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“Pretty good overall”

Unthank Arms Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #193 of 835 Restaurants in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $26
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: A lively pub, wih a warm, relaxed atmosphere, excellent dining and a varied, extensive wine list, all sold by the glass!Fab garden and courtyard. Perfect for weddings, parties and BBQ's!
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Pretty good overall”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

We ate here last weekend. We were visiting Norwich and found this place via the internet.

It's a nice pub with a good mix of clientele and had a good atmosphere. Friendly-ish bar staff, but they did seem to pay more attention to locals and regulars.

Food was good; both mains and starters were very tasty. Service at the table was good; we didn't feel rushed but also didn't have to wait too long for food too arrive.

All in all, we'd certainly go here again if ever we found ourselves in Norwich.

  • Visited March 2014
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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“not for those in hurry”
Reviewed March 14, 2014

Probably one of the best sunday lunches I have ever had ingrediants fresh and tasted like sunday lunch of old, but sadly the service, as in so many establishments, seems to be youngsters devoid of any interest in customers and lacking somebody in charge. I would definatly recommend if you are a 2 or 4 but unless you want to kill 3 hours plus dont consider a large party booking.

  • Visited March 2014
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Norwich, UK
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“A very mixed experience”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

On the basis of other reviews, we were looking forward to a really good evening out. However, on arrival at 7.00pm we were told that three dishes were not available. Two of us therefore chose pheasant, only to be told that this also was unavailable, and duck was offered and accepted as a substitute. Sadly, the duck was tough to the point of being inedible. The waitress spotted the problem and arranged for a fresh meal but, unhappily, this second meal was undercooked and still tough. The other two meals - belly of pork and sausage and mash - were fine.
We accepted another bottle of wine as an apology but only one dessert was ordered, panacotta, and it was disappointingly solid and, therefore, abandoned. So, a bill for £100 for such an indifferent experience was not welcome. We will not be returning as there are many other places to eat in this area.

  • Visited February 2014
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Norwich
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent meal again”
Reviewed January 27, 2014

We have been here twice now this year for meals and each one was excellent. The menu changes daily and there is a great range of variety and for all budgets, which adds to the appeal. Having lived in Norwich for 20 years it is really pleasing to see the traditional character of the pub remain unchanged and the layout provides a good mix for eating and drinking. Look forward to returning again.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank DavManNorwich
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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“Always brilliant”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

The complexity of the ingredients on their menu always fascinates me, the choice of courses is fantastic. I have eaten here on a number of occasions and never been disappointed. A good wine menu and well kept beer. It is a very traditional pub with bare wooden floors and I love it all the more for it. Up there wilth the other gastro pubs, not so pretty to look at if decor is your thing, but you are going for the food

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Stephen R
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