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19 Bedford Street, Norwich NR2 1AR, England
01603618902
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Ranked #48 of 667 Restaurants in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $19
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 2:30 am
Cuisines: European, English, Mediterranean, International
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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 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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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

For a bar which had a small menu the food was fantastic. Steak was cooked perfectly and my girlfriend's halibut was tasty too. The house wine was smooth and pleasant.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

I've been to Franks many times, but finally made it on a Sunday to try the pancakes. I was not disappointed, three huge fluffy pancakes with gorgeous thick but crispy bacon - I even managed to help my friend finish hers too. Just don't plan to eat anything else that day!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

lovely little coffee shop / cafe, great place to get out of the bustle of the city. Only had hot drinks but the food looked excellent and homemade. Very friendly staff, were quite willing to let us sit there all night if we wanted to. I can recommend the Hot Chocolate (with all the trimmings). Well worth going if your... More 

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Norfolk
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

No matter what time you go to Frank's Bar you know that there will always be good food and drink - and a vibrant atmosphere. From an amazing cooked breakfast with a top cup of tea/coffee, to a hearty evening meal with a delicious cocktail - Frank's Bar really know how to serve up seriously good food and drink. I'm... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Went for lunch with girlfriends before Xmas-v busy but happy to wait for a table to become free. Had mixed dips to start and spicy potatoes and we all had the steak as a main. V good quality. Only complaint is that it's a bit cramped and the chairs uncomfortable but can't fault the food. Staff seemed pleasant enough, a... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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26 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

I love going to Frank's and always try to pop in every trip I take to Norwich. Whether it's for a spot of baked egg breakfast, an afternoon slice of cake, or a late night espresso martini and tapas. It can be hard to get a table if there is more than 2 of you as it's pretty cosy inside,... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Popular with the young crowd, quite cold as the front door was left open often. My dish was fine but my friend ordered spinach crepes and they tasted like they had been cooked before and warmed up. They were very dry.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I often go to Frank's for lunch or an afternoon coffee but it is also a great bar for leisurely evenings with friends. The menu is very varied and they use a lot of local and seasonal produce. It's always tasty and well presented. I'd recommend booking ahead for lunch or dinner though, especially if there are a few of... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Met my friends their for a pre gig bite - Being a vegetarian I never get my hopes up too much - but... well done guys - lovely meal, lots of flavour good value and a great atmosphere. Thank you

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

We popped in here for a lunchtime bite to eat while out Christmas shopping. Great atmosphere, friendly staff, and good to see some interesting vegetarian food. Will come again!

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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 - 19
Cuisine: European, English, Mediterranean, International

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