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19 Bedford Street, Norwich NR2 1AR, England
+44 1603 618902
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10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tue - Thu 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 2:30 am
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were extremely attentive, even though the waiter did look a little stoned... Fast service, fantastic coffee, and the passionfruit sorbet may have made my day. Great Job guys keep it up

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Thank michael h
Halesworth UK
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love to go here after visiting cinema city. There is no need to book, there is a really lively atmosphere and the menu is varied. The food arrives quickly and is reasonably priced

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1 Thank Susan L
Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not go here for pancakes. They were easily the worst I've ever had. It was more like a bowl of maple syrup soup, where the pancakes were 3 small soggy croutons! I also had to wait for about 30 minutes for this mess.. The atmosphere seems nice, but I doubt I'll bother again.

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Thank roseyb1990
Norwich
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't have food but the cocktails were very good! Not a stuffy pretentious place, chilled with a mix of people, friends, couples, families.

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1 Thank 285nat
Norwich, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been going here for years - always busy, great relaxed non-stuffy atmosphere, usually friendly and helpful staff. They do an interesting and tasty variety of food, but we tend to go here for the brilliant cocktails. They aren't the cheapest cocktails, but are generous with the booze, which is how it should be. I'd recommend the Long Island Iced... More 

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1 Thank Richardrocks
UK
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an hour to kill before the theatre and came across this place whilst a-wandering. Cosy, natty place to relax over coffee and liqueur. Welcoming staff. Will return for a meal one day.

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Thank Debbouk
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

This was recommended by a friend who used to live in Norwich . I liked the feel & look of it immediately and was intrigued by the menu - already wishing we were staying longer to try most of it . We shared the bar platter as a first course which was extensive & a bit different from other places... More 

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Thank Rukshana A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

Excellent place although the Saturday we went was full of youngsters downstairs. I think the oldies have to go through the back. Food excellent - service excellent - wasn't too hot either as was very cold outside and all these places seem to put their heating on full which is really uncomfortable. Mulled wine was good and the food. Good... More 

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Thank dommigibson
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

Friendly Staff, great service. I like the idea that the staff come to you and take your order. A chilled atmosphere to sit and just relax in an excellent conversation with friends and even the staff.

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Thank Philio I
Exmouth, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

My first visit, as I live in Devon. Excellent service, mouthwatering menu, and the food was just lovely. We had a bar platter, (mixed breads, olives, hummus and oil and balsamic vinegar); grilled endive with poached pears and maple pecans; lamb rump with butternut squash purée; and a Shawarma chicken salad served with spinach, pomegranate seeds, avocado and maple pecans.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $19
Cuisine
Cafe, International, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 2:30 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Bedford Street, Norwich NR2 1AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1603 618902
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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