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19 Bedford Street, Norwich NR2 1AR, England
+44 1603 618902
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10:00 am - 2:30 am
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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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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 3 days ago NEW 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 

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1 Thank gpkent
Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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

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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 1 week ago

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

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1 Thank no33y
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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1 Thank Jessfs
Norwich, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Thank suesb700
Norwich, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank paul h
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

this place was recommended as I wanted eggs on toast, not cakes or buns. The scrambled eggs on lovely seeded granary toast were perfect, exactly what I wanted, and a pot of hot Earl Grey tea gave me a very satisfying breakfast.

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Thank Sue P N H
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We been there with my girlfriend and we were satisfied from atmosphere food and service. Had homemade tortilla for starters and feta in red peppers. For main we share a platter for 2 and everything was taste great. Presentations of plates not the best . Service really attentive.

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Thank George K
norwich
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

I've been going to Franks for years and alway enjoyed the atmosphere, service and food. However, after my last visit I doubt I'll return. The waitress was miserable and rude, seemingly annoyed at us for ordering food, or requesting anything. Banging bowls down on our table with no manners at all. The food was bland - I remember the cooked... More 

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3 Thank MrsL83
Norwich, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday evening after the cinema. Very busy but able to get a table ok.....noisy and lively atmosphere but prompt and cheerful service. Small menu but all looked good.... we had quail breasts with polenta and a ras el hanout chicken salad.....good value for money. Really tasty and good presentation. Extensive drinks list especially cocktails. Finished the meal... 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
British, Cafe, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
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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