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The Unthank Arms

4.5
93 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
We serve food from 12pm and throughout the whole day and evening.

FOOD SERVICE TIMES MONDAY-SATURDAY ARE MIDDAY-8PM. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A TABLE FOR DRINKS AFTER THAT THEN PLEASE CALL ON 01603 631557
FOOD SERVICE TIMES ON SUNDAY ARE MIDDAY-7PM

We have a large garden and outdoor area.

Necessary precautions have been implemented to keep customers and staff safe. A group of 6 is the maximum we would take for a group. More details can be found on our website.

Located on Newmarket Street, The Unthank Arms is a cosy neighbourhood gastropub in Norwich which is an idyllic place to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon. Also popular for weekday business meals and parties

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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Celebrate Christmas Eve with family and friends!

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Starting Dec 24, 2020

*1st Dec-24th Dec* We offer an additional Xmas Menu-Preorder required. Everyone dining with us with this menu will receive a Buy One Get One Free voucher to return in January or February 2022 for another delicious meal! https://theunthankarms.com/unthank-christmas-2020/ pre order required.

What 93 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.5
service
4.3
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4.3
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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StephanieH
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly staff, good food, warm atmosphere all round lovely experience

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EdwinaJ
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Sunday Roasts were excellent despite a tough piece of pork on my own plate but that was offset by a discount off my bill and the fantastic almond treakle tart! The roaring fire made us a little too warm whilst eating but overall highly recommended this pub.

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Chelsey
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night!
It was the only place we could find a last minute table for 6 and weren’t expecting much - just expecting regular pub grub.
But we were pleasantly surprised by friendly service, fabulous food and good ambiance! Thank you! We’re so glad we came!

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vipStef
London
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice neighbourhood pub. Very friendly staff....

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Outtolunch
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, prompt service, mussels were really good.

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Nicole
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely food and quite busy so more atmosphere than a lot of places at the moment, only negative is if you are sat round the corner the church pew style seating is quite uncomfortable after a while so if you can get a table in the main bar its a bit more comfy

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RachelB
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have always loved the Unthank. Great food and friendly service. Wishing them well in such difficult times...

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KellyP
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the lunch club offer which means I will definitely be back soon

PB
PeterB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Booked a table for my wife and I and our daughter and 3 grandchildren. Asked for large table so that we could maintain social distancing. Table as requested. Staff were excellent and every effort was made to adhere to social distancing rules - they were masked and we had sanitiser available when required. The Sunday lunch meal was very good and everyone left very satisfied!

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere. Booking process very easy and for the first time in ages the whole experience felt normal.

KF
KarenF
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely staff , great food , lovely and quiet . Not the usual ambience that this pub usually has as we were first ones in after they opened at 12. Will be going back !

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BarryC
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A really enjoyable evening in a very well managed traditional pub. Will definitely be back.

RG
RichardG
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good Sunday lunch. Service was 1st class. Definitely worth a visit.

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Debram
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely staff ,tasty food
Quite because of Covid rules
But will return !

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SallyW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely welcoming pub, serving good food and a great selection of beers abs wine.

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AngieB
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as ever!! Staff attentive, covid rules in place but not overbearing.

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BenC
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Service was efficient and friendly. We sat outside with appropriately distanced tables. I didn’t love my food (beef Sunday roast). The meat was quite fatty and would have preferred it to be a bit rarer. My stepdad (68 and a grumpy Yorkshireman) absolutely loved his pork roast though, and he’s very picky in a way that’s hard to keep on top of, so my opinion of the food is just down to my personal taste.

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JackieW
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely pub, very spacious & dog friendly! Food was good but veggie roast a bit bland and Yorkshire puds quite hard. Dessert was fab and beautifully presented.

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Lisah
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food with good service. Lovely to sit outside as well.

KT
KellyT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food is great.. lush pub grub. Roast dinners are amazing.

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mbsd31
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent pub with great food and a nice beer garden

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food in a quiet sunny garden with polite staff and sensible coved measures

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NRWSP
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased with the service and the Unthank Arms’ approach to dealing with the impact of COVID19.

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AndyB
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu - good vegan options as well. Really nice garden that we ate in. The staff were really attentive and friendly. Will definitely come back.

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AlMc
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice gourmet pub food. Excellent service. Food was great. Only minor complaint was the Menu didn't bowl me over with meat-based options. Went for the spatchcock poussin which tasted great with the salad but not really very filing.

On the other hand, the wife loved her vegan burger which is quite an accolade.

Would definitely go again.

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MargaretN
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Back street pub. Quite basic inside. Food average. Service was good as was covid measures taken.

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Kathy
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waitress who served us was very helpful and friendly. The food was great. Will be coming back!

DW
DavidW
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food with a traditional pub atmosphere, friendly staff too.

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PollyH
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service and absolutely delicious food. Really good value. The prawns were amazing!

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PatriciaO
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I have been to the Unthank Arms many times in the past and have always been happy with what I’ve had. Unfortunately this time the poussin I had was overcooked and very dry. I ate it although didn’t enjoy it. My husband had the burger, which was very good. I was asked when the plates were taken if everything was okay and I said that it was very dry but nothing was done about it. I have recommended the Unthank to friends many times as it has been good before but not sure I would now.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good pub food. Owners daughter very pleasant. Other two waiting staff could have smiled a bit, but other than that The Unthank always delivers.

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Bertiewasta
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well managed but best of all, lovely and quiet. V civilised. Great service. Food excellent & prompt. Love it upstairs.

TJ
TesJ
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our second visit to the Unthank Arms in a week to have another well presented, lovely meal served by very pleasant staff in a Covid safe environment

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JHFTD
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great time, great food - great atmosphere as ever. Only a couple of things - social distancing was great until staff sat a larger party far too close to us. It had been busy when they had laid the table for them, and we saw how close the table was - but when the part arrived, it was far less busy and they could have been moved somewhere better. It didn't impact our afternoon, but have bothered other people.
Anyway - we had a fantastic Sunday lunch!

JB
JaneB
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely Sunday Roast very good Will definatley go again

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us for dinner Saturday night, all meals were excellent - tuna, fish and chips and spicy been burger. Would recommend. PS Covid safe!

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barryt
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely atmosphere, great service, great food . Good value

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Doug
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food. Nice building and informal atmosphere.
Noisy room not because of the clientele or background music but because the room was echoey.
Had run out of Adnams Ghostship on draft.

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Deidre
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice meal. Quiet and felt well organised (Covid).

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AnneG
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Good value for money with Eat out to help out. Tuna steaks disappointing as overcooked. Staff friendly but service a little slow particularly on arrival

FAQs

The Unthank Arms is rated 4.5 stars by 93 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.