Franklins

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251 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Franklins is a neighborhood restaurant dedicated to the sourcing, preparation and cooking of quality, seasonal, local ingredients. Our menu changes daily to reflect this.
What 251 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.3
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3.8
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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fantastic way to celebrate my birthday. Food was delicious and the staff were friendly and knowledgeable. I’m gluten intolerant and the staff could not have been more helpful in accommodating me. Would definitely recommend.

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Paolo
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine, with attentive service. We had a great evening at Franklins and will be returning there again soon

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent, with a great wine list. Recommend.

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foodfan
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never fails ... we enjoy the relaxed, buzzy bit efficient atmosphere. Great food at a great price, comprehensive selection of good wine - what more do you need?

HB
HeatherB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

RA
RichardA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely Birthday celebration at Franklins - I had never been which given how close it was to where family live and I grew up is strange. Food was excellent and so was the Wine at reasonable prices too.

Thank You.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service

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vipyummy
London
370 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

So lucky to have Franklin’s locally- a small but interesting menu. I had rabbit rillettes which were a little under seasoned and the most delicious grouse.. it wasn’t cheap with drinks included at over £100 but given the quality of the food it was reasonable

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YVONNEK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always consistently quality produce - perfect blue steak and cheese to follow - what could be better and of course fab red Malbec

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James
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was excellent, service was good. Disappointingly, despite a confirmed OpenTable booking we were told that the restaurant was fully booked on arrival and directed to a table in the very noisy bar area.

KD
KirstyD
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lovely atmosphere sitting outside in the sunshine

HB
HannaB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Such potential but the overall experience was a disappointment. Had to chase the staff for any service from arrival to the bill. They didn’t inform us of the sold out dishes, other customers did! For a pricey roast I’d expect some sort of green vegetable and a bit more gravy.

JA
JessicaA
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

We've been here a few times. The evening meals are good but we've tried the Sunday roast twice now and it's not great.
I had the pork roast, the meat was beautifully cooked and moist. The vegetables were really bad, they had been so overcooked the roasted parsnips, carrots and potatoes were rock hard and I couldn't even get my knife through a couple of them. I suspect they had been keeping warm in an oven for a few hours and slowly cremating. There was a disappointing amount of gravy on the plate too so we didn't have enough to keep everything moist.
The Bakewell tart for pudding was nice but the pastry was a little overdone and burnt tasting. Really disappointing we won't be going back.

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viprichie
London
8 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

More expensive than I expected but had an enjoyable evening. The staff were lovely and the food was good

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed, I had heard good things about Franklin’s, and am pleased to stay they were true.

SB
vipSaraB
London
17 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It is always a great experience to eat at Franklin's!

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Hophipman
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really lovely lunch staff very helpful with helping find a nice wine and food was really tasty

AB
AnneB
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Franklin’s. Consistently good food, super nice service and good atmosphere. Good food and drink without stuffy atmosphere.

NK
vipNinaK
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious, and the service was impeccable, relaxed and friendly! Always a winner for me

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Matt
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice meal and attentive service. The lamb shank was delicious!

NC
NealsC
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Our only concern was the position of our table. There was a lot of traffic by staff into the stores behind our table and that reduced our enjoyment of the ambience!

JR
JessR
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was fine, but for the price paid there are much nicer places in the area. The starters were not great, main course was fine but not worth the 20 something pounds I paid for it. Dessert was fine, but also not great. Total bill expensive considering the food we had. Service was great though, and the room we were eating in was very cosy.

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vipsignorelui
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It's fourth time we have been here and never dissapointed,food fantastic and service impeccable

SD
vipStephenDulwich
London
230 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I would recommend Franklins to anyone. The cosy restaurant and traditional bar both have more to offer than the alternative soulless modern bars. The menu is meaty and when in the right mood - excellent. However, our only negative comment would be that they menu does not seem to change enough. I think that the liver, ox tongue, haunch of venison, guinea fowl etc. have been on the menu most times that we visit.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, charming but slow service - would
Rather not see the kitchen - spoilt my eye line

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Tracker
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good Sunday lunch,huge Yorkshire puddings,good service, reasonable price, restaurant was very busy, good atmosphere.

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CandidConsumer247
London
8 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Franklins has been our neighbourhood place for 15 years. It’s true that sometimes a popular dish runs out and occasionally a dish with a twist doesn’t quite make it, but it aims high and reliably delivers quality bistro food accompanied by a delightful wine list. Best of all we love the ambience - it is unfailingly packed with happy diners - and there is almost always a birthday.

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kipya
London
14 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Three people having a Friday evening meal. The food was very good, well cooked and well presented. Very tasty without being over complicated.
The service was excellent. Very knowledgeable waiting staff who were working very hard. Faultless
The room was very full, and a pleasant hum grew to a noise that made talking difficult. We left with ringing ears. It was the only edge to an otherwise very enjoyable evening.

SB
SharonB
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited the restaurant for Mothers Day this year. Enjoyed a lovely meal and excellent food and service. We returned in August. It was another enjoyable experience. The staff were welcoming and served us well, without interrupting our family meal.

SB
vipSaraB
London
17 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual we had a lovely dinner with friends at our fav local spot!
Service is always impeccable and food delicious and flavoursome.
For our friends was their first time and they were positively impressed.

We will come back!

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WonderfulService
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I would not recommend this restaurant for dinner. The food was well below the standard suggested by the price. I ordered greens to accompany my steak and was brought a bowl of borderline-raw cabbage that had barely been warmed through, making it inedible. My friend ordered prawns, which were not de-veined and served cold. Dessert was acceptable, but again not up to the quality I would expect for the price.

Overall this was an acceptable dining experience, the servers were lovely and the ambiance was quite relaxed and nice. I would recommend this restaurant any time for a nice drink with friends, but not for food.

BL
BalhamLocal
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very professional and friendly service, enjoyed the meal, a bit off our manor but may well go again

JM
JonathanM
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely food, great ambiance. Particularly enjoyed the simple menu and clear explanations from the waitress.

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LucyS
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brilliant food, friendly personal service. A bit on the expensive side but would definitely recommend and go again

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RichieRich
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience4

First visit - pleasant restaurant in a nice location. Attentive and professional service but for me the food was a total fail. The menu was pretentious and expensive with no stand-out dish. My plaice was soggy with a weird mix of samphire and mushroom piled on top of it. I hoped that desert would turn things around but the ice cream (blended with cake) was a complete disaster, lumpy and unpleasant. The best thing about the evening were the drinks and company.

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FionaM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Pleasant lunch with friends . Nice ambience and waitress very helpful . Option of going A La Carte or Menu of the Day . Food was well presented and tasted delicious . Good wine menu catering for all tastes. Enjoyed eating here and would return

EK
ElizabethK
London
8 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Not a good option for vegetarians. Only one main meal choice which was bland and unimaginative.
Service and wine list is was good

AP
AnnP
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service, great staff. Good value

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Mcdoto
London
35 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

As always a lovely lunch at Franklin’s on Easter Sunday. It is my favourite local restaurant and always hits the spot!

DL
DavidL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Been here a few times, usually pre or post cinema, but always impressed. Lovely staff, good range of food options and some nice beers.

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