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The Library Restaurant Bar and Grill

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The largest Norwich project to date from Jayne and Nigel Raffles, The Library Bar truly has the wow factor A former Grade 2 listed subscription Library . Set in a building dating back to the 1830s, The Library Bar and Grill mixes old fashioned exterior with a gorgeous contemporary interior. The original panelling, shelving and lighting remains inside where a wow factor glass ceiling allows light to stream over the designer-feel place settings. Elsewhere a courtyard overlooks the hustle and bustle of Norwichs market place while a lounge bar and gallery make The Library a totally multi functional venue. For added dazzle, delicious brasserie food is cooked on a wood fired grill.
PRICE RANGE
US$0
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
British
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A la carte menu: for mains we had SLOW COOKED MIDDLE RIB OF BEEF WITH CREAMY MASH SAVOY CABBAGE & QUINCE COOKED IN SPICED RED WINE CRISPY DUCK LEG WITH HOISIN GLAZE SINGAPORE NOODLES AND ORIENTAL GREENS for dessert we had: Dark chocolate roulade fillled...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ArchCritic
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really surprised by this place, looks nothing from the outside but inside beautiful and eclectic. Meal was amazing and excellent value for money. Service was good only gripe would be the cocktails aren’t up to a great standard. That being said would defo recommend a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank leahsparkle
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Walking Norwich after looking at Uni needed a coffee. Friendly guys allowed us in with dog even tough it was busy for Sunday lunch. Great coffee great venue.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 268JonS268
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time i'd been here, and i'd heard mixed reviews, and was warned to take a fleece... but my experience was very very good... the atmosphere was great, the staff were very nice & polite, the service was very quick, and the food was excellent....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank munkeyface
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Are experience at The Library was average, The food was ok I had the American Mixed Grill which I shared but it had some missing items! The restaurant was freezing especially the toilets, When we went it was very empty and almost weird, Overall it...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank holidaysworldwide
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived at half seven for a meal with friends. Starters took nearly an hour to come out. Dinner a further 45 minutes afterwards. Left at 10.30 so was quite slow. However food was good and no complaints on any of the three courses from any...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Clare S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been here a few times and enjoyed it. This visit was poor. The restaurant was very cold (they claimed a customer had asked for the heating to be turned down- Ranulf Feinnes would be the only person to make this request). The service was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
3  Thank Cowans10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really love this restaurant and have reviewed it previously. We hired the private room upstairs as we knew there’d be some giggling (our company post-Xmas celebration after all). The restaurant was empty but it was a January weekday so fair enough, we never had...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 493LisaW
Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

There are no allergies details on the menu. Tge coleslaw had mustard seeds in it. YUK. The service was slow. Food was good when it arrived. Took my wife there as a treat. Discruntled to say the least. Will NOT BE GOING THERE AGAIN. The...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank excalibur1069
Reviewed 7 January 2019

Excellent main course with friendly service. Only downside was the desserts which were disappointing and not up to the standard of the main courses. Otherwise a pleasant meal at a good price.

Date of visit: January 2019
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sans0104
12 June 2018|
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Response from sans0104 | Reviewed this property |
Yes unfortunately went there whilst they were on holiday and didn’t have a great time or meal. She messaged me on Twitter and responded when she returned. There’s no way to delete a review once posted.
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JIW2013
2 December 2015|
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Response from maryjK9603JM | Reviewed this property |
Dress for very cold atmosphere, last time I ate there we all kept our coats on! The food isn’t too hot either sadly!
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