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Frank's Bar

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British, International, Mediterranean, European
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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff
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...
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
Good food, friendly staff

Good for breakfast and late night drinks. Also recommendations from the whiskey shop feature on their menu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Helen W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good for breakfast and late night drinks. Also recommendations from the whiskey shop feature on their menu.

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Thank Helen W
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Like many, we always come to Frank's Bar in when in Norwich. It's always packed but they will always manage to squeeze you in. Even if you have to wait for a table, it's worth it. Don't be put off by the eclectic mix of tables and chairs, it adds to the great atmosphere whether it's a Saturday night or... More 

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1 Thank Whatsallthatabout
Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whenever we visit Frank's bar we never leave disappointed. Each time we struggle to get in due to its popularity though! Highly recommend a visit - not like any other bar in Norwich.

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1 Thank sparks_705
Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Brief visit to catch our breath and refresh ourselves with a hot chocolate and *vegan* marshmallows (very rich), pot of earl grey, decaf coffee and fizzy pop. Lovely relaxed atmosphere.

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1 Thank Mary J
Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are looking for an interesting and unusual cafe/bar, complete with original beams go no further. In the heart of The Lanes of Norwich, cobble stoned road outside with plenty of atmosphere inside, supported by unobtrusive background music to everyone's taste. Staff are energetic, attentive and efficient. I had a sudden yen for pancakes whilst mooching around Norwich. Google... More 

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1 Thank Michael H
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really relaxed atmosphere, great staff and service and the food is great too. I usually pop down for drinks saturday evenings and it's always busy yet you dont wait long at all even for cocktails

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1 Thank el_sophia
United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for a coffee with friends, Lemon Zinger and Rocky Road donuts, mmmmmmm! Chocolate cake also a winner. Great pot of tea and excellent coffee. All the staff were really friendly and that was enough for five out of five! The breakfast on the next table looked good, I'll give one of those a try on our next visit!

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1 Thank Funlovinfella
Fincham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Frank’s Bar is a hidden gem in the Norwich lanes. Working in the city with an hour for lunch has given me time to explore what I am beginning to think is a rather charming town. I found this place because of an article in The Guardian that mentioned it. I’m at that awkward stage of a new job where... More 

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Thank Rhian N
Norwich, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here for lunch with my boss who is an all round foodie and loves this place very much. I had also heard good things from various friends so was expecting a lot. The place is very laid back, cool atmosphere and quite studenty. That's not a bad thing in my eyes. This is an ideal place for lunch... More 

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Thank Richard M
East Anglia, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Franks bar has some great food like the platters and i love their spiced chai latte! Its a shame that there is usually a que (depending what time you go) but overall its a great place to eat!

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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: British, International, Mediterranean, European

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?