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The Belgian Monk

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Belgian, Bar, British, Pub, Central European, European, Gluten Free Options
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7 Pottergate, Norwich, England
+44 1603 767222
12:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been a regular visitor to this bar for over 15 years and have eaten here on most shopping trips to the city. However, I was unimpressed by the attitude of the waitress when I visited last autumn with two friends and my 17 year old son. We ordered food and were ordering drinks but when my son asked... More 

Thank JohnKline
Norwich, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, clean and friendly. A great menu variety, and we'll cooked food. Can highly recommend the muscles.

Thank Angela D
Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The people are friendly.The food is good and good value.I love the range of Belgian beers.A good experience.

Thank norfolrealaledrinker
Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I ate here this week and the food was excellent. As well as the usual meaty fare and lots of mussels, there is a good range of vegetarian food and a lot of vegan options, plus all the lovely Belgian beers are vegan! I had the platter with hummus, baba ganoush etc. and it was a mini meze. The mushroom... More 

Thank BuzzardNo1
Felixstowe, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I can't rate the Belgian Monk highly enough, this was a group booking for fourteen to celebrate a birthday, most of the group had traveled approximately 80 Miles to try this restaurant, as it offers an interesting menu, It didn't disappoint, everybody was impressed with the quality of the food, the restaurant and the service, so much so we would... More 

Thank DrewBen
Dereham, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't be confused that this is a pub/bar, it is high priced fine dining with overpriced beers. The trouble is when it is this expensive in Norwich you almost resent being here, which spoils the whole experience. We both had "lite bites" but adjoining tables got little more so that may be the way to go if you decide to... More 

Thank DerehamDad
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

busy busy place when we visited. our Niece booked a table for 7 of us. staff quickly led us to our table upstairs. nice room full of happy people. waitress gave us our menus and took our drinks order, lovely Belgian beers, yummy. my wife had the dish called Belgian Congo it was , Hot Red Chillis, Tomatoes, Tabasco, Garlic... More 

Thank Gavinawalker
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having failed to eat here the last time that we were in Norwich we tried again. Unable to book earlier in the morning, but told that we should be ok for an early table as there were only three bookings, (work that one out if you can?) we arrived at 11:50 to join the queue for opening time at 12.... More 

Thank Tom T
Great Yarmouth
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

they only sell halfs but there is a varied choice. the sea food menu is extensive and you have to try the wild boar burgers!!! enjoy

Thank kylie w
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great meal with great beer but felt the experience was tarnished when the bill arrived and the plain ciabatta bread roll we had ordered as an extra came in at £2.30. We asked for the manager who simply said that she agreed it was expensive but that was the price and wouldn't offer any reduction.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Belgian, Bar, British, Pub, Central European, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Pottergate, Norwich, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1603 767222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?