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Permanently Closed - Francs

237 reviews
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£25 and under
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  • Special Occasions (230)
  • Fit for Foodies (147)
  • Sunday Lunch (141)

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Situated in the heart of Altrincham, Cheshire, Francs has been established since 1992 providing freshly prepared French cuisine to over 1, 000, 000 customers.
From lunch with the girls to dinner with the clients, family celebrations to Saturday night dinner with friends, Francs Restaurant in Goose Green, Altrincham, is a great choice.
The atmosphere at any time in Francs is welcoming, warm and lively, reflecting the ethos of the French way with Dining. The light hearted yet efficient service works hand in glove with serious attention to detail in the kitchen.
Seasonal menu items can be viewed at your table on our ipads including recommended wines
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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French, Contemporary French, Contemporary European
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Hours of Operation


Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm

Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm


Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm

Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Sunday Evening: closed
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Phone number
0800 334 5196
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Payment Options
JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Nicholas Banks
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Private Party Facilities
The Lounge at Francs is available for private functions. We specialise in Christenings, Weddings, Birthday and Retirement Parties, Family Gatherings or whatever the occasion. Kids" parties can also be accommodated on certain days.
The Lounge has its own private entrance direct from Goose Green, together with its own private bar facility and late licence. We are able to arrange a comprehensive selection of entertainment should you require it.
The Lounge is perfect for small Business Meetings and Lunches and we offer very competitive rates for full or part day hire.
On certain days we have minimum number requirements, but please enquire for further details.
We have extensive menu selections offering hot, cold and finger buffets menus, Set Dinner Menus and A La Carte options. We specialise in devising Menus to suit your personal needs and budget.
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Private Party Contact
Francs: 0800 334 5196
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Francs Restaurant has been a firm favourite in Altrincham for over 20 years. But whatever and wherever your event, Francs Event Catering can bring the best of our restaurant dining to your event.
As you would expect from such a reputable choice, we can provide imaginative and exclusive cuisine that will exceed yours and your guests" expectations. We offer a totally bespoke service to suit any occasion.
So whether you're planning a wedding, a Family Gathering, Corporate Event, Christening, Product Launch or just need a delivery, we can provide as little or as much as you need.
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Cross Street
Stamford New Road / Next to old Barclays Bank
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 237 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.2  based on all time ratings
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Manchester)
5.0  Dined on 6 September 2016

Service was great! We were celebrating a birthday and they made us feel very special!

JohnF (Manchester)
5.0  Dined on 4 September 2016

This was an excellent meal. The food was cooked perfectly. Great value, 2 courses for £14.95 and a free bottle of decent wine per couple. Staff and service very good. Great night out with friends. Would recommend to visit any evening. This is our second trip within with friends who have all been very impressed.

Killabunco (Nottingham)
3.0  Dined on 29 August 2016

Met family here having previously enjoyed visits. Sadly, a little below par on this occasion. Dishes unavailable and drinks ordered that did not arrive. Woman in charge appeared careworn and unenthusiastic. The food that was available was good. Might try one of the other "Goose Green" alternatives in the light of this experience next time.

OpenTable Diner (Manchester)
3.0  Dined on 15 August 2016

A bit disappointing really, not been along for some 5 months and last time it was excellent. This occasion the service was bordering on poor, skill level ordinary (no pepper in the pot- no smaller cutlery for the starter- Item off the menu replacement not explained- first table was in a dreadful location so moved waiting team understaffed )
The food was nice not memorable or especially creative just above ordinary.
We would return one under par meal doesn't spoil it all but take note please train the staff and raise them above the level of a pub quality of service.

RC16 (Manchester)
5.0  Dined on 15 August 2016

Excellent offer and service. Really nice to see a full restaurant even on a Monday. There was a slight misshap with some of the vegetables which was rectified with no quibble at all from staff.

OpenTable Diner (Manchester)
5.0  Dined on 12 August 2016

Six of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal - something for everyone. Staff very attentive and friendly.
Have already told friends how much we enjoyed ourselves.
Think that the fifth category should be Excellent - outstanding doesn't sound right to me.

julias (Manchester)
4.0  Dined on 5 August 2016

Went with friends for evening meal and enjoyed everything.

