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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 - 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: 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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Late Night
Dessert

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 157
    Excellent
  • 63
    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
Most recent review
Great food and atmosphere

We stopped for coffee and a bite to eat at frank's this afternoon and were really impressed. The atmosphere was really good; lively but not chaotic and the service was friendly and prompt. The coffee was nice and the food was excellent. They have a nice selection of snacks and nibbles as well as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
KellyA2014
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Downham Market, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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244 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Downham Market, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We stopped for coffee and a bite to eat at frank's this afternoon and were really impressed. The atmosphere was really good; lively but not chaotic and the service was friendly and prompt. The coffee was nice and the food was excellent. They have a nice selection of snacks and nibbles as well as more substantial options. We had a... More 

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Rutland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We ate at Frank's Bar with two other couples and were concerned that without being able to book that we get in but we had a table within 10 minutes. There was a lovely atmosphere and the food was excellent, we had a couple of the mezze plates to share as a starter which were really nice. The menu is... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Came here shortly after New Years. Drank cucumber and elderflower juice, not daring myself so was prepared for not liking it, but it turned out to be a fantastic combination. For lunch i had the bread platter with olive oil and vinegar and tapenade. Bread warm and freshly baked and was a great and filling lunch for about £5. Partner... More 

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Egham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Popped in around 3pm on Saturday for a snack and ended up having a stunning lunch. The hake was perfectly cooked, the aubergines were delicious. Make sure you try a bloody Mary or an apple crumble cocktail. Cosy buzzy vibe.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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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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