The Unthank Arms

4.5
209 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 209 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
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4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TessaG
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Good food and good service.

JD
JoDe
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loveliest most helpful staff, always super welcoming and kind. We ate most recently on the hottest day of the year and the garden was cool and shady, huge umbrellas so everyone has the choice whether to be in the sun or shade. Portions are huge, delicious menu with something for everyone (allergies, GF, vegan all clearly marked) and the kitchen are great about adapting to kids’ preferences.

NH
NickiH
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The only reason we didn’t give 5 for food was that the hand cut chips which are normally amazing weren’t crispy like they normally are. Everything else was lovely

KB
KirstyB
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious food, great service and a lovely garden with good atmosphere.

LI
LISAG
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice setting for a warm evening and seating outside.

GW
GordonW
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience2

Been here a lot and enjoyed it, the pork belly was dry and we were seated in a square layout table so you had to talk over each other not in a row, but we really like this place and would definitely come back again and again kind regards Gordon

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jsf2905
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This is a welcoming and well-run street-corner pub in a terraced neighbourhood of south Norwich. It has a large, family friendly garden and a gastropub food offering generally well above average. I have been there often.
On this occasion the crab and pea arancini with samphire and capers were outstandingly good.
However, the pork belly, served with mash and creamed leeks, lacked the soft and glutinous texture I had anticipated and was decidedly chewy. Decent crackling though! Could have done with a bit of sauce or gravy.
My mostly-vegetarian companion enjoyed, though was defeated by the sheer size of the beanburger she chose from an interesting variety of veggie/vegan dishes.
Go there.

SM
SueM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A lovely traditional pub, good for families, friends and couples.
Good service, nice food and a great choice of drinks including local Flint Charmat rose!

SP
SP69
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly service on our doorstop.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Thomas as always! 🍻

BG
BridgetG
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and service provided quickly and by very attentive waiting staff. Highly recommended.

SE
vipStuE
London
67 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The food was not good my guest had fish and chips (fish was a bit cold) my vegetarian roast was dry/overcooked and unpleasant tasting. We told the staff (service was great) when asked was everything ok ; they offered a refund we refused as restaurants have been through enough and need support. Hopefully this was bad luck , we will try again.

PR
PhilipR
Norfolk
10 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food at very reasonable cost. Great atmosphere and most importantly felt safe

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Woowoo
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed the experience the food was gorgeous, waiting staff very attentive.

DW
DianaW
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Weather not good, but nevertheless the undercover outside seating was very pleasant. Four very good main courses, and efficient service.
Always a good experience at The Unthank.

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SusanL
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious, service slightly slow but friendly.

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jennifers
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

we enjoyed our time at the unthank arms as we usually do when we visit our friend in norwich thank you for a very pleasant time

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor seating area under cover for when it rains, in addition to tables on the grass. Comfortable and pretty lights. Great service for drinks when we were running low.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The location is great the food above what you’d expect from pub grub the service was fine and all COVID compliant - a good experience and value for money

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Davey6
Norfolk
12 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food as always and service was outstanding
Only criticism would like more of you lush gravy on the plate

PC
PaulC
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice meal ( never had a bad email I'm there) and the desert was lovely.
Only reason for not scoring 5 stars as my wife said her chicken was a tad bit dry, however, wasn't a deal breaker and all of the other meals were fine. Would definitely go again. Kids loved their meals.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Saturday date night.
In the past, going back a few years the Unthank had everything. Great atmosphere, great staff, amazing food.
Unfortunately this visit was a let down. Staff being the poor side of the visit. Felt ignored , every drink we had to ask for (on all 3 occasions) We would of had more drinks, but staff were not very observant, it took several minutes trying to grab someone’s attention. Nobody checked on our table to see how our meal was, and we had a starter, main and dessert. The pub was not over busy, so I’m not knowing what the excuse was apart from “couldn’t be bothered”. After this visit I certainly won’t coming back…….. Sorry but very disappointed

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GUMBOmamba
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was my local 33 years ago and whenever I go back - the food and staff are STILL excellent! Now the Red Lion Bishopgate is my local - and it's WONDERFUL to have this pub - which has been run down for years in spite of it's amazing location - under new and very MAGNIFICENT MANAGEMENT!!

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DonnaD
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 3 different burgers and all 3 of us said they were really tasty, chips were lovely. Mum had the lasagne and loved it....but it needed a little more salad and perhaps a slice of garlic bread.
Portions and value for money was excellent. The staff were really great and the manager went out of his way to sort us a table to watch the football.
Next trip to Norwich we’ll certainly be eating there again. Perhaps next time in the lovely garden ♥️

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Maison
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Dinner with kids

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HenryC
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
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.

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EmmaP
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
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
4 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
24 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
12 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.

LS
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.

FAQs

The Unthank Arms is rated 4.5 stars by 209 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.