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Frank's Bar

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International, Mediterranean, European, English
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19 Bedford Street, Norwich NR2 1AR, England
01603618902
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Today
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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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: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Drinks, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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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    Very good
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    Average
  • 4
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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
My favourite place

Always drink tea in this lovely café with my friends! lovely courtyard area for sitting outside and incredibly friendly staff. LOVE it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Abi R
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Always drink tea in this lovely café with my friends! lovely courtyard area for sitting outside and incredibly friendly staff. LOVE it.

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UK
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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere as always, service was good. Disappointing food though, there was one meal on the Specials board. My crab salad was mediocre, crab didn't taste very fresh, came with salad n 2 pieces of bread, rather overpriced. Was supposed to have asparagus in the salad, it was one or two spears at most cut into tiny slivers.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Been to Frank's Bar loads and everyone is really friendly. It's always busy with quite a cool, arty crowd, and they always find us a table. Their late-night snacks are really healthy and such amazing value, it really beats a load pub if you want somewhere to go and chill out after a club or gig (and are still peckish!)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I've been to Franks a few times and have always had a positive experience. The coffee is delicious for one and the staff are always on good form with quick and reliable service. Had a Full English there also and it was one of the best I've had in a long time. They even put the beans in a separate... More 

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We spend far too much time in this place - there's always a great atmosphere, the food is delicious and the cocktails good too (highly recommend the apple crumble & custard!!). It's also open late at night, so made for the perfect venue for a few after work drinks when I was a waitress and finished late but didn't fancy... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Have been here a few times and really like. Pancakes for a Sunday brunch are yummy (fluffy with lots of maple syrup and bacon). In the evenings it is busy but cocktails a plenty and they were quick to see when we needed a refill and provided it quickly :-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I go to Franks regularly for a drink, day or night. Its great they serve food til late as if you get peckish you can share a mezze of bread and olives. It's really quirky, I love the decor and it's great you receive waiter service. I particularly recommend their Spiced Chai Latte on a cold day. I have to... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I visited Frank's for a meal on a Friday night. We definitely should have booked! It was busy, but luckily they had just cleared a table for two so we sat in a cozy little corner. We started with some delightful little goats cheese balls - there were so many of these and they are melt in the mouth, there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This is my favourite place to eat and drink in Norwich. Food is lovely, staff are always great and the cocktails are suitably very alcoholic. 😀

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

stumbled across this place with OUTSTANDING SERVICE, a great atmosphere and small but ample menu and delicious food. would definitely return.

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Additional Information about Frank's Bar

Address: 19 Bedford Street, Norwich NR2 1AR, England
Phone Number: 01603618902
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
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
Average Prices: USD $5 to $19
Cuisine: International, Mediterranean, European, English

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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 to $19
  • Cuisine: International, Mediterranean, European, English

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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