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The Assembly House

4.6
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2409 reviews
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£25 and under
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British

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Afternoon Tea
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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 2409 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Ronnie
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A special Birthday...was not disappointed.
My guests had never been before, so they were most impressed.

There was a slight problem with the serving of warm scones. I spoke to our waitress, and she apologised immediately with explanation.
I love showing off The Assembly House to new guests.
It was as usual an amazing experience.

Thank you

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TheGuru
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and the service was second to none. The staff were very friendly and went out of their way to provide outstanding service. This was our first Afternoon Tea at the Assembly House and we will most certainly be coming back.

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SamanthaS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to eat afternoon tea is always lovely the themed teas are wonderful I would definitely recommend eating here service and food are excellent lovely relaxing afternoon

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MichelleU
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect!! As always but even more so in the current COVID situation. Thank you so much!

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SezC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious Vegan Afternoon Tea sitting in the beautiful garden with great service

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GudfoodtweatGrandpop
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here several times now and as before we were very satisfied with everything provided. Lovely food, friendly service in great surroundings. Staff were superb in spite of them having to do their jobs wearing face masks. My wife was a bit disappointed that rollmops had run out for her fish platter order, but an alternative addition was offered.

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SandraB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had our 45th wedding anniversary there we had the afternoon tea delicious . Always a pleasure to eat there from staff being attentive and not overwhelming to the food perfect

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LisaMM
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly. Nicely spaced tables for distancing. Good protocols in place. Made sure my husbands allergy was looked after and assured. Lovely food. Good service.

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Janl
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They do the best afternoon tea. Never found one I like bettet

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SylvieN
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Table for two, booked easily. Staff were extremely welcoming and totally professional, despite the social distancing. Food was wonderful,service fantastic. Have had afternoon tea here before and will most definitely be coming back in the future.

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RuthM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my Partners birthday along with his daughter who was most impressed on her first visit. Food, surroundings and service all excellent as always.
This was our first outing since lockdown, everything very well organised and we all felt very safe.

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Fran
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our afternoon tea was a delight. The food was great and the service everything we wanted. It was our first meal out after lockdown and was thoroughly enjoyed. We would recommend to all.

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JulieM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was the best afternoon tea we have had
A must
Staff very very helpful nothing was to much trouble

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SueH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was discreet, efficient and friendly and the food was delicious. The Assembly House restaurant is a haven of peace in the city.

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Francescad
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A very nice Afternoon Tea experience with all the trimmings. The scones and desserts were tasty and a good range of tea to choose from. The atmosphere was very pleasant and comfortable even with social distancing and masks from the staff, it still felt special for me and my daughter.

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HannahH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great afternoon tea, provided nut free for me and my daughter. Delicious food and tea. Extra sandwiches, tea and coffee all provided quickly. Lovely friendly staff. Felt very safe as staff wore masks. Tables set apart and not busy. Thank you

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FionaN
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding. Staff fantastic
Booked for Halloween and Christmas afternoon tea.

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LisamarieC
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

It’s not as good as previous visits.we had long waiting times to be served. Sandwiches were dry and crispy as if been left out too long.
We ordered coffee and received a different order to what we ordered. Guys were friendly enough but not great to be honest.

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GwenM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was great, lovely food and champagne. Lovely dainty sandwiches, cakes and pastries, the scones were warm and delicious, We stayed for another drink and were given a goody bag to take away with the food that we couldn't manage. It was leisurely and relaxing and would certainly recommend.

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Emsyxx
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, polite and helpful service, it was our first time and will be returning 😊

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Becs
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was nice especially as it was a gift but In comparison with other afternoon teas we’ve had it’s very expensive for a very similar experience.

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TimA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the Assembly House, they produce top quality food in very smart surroundings, they made us feel very special.

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ScottM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always food top class Service from Jamie amazing as always

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our wedding anniversary,we had a lovely table outside and had afternoon tea which was amazing. The staff were extremely professional and friendly.

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AlisonK
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another lovely afternoon tea at the Assembly House. Definitely recommend.

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Kate
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the assembly house, never fails to please .. thank you

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PhilipW
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Assembly house and can only say it was first class, service and food could not be faulted, will definitely be returning.

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LeeP
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Polite helpful
Followed COVID health & safety policies
Though windy & 1 brolly blew over just missing a diner

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LoGA
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a delicious lunch in very pleasant surroundings which felt safe as everyone was at a good distance. The staff who served us were pleasant, friendly and helpful and it was great to be out again enjoying a lovely meal.

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HayleyV
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful surroundings, fabulous food. Afternoon tea was a real treat!

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DianeR
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Afternoon tea for two! Perfect place for a special treat or occasion. Food delicious and plentiful. Top ups of drink and food at no extra cost, service was friendly and attentive!
Under difficult circumstances, it was a most enjoyable experience... Location delightful. Thank-you!!

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SueS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are very helpful and take great care to ensure everyone’s safety while dining. Nothing is too much trouble and the food is beautifully cooked and presented.

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PaulP
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Good food, shame about the face mask s that had to be worn. Will going back after the virus.

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Sarah
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely... Staff, service, food and surroundings... Can't fault it

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CarrieB
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had such a nice time having afternoon tea at the Assembly House. My daughter is six, and it was great that she could have her own version - it was half the price but no less special. A really wonderful memory for us both! And the staff were lovely. Only suggestion I would make is that some background music would have added to the ambience.

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PaulR
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

An absolute treat to eat at the assembly rooms, service was very welcoming, informative and personal. Food was very good quality with a proper size pot of tea!!

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Ricardoo
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere outside was delightful and our server was so attentive. Such a pleasure to be looked after do well.

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Julie
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food and surroundings,with friendly staff and good service

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JenniferH
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How very lovely it was to visit The Assembly House for afternoon tea. It was everything we hoped it would be. It was a rare privilege before lockdown and just as special now. Thank you to all the staff. You were brilliant. The food, was creative and we will be coming again❤️

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely selection of food on the afternoon tea. The sausage rolls and cheese shortbread biscuit were my particular favourite. The afternoon tea comes on the usual 3 tier rack, at first you may not think it is value for money, but later the waiter brings out scones, jam and cream as well. I brought the cakes home in a box provided. I did not eat again for the rest of the day so as it covered two meals, really it was good value and in a lovely venue. They currently have a one way system in place and socially distanced dining.

FAQs

The Assembly House is rated 4.6 stars by 2409 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.