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Frank's Bar

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International, Mediterranean, European, British
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19 Bedford Street, Norwich NR2 1AR, England
01603618902
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10:00 am - 2:30 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: Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner
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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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
Relaxed and welcoming

Friendly staff and great food make this the perfect place for lunch or afternoon tea. The mezze plate is perfect for vegetarians.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff and great food make this the perfect place for lunch or afternoon tea. The mezze plate is perfect for vegetarians.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I really really want to like this place more, but every time I go it's almost good but one small thing or another lets it down. The food is generally pretty good to be fair, but the last few times I've been in service has been slow and food takes ages to come out of the kitchen. My biggest bug... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I've visited Franks on many occasions - breakfast, dinner, late night drinks - and it's always fantastic. A lovely atmosphere, friendly staff, some brilliant and unique drinks and gorgeous food (get the steak! Or the cheese platter! Or the hummus!). I've never found anywhere better.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

With disabled parking nearby; I meet up with friends here for a cup of tea and bruschetta and dips to share. It is perfect for shopping days due to its central location and always has a relaxed feel. Order at the counter or from your table and the Doughnut Lab doughnuts are a welcome treat in all their different flavours... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Very good bar with tasty food, table service and deadly cocktails, a good idea for a day time lunch affair, or a night of quality drinks in a cosmopolitan environment.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I ordered bread and olive oil. Let me digress, here I am sitting here, surrounded by old people. (Norwich is very nice as a city, but does seem to be over populated by elderly folk). The weather is idyllic. A beautiful 74 degrees...I wish places like this made the extra effort and really laid on amazing service. I have been... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The look and vibe of the place is lovely. If the staff are a little disinterested at times. The let down here is the food it always sounds so lovely on the menu but its been bland. I have the beetroot special and if was nice enough but nothing wow. Which was the general consensus of the whole group. Cocktails... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Frank's Bar is good for cheap but strong and flavoursome cocktails. The food is tasty but nothing out of the ordinary. The one dish I particularly enjoyed - the yogurt chicken with feta salad - has been taken off the menu which is a shame

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We LOVE franks bar. Always lovely staff, and great, reasonably priced simple creative food with inspiration from around the world. Very relaxed atmosphere and some great cocktails. Be sure to get there early to avoid queuing. It generally always gets busy

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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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, British

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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, British

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?