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Frank's Bar

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19 Bedford Street, Norwich NR2 1AR, England
+44 1603 618902
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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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Rukshana A
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank dommigibson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Philio I
Exmouth, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank Judith A
Oakham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

We went to Franks Bar for lunch, after initially thinking the menu was a bit quirky, but giving it a try anyway....... we were certainly not disappointed. Although very busy, service was friendly & quick. The menu, though compact has a diverse choice of dishes which I can only describe as European with a Mediterranean/African twist, which should suit most... More 

1 Thank gpkent
Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Met a friend for a fairly brief lunch. We both chose the mushrooms on toast with Stilton cheese. Place was pretty busy but order taken quite quickly. Service swift and efficient and food fresh and tasty. No complaints from me

Thank John W
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

lovely brunch with friends... great atmosphere, staff, drinks and the best scrambled eggs in town. thanks franks!

1 Thank no33y
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

I've visited Frank's Bar several times for cocktails - the espresso martinis are the best! Recently me amd some friends popped in for brunch on a Saturday. The menu was very impressive and had lots of vegan options which is rare. Luckily there were a few of us so we ordered quite a chunk of the menu. Everyone was very... More 

1 Thank Jessfs
Norwich, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

This is a great friendly place.I love it.Great food, great hot drinks.Great service.The atmosphere is great.There are board games, cakes, lovely attentive staff.Only fault is the music playing is far too loud.It would still be heard if dropped a couple of decibels.Also, older music, such as eighties music, would make a nice change to some of the repetitive music they... More 

Thank suesb700
Norwich, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

Always enjoy Frank's bar. Used to love their pigeon breast dish. This time had lamb tagine, which was pleasant, but for me a bit under-flavoured.

Thank paul h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $19
Cafe, International, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:30 am - 12:00 am
8:30 am - 12:00 am
8:30 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 2:30 am
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
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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