Thursday, 17 July 2014

Cinema City - Splendor City!

So we have the best of everything in Norwich right? Best art house cinema? Yes! Cinema City is not only a stunning Medieval building, with intimate screens where you can enjoy indie and arty films with like minded film buffs, its has a beaut cafe bar with glorious courtyard, and also holds an amazing restaurant called The Dining Rooms (longest sentence ever!).

all this under one Medieval roof!

We were very excited when we arrived last night, we needed a dinner and a chat, it's been a busy week for Life in a Fine City. We were seated by the lovely staff and perused the menu, I was tempted by the oysters but went for the Gurney Gold and Sweet Garlic Tart with Asparagus and Artichoke Salad and Amber chose the Cinema City Burger Deluxe. We asked for a fruity white and were recommended the Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc, it was perfect.

erm..yum!

Wow..I was in heaven with my meal, the tart was a delicious combo of soft balsamic marinated garlic and light cheese. The artichoke was without a doubt one of the tastiest things I have ever had, and the asparagus was cooked to perfection, cute salad boat too! I think £9 was a good price for this meal, I want to go back and try some of the small plates.

deluxe edition

Now I think it's safe to say you can judge a place on it's burger, and this was an A star burger. A huge chunk of handmade patty with bacon and cheese, twice cooked chips and sweetcorn relish. I stole a few chips and they were so good, so crispy. Amber's cost £11, great value for the quality.

lording it up!

It really was a great dining experience, I enjoyed the high backed chairs I think they fit in well with the Medieval building, it feels quite a princley place to eat. We did have a look at the deserts and wanted to try the peach melba but we decided to save room for popcorn.

courtly courtyard

We had a bit of time before the film so we enjoyed the splendor of the courtyard, there are seats out front too for all your outdoor people watching/drinking needs. We were recommended by Sam at Cinema City to see 'Boyhood', a groundbreaking film which charts the life of a boy, he literally grows up before your eyes. We took another glass of Spy Valley in to the screening and enjoyed every second. I would say if you wanted to wow a special someone with the perfect date then this is definitely the place.

Ruth










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  1. The only issue I would raise, is that there's not enough seating in the Bar area. It doesn't take many people to fill the few seats and tables they have, before it becomes full. Other than that, however, and I'd agree that The Dining Rooms and Cinema City are beautiful venues!

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