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The Assembly House

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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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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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Thank you so much to all at the Assembly House for making our overnight stay fantastic!! absolutely 5 stars. we had the Narnia afternoon tea which was really lovely. Stayed in room 6 and can't praise it and all the staff enough. Also l must...mention what a great breakfast and a big thank you to the breakfast team who were so kind and couldn't do enough for us. Can't wait to come back next year.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was lovely. We had lunch rather than an afternoon tea. The service was good. My only reservation was that we were sat at a table that had not been cleaned very well. When we mentioned this to the waitress she did come and...clean the table. I am more concerned that,considering the transmission of Covid, you would expect more attention to cleanliness before you sat customers at a table.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the best stay. Everything was perfect from early checking in through to our room. The bed was amazing and the bath room was glorious we will come back ASAP!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited the Assembly House numerous times now and each time it has been amazing. Throughly recommended for afternoon tea and/or an evening meal. The surroundings are lovely and the staff can't do enough for you. I will visit yet again!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've just had a fairly small wedding at the Assembly House - ceremony in the music room with the beautiful grand piano, and lunch in the Hobart Room. From start to finish the process was so smooth and easy. All the planning with Naomi in...advance of the day was seamless - so well organised and considerate of our fussy food demands! On the day the team were fantastic - so considerate and helpful but unobtrusive, and the food was great. We can't recommend the Assembly House enough! We also stayed for a night in Room 6 which was heavenly - luxurious and a super comfy huge bed. And a great breakfast the next day. 10/10! We will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 20 October 2021

We booked a breakfast on line having read such good reviews. When we entered we were shown to a large room and given the breakfast menu which we chose from and the breakfast was fine. My wife had booked and thought the room a little...underwhelming compared to the pictures on the website. When we paid it transpired that w e had been shown into the room for hotel guests and as we could give no room number had to pay 'a la carte' so 2 breakfasts £38.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 8 October 2021 via mobile

We have visited the Assembly House numerous times now and each time it has been amazing. Throughly recommended for afternoon tea, especially if you are gluten intolerant. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 8 October 2021

Went here with family for lunch and was very pleased - really lovely ambiance in the outdoor seating area and super friendly staff. The food is amazing and good for the price (although not the cheapest in the city) - would especially recommend the soup...and sandwiches. A brilliant place for a catch-up or a celebration.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 October 2021

Held my dad's 80th at the Assembly House recently they could not have been more helpful from start to finish with every attention to detail taken care of , hood comms, a fabulous welcome and great service on the day . Beautiful venue in a...great location, would highly recommend!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 13 September 2021

We met and ate lunch in The Hobart Room which is really beautiful. The table looked splendid, the food was superb and we were incredibly well looked after. I can't think of a nicer place to eat than The Assembly House

Date of visit: September 2021
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Kim B
27 July 2021|
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Response from Thowdmon | Reviewed this property |
We were at my (second) wife's daughter's wedding. ergo I had to buy a new 3 piece suit. But the food was so good I forgot minor discomforts
Marian W
12 February 2020|
Response from gardengirlie | Reviewed this property |
I took a taxi, cost very little and with luggage it was the best way to get there.
14 October 2019|
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Response from AnneFrancis22 | Reviewed this property |
Their customer service is excellent and having accidentally left the chips off our order they didn't charge us and gave us complimentary tea.
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Yes, The Assembly House is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Assembly House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5