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Unthank Arms Bar & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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149 Newmarket Street, Norwich NR2 2DR, England
+44 1603 631557
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Fri 18:00 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Last minute decision to try here whilst visiting my daughter at Uni. In a popular student area and we were really surprised by the menu choices. Good selection for all diets, vegetarian, gluten free . The food was home cooked and very tasty , at a reasonable price too. The cheesecake dessert was enough for two. Will definitely go back... More 

Thank Wesue
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here with a friend from Norwich who has been several times. It's a traditional pub with a great selection of Ales and spirits but it is also home to some of the best pub grub in the area. The menus are printed on your table mat it's all locally sourced and delicious don't wait for a friend to... More 

Thank Mark G
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185 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a table here for a birthday treat and were not disappointed. Ate at a table in the bar area but were far enough away not to disturbed by those just calling in for a drink. Good choice off the menu and wine not too expensive by the bottle. Pleasant service and good food.

1 Thank Molenders
Norwich, United Kingdom
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297 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Three friends and myself came here for a Christmas meal in early December and it was really good! We preordered our meals when we reserved a table. My starter was a beetroot, quinoa and walnut salad, very tasty and way nicer than I expected. My mains was turkey with roast potatoes, parsnip, carrot, cabbage, stuffing and a pig in a... More 

Thank Abbeylls
Norwich, Norfolk
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182 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Another great meal at the unthank, the two/three course Christmas lunch was excellent value , beautifully cooked and presented . Another table of 12 were served all at the same time no mean feat . Thoroughly recommended once again and we received buy one get one free each as a thank you AND got our lunch club card stamped !... More 

Thank jennychristine
Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

After waiting at the bar for too long while we went unnoticed by the waitress, eventually we were shown to our table. We both ordered the vegetarian curry but I chose the gluten free option through necessity. The meals arrived and to my dismay gluten free ment less of a meal, the four onion bargees were not substituted for a... More 

5 Thank Summerbat
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We wanted a meal on our way to see a band at LCR which is why we chose to visit the Unthank Arms for the first time as it is on the right side of town. The meals were fine, quite tasty, the only complaint being that the mange tout that came with my hake was past it's best, very... More 

5 Thank CKnight63
Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

So, I don't often write these things but after living in the UK for 30 years and suffering in silence ( as the British can't cook in my opinion ... and forget Gordon and Jamie😀) this place was a nice surprise! A jug of water appeared next to the beer I ordered and even though I was tempted by the... More 

4 Thank BeatiMundo
Norwich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

The unthank arms provides a lacklustre experience. Dismal menu, bland wine list and very grey staff. It used to be a lovely warm local pub selling good quality food and wine. Food is not local and cooked with very little care or pride in what they do.

11 Thank penny4dg
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent service I've not visited for many years as I moved away great wine and beer selection very friendly staff , clean and great ambience excellent Sunday roast and cheese board ,, staff very efficient and lots of them ,, Yorkshire puddings and gravy superb !! A great experience will defiantly return again ,

1 Thank niaguk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
British, Gastropub, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 149 Newmarket Street, Norwich NR2 2DR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1603 631557
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!

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