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The Assembly House, Norwich, Norfolk
The Assembly House, Norwich, Norfolk
The Assembly House, Norwich, Norfolk
The Assembly House, Norwich, Norfolk
The Assembly House, Norwich, Norfolk

The Assembly House

4.6
4.6
6396 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Our menus reflect the regal surroundings they are served in.

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; Our lunch menu is available from noon to 4pm, seven days a week and our afternoon tea menu is available noon to 4pm Sunday to Thursday and Noon to 5.30pm Friday and Saturday. We only serve our afternoon tea menu after 4pm on a Friday and Saturday.

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2 people

20:30


Booked 59 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Afternoon Tea
  • Hours of Operation
    Afternoon tea Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00–16:00 Afternoon Tea Fri, Sat 12:00–17:30
  • Phone number
    01603 626402
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Richard Hughes
  • Private party contact
    admin@assemblyhousenorwich.co.uk: 01603 626402
  • Area
    Norwich
  • Parking Details
    The Assembly House has a small pay and display car park adjacent to the building. This is accessed via the Grapes Hill roundabout on the inner ring road. Further car parking can be found at the nearby Chapelfield shopping centre, Forum library and St. Giles multi-story. Please visit www.assemblyhousenorwich.co.uk for further details.
  • Public Transit
    Nearest Bus stop Rampant Horse Street
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    Multiple dates available
    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. Afternoon Tea at The Assembly House costs £29.50 for one and children’s afternoon teas cost £17.95 for a smaller version of our classic tea and are available for guests aged 12 and under. Please note; this is the only menu available at The Assembly House from Noon to 4pm daily. Please tell us in the booking notes if you would like to enjoy our Afternoon CHEESE menu.
  • 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.

What 6,396 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Good for special occasions

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Most Booked

  • Norwich

    Best Ambience

  • Norwich

    Great for brunch

  • Norwich

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Norwich

    Healthy

  • Norwich

    Good for special occasions

  • Norwich

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Norwich

    British

  • Norwich

    Most Booked

6,398 Reviews
  1. Mich

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely afternoon tea, felt a little crowded with the tables a little to close to each other but that’s my only complaint

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  2. AbigaelP

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Afternoon Cheese menu was fabulous. Lots of cheese, making this good value for money. The service, decor and ambience cannot be faulted and exactly what I would expect from The Assembly House. My negatives may seem minor, but have prevented awarding 5* for every category. I felt more crackers were required for eating with the copious amount of cheese. We were allocated 3 each - one per cheese type. Double the amount would be more appropriate. I gave them 1 weeks notice for my booking with a dietary allergy of raspberries. I was disappointed that I could not have the sugar mouse as raspberries were part of the recipe. I felt they had enough time to make an alternative. This was a lovely meal out and I would highly recommend the afternoon tea. It will not prevent me from another visit - but please note that there were no substitutions for my food allergies/intolerances.

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  3. Dottyl

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The surroundings and staff as always good. Sadly the menu choices were limited focusing on all things afternoon tea which looked lovely. Our choice was fishcakes as the hot dishes offered was so limited. I asked for dressed salad in place of fries. The waitress returned and said the dish came with salad and fries. What came was 2 homemade fishcakes 4 little gem leaves, warm tomato halves and fries. I do not call little gem lettuce a dressed salad. The presentation was basic and an expensive dish. Overall disappointing visit.

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  4. AlexA

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always wonderful food and great service Thank you

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On entering we were treated extremely well and very thoughtfully as we were both using mobility scooters. We were made to feel welcome and not a nuisance. The dietary requirements were dealt with no fuss or bother. The food was amazing very tasty and exceptionally presented. I would fully recommend this as a special treat.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    So little choice on lunchtime menu, previously we had far more choice so disappointed, the food we did have was good

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  7. KateH

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best afternoon teas i have ever had! The whole experience was lovely - great atmosphere, staff were brilliant & we loved the food. Will definitly be back and will reccomend to others.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely afternoon tea for my mums 60th. We will definitely come again

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Great food let down by poor service. Had to find a server when we wanted another drink or our scones and waited 20 minutes for the bill and then a while longer to pay.

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  10. MarleneE

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely afternoon tea, very good food, lovely place

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  11. AngieB

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely lovely afternoon for my granddaughters birthday fit the wizard of oz tea . Food was amazing impressed with extra food and drink at no extra cost..very impressed ..thankyou

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  12. SHEILAS

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely experience, Wizard of Oz themed food was delightful and very tasty. Staff were very pleasant and helpful.

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  13. ItchyBill

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely. Never been anywhere else that has such good service. Prompt and polite, attentive but never over-bearing. Wizard of Oz afternoon tea was delicious. I felt a little odd eating red high heels but they were very tasty!

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  14. LaurenE

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Well our sandwiches were dry, we struggled to get anyones attention to get our scones and more pots of tea. The waitress seemed to be struggling to keep up with the room on her own, only when people started to leave did she come over to ask us if all ok....most of the food had be consumed at that point I feel for nearly £60...we left quite disappointed.

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  15. AlexandraH

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my daughter for lunch. The choices on the children's menu are lovely and very well priced. I very much enjoyed the soup and sandwiches. Our server was incredibly friendly and helpful.

