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Cafe Britannia

Britannia Road, Norwich NR1 4LU, England
+44 1603 708770
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (66 reviews)
“quiche” (22 reviews)
“sausage roll” (11 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Britannia Road, Norwich NR1 4LU, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love this place Food always good Very busy today with long queue but efficient service and worth the wait. Very polite staff All our meals were excellent with generous portions. Excellent value for money

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here for a little bite to eat and had the Chicken and Ham pie off of the £6 meal deal. It was lovely but was a bit on the dry side for my liking. The Chocolate Fudge Cake was superb and delicious!

Thank Pearly P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been many times at different time of the day. Always great friendly staff very polite and and great service with a smile. Food spot on everytime. Great soups, sarnies and hot food. Keep up the good work you all deserve a break in life.

Thank 186342Paul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic afternoon tea in a beautiful Room, with great service from friendly accommodating staff that also made us laugh. Highly recommended

Thank Marialewis12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to meet up with friends and family. Inside is spacious with a good range of table sizes. The tables outside are good for dog walkers or people wanting to enjoy the view of the cityscape. Good range of drinks including Teapigs. Can recommend...More

Thank Sophie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for Sunday Breakfast and there was a big queue but it was worth the wait. This Cafe is on to the prison and is staffed by inmates with all tips going to victim support. Staff were very efficient and helpful and food was...More

Thank Frank K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has become our regular go to for breakfast in Norwich. It’s always great food and stage staff are very attentive. It’s nothing fancy, but when it’s this good it doesn’t need to be.

Thank SoDeFCallidus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for a late Sunday breakfast. Arrived at 11, very very busy . All rooms full, only 2 tables left. Great atmosphere . Lots of very happy customers and staff. Ordered 2 small fry ups and a bacon sandwich. Hot drinks were made instantly. Food...More

Thank Elaine W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This establishment and its other ventures are helping to support the prisoners to get their lives back on track, whilst providing Norwich with some of its favorite meals. The decor is fun and very fitting for the Britannia theme. Breakfast is always a hit for...More

Thank lilly-lou85
Reviewed 11 January 2018

It's a while since visiting the Britannia Cafe but it was good to go back! Relaxing atmosphere, staff very pleasant and friendly. Have also visited the Britannia in the city which is also very good and am looking forward to visiting BritNnia Cafe at Waterloo...More

Thank Jeanette R
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Questions & Answers
26 December 2017|
Response from davina t | Property representative |
Hi It's not I am afraid as we change it quite a lot at the moment but we are about to make a selection of dishes permanent along with a new website which should be available at end of January .
Jo H
19 October 2017|
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Response from CityCanary | Reviewed this property |
Apologies only just checked my phone. OPENING HOURS Monday to Friday 7:30am to 10pm Saturday 8am to 10pm Sunday 8am to 8pm Contact Cafe Britannia Cafe Britannia Britannia... More
18 July 2017|
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Response from victoria a | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, just seen this. You may sit outside only with your dog...plenty of trestle tables and a few under the portico. It does get a bit breezy in the autumn but health people are rabid about dogs...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$11
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Britannia Road, Norwich NR1 4LU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1603 708770
  • E-mail
Based at the former Britannia Barracks and with spectacular views over Norwich, Cafe Britannia opened its doors to the public in January 2014. Our slogan taste rules, symbolises our delicious freshly cooked meals. As a social enterprise, we strive to not only put our profits back into community projects but we actively source a large proportion of our products from local Norfolk suppliers and from our own prison gardens. We are open 7 days a week with a dedicated breakfast menu served till 11:30,daytime menu including main lunches, light bites and afternoon tea, and an evening bistro menu which includes daytime favourites plus some teatime specials. Our main menu includes amongst other things gourmet burgers, fish & chips, ploughman's and omelettes. Plus an array of beautiful cakes, speciality scones, sausage rolls and Vintage afternoon tea. The cafe is staffed by category D low risk prisoners, many of whom have limited catering experience but all have volunteered to learn new skills, improve their lives and make a fresh start. The team all work incredibly hard to make the project a success and their commitment has shown, as Cafe Britannia has fast become one of the busiest cafes/restaurants in Norwich. All profits generated from the cafe are donated to community projects, including customer tips which are donated to Victim Support. To date, over £5,000 in tips have been donated to Victim Support.
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