortable bench seat and impersonal setting, have to say, not quite what I was expecting for the venue and price.

The service however was excellent, very friendly and efficient staff.

The food was ok, the savouries were very good but the sweet tier was too much sugar, lots of icing just not to my taste and in my opinion there are much nicer afternoon teas available in Norwich for a much more reasonable price

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MelanieW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

A classy place to eat with your family on special occasions or to celebrate birthdays. My daughter has tried many Afternoon Teas establishments but this one is her fav & it changes offen which makes it more exciting everytime we visit. ❤️☕️🍰

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LauraM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, excellent service! Can’t wait to return

EJ
vipEdwinaJ
Norfolk
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful Beforenoon Tea with 6 of us all catered for very well. Due to the nature of the room: hard floors, high ceilings, the noise acoustics could be an issue for some. Definitely recommend this venue as a whole though.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great beforenoon tea! Lovely service, cocktails and food!

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RobertP
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, lovely service, lovely food! Really enjoyed the meal.

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LadyPeony
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delightful and fun afternoon tea at the Assembly Rooms. Great value for money, nothing was too much trouble and the staff were very professional. Thank you to Chef and team for being so creative and thoughtful with the menu. Very good childrens's menu. Would defintely recommend.

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SteveL
Savannah
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great value and a beautiful historic ambiance.

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NikkiP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time visiting and will definitely be back. Beautiful surroundings and fantastic service.

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jamiek
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was absolutely lovely, visited for afternoon tea and was very suitably impressed! Excellent selection of things and a good quantity of each too. Staff were amazing, always there when you needed them, but not intrusive in any way. Will definitely be visiting again!

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thomas
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, fantastic service. Food was really good. Would certainly recommend.

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SusanL
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit and we shall certainly be booking to come again. The staff were fantastic. Thank you, Sue & Peter L.

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Rash1
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely large dining area. Helpful and friendly staff who were extremely efficient. Large variety of goodies in the afternoon tea.

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CecilH
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Great atmosphere, relaxing and welcoming, service initially a bit slow but improved.

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Keren
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service & amazing food! Would absolutely recommend the afternoon tea to everybody!

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JanH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, lovely food, beautiful venue. Would thoroughly recommend.

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Bonzo
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The seating was very comfortable but it did get quite warm in there, on what was a very hot day. The big double doors were closed for some reason. Lovely menu for Afternoon Tea.

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CarolineB
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the themes they do and the effort they make is outstanding

I've had afternoon tea at many places but no one matches the assembly rooms

They keep topping you up with tea and sandwiches. Five star. Couldn't find fault with anything

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MontyMouse
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Quiet, helpful, efficient staff, very good food. Somewhere to take someone special for a special occasion. Hard to better.

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AmandaS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely location to Celebrate a special occasion. Had afternoon tea. So much food.

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LynseyB
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon tea to celebrate a family members birthday. Would highly recommend and will be visiting again!

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Carol
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely place to eat very well organised, and pleased to see covid precautions are still in place.

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SimonR
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service in the garden, a fantastic setting.
Afternoon tea - a real treat for two

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Tori
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful afternoon tea in lovely surroundings with polite & attentive staff.

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sharona
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice we are arranging a trip with other friends to come in an igloo later on in the year.

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Foodielove4Norwich
Norfolk
17 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My friend and I had a delicious pre-theatre supper. Delicious food, served by a lovely, friendly waiting staff and great value for money. Can’t wait to go back soon.

JB
JanetteB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for any celebration or event cant fault it.

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Emma
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely be back, a wonderful experience. Fabulous service with an afternoon tea that was delightful and plentiful.

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SusanP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for afternoon tea which was a 70th birthday present. The whole experience was wonderful,as it always is.

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Candyfloss
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Champagne afternoon tea ,highly recommend the Assembly House.

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LizS
Norfolk
5 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place for morning coffee
Afternoon tea
Evening meal
Excellent place for celebration S
Never been disappointed
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FAQs

The Assembly House is rated 4.7 stars by 3197 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.