The Last Wine Bar & Restaurant

4.4
218 reviews
£25 and under
British
Now in its 30th year, The Last Wine Bar & Restaurant is a real Norwich institution. Housed in a former Victorian shoe factory (hence the name - there is a collection of shoe lasts), there are three distinct eating areas: the buzzy bar, the trendy downstairs, and the relaxed and informal brasserie; the same menu is available in all three.


The food is modern, honest and largely locally-sourced with the a la carte menu changing frequently with the seasons.


As well as the food and wine, the longevity of the Last is down to its unrivalled, friendly, welcoming atmosphere. The relaxed ambience has inspired a loyal following across nearly three decades; Norwich without The Last is unthinkable.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 218 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice simple menu but all cooked very well, I will return soon

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NancyR
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff and love the ambience of this place. Been coming here for years and never disappoints.
Can’t wait for next visit

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OliverC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Last lunch sitting before the Corvid Lockdown 2 and it was outstanding but tinged with sadness we'll not be able to enjoy another visit for at least a month...

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Lunchinglady
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

One of my favourite restaurants, possibly my favourite since the chef became the owner and there have been some changes. The Sunday lunch was superb-the best roast beef I can remember . Dinner this week was also good and the New Zealand Sauvignon blanc one of the best I have tasted. The evening was only somewhat marred by an icy draft every time the door opened. Something needs to be done about that. In fact the temperature was slightly chilly-comfortable for the staff but not the customers !

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ChrisW
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to see all the work at the Last paying off, back to its old self.

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PaulB
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely relaxed atmosphere with extremely good and attentive service. Food was delicious too.

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AnneC
Norfolk
6 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Been here many times
Disappointed only roasts available
We were placed in the other part of the building which has no atmosphere what so ever

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Webstgem
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So pleased this place has reopened and it’s even better! Food, service and value were all excellent, Would recommend

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AndrewM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing not sure what else you can say outstanding food service and wine

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and ambience. Perfect

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SteveH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal . Food terrific and flavoursome. Very attentive service. We will return .... thank you team

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portent
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent venue for a private intimate celebration.
However, it feels a little exposed as tables are quite close to each other.

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NIGELG
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our son & partner for a birthday celebration, that was a good decision, great staff, great service, great food & a lovely Chilean wine, all at a reasonable price, the ambience was perfect, we had a really lovely night & it was also very clean and safe, we will definitely return very soon, best meal out for a long tome.

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NickP
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food, fantastic venue, music was a bit hit and miss but a fantastic night and highly recommend.

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AshleyR
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been going to The Last for years and was thrilled when they launched a Sunday Lunch offering. Hands down one of the best roasts I’ve had in Norwich, the beef was cooked to perfection and all the trimmings were delicious

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MargaretD
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed being back at the last, the service was lovely, all covid secure, the food was terrific and the prices were reasonable. There was one very noisy table but that could happen anywhere. Will definitely be back!

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Rorkie77
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Having moved to Norfolk from Dubai after many years and spending the last few months updating our home, we decided to go to nNorwich on public transport and have a nice meal with wine. What a delight The last wine was. Great food, a good selection of wines and the staff were extremely friendly.
I. Would not hesitate to in recommending the Last wine bar to anyone.
My only observation which is not a criticism, is that it would have been nice to see a small offering of fine wines.
Regards,
Paul & Sarah.

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JohnN
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our second visit since lock down. Food was fabulous as usual and the service great. A bit busier than our first visit which was good to see. One of the best places to eat in Norwich.

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PaulH
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The service was friendly and efficient, the wine and food, lovely. Unfortunately the table we were first seated at was cold. We moved near a heater which was better, but the atmosphere never warmed up as we were the only diners in the annexe. it would have been much nicer in the main bar area.

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EmilyS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was very good and the ambience was cosy and quiet. We had a really nice evening!

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Gormandiser
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely occasion and delightful evening with delicious food and wine.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service

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ChristopherD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really lovely meal, great wine and a great atmosphere. The staff were fab.

Only criticism is that they did not have enough vegetarian dishes at the time, so we had to share the only vegetarian main between us.

That said, it was delicious!

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Jill
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Menu was pretentious, chips were sent back, steak was sinewy, food was cold, when the waitress asked if everything was ok. I started to tell her it was not and she started talking to the other waitress. So I gave up. At £50 a head it was not cheap . Disappointed as it was a birthday. Dessert was ok.

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Gormandiser
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These guys do an outstanding job, and the food is consistently good every single time. From the sublime - now world famous - signature crab doughnut starter, to the beautiful piece of roasted brill, enjoyed with a smooth and silky Viognier, we enjoyed every mouthful.
Looking forward to the first Last Sunday Lunch tomorrow ... !

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NickF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service! Ambience great considering the limitations! Decor fab!

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CathT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and very helpful staff made for a very enjoyable lunch here midweek.

JW
JennyW
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Midweek lunch venison burgers very good wine excellent

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CharlotteG
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, lovely atmosphere and great wine. Will be back again!

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AdamA
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and wine, and friendly service. Thoroughly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit since re-opening and it certainly won't be our last! Very importantly for us the ambience was just lovely, the music set the tone and there was a great vibe despite the team
adhering to the current restrictions. The food was all absolutely delicious, the wine list small but some great choices, the service from the team was excellent - friendly, professional and a genuine desire to please. Overall, an outstanding night. Well done to Ian and his team. They all radiated a passion for what they are doing and they will go far!

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Anthony
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our dinner, great food, service and ambience and excellent value for money.

JY
JulianY
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place for a special occasion without breaking the bank

LH
LisaH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely building full of history, cheerful helpful staff and great ambience! The food was good too! Highly recommend a visit!

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AshleyR
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t fault a single thing. All of the food was delicious and the staff were brilliant! We also felt very safe at all times

MP
MrsP
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pleasantly surprised. Really good food and wine. I would book again.

JM
JulieM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal out for husband’s birthday. Menu delicious but also interesting. Not just weird combinations for the sake of it that look great but don’t taste good. Crab donut and Octopus KFC were real highlights. Husband not a dessert fan so ended up having another portion of the Octopus instead! Lovely friendly service and all covid safe whilst still feeling cosy (good lighting). Finally it’s amazing value for the quality of food served. We’re not local so can’t visit often but anyone who should make this a regular haunt I’d say.

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NigelH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First visit after seeing the owner interviewed on T.V. We wanted to support and we weren’t disappointed. Great food and great decor. We’ll be back soon.

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vince
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice meal and good service with a good atmosphere a little pricey but we both enjoyed the evening

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LauraM
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Good table spacing and thoughtful staff made for a safe and pleasant experience. I have just booked again.

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The Last Wine Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 218 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.