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Frank's Bar

19 Bedford Street, Norwich NR2 1AR, England
01603618902
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Ranked #46 of 661 Restaurants in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $19
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 2:30 am
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Franks is my favourite place in the city to go to. I love the quirkiness, the food and the atmosphere. Keep up the good work guys.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Nice buzzy little place with cool decor. Breakfast was sadly pretty average though, egg nicely poached, herbed beans were nice and flavoursome but lukewarm, sausage overcooked and black pudding fairly nondescript as were the potatoes which again, were lukewarm. At £8 I kind of hoped to have a hot breakfast. Staff were inattentive and despite informing me when i was... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

First time here and although busy the service was excellent. The range of food was good and reasonably priced. There is an upstairs area too so if it looks busy there may be space there, so don't miss out on the opportunity to try Franks.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

As much as I wanted to love this place due to the friendly staff, welcoming & chilled atmosphere, selection of produce, and overall feel, I couldn't. Myself and my partner ordered two flat whites which were so bad we couldn't drink them. We politely asked the guy behind the bar to re-make them as the coffee was over extracted and... More 

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This was our second visit (the first was just for Tea and Coffee) we had passed many eateries last Sunday but I was looking forward to the Flat White Coffee in Frank's Bar. Slightly miffed I noticed that the Sunday menu was missing the normal weekly fare but with still an extensive fare we ordered brunch type dishes. Less choice... More 

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78 reviews 78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

First visit here following recommendation in The Observer. Brilliant find. Obviously very popular and a little bit of a wait for a table. Food is excellent and well priced. Good selection of drinks. Staff friendly. Overall a good atmosphere, relaxing place to have lunch.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

Our first visit to this popular Norwich bar, at the invitation of our 28yr old son. In spite of being the "older generation", we thoroughly enjoyed the buzzing atmosphere, at 1830hrs, the well kept beers, and the excellent value bread/hummus/olives/dipping oil platter. Also the waiter service. Will certainly return again. Final verdict, a little bit of hip London in Norwich.... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We were there on a late Friday night. It's quite a cool place with a good vibe. The cocktails and the food (we had sort of snacks of humus, bread, olives, goats cheese balls) were very good even if a bit pricey. The atmosphere was good. We were only 2 at a large table and were asked if we wouldn't... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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176 reviews 176 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Just as much fun as it was when we first went in there the second day of it being open. The food choice has grown and has several gf options, the merlot is brilliant and was our food..... Here's to the next six years ... Well done team

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

After searching reviews for various places to eat around Norwich, I'd decided on franks for dinner with friends. I was slightly dubious from the last review that was left, however on having a fabulous dinner this evening I can only think they were on another planet! Staff were attentive, ambience was relaxing, food looked delicious and tasted even better! A... More 

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Additional Information about Frank's Bar

Address: 19 Bedford Street, Norwich NR2 1AR, England
Phone Number: 01603618902
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 19
Cuisine: European, English, Mediterranean, International

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