The Last Wine Bar & Restaurant

4.5
237 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 237 People Are Saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Claire
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really great and innovative menu from the a la carte selection the staff were absolutely great, just perfect service. A great selection of wines to choose from, the Norfolk Winibirri red was a perfect compliment to the venison and steak main courses we chose. The steak was cooked really well and the venison perfectly pink. We finished dinner with a great desert and coffee and a fabulous glass of Jura on which to say Happy Christmas Eve. Our favorite Norwich gem never disappoints. Just lovely. Would always highly recommend.

LM
LouiseM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate in the bar which had a nice cosy atmosphere. The staff were welcoming and attentive and the food was delicious. Would definitely recommend.

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TheresaF
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Roast dinner .Actually the best I've had in a very long time
Service was fab

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GailS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We do not eat out very much and when we do it is the same places. We were treated to our meal at The Last Wine Bar (The Last Bar & Restaurant). We chose the Festive Menu. It was terrific. We will go back and thoroughly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food & wine on the whole, fine dining, haven’t been for three years as away but met expectations as always historically a good experience and certainly look forward to a return. Difficult times for everyone but circumstances reasonably well managed.

MG
MarianneG
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely waitress and amazing food ! Thank you:)

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Pollyanna
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very good food and excellent attentive service, I wouldn't hesitate to go back in the future.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely meal. Covid friendly.

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Alidinner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent food and service we are never disappointed when we eat here.

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Webstgem
Newcastle
7 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and wine. Have been here a couple times since it re opened under new management and it’s great, would recommend

CB
ChristopherB
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Another fine dining experience at The Last and excellent food once again. A warm welcome on arrival, although the restaurant did not have a record of my booking via OpenTable. However the staff member immediately allocated a table and there was no issue.
Quality ingredients and delightful pairing with the wine too
Good value and a delight to dine once again at the restaurant.

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Davey6
Norfolk
6 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and service. We haven't been to The Last for a while but we will be returning as soon as we can. Best meal we have had from there

PM
PaulM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A long awaited return to The Last. Warm receptionand impeccable service. Also much patience when deciding upon which wine to order! We had the Festive menu, the food was excellent from start to finish. This made for a very happy birthday!

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vipHannieL
Norfolk
12 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother and daughter bubble lunch date!
We have long been fans of The Last Wine and even more so now that Chef Iain is in charge. This was our first time going for Sunday Roast - a new addition - and I have to say it was absolutely delicious! Just go hungry!!

The roast sirloin came with roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, heritage carrot, kale, red cabbage, cauliflower cheese! and was by all accounts wonderful! The ox cheek that I had was melt in the mouth with delicious black cabbage, smoked mash and heritage carrots. For dessert we both opted for the fig frangipane tart with stout ice cream and poached pear - we were both in heaven!

Such a fantastic restaurant working hard during this lockdown and tier system and doing a marvellous job!

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit to the last wine bar and it was fantastic.

We were seated promptly and informed about the specials and menu availability. We were given ample time to choose our food and drink and offered more if required. We were given complimentary bread while we were viewing the menu, at this point I considered if it would be strange to ask for lots more as my main. I didn’t want my date to think me strange, so I chose from the menu instead. you should sell bread in the mornings! I’d buy it!. Lewis (sorry if that’s not your name), our waiter, offered recommendations from the menu confidently and even enquired about my usual choices and advised trying something different and unique to them. Absolutely brilliant service, as with my previous visit.

I had a starter and main, as did my company. We both sampled one another’s starters and were very impressed with both. I certainly couldn’t choose between the two! We had the same main, ox cheek, and it was delectable. I forgot to take pictures but I will next time!

The food was fantastic, the service was fantastic, the atmosphere and decor were fantastic. A side note, I loved the artwork on display/for sale. If you want fine dining at an affordable price, look no further.

With COVID being a consideration to diners, I thought I’d give it a mention. The last wine bar offers spacious dining and ample room to manoeuvre around if required. The staff all gave us space and only made contact with us when necessary. Everyone was wearing the correct PPE. I can’t imagine what that must feel like in the kitchen! Hand sanitiser was available too. They were certainly following the guidelines perfectly and I’d feel very safe to dine there again in that respect.

All in all I had a great time and will definitely be going back.

MD
MikeD
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food and excellent service which added to the venue makes for a fab night out

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FrankE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed it. Good to be out again. All friendly and pleasant. Food good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried the festive menu which was outstanding in both presentation, taste and great value. Attentive service and very enjoyable evening.

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ClareinNorfolk
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding! We loved everything about our meal. Didn’t want it to end.

OT
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
3 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.

PB
PaulB
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AC
AnneC
Norfolk
7 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
7 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

AM
AndrewM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
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.

NI
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.

NP
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

MD
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.

PH
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.

FAQs

The Last Wine Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 237 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.