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.
Hello 2017, hello tasty new menu. We’ve got all sorts of goodness ready for you including smoked salmon kedgeree (gluten free) or caponata (vegan, gluten free and dairy free). For something more meaty you could try our delicious lamb tagine or perhaps the rump steak, both from a free-range farm in Norfolk. For something from the coast you might fancy Moroccan style mussels or the baked sardines. Our Mezze Platter (shown left) is looking tempting with sweet potato kibbeh & caramelised onion, maftoul tabbouleh, beetroot baba ganoush, rice stuffed vine leaves, pitta bread, salad & guindillas (all vegan and dairy free), or the ever-popular Tapas Platter which features serrano ham, ventricina spicy salami, chorizo, pecorino sardo cheese, mixed bread and olives. There are vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options 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.
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…”