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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 - 12:00 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, Coffee & Tea, Drinks, Lunch, Dessert, 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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Visitor rating
  • 167
    Excellent
  • 71
    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
A mixed bag

Frank's bar is full of character and has great ambience. The food is delicious and inventive and is served on colourful crockery. The portions are generous and the service is efficient and quick. I love the alternative and healthy nature of the food and always leave with ideas for things I would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Amber W
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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262 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Frank's bar is full of character and has great ambience. The food is delicious and inventive and is served on colourful crockery. The portions are generous and the service is efficient and quick. I love the alternative and healthy nature of the food and always leave with ideas for things I would love to try at home. The William Morris... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

If you're looking for somewhere to unwind, grab a coffee and a delicious croissant or pancake, then this little gem is the place. Alternatively, Frank's is a great venue for larger meals or snacks. The menu is varied featuring tapas and mezze as well as lots of other tasty titbits and nibbles. Try the Kawarma, it's excellent. As for drinks,... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Had brunch here on my birthday and it was a wonderful experience. Quirky decor, small and intimate and friendly. And the staff are so helpful and cheerful. The vegetarian food was amazing and we even had a vegetarian 'black pudding' and it was very tasty. And the prices were reasonable I believe ( not sure as it was a birthday... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

Norwich has a wide range of cafes and bars, however no one has a menu like frank's! The menu full of exotic cuisine and moth watering vegetarian food! I am not a vegetarian but I normally go for vegetarian food when I am in franks. If you are looking for something more than sandwich and chips, you should definitely come... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I have been to Frank's many times and thought it about time to post a little review! I am always so pleased by the veggie/vegan options available and often share a bar platter (bread, olives & hummus) with my boyfriend or get the Socca (chickpea pancake) and a few of the tapas dishes (patas bravas, grilled courgette & chickpea salad... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I ordered three tapas items - chorizo in red wine, patatas bravas and hummus. The patatas bravas was my favourite - it came with a gorgeous garlic aioli which complimented it perfectly. The chorizo was good - but there was so much of it - I'm never usually one to criticize a good portion size, but there was a little... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Great choice of food, including gluten free options, especially snacks, and very attentive, friendly staff

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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I came to frank's bar with my friend after hearing much praise about it. I was not disappointed ! It's a lovely and friendly place, and I will soon be back to try the famous English breakfast!!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The staff at Frank's bar were excellent. Food and drink very good. Food was well prepared and very tasty. Very good choice of drinks. Staff very friendly and service was quick.

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Beccles, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

You always get a warm welcome at Frank's bar. It attracts quite an arty crowd. Lots of students use it who are at the Norwich School of the Arts and like the liveliness of the Avenues area of the City.

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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: International, Mediterranean, European, English

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