The Unthank Arms

4.6
120 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
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 120 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.3
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SandyA
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All very good Thankyou . Food was good, staff very helpful

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Rachel
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, brilliant service and a really nice, cosy atmosphere.

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JohnD
Dorset
6 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Always love the Unthank. Thought we'd try outside because of our size party. Food was as always very good. Service was bit hit and miss - especially when the waitress didn't know the age limits for drinking. Bit noisy too as there was one group of six lads who were a bit loud. Misjudged the cold as well. We all should have wrapped up better. Can't wait to go back inside when we are all able to.

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SamT
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and fab service... Would highly recommend::))))

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KarenB
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Under the circumstances (with restrictions etc) it was a very enjoyable evening. Food was lovely, service was excellent and the ambience was good too. Many thanks to you all and a Very Happy Christmas.

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AnnB
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I have used the outside sitting/ dining area twice over the past 7 days. It’s a convenient location for me and has a few parking spaces, an added Bonus!
The staff are always helpful and friendly, the food hot and tasty, with a good variation to cover all palettes. Blankets and heaters provided-10/10 for effort in these socially miserable times!!
Well done✔️

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LauraB
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was very nice, beer was great (we had Mosaic on tap) and service was friendly and efficient. We sat by an open fire too, which was delightful!

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KatrinaH
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable evening, sat outside, definitely warm enough with the outdoor heater, lovely ambiance with the lighting

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FayeL
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal at Unthank Arms in their heated outdoor area. It was nice and cosy. Food was lovely and the service was great.

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BarbaraC
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

For outside dining the ambience was really good. Staff were fabulous. Good was great

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Eaton464
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent value for money with large main course portions. Staff very accommodating especially when we asked to change the allocated table.

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Southseaguy
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great evening, quite cold as heaters weren’t that good however the service was fantastic as was the food.

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DarrenC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food,huge portions,lovely log fire,will be dining here again!

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SarahT
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent. Really enjoyed. Felt very COVID safe. Will definitely return.

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AmyM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and so fresh , service was very good and will definitely be back again very soon

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maryff
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such kind staff made my mums birthday lunch wonderful

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Taxi
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

We ate outside which was freezing! I recognise how much of a struggle it is for everyone at the moment but they had run out of gas for the heater and could definitely have made more of an effort to keep people warm. The food was good but it wasn't piping hot when it arrived and of course cooled very quickly - warmed plates would have helped! Belly of pork and Christmas pudding were fab. Lack of attentive service did not help the scenario.

Overall disappointing I am afraid if you need to eat outside.

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Davey6
Norfolk
6 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food from the Unthank as usual. The service was also very good. Highly recommend this place

LH
LouH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second visit here for a Sunday roast, it is absolutely perfect would highly recommend!

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EricaW
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Three courses for £23 is great value! We all had the pate for starters which was delicious. All courses were lovely. We felt very festive when we left!

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GiuliaM
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing roast!! Very aesthetically pleasing and cozy

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Popsie
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday roast perfectly cooked with good wine and beer to wash it down.

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AlexandraA
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and lovely, winter food.

The pub had a good atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Four of us had an early Christmas dinner in the outdoor area. We felt very comfortable there. We had plenty space and were not crowded. There was a patio heater and infra red heaters on. There was also plenty fresh air. The atmosphere was good and the staff friendly and helpful. We all enjoyed our Christmas meals. All at a reasonable price!

JC
JennyChristine
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place , amazing food , great staff. , they go the extra mile . Heated outdoor area .

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TomS
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub. Welcoming friendly staff and excellent food as always. Very lucky to have it as our lovely local!

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DeborahI
Norfolk
5 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Last hurrah

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StephanieH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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EdwinaJ
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
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 on 24 October 2020
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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vipChris
London
28 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice neighbourhood pub. Very friendly staff....

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Outtolunch
Norfolk
4 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
3 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.

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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.

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RichardG
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

FAQs

The Unthank Arms is rated 4.6 stars by 120 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.