Welcome to franksbar.co.uk – where we like to live on t’interweb.
Frank’s Bar is a cafe-bar in central Norwich. We have filled our bar with good food, top drinks, marvellous 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 10.00 – 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.
Because we try to be down with the cyber-kids, we’ve also got a, Facebook page, a Twitter and have gone all Instatastic here.
This month, we will be mostly serving tasty things from our delicious new menu.
We’ve got all sorts of goodness ready for you including the crispy carciofi (crumbed globe artichokes with fregola, olives & marinated feta cheese), or the (gluten free) socca pancake (with slow roast tomatoes, braised chickpeas, herb sauce & rocket).
For something more meaty you could try our delicious flat-iron steak, perhaps the seared pigeon breasts or for something from the coast perhaps the zarzuela (gurnard & local shellfish in a rich tomato, paprika, saffron & red pepper sauce, with bread & aioli).
The menu uses the best local ingredients we can find and will be changing regularly so that we can keep it more seasonal than ever; You can download a sample menu here.
As fans of music and listeners of 6Music we recently put together a playlist for the lovely people of BBC 6Music.
They were kind enough to play some of our choices, put the playlist on their website and we even had a (slightly nervous) little chat on air with Lauren Laverne about it.
A nice man off of Twitter was kind enough to put it all together in a Spotify playlist jobbie as well (< so you know; that will launch Spotify).
The BBC blog page is here
Some nice people at some nice newspapers have said some nice things about us. Nice.
The Independent went and put us in their Top 50 Bars in The UK:
“…Frank’s is a well-loved petite drinking den in central Norwich that prides itself on fantastically friendly service with the laid-back feel of a living room. Perfect for those who seek the familiarity of a pub with the cosiness of a café”
We also had a mention in the New York Times in an article about Norwich’s literary scene:
“After a hard day’s work, writers gather at Frank’s Bar on Bedford Street, the premier late-night spot…”
We have teamed up with our lovely friends over at Iittala to fill Frank’s Bar with lovely things. Those clever Finnish design-type-folks have put together an amazing range of crockery and glassware for us to use.
The good news is that if you like the look of it and want to fill your place with Iittala loveliness, you can go a few doors down to The Granary and pick some up.