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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: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch
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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  • 187
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Something different

What fun - nothing matches - it's basic but good, what more do you want. Attracts students and eclectic mix of clientele. This visit was Grandpa with teenage granddaughter. Love it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
MandHNorfolk
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Norfolk
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Franks Bar has always appealed to me because it seems quite 'quirky', something different and alternative. But to be honest, it didn't live up to it's hype for me! I have definitely had better cocktails elsewhere, although they are very imaginative. I didn't like that you had to find a table before you could order, and you had to walk... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

What fun - nothing matches - it's basic but good, what more do you want. Attracts students and eclectic mix of clientele. This visit was Grandpa with teenage granddaughter. Love it.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

What a place!!! visited number of times, recommended to clients , friends and family and they all loved this amazing place. Paradise for late night eater's, wonderful staff, great food and reasonable prices. Being a vegetarian though I have limited choices and places to eat out!! But this place surprises me ever time I visit. Please try and judge you... More 

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Fornham All Saints, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Frank's Bar never fails to disappoint on a Sunday morning. The veggie English breakfast is delicious with a great variety of flavours, the baked beans are full of flavour including a strong herby kick. A brilliant substitute for black budding is the minty veggie black pudding, the hallumi and potatoes were cooked perfectly. Very reasonably priced and a nice atmosphere.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Stumbled upon this little place before going to the cinema and stopped in for drinks and nibbles. We were welcomes by warm smily staff, to a lovely cosy room. Me and my partner had the breads with hummus and olives with a glass of wine and cider. I liked it so much I returned the next week with my mum.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Always excellent service and options in Frank's Bar - great for day and evening visits. Bar is quirky with friendly staff - I would visit again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Ordered some cappachinos and got them all three quarters full!Watched a waitress dry cutlery on a grubby tea towel.Uncomfy chairs.Dirty table.Wont be back.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Stopped in with friends as we wanted to get out of the rain, great place to have a quiet drink. Staff are amazingly friendly, cocktails are made perfectly and do not take hours to make. The cakes and sorbet taste devine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

This is such a great place to unwind with friends, share a bottle, grab food we love it here and service is always friendly and fast, a grown up hipster heaven!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Went for breakfast as the 'best place for breakfast in Norwich' was closed (that was according to a quick google) .....would struggle to beat Franks Bar so I think whoever made that statement clearly hadn't been to Franks! Granola with honey and fruit was fabulous and covered in figs drizzled in honey. Very generous portions of everything!

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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, 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?