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  16. MandyH

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Was a lovely themed tea, most of the staff were very attentive, but not all of them, had to wait a while for someone to even say hello etc once we were seated. I’ve been here before and found the same, it is very variable, however most of the staff were welcoming. The Wizard of Oz tea was delicious and looked amazing. I felt the themed decor was very lacking, there could have been more themed decor in a tasteful manner. Or actually none at all, it looked slightly half hearted. This is rather critical, but feedback may be helpful. Generally a lovely event, which we enjoyed very much.

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  17. gumdrops

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Wasn’t as good as expected. Nice theme but we felt that meant the quality wasn’t as it could be.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The themed afternoon tea is the most amazing experience. All the food is delicious and top quality. Absolutely fantastic thank you.

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  19. LizzyK

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent themed afternoon tea The mini toastie particularly was delicious

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  20. Wendy

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    No I asked for a particular table very bluntly told there is no fireplace in the dining room apart from the room they do walk ins. She looked up my previous booking said I do sit in the dining hall. I turned up and there it is a table by the fireplace in the middle of 2 round tables. Apparently that is table 7, very popular with customers our waitress told us. So the table does exist and the whole experience apart from our waitress who was very kind and extremely helpful.

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  21. ElainH

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my niece for the Wizard of Oz afternoon tea. It was really good and I would highly recommend it. The food was all fresh and perfectly presented. The staff were lovely and apologised for the wait for our 2nd pot of tea, which wasn't an issue as it was nice not to feel rushed. Just be aware that a 10% service charge is added to the bill.

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  22. CatherineW

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can't speak too highly of staff, so pleasant, efficient and smiley. Food was plentiful, unlimited drinks. The only tiny criticism I would make is I don't like having a service charge automatically added to the bill although I realise I could refuse to pay it. I prefer to make my own decision about this. I can see why you do it as presumably tips are declining now everyone pays by card.

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  23. SusanM

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my daughter went for before noon tea! Absolutely brilliant! Fantastic food great service,lovely staff would highly recommend.

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  24. PennyB

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food. Very attentive staff and a lovely atmosphere to sit and spend time with friends

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  25. Nicky

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was superb as usual but we were a little disappointed with the room decoration for the theme The Wizard of Oz, not very imaginative.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an absolutely amazing experience with the tea-fizz-stay deal. Beautiful room, delicious food and excellent service. We very much hope to return soon!

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  27. jacthedoc

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting - the attention to detail of the space and the food was superb. Friendly, attentive staff who are obviously proud of what they offer here.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole experience was superb. Staff were polite and helpful throughout and the food was amazing. Would definitely recommend to others. A wonderful experience I will certainly do again.

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  29. PatriciaB

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The afternoon tea was a very pleasant experience The food was of a high standard with an excellent selection of beverages. The service was excellent and any food intolerance was checked after seating. The lady on the reception desk was friendly and welcoming as were the staff members servicing our table. The ambience was also very good with a reasonable distance between the tables in the Ivory Room.

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  30. MicheleR

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful afternoon tea in wizard of oz theme. Plenty of good quality food. Great atmosphere and brilliant staff service.

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  31. Ratty

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My soufflé had to be sent back as it was served burnt with sauce evaporated. Lin

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  32. Notlob

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I think the sandwiches must have been prepared rather early in the day. By the time they were served to us, 3pm, the bread was rather dry. My party of four were so looking forward to our special afternoon tea experience and we were rather disappointed ,considering how much we paid for the privilege.

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  33. MichelleB

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, very friendly and attentive staff, very clean and a good location, close to the city.

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  34. MichalaW

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food. A real treat with friends. Would thoroughly recommend the Beforenoon Tea! Staff were very welcoming and attentive.

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  35. JonB

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booking was easy, the themed food was creative and imaginative. The savoury sandwiches and rolls were packed with flavour and the scones were delicious. The cakes were a delightful surprise with flavours in every mouthful. Taking home uneaten food was a real bonus.

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  36. KarenH

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A themed afternoon tea was lovely. A great choice of teas to try and milk options. A beautiful venue with a long history, would be a great space to stay for a few nights.

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  37. Laura

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely venue for an afternoon tea, beautiful setting, excellent service and lovely food. Only minor improvement would be plain scones instead of cheese scones, as after the savoury food it would have been preferable to have a fruit and plain scone. However, the food was delicious.

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  38. KeithE

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great selection of food, all very fresh , set in a very nice room staff with polite , friendly and helpful staff.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our afternoon tea at the Assembly Rooms. Even nicer than Betty’s which we always visit when up north. We were provided with a generous selection of dainty savouries, all delicious. Lovely, bright decor and friendly, attentive staff. Will definitely book again and recommend to friends.

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  40. stevem

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been a few times now and it is always a very nice treat.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

The Assembly House is rated 4.6 stars by 6396 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

20:30


Booked 59 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Assembly House

Theatre Street, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1RQ

Additional information

  • Area
    Norwich
  • Hours of Operation
    Afternoon tea Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00–16:00 Afternoon Tea Fri, Sat 12:00–17:30
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Afternoon Tea
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    The Assembly House has a small pay and display car park adjacent to the building. This is accessed via the Grapes Hill roundabout on the inner ring road. Further car parking can be found at the nearby Chapelfield shopping centre, Forum library and St. Giles multi-story. Please visit www.assemblyhousenorwich.co.uk for further details.
  • Public Transit
    Nearest Bus stop Rampant Horse Street
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Richard Hughes
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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