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“Stepping back to the 70s”

The Greenhouse Gallery
Ranked #530 of 865 Restaurants in Norwich
Price range: US$8 - US$14
Description: As an educational charity the volunteers work together to prepare vegetarian/vegan drinks and cakes. The shop offers Norfolk's' best and most extensive range of fine quality organic and vegan wines, especially biodynamic and low sulphur wines and we hold regular wine tastings. This gallery and second-hand bookshop has a small eating area.
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Description: As an educational charity the volunteers work together to prepare vegetarian/vegan drinks and cakes. The shop offers Norfolk's' best and most extensive range of fine quality organic and vegan wines, especially biodynamic and low sulphur wines and we hold regular wine tastings. This gallery and second-hand bookshop has a small eating area.
Reviewed 11 December 2011

This place reminds me of the veggie eateries of my youth. Solid dependable food, not a terrific range on any one day but most of it is good. Lots of interesting literature to read and/or buy and small wholeness shop is part of the business.A peaceful place to relax away from the rush of the city centre.

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Thank alijeannie
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Reviewed 13 September 2011

Visited on Saturday lunchtime with two elderly friends. The place was nowhere near full, which was a bit of a surprise, and we were able to sit in the courtyard at the back, which is lovely. I had hummus with salad, my friends had soup with a choice of bread. All were very generous portions and very good; the menu is vegan/vegetarian/organic. It isn't clear that you need to order at the counter, and servers did not bother to clear tables until asked to do so. Otherwise excellent. They are a trust, and have a lot of information about renewable energy, etc, which they have put into practise on the building (the courtyard is shaded by a PV array).

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Thank sarahemmm
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Reviewed 26 July 2011

I've been here a couple of times, last went on a saturday lunchtime. There weren't many other people, and we ordered and paid for our food and sat outside. We waited... and waited, and noticed that other people who had come after us seemed to be getting their food. After 40 minutes i went to enquire as to when our food would arrive. It seemed that they had somehow just forgotten to fulfill the order! It eventually came about 15 minutes later and they did apologise for the delay. I wouldn't have minded but i couldn't see how it could get forgotten between the till and the kitchen, which is immediatley behind! That said, the food is very very good, very yummy and very healthy. They just need to speed up a bit, especially as we'd ordered the pre made salads!! I've heard comments from other people that service is often slow. I've given them a rather generous 4 out of 5, somehow 3 didn't seem enough, but they do need to improve the service. Its put me off going here again unless I have a few hours to kill!

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2  Thank Millie888
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Reviewed 13 January 2011

They do a good job here. Cosy place, good service and value for money. What else to say?

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Thank NowlookatmeBanburys
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Reviewed 9 March 2010

The Greenhouse is a fantastic place - it's an environmental trust in the heart of Norwich; powered by solar energy; second hand bookstore; ethical shop, and above all a great little cafe for a welcome break from the high street. The food is delicious - it's seasonal, ethically sourced, and often, in the summer, is home grown in the courtyard too! That certainly reduces food miles! The menu is pretty much the same each week, but with seasonal variants - for example the soup of the day is always made from seasonal veg and is a great bet - always a winner. The salad bowl is another great dish and again the seasonality makes it differ from your standard salad set up - so you're always in for a surprise! Jacket potatoes are a winner too, but, like the soup, can often sell out on a Saturday as they're popular. The specials are definitely worth a shot too especially if you're looking for something bigger and a fuller meal.
They've recently started doing evening or special events, and I've been down to the wine tasting evening, as well as Christmas and Valentine's meals. The wines are ethically sourced too, and it makes a real difference coming to somewhere like this and not have to worry about where and how something was produced.
I've marked the service down as a four - but that's probably a little unfair as they are all super friendly in there, however it can at times be a little slow. But this isn't the kind of place where speed is of the essence - it's a break from the hectic world outside, and is more in line with the 'slow food' ethos - there's no microwaves here. Plus all the cafe workers are volunteers which I think is very admirable.
All in all this is a great place to escape and taste some really delicious down to earth organic food.

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Thank impbat
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