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2020 Food Festival

SOMETHING TO TICKLE EVERY TASTE BUD AT THE ASSEMBLY HOUSE FOOD FESTIVAL 2020

Spreading smoothly across February like butter on a crumpet, the second Assembly House Food Festival shines a light on exceptional producers, ingredients and hospitality in a delicious, month-long culinary celebration. Try exciting new flavours, learn from the experts, celebrate craftsmanship in food and drink, enjoy pop-ups from visiting chefs, cook alongside kitchen legends and most of all enjoy a big slice of fun with your food in the heart of Norwich.

We have plenty on our plate…

Listen to Norfolk’s premier Elvis tribute band as you eat a menu inspired by the King, quaff wine and scoff cheese at the Norfolk Cheese and Wine Festival, celebrate the fleeting return of The Lavender House’s famous seven-course tasting menu.

The Assembly House was delighted to be awarded the Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards Food and Drink Destination of the Year and we are dedicated to putting the county firmly on the culinary map with an annual programme of exciting events, one of the highlights of which is our annual festival.

We are lucky to live in a county where we really do have it all – fish and seafood fresh from from the boat, seasonal vegetables straight from the field, extraordinary meat, exceptional dairy products, and incredible restaurants – and we hope The Assembly House Food Festival 2020 will help celebrate them all.

We do hope you’ll join us at the table!

Richard Hughes

WITH THE LEGENDARY JOSE L SOUTO. He talks a good game! One of the highlights of our 2018 Assembly House Food Festival was a visit from Jose, who delivered a wonderful class on venison, butchery and ga...
WITH MARK FITCH. The Richard Hughes Cookery School is proud to sponsor the EAT Norfolk Food and Drink Awards Norfolk Home Chef of the Year – and our first-ever winner is hosting his first ever restaur...
Aren’t you Fondue a Gouda Afternoon Out?Cheese and wine go together like Laurel and Hardy, Thelma and Louise and Romeo and Juliet – so raise a glass to this special event which will celebrate a marria...
He calls himself “a food chemist” and he’s presently working for arguably the most famous food chemist in the world… The Assembly House is delighted to welcome Liam Penn for a two-night vegan pop-up.L...
He calls himself “a food chemist” and he’s presently working for arguably the most famous food chemist in the world… The Assembly House is delighted to welcome Liam Penn for a two-night vegan pop-up.L...
For one night only, the one, the only…MR ELVIS PRESLEY!Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the King will be at the House for a spectacular night of good food, good music and good times.Elvis aficionados will b...
The first rule of the evening: everyone can talk about puddings! With a heartfelt mission of preserving the Great British Pudding, David Clayton’s Parade of Puddings is hosted by MC (Master of Custard...
Imagine you are about to die. You have one meal left. What are you going to have?It’s the question award-winning restaurant critic, MasterChef judge and writer Jay Rayner has been asked most often by ...
If you’re pining for The Lavender House and miss the Parmesan Custard, the grilled mackerel with beetroot, black pepper and vodka sorbet, the beef and smoked potato, the apple crumble with Calvados cu...
If you’re pining for The Lavender House and miss the Parmesan Custard, the grilled mackerel with beetroot, black pepper and vodka sorbet, the beef and smoked potato, the apple crumble with Calvados cu...