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.
Summer is here! Well sort of. So it’s time for a tasty new menu. We’ve got all sorts of goodness ready for you including the Ras al hanout spiced aubergine (with bulgur wheat, girolle mushrooms, a chunky tomato sauce & toasted almonds) , or Summer tabouleh . For something more meaty you could try our delicious pork chop with rhubarb & plum chutney, fennel seeds & crushed new potatoes (gluten free), perhaps the lamb stew or for something more fishy there’s pan-fried fillet of sea bream or the salmon tatar. There are also a range of tapas options, choose from braised prawns with fennel & black olives, mussels in creamy chorizo sauce with fresh herbs, fried aubergine with taratoror a range of other treats. 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.
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…”