merry mondays!

mondaybookingsTo make sure Father Christmas keeps us on the Nice List we will be open and taking table bookings Monday-Thursday in December call 01603 618902 or to book a table. Ho, ho, lovely job, ho.


Frank's Bar from the frontWelcome to – 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.

new menu

Frank's Bar Fancy Menu BoardAs Winter times approach, it’s time for a tasty new menu. We’ve got all sorts of goodness ready for you including the vegan grilled endive with poached pears & maple pecans, or caldo verde (kale and piri piri soup). For something more meaty you could try our delicious Norfolk lamb tagine or perhaps the Norfolk sirloin steak. For something more fishy there’s samak mashwi (baked sea bass with autumn tabbouleh). Our Mezze Plater is looking tempting with its tortilla chips, shanklish cheese, dukkah pesto, pickled beetroot, zaalouk, pumpkin kibbeh, autumn tabbouleh, salad & sun-dried tomatoes or the ever-popular Tapas Platter which features feta stuffed peppadews, bresaola, nocchiona, chorizo, and taleggio cheese. There are vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free a-plenty and the menu uses the best local ingredients we can find – You can see a sample menu here.



New venture North is NOW OPEN on Fye Bridge Street. The sister venue to Frank’s Bar, North brings Frank’s Bar’s established chilled out vibes to a new north city space. Serving a variety of tasty treats to keep you going breakfast, lunch and dinner or maybe just quenching your thirst with a well earned cocktail. Keeping our inimitable continental style table service to ensure a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. Sharing the historic old merchant house with Anteros arts centre, this new cafe bar will be bursting with creative goodness day and night.

pumping on your stereo

Frank's Bar BBC 6Music Playlist
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

read all about it

Franks Bar in The Insependent's Top 50 bars in UK
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…”

new things

whisky shop recommends

We’ve got together with the lovely folks at The Whisky Shop to offer you whiskytastic goodness.
Whisky Shop Recommends
As soon as we finish the bottle we pop round and have a chat with the guys (and a taste if we’re lucky) and get something new and different in for you whisky lovers.

frank’s bar bags

“How do I get one of these marvellous fairtrade bags?” we hear you ask.
Frank's Bar Bag
You can buy our bags at the bar (£4) to make shopping a lovely job.

Tweet as a nut!

opening times


We could tell you how happy we are with Frank’s Bar all day but if you fancy reading what other people thought you might want to have a read of some reviews:

opening hours

    • Tuesday – Thursday 8.30am – Midnight.
    • Friday & Saturday 10.00am – 2.30am

(last entry at 2.00am)

  • Sunday 10.00am – 10.30pm
  • (we sleep on a Monday)