Norfolk Arms

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From the street the Norfolk Arms is your typical London pub. A place where Charles Dickens might drink with Samuel Pepys. Mix and match benches and tables clutter the pavement where – rather than bewigged gentlemen – local business-types and shoppers refresh after a hard day at the coalface. Inside the traditional feel continues while a lively ambience and fresh paint keep the look free from old-man-and-dog territory. A new breed of gastropub, the Norfolk Arms has already gained critical acclaim, thanks in part to its novel ordering concept. Nevermind starters and mains, this is tapas-meets-home cooking, where you just keep ordering plates of food until you can scarf no more. Roast dinners, pates, scotch eggs and pork belly are joined by Mediterranean flavours throughout.

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28 Leigh Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1H 9EP

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Norfolk Arms

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28 Leigh Street
Bloomsbury
London
WC1H 9EP
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Russell Square, Underground

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3 out of 5 based on 24 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Norfolk Arms

3.0 out of 5 27 December 2013
by Udi B.

We were 9 with small kids and got a private room upstairs which was ideal.

Beet root & goat cheese was a winner.

Baked giant beans was a flop.more

4.0 out of 5 10 October 2013
by Wallace B.

What a great find in Bloomsbury. We are new to London but wanted to take some visitors out for a mid-week meal somewhere central. Found this little place on the Timeout website. It looks like a typical pub but the focus is on the food - primarily a HUGE selection of different tapas. We shared six tapas between the six of us and all went away happy.

Recommend the ham croquettes, amazing!

The...more

3.0 out of 5 17 July 2013
by James M.

I went to the Norfolk Arms for dinner with four people. We shared tapas.

The food was good - not amazing, but not bad. Very average for London, but the prices were reasonable. The portion sizes were good, and two-three dishes each was enough. I particularly liked the spare ribs with crackling, and the salted cod.

Service was also average. We were sat in a corner near the back, and at times...more

3.0 out of 5 8 June 2009
by Thomas W.

This review is simple. It is based on how far you would travel to go to this pub. I got a cab here from Smithfields. That was too far. This is a 5 minute walk kind of place as the food just doesn't go beyond that.

The American friends I brought loved the interior (which is beautiful) but thankfully the jet lag stopped them properly critiquing the food as I thoroughly let them down with...more

4.0 out of 5 5 March 2009
by Larissa G.

I took some visiting family members back in December for lunch. The downstairs area was full, and we were quoted a wait time, but when we turned to leave they opened up the upstairs dining room (which quickly filled up with more diners as we got settled).

The service was average until we received our drinks and food, after which point we were left sitting for an extended period waiting to...more