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The Reading Rooms - CLOSED

21-23 Nelson Street | Opposite The Fat Cat, Norwich, England
+44 1603 766137
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good15%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
5 Nov 2015
“Love the drinks”
23 Jul 2015
“closed until?”
Restaurant Hours
09:00 - 17:00All hours
CUISINES
British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
21-23 Nelson Street | Opposite The Fat Cat, Norwich, England
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81 - 90 of 153 reviews

Reviewed 1 August 2013

Thursday nights appear to have become the chefs chance to show case her native cuisine and shine she does! After a slight disappointment that ribs were not available on the "Oriental Street food" menu as they had sold out already we lauched into large plates...More

1  Thank Tim D
pgloverdarke, Owner at The Reading Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2013

Great review thanks

Reviewed 1 August 2013

Taken out by our daughter and new husband we had a really pleasant meal and the prices and service were great.A beer in The Fat Cat opposite was the icing on the cake..well done.

Thank Laurence P
pgloverdarke, Owner at The Reading Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2013

Thanks for your lovely words

Reviewed 30 July 2013

Every so often I take one/both of the terrors out for a meal. Part of their education. 'Watch and learn lad(s), this is how to conduct yourself in public and this is the sort of place you take Sophie/Imogen (whoever) c.2017' etc etc. Today, Terror...More

Thank CJS52
pgloverdarke, Owner at The Reading Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2013

Mission accomplished for us too. So pleased you are pleased.

Reviewed 28 July 2013

Lots of nice places for brekky in the area, but this one is a bit special! We decided to give it a look after reading all the positive reviews and one negative one, which the owner replied to, and (in no uncertain terms) took the...More

Thank Funlovinfella
pgloverdarke, Owner at The Reading Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2013

Well what can I say. I reply to our reviews every month and it is so nice to start with such a wonderful critique. I am so pleased you had a great experience, next time you come in identify yourselves the tea and coffee is...More

Reviewed 26 July 2013

Our first visit was very enjoyable in spite of the heat. We sat outside in the shade of a parasol and did some people watching. We had a goats cheese salad and a smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel which were very tasty and light...More

Thank rubyredsh0es77
pgloverdarke, Owner at The Reading Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2013

Thanks for your lovely review. I have inquired with all my staff as to why you were not give the children's options but I am none the wiser. As the parents of a three year old we have always been aware of providing a child...More

Reviewed 7 July 2013

1 Norfolk breakfast, 2 veggie breakfasts, 1 spicy fish cakes. All excellent. Great, friendly service. We've already booked for a Thai meal in July.

Thank Frances R
pgloverdarke, Owner at The Reading Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2013

Thanks you so much

Reviewed 7 July 2013

Here is an establishment that does a fantastic amount to put a smile on your face. On one of the hottest days of the year I decided a trip to Norwich was necessary and I wanted to start the day with a good breakfast. Quick...More

Thank Alexander1970_1
pgloverdarke, Owner at The Reading Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2013

Your review is much appreciated.

Reviewed 6 July 2013

What a delightful way to while away a few hours. Sampling various things off the menu on a number of occasions, their breakfast left both me and my friend entirely replete, and their steak sandwich always hits the spot. What a relief to find a...More

Thank R_macetessler
pgloverdarke, Owner at The Reading Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2013

Thanks

Reviewed 29 June 2013

I had breakfast in a sunny day just at the front outside of the reading rooms. The food was tasty and the service friendly. I did not find it exceptional and I was a little bit put off by the absence of freshly squeezed juices...More

Thank promitheus
pgloverdarke, Owner at The Reading Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2013

Perhaps you should come in on a day when you are in a better mood.

Reviewed 27 June 2013

It's always good to go to the Reading Rooms - the service there is refreshingly friendly which can be unusual for a UK restaurant. They don't make you feel like you disturbed their day by showing up, the food is well priced, excellently cooked and...More

Thank Paddywolf
pgloverdarke, Owner at The Reading Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2013

Thank you Paddy

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Restaurant Details

Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21-23 Nelson Street | Opposite The Fat Cat, Norwich, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1603 766137
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Description
The Reading Rooms is a family-run Gourmet Cafe committed to providing delicious food and drink. At our cafe in Nelson Street you will always be sure of a warm welcome. We pride ourselves on great service, great food and a fabulous atmosphere. We will always endeavor to supply local, free-range food wherever possible. Try our Norfolk sausages made exclusively for us less than a quarter of a mile away, that really is local! Our cakes are all made on the premises - try our Croissant Bread Pudding with Whiskey and White Chocolate or our handmade Beetroot and Dark Chocolate Ice Cream. Call to check what vegetarian, gluten free and lactose free dishes are being served on the day. Thank you to all our Tripadvisor reviewers
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