We are open 7 days week in our Norwich shop.
9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
10am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday
We hold a public event every Tuesday evening
You can privately hire the tearoom for one of our 'Mad Hatter's Tea Parties' Wednesday to Monday (availability permitting)
- Families and Children Welcome
- Event Space
- Gluten Free Available
- Children Welcome (Up to 8pm)
About Biddy's Tea Room Norwich
Biddy's is a traditional Tea Room in the heart of Norwich's bustling Lanes serving traditional cakes and loose leaf tea in a eclectic Victorian setting. We specialise in a 'create your own' afternoon tea made using the days freshly baked scones and homemade cakes from our Aylsham bakery.
We pride ourselves for our large selection of loose leaf tea, offering over 50 possible blends and even an option to mix your own!
Our Tearoom is split into a cakery and lounge downstairs for more relaxed seating to enjoy lighter options, served at the counter to either eat in or takeaway. Our upstairs floor is dedicated to our Tea Room, opened in 2011 serving our hearty lunches and speciality afternoon teas, served by a waitress.
We aren't the world's largest space, and as such cannot offer a grand afternoon affair. However if good service, homemade food, proper tea in a cozy and quirky setting are what you are after, then you have come to the right place. Welcome to Biddy's
I used to come to Biddy’s regularly and always had excellent service as well as wonderful food. In fact, I even arranged a Mad Hatters birthday tea party for my daughter here! However, I hadn’t been here for a while and was therefore really excited when I was given an afternoon tea for 2 from a work colleague as a gift. Yesterday. we went for our afternoon tea and to be honest, I was really disappointed 😔I ordered, as usual, a gluten-free afternoon tea and my friend ordered a normal one. Hers looked (and appeared to taste) lovely. However, my scone was rock hard and I had to send it back. It was replaced by the waitress but tbh, it wasn’t very nice and was very dry. The cake too was extremely dry and tasted really powdery. I am so gutted! I never thought that I would ever give a low rating for this place but I feel that I have no choice. I hope that this was a one-off and I was just unlucky
Took some friends who hadn’t visited before and the feedback from everyone was brilliant! 1 diner was vegan and she was very impressed by the vegan options available. Couldn’t recommend it more highly!
Great service, wonderful food and always a perfect place to treat yourself!
I visit biddy's often and always have the spiced fruit scones. Unfortunately I didn't find them that great this visit. They looked quite pale in colour, weren't very tasteful and quite dry. Also, the toilet facilities could have been a little cleaner. Everything else was lush as always.
Lovely sandwiches cake delicious scone a bit dry as was the scone last time we came?! Prompt service all in all a great afternoon tea
I love Biddy’s and treated my hubby to afternoon tea for his birthday, and it was delicious - and perfect portions too. The staff were friendly and helpful, but they are very busy and at times hard to get their attention. But shows how popular Biddy’s is - and rightly so!
Very enjoyable experience, lovely food, I’ll be back for more in the future.
Great Afternoon Tea.
We had full afternoon tea - the Sandwich filling choices were excellent & the fresh scones were still warm 😋
My only criticism would be that upstairs is too hot,if the temperature could be reduced I would give 5 stars all round 😀
Afternoon tea was brilliant. Staff so friendly and polite and the food was amazing.
Always friendly and welcoming with lots of care given, I had booked as a birthday treat for my friend and our table had a lovely little happy birthday plaque which felt such a personal touch. Amazing food as always and a wonderful choice, lavender scones are superb and the Black Forest was pure heaven, looking forward to the next visit xx
Very friendly staff, wonderful cakes and the best sausage rolls ever!!
In the past , I have had a much better service. Never got asked if everything was alright. Our servers were more interested in talking amongst themselves then tending to the customers. We won’t be coming back for a while and we both preferred ‘Harriet’s ‘, even though it is more expensive for Afternoon Tea. Your service used to be great but your newer staff don’t seem bothered about your customers. Other tables were trying to get their attention, it wasn’t just us that noticed this. The food and tea itself was lovely as always - which is a shame.
I celebrated my 50th birthday with my family at Biddy’s, the service and food were excellent. Very friendly waitress, couldn’t do enough for us. Can’t wait to return.... Thank you 😊
Service could be quicker. Shouldn't have to prompt the waitress when i need something all the time
Has to be best afternoon tea ever, but I’d have to go for the half portion next time !
Number of items not available. Service was slow and unfortunately staff seems confused, and out of their depth. Asked to pay / had to ask again as service was poor and male staff member looked at us blank. Overall pretty disappointing. Would not return.
Sandwiches are delicious and freshly made! However baked goods (although large) can sometimes be overdone and a bit dry.
Serviced started off very slow and but rectified halfway through and from then in we had no issues at all and loved our full afternoon tea lovely place we will return
Very tasty afternoon tea, amazing cakes!
Lovely restaurant with a sweet atmosphere. Thought it was quite expensive for what we had although everything was delicious and fresh. Like the idea of picking your own sandwich and cakes but do prefer a mixed selection of smaller items for an afternoon tea.
It was lovely. Can't comment on value for money as it was a birthday gift. We did need the doggy bag as there was too much lovely food for us to eat
Amazing experience, my only criticism would be that the tables for two are a little small to accommodate the full afternoon tea experience, as not much room. Otherwise the food, service and experience was fantastic.