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Gem of Norwich

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Food and ambience

Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
About
We are proud to introduce Norwich locals with the delicious homemade East Mediterranean foods along with the finest dishes from Turkish, Kurdish & Greek cuisines. We are a family-based business with over 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry and also run four sister restaurants across the UK. Our wine experts have carefully tested and selected the best wines to pair with our dishes to make
PRICE RANGE
USD 14 - USD 35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friday lockdown takeaway was fabulous. Couldn’t fault any of it! Had a couple of hot mezzes with aubergine dip and pork souvlaki. All so delicious, will definitely be back again!

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 12 January 2021 via mobile

Wanting to try something a little different and this didn’t disappoint! Ordered the mixed BBQ grill so I could try a variety of the meat . Delicious, hot and very tender . Excellent salad very fresh. Fast delivery would recommend

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 2 January 2021 via mobile

Delicious food!! We bought a takeaway for New Year’s Eve as we thought we would try something different for a change and it was superb. We will 100% be visiting as soon as the restaurant opens up again. Thank you it was delicious!!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 24 December 2020

Been meaning to visit for ages and finally got to you for lunch on Xmas eve. Really was delicious we will be back

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 22 December 2020 via mobile

Bottomless Prosecco and hot and cold mezze. Fantastic value and great food. Excellent staff. Great atmosphere. I would highly recommend and certainly would return. We really were looked after. Loved it. Thank you. Desserts were delicious too.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 14 December 2020 via mobile

Stunningly beautiful food Came here on a Saturday night with my mother after always seeing it on my way home from the train station and always looks nice so decided to give it a try, so glad we did the food was outstanding, hot, delicious...and tasty along with been fresh. The wine we had was a beautiful Portuguese wine and our server topped us all all the time never had to lift the bottle, top class service, will be taking all My friends their once we are aloud again Thanks so much ;)More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 9 December 2020 via mobile

Can’t fault this restaurant. The staff were very welcoming, prompt service and lovely food. We ordered the salmon and lamb shank and both were delicious, pudding was of the same quality. We will definitely be returning.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 8 December 2020

I ate at Gem on a Sunday evening (6 December. A day that is difficult to find a good restaurant open at the best of times. We were given a lovely table in a corner. The table has a small bottle of hand sanitiser ready...to use. They take no shortcuts where hygiene is concerned. One feels safe as soon as one walks in. Tables are arranged at a safe distance from one another. But there was a buzz in the room that lifted the spirits. People well dressed and happy at the opportunity to enjoy a meal out in a most agreeable space. The service was first class, with attention to detail. A calm and easy professional approach. Menu is extensive and wonderful. There is definitely something for everyone. .....from carnivores to the strict vegan. I was spoiled for choice, and had difficulty making a final decision. The meze tasting platter was a good place to start. Some of the best meze I have ever tasted.....and they come with soft warm pitta. Had to resist eating too much of the bread as I had a main to eat. We ordered one hot starter to share, the lamb liver. This will change your mind about liver if you ever had the tough shoe leather version and hated it. this was tender, juicy, flavourful meat accompanied by a seasoning and sauce. I would go back tomorrow just to have another helping of that dish. For a main I had meatless stuffed aubergine. This wonderful dish, was a combination of roasted peppers, tomatoes, aubergine,onions and spices cooked to succulent perfection. My friend had lamb shish. The lamb cooked and seasoned beautifully. Tender and tasty. I cannot fault this place. The relaxed atmosphere, lovely decor, cleanliness, first class service and amazing food with much to choose has made it a restaurant I will return to often. In normal times it would suit large private groups as there is an upper floor with extensive seating.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 6 December 2020 via mobile

Lovely food and atmosphere. Really nice food good choice. Lovely wine. Not from Norwich but would have again if I returned

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 15 November 2020

I ordered a Chicken Shish kebab with chips and a salad for a takeaway meal. Along with a delivery fee, i paid a good £17 for arguably a children's meal which i found very disappointing. Both the Chicken and the chips were luke-warm and tasted...okay however not the taste i was expecting to make me pay such a high price for. Overall i am very disappointed considering lots of reviews online highly rated the restaurant and its food.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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bernard p
25 September 2020|
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Response from Sam H | Reviewed this property |
They have a selection of priced set menus, meze starters, main meal and desert etc
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Yombles
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Response from GemofNorwich | Property representative |
We are open now... All reservations time slots last 1.5 hours.. Opening hours; Mon - Thu : 12:00 - 23:00 Fri - Sat : 12:00 - 00:00 Sun : 12:00 - 22:30 We hope see you soon... Many thanks...
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