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Frank's Bar

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European, English, Mediterranean, International
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19 Bedford Street, Norwich NR2 1AR, England
01603618902
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Today
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 2:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Frank’s Bar is a cafe-bar in central Norwich. We have filled our bar with...
Frank’s Bar is a cafe-bar in central Norwich. We have filled our bar with good food, top drinks, marvelous music and general chilled-outness. We’re happy for you to enjoy Frank’s Bar in a range of different ways, whether it be with a coffee, glass of wine, tasty meal, or cheeky nibbles we’re really quite flexible. We like to make Sunday’s special as well by offering a fantastic Sunday Breakfast menu (served from 11.00 - 6.00) and a classic afternoon film (screened in the back room) along with the usual selection of great coffee, good papers to peruse and general loveliness.
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Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 166
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere, great food

Great choice of food, including gluten free options, especially snacks, and very attentive, friendly staff

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
nickib599
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Stamford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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256 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Stamford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Great choice of food, including gluten free options, especially snacks, and very attentive, friendly staff

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I came to frank's bar with my friend after hearing much praise about it. I was not disappointed ! It's a lovely and friendly place, and I will soon be back to try the famous English breakfast!!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The staff at Frank's bar were excellent. Food and drink very good. Food was well prepared and very tasty. Very good choice of drinks. Staff very friendly and service was quick.

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Beccles, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

You always get a warm welcome at Frank's bar. It attracts quite an arty crowd. Lots of students use it who are at the Norwich School of the Arts and like the liveliness of the Avenues area of the City.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We went here as it was my boyfriend's coeliac mother's birthday and it had come up under a search for gluten free restaurants in Norwich. Having some reservations as someone had told her it was a bit "edgy" and not somewhere they would go for a nice meal - how wrong they were and how glad we were that we... More 

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Just what we wanted for a light lunch on Easter Sunday. Relaxed vibe, superb food, very satisfying. Can you open in Clitheroe please ?

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Matching Tye, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This was the 5th place we tried to get into for dinner on the Thursday before Easter, the city was rammed and we are soooo pleased a friend recommended franks! Friendly, relaxed welcome, great food and very reasonably priced too! We'll certainly be back next time we're in Norwich!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Frank's Bar is simply my favourite place in Norwich. It was the first place I've been to in Norwich and it is still the essence of the city for me: it's relaxed, cosy, warm, friendly and just... comfortable. The food and drinks are great, and it is a perfect place to gather with friends or go as a couple to... More 

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The food is really very good, whether you be meat eater, vegetarian or vegan. It's also pretty inexpensive considering the quality and portion sizes. In similar vein, excellent cocktails, particularly the Dark and Swarmy. Be warned, this place does get very busy and does not take reservations; be prepared to wait or be turned away.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

You must eat here. The food is fresh and delicious. The staff are just friendly, cool guys. It's so good that there was a huge queue to get a table. I highly recommend the spinach pancake. My word!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19 Bedford Street, Norwich NR2 1AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: 01603618902

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 19
  • Cuisine: European, English, Mediterranean, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

Description

Frank’s Bar is a cafe-bar in central Norwich. We have filled our bar with good food, top drinks, marvelous music and general chilled-outness. We’re happy for you to enjoy Frank’s Bar in a range of different ways, whether it be with a coffee, glass of wine, tasty meal, or cheeky nibbles we’re really quite flexible. We like to make Sunday’s special as well by offering a fantastic Sunday Breakfast menu (served from 11.00 - 6.00) and a classic afternoon film (screened in the back room) along with the usual selection of great coffee, good papers to peruse and general loveliness.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 2:30 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:30 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?