The Unthank Arms

4.5
182 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
***17th May Onward Booking Policy**

You are welcome to make a booking for drinks only. Do let us know in a comment when you make a booking.

Parties between 7 & 12 people can call us to book outside.

We are not currently accepting groups over 12 people.
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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.

We serve food from 12pm and throughout the whole day and evening.

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • 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 182 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.3
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Maison
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting, lovely garden, loaded fries are delicious! It’s a really great pub

OT
OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Dinner with kids

HC
HenryC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really lovely food and so nice to sit out in the garden. The service was excellent, couldn't fault the lady who served us.

EP
EmmaP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely afternoon. With the girls. Table booked so we could watch the game as promised. Food was as always filling and tasty. Great drinks Great service. And relaxed atmosphere

BJ
BJABDB
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The lovely staff had their work cut out to maintain service levels and Covid security.There were only 3 on duty but they did their absolute best.
Our initial food and drink order was taken swiftly.The food was good and they were accommodating of dietary needs.

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RT88
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and plenty of outside seating.

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shedweller
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice big garden. Nice food and great beer. Service was exceptional and friendly

FP
FraserP
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We all had the Sunday roast and it was too quality

SS
SarahS
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We both had roasts both very nice , wish you had cauliflower cheese

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vipNigel
London
19 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Warm welcome from Ben as always and excellent service throughout despite being very busy. Great atmosphere. Good menu and selection of wine and beer. An old favourite.

CP
ChrisP
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Needed lunch for four at short notice and The Unthank Arms was recommended by friend. Easy to book, friendly greeting, lovely garden seating area and great choice of food and drink. Perfect!

JD
JohnD
Dorset
7 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely to return to the Unthank. A favourite over many years nee decades! The ambience is as always conducive to chatting and drinking/eating. Excellent service and great food. This is an anytime pub drinking lunch dinner supper snacking special occasions or just socialising. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been for ages but absolutely lovely food as always and staff super friendly, thank you :o)

Jen Goakes

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PeterR
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty Food and Lovely Awesome Desserts! Great Ambience Too!

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Davey6
Norfolk
10 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all decided to go for the roast and it was gorgeous and so much too. Good service and great food what more do you want.

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LucyS
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely, fresh food in a nice environment. Service was fine. Food slightly on the pricey side but good (although limited) wine menu with reasonably priced options.

AM
AlMc
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Saturday night was far too busy with not enough staff. Quality of the food didn't live up to price and very limited meat options.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Waitress did put two of the main course orders through so obviously didn’t turn up with the others. To be fair they did knock some drinks off the bill. Food was average, not as good as when I have been previously

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SharonS
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very busy night but plenty of staff on. Food was excellent

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Regular
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience4

My food was not cooked by the chef as ordered, either the 1st time or the 2nd time.
However your Manager was absolutely superb how he handled the situation, the venue is lucky to have him. He was also smiley and helpful from the moment we walked in.
Because of your manager I am only to happy to come back , not to say the same for your chef though. He needs to read the orders thoroughly prior to sending them out.

AE
AndyE
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service and ambiance was excellent. The vegan gumbo was nice but lacked a little oomph. The sea bass was really very good. Overall another very good experience at the Unthank and would definitely recommend and go again.

JB
JohnB
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good atmosphere, efficient service taking into consideration they are busy collecting and running orders on what was a busy evening.
The wait was sometimes a tiny bit frustrating but they are under pressure.
Beer choice was good, food was good and I’ll definitely return

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40andlovetea
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely pub, great staff. Has the burger which was delicious but £14.50 seemed a bit pricey.

SM
SharronM
Devon
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this pub/restaurant and will definitely be making a revisit. My other half didn’t enjoy the long walk (from the other side of Norwich) but was most pleased when his food arrived, we then really enjoyed (what seemed like) the short walk back to the city centre ! The bar was very busy when we arrived but we were attended to v.quickly and shown to our table upstairs. The waitress was friendly and helpful. Everything about the place was just .......well great.

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Hinny123
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, good food.
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TrimSki
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fantastic lunch experience and I cannot thank the staff more.
Courteous, welcoming and a satisfactory day in its social entirety.

Many thanks all, TR.

SC
SarahC
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always good food, lovely staff and nice ambience

CS
CharlotteS
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious roast pork!! Very friendly staff - will be back ASAP.

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Super70
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A brilliant pub that never fails to provide great food and drink in a very pleasant environment and always with a good friendly atmosphere.
Even though they were really busy on my last visit (23rd May 2021), the service was excellent as always, providing just the right amount of attentiveness without feeling like someone is always buzzing around you and we didn't have to wait for ages for anything or feel like we were being ignored. The perfect balance of service and the roast dinner we had was utterly delicious.

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Olremyboy
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really nice old school pub. Bar staff were very attentive. My burger was big, juicy and delicious and my missus veggie burger looked great too. Would highly recommend visiting this fine establishment.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Lovely food and a lovely atmosphere.

SW
SuzW
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome service - thanks :-)
Good to be back!

NT
NikkiT
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Polite, attentive staff. Excellent fresh food. Good atmosphere.

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Florence
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and brilliant service. Their gluten free options are very good.

AA
AlexandraA
London
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service good but food delivery was a little slow.

JC
JuliaC
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely evening in the Unthank Arms, it is one of our favourite places to eat out locally. The staff were pleasant and the food was very good. We felt very (covid) safe and well looked after.

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Clicketyclick
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We visited on a weekday lunchtime and for our first indoor dining experience since COVID restrictions began in March 2020 it was was fine. It was a place we were familiar with, booking was straightforward, staff were expecting us, they were attentive and the food was good. We were surprised, though, to be seated right next to a table of four other people when apart from them, myself and my husband there were no other people in the bar.

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PaulaR
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very nice food, a bit over priced, I had the salmon it came with half of sweet potato for £16.00 thought it was a bit over priced for portion size

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Davey6
Norfolk
10 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a fantastic Sunday Roast. Food was gorgeous with a nice pint of Morretti Very good service too.
The sun even shone. Highly recommend.

CS
CatherineS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal - excellent Sunday roast and dessert. Good service and good value. They had the outside eating well organised with heaters and cover. Very covid conscious. First meal out this year, and would definitely revisit The Unthank Arms.

FAQs

The Unthank Arms is rated 4.5 stars by 182 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.