The staff were lovely and attentive and fast service.
Food was excellent.....we all had the steak which was cooked perfectly to everyones requirements. Definitely recommend the French Onion soup....yummy

Thank you for a very nice night

ElizabethO (Manchester)
4.0  Dined on 29 July 2016

Very good food and service . Most enjoyable lunchtime dining

sheilap (Manchester)
5.0  Dined on 24 July 2016

Excellent meal - very reasonable prices. There is always a good choice available on the menu which suit most tastes.

JohnF (Manchester)
4.0  Dined on 24 July 2016

A very nice evening , good food, we brought our in laws from Australia, they enjoyed the experience.

OpenTable Diner (Manchester)
5.0  Dined on 23 July 2016

Excellent Service. Fantastic Food - Definitely visit again soon.

Moomin78 (Manchester)
1.0  Dined on 22 July 2016

The whole experience with Francs was poor from start to finsh.

It took 5 mins before anyone even came to the bar to acknowledge we had arrived; there were still a couple of couples ahead of us waiting to be seen to.

Once we were seated, it then took a good 10 minutes before our drinks order was taken, and a further 10 minutes before they arrived - despite THREE different people asking if we were OK for drinks. it would seem that none of them wanted to follow up by actually delivering them.

When they did both the pint and wine were warm and had to be replaced (which again took some time...).

The food was ordered - I originally asked for the parfait but was told that was no longer on the menu but that a "terrine" was and it was "exactly the same". I was dubious and questioned this knowing the difference in texture alone, but as he looked like the maitre'd, I assumed he knew what he was talking about better than me. The terrine arrived and as I thought it wasn't the same as a parfait - a further disappointment to add to the growing list.

For the main course, my husband ordered the hake which he said was OK but was overwhelmed by a particularly large mound of uncooked crushed potato. He ate the fish only.

I ordered the duck which on the menu it said it came pink. But on arrival was so over-cooked it was difficult to get my "steak knife" through it. I ate only the rosti that came with it (the bits that weren't burnt anyway).

It was clear that we had not enjoyed our main course, and when asked if we had we did feedback but it didn't seem like this was really taken on board at all.

The bill arrived as we asked for it - the first bit of quick service we had experienced all night (surpringly!!).

I can honestly say, when there has been such great additions to the Altrincham / Hale food scene, Francs stands out for all the wrong reasons.

SherylD (Manchester)
4.0  Dined on 22 July 2016

Enjoyed a nice date night on Friday evening at Francs. The service was a bit slower than expected and we had to ask to have our order taken. Lovely food and good wine. The vegetarian option for the main course (stuffed peppers) was a little bland. Overall a good experience. Not as good an ambiance as we've found in the past.

ValerieH (Manchester)
5.0  Dined on 19 July 2016

Even though our group, regrettably , arrived between 30 and 60 minutes late, we were met with courtesy and friendliness and the service we received throughout our meal was attentive but in no way rushed and, we were still offered the Bon Marche menu - great value at £14:95 for a starter and main course. Enough choice on this menu too.
The presentation and combination of flavours in the food is superb .
Dessert and coffee, for those who wanted to add this from the main menu were reasonably priced.

Our group are agreed that this is now a venue for us to get together again, especially as everyone now knows how to get there and, where to park !

SusanW (Manchester)
4.0  Dined on 19 July 2016

Very enjoyable experience but found the lack of facilities for less able customers a diificulty.

TBMF (Manchester)
4.0  Dined on 18 July 2016

Delicious meal with friendly and helpful service. Everyone in group found something on the menu which suited their tastes.

DavidM (Manchester)
4.0  Dined on 18 July 2016

Over the years this restaurant has consistently provided well cooked food and the evening meal we had was no exception.

CathK (Manchester)
5.0  Dined on 12 July 2016

My friend and I chose from the lunch menu it was great value and great food. Note to self - go more often 😍

JanC (Manchester)
5.0  Dined on 8 July 2016

Great menu choice and reasonably priced. Service was excellent - definitely will return

JohnP (Cheshire)
3.0  Dined on 7 July 2016

Convenient parking and very handy for the cinema .