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The Assembly House

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Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RQ, England
+44 1603 626402
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the Assembly House on Saturday 18th Feb 17 and I have to say after being a regular at the Lavender House I was expecting a lot more, 1. First thing we noticed was the noise, it was so loud in the big room. 2. Seated very close or it seemed that way to the next table. 3. After... More 

2 Thank norfolkhero
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My sister and I booked The Assembly House for a late Afternoon Tea birthday treat for our mum and nanny. Mum has a lactose intolerance and severe allergy to soy and I can't praise the chefs and staff enough on how understanding they are when it comes to allergies. We pre warned them when booking about mums allergies and when... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a great afternoon tea here with friends in a beautiful setting. Such a gorgeous building even if you don't eat call in for a look around this wonderful building.

Thank Gemima17
Egham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend visited for afternoon tea. The venue is very grand and impressive, with a lovely entrance way. The afternoon tea itself hit the spot, but I have had higher quality, more imaginative afternoon tea before. There was a good selection of tea though.

1 Thank Beth R
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Assembley House always delivers wherever you choose either in the more formal restaurant or in the less formal lounge area with sofas and easy chairs . I always recommend it to people as even just popping in for coffee tea warm freshly made scones...large and completely divine.... Cakes whatever you fancy .... So much nicer in such a beautiful... More 

Thank Elizabeth M
Norwich, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The dining room at the Assembly House is beautiful and sophisticated. The menu has a carefully selected range of seasonal dishes to choose from. We had potted shrimp and crayfish which was excellent to start. My main course of beef fillet and beef cheek fritter with smoked potato mash was delicious and I would happily order it again. Please visit... More 

Thank saryharris
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best place to go for afternoon tea, beautiful food, lovely rooms and fantastic staff. The only place we go when in Norwich and fancy a treat

Thank Katrina C
Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an afternoon tea there on several occasions and it has always been lovely. Food is good, service is good and, atmosphere was lovely. I like that they always re-fill your sandwiches / drinks etc ( unlike some other places that charge the same!) Would return again.

Thank Dalia C
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The DB&B rate took the edge of a quite expensive 3 course dinner but the food was very good and served in a knowledgeable, efficient and attentive manner. Breakfast was also a high standard and with a varied menu.

Thank bazraznorfolk
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i took my mum here as a little treat for afternoon tea. the service was amazing but the only let down was it was two weeks before christmas and no one informed me that the afternoon tea menu would be changed as i did not like the christmas themed sandwiches they done . but apart from that the scones and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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British, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1603 626402
The Assembly House is a beautiful Georgian building located in the heart of Norwich City centre close to the two major shopping malls and travel links.
The Assembly House specialises in traditional Afternoon Teas, which are offered Monday to Saturday. They also open for breakfast and brunch, business and leisure lunches, and pre theatre dining.
Weddings, private dining events and large coroprate functions are also catered for in various sized functions rooms throughout the magnificent building.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?