Kemp’s Restaurant @ Norwich Theatre Royal
Norwich Theatre Royal.
Theatre Street, Norwich, NR2 1RL.
Tel: 01603 598577 (Restaurant Reservations).
The actor renowned as one of William Shakespeare’s greatest comedians is the inspiration behind the new name for the Norwich Theatre Royal restaurant, which has undergone a fantastic refurbishment this year.
The new-look area is being named after Will Kemp who is known for creating some of the Bard’s best-known roles in Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo And Juliet, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
His Norfolk links were cemented in 1600 when he danced a jig from London to Norwich completing the journey in nine days earning his efforts the name ‘Nine Daies’ Wonder.’
The refurb sees new mood lighting, the introduction of some round tables – ideal for larger groups and special occasions – and comfy tub chairs where you can enjoy a relaxing drink or snack during the day and dine in comfort at night.
Entry is via a glass door into a lobby area featuring new entrances to the toilets and a larger cloakroom space.
Open Monday to Saturday from 9.30am until the end of the last show interval and Sundays open 2 hours before a show, Norwich Theatre Royal’s ground floor Restaurant and Bar is an ideal stop-off if you’re shopping in the city, popping in for tickets or fancy a leisurely lunch. It also offers the ultimate in convenience for pre-show dining in the evening.
All facilities are fully accessible.
The lunch menu is served Mon-Sat 12noon-4pm, with dinner available before a show from 5pm.
Meeting friends while out and about in Norwich? Try coffee and cake, freshly prepared sandwiches, salads or hot food.
Bar Meals in the form of a self-service hot Buffet are available from the Adnams Bar at Circle Level, from 5.45pm before a 7.30pm evening show, Monday to Saturday. Booking is not necessary but table seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis so prompt arrival is recommended.
A Lunchtime Buffet is available from 12.30pm before 2.30pm matinee shows, Monday to Saturday, in the Adnams Bar. This includes Jacket Potatoes with various fillings, Homemade Soup and made-to-order Baguettes.
For Children, there is a special menu at a reduced price. High chairs and baby changing facilities are available.
All menus change regularly to take advantage of the best seasonal and locally available produce.
Booking is always advisable to avoid disappointment: call 01603 598577 or click the link above to send an email.