The Unthank Arms
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.
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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Great atmosphere ! The food was great and we were well looked after, would definitely visit again !
Excellent as always. Good food and good service.
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.
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
Really delicious food, great service and a lovely garden with good atmosphere.
Nice setting for a warm evening and seating outside.
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
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.
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!
Delicious food, friendly service on our doorstop.
Great service from Thomas as always! 🍻
Excellent food and service provided quickly and by very attentive waiting staff. Highly recommended.
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.
Superb food at very reasonable cost. Great atmosphere and most importantly felt safe
Thoroughly enjoyed the experience the food was gorgeous, waiting staff very attentive.
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.
Food was delicious, service slightly slow but friendly.
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
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.
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
Great food as always and service was outstanding
Only criticism would like more of you lush gravy on the plate
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.
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
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!!
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 ♥️
Great setting, lovely garden, loaded fries are delicious! It’s a really great pub
Dinner with kids
Really lovely food and so nice to sit out in the garden. The service was excellent, couldn't fault the lady who served us.
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
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.
Great food, great service, and plenty of outside seating.
Nice big garden. Nice food and great beer. Service was exceptional and friendly
We all had the Sunday roast and it was too quality
We both had roasts both very nice , wish you had cauliflower cheese
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.
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!
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.
Haven’t been for ages but absolutely lovely food as always and staff super friendly, thank you :o)
Tasty Food and Lovely Awesome Desserts! Great Ambience Too!
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.
The Unthank Arms is rated 4.5 stars by 210 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.