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6 Pottergate, Norwich, NR2 1DS

((()* British
  •  - Norfolk
Main course: £12
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday: 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday - Thursday: 10:00 - 21:30
Friday: 18:00 - 22:00
Saturday: 09:30 - 21:30
Sunday: 09:30 - 17:00.

Very friendly and helpful staff. Most impressed that we were brought a bottle of chilled water as soon as we were seated.

Lynne Birks 26 May 2017
from Norwich

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Set in a beautifully restored Grade II-listed building, Roots offers some of the freshest ingredients in Norfolk. With a farm shop, bistro and coffee house on site, local produce packs the menu.

Specialising in classic, unfussy cuisine, Roots restaurant offers a fully traceable menu of the finest East Anglian ingredients. Vegetables are grown close by, and meats and breads are sourced from tried and trusted butchers and bakeries.

In the homely, country farmhouse-style dining room at Roots in Norwich, guests can enjoy delicious dishes like freshly-shucked oysters, free range chicken and grilled sea bass with lemon, runner beans and courgette ribbons. Choose an international wine, or locally-brewed ales. Desserts span from banana tarte tatin with chocolate and hazelnut ice-cream, or a board of Norfolk cheeses.

Nestled in the heart of the city, Roots restaurant is a 15-minute stroll from Norwich Train Station.


6 Pottergate, Norwich, NR2 1DS

Contact +44 1603920788

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Customer reviews for Roots

3.6 ((()* (based on 17 reviews)
70% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (9)
  • lunch (6)
  • romantic (6)
  • breakfast (4)
  • value (4)
  • private dining (3)
  • trendy (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • large parties (2)
  • child friendly (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • (**** 12 June 2017 by Jon Hornagold from Norwich

    I would describe this restaurant as minimal. Thankfully there are restaurants nearby that actually open when they say they will. I would highly recommend The Iron House across the road

  • ((((* 26 May 2017 by Lynne Birks from Norwich

    Very friendly and helpful staff. Most impressed that we were brought a bottle of chilled water as soon as we were seated.

  • ((((( 16 April 2017 by Tracey Frost from Norwich

    We popped in for a quick bite to eat pre theatre - had the steak - it was really really good

  • ((*** 6 March 2017 by Max from London

    We came here last year and had an excellent meal. Unfortunately, the restaurant seems to be struggling. We were concerned on the day of our visit by Twitter asking chefs in the Norwich area if they would like to work here, and we received an email just as we were leaving for the restaurant telling us that they were having problems with their alcohol licence but we were welcome to take our own (as a result, we arrived late). The meal itself was disappointing: bread seemed stale and, as another reviewer suggested, toasted to cover up the fact; risotto both cold and undercooked; room really gloomy; only one other table occupied during the evening (on a Friday night!). This was such a shame as everything last year was perfect. We understand that the restaurant is under new management so hope they get a grip quickly and return it to its previous glories. I'm not surprised that it's no longer in the Good Food Guide. Fingers crossed that it picks up again soon.

  • ((((* 15 February 2017 by Tom Ray from Norwich

    Quality Valentine's meal/menu

  • ((((* 13 February 2017 by Kate West from Norwich

    Lovely meal, friendly service.

  • ((((( 6 February 2017 by Emma Jarvis from Norwich

    Our food was absolutely lovely and the service was attentive. I would recomend Roots to friends and family. A couple of minor things in the building need attention (door handles broken so door to the exterior could not be shut) as these detract from the setting. All in all though one of the nicest evenings out in a long time very gentle atmosphere and again - great food.

  • (((** 8 January 2017 by Jen from Norwich

    Lovely food. Modern but with a twist. Great value three courses for £28. Wine was a little expensive and didn't match the 'experience'. Only downside is that at times the service was slow and we had to attract attention to pay bill and get plates cleared.

  • ((((* 8 January 2017 by Noel from London

    Great place serving local food and wine. Surprised it is not more highly rated on trip advisor. We had a lovely dinner and the service was lovely too.

  • ((((( 22 December 2016 by Simon Turner from Noriwch

    Great Christmas dinner, quality delicious food perfect for the season!

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