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Frank's Bar

19 Bedford Street, Norwich NR2 1AR, England
01603618902
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Ranked #33 of 643 Restaurants in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $19
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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

If you want a cheap buzzy and great evening then you can't beat Frank's. Save me some sardines though!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A bit of a regular at Frank's. The food is very nice, good coffee and drinks selection, and lovely little venue. Just a great place to meet with friends!

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It was the first time I've been to Norwich and my friends took me to Frank's bar as they were raving about it and their pancakes with bacon and maple syrup. The bar itself lived up to the great reviews from my friends! Such a fab find in Norwich with an incredible food an drinks menu catering for the meat... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My return back to UK after 6 years, so lovely to see the positive changes to Norwich in regards to food and beverage especially this lovely little bar in the heart of the city. Good selection of drinks and fantastic quirky artifacts that make the decor interesting and unique. I especially like the sight that says: "Soup of the day...GIN"... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I have often popped in here with friends late night for a nice glass of something and some nibbles, if you can find yourself a seat then it really is always a treat. The mix match of furniture, low lights and buzzing atmosphere is fantastic. I have been to eat here during the day too and I was pleased with... More

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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Dropped in for a let lunch . We shared a platter of local cheeses and bread . The food was lovely with very generous portion sizes . I love quirky little places rather than chains . My friend and I really enjoyed our lunch .ambience was good and the staff very good . No complaints at all.

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Kings Lynn
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Went to have cocktails (after reading the many positive reports on trip advisor) with my family for my daughters 21st but as one daughter was only 14 she was not allowed in the bar even though she would only be drinking soft drinks. Other family groups please be aware!

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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Had a lovely lunch on a hot summer's day. Not super cheap but good quality grub. And some funky cocktails if you fancy!

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Norwich
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

What is there to say about this place except the food is consistently fresh, varied, vibrant, great value for money and damn good! Served by knowledgeable extremely friendly staff for whom nothing is too much trouble. Make sure. You go!

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Hampshire
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

....yet quirky, ever so slightly 'alternative' and excellent value. Don't know what he does with his slow roast tomatoes, but they're addictive. Wish we had a Frank's bar in our home town. The range of food on offer is impressively eclectic and if this is 'shabby chic' it is delightfully free of pretension. Give it a try - we'll be... More

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