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.
Great food and wine, with attentive service. We had a great evening at Franklins and will be returning there again soon
The food is excellent, with a great wine list. Recommend.
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?
Great food and service.
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.
Great food and excellent service
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
As always consistently quality produce - perfect blue steak and cheese to follow - what could be better and of course fab red Malbec
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.
Great food and lovely atmosphere sitting outside in the sunshine
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.
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.
More expensive than I expected but had an enjoyable evening. The staff were lovely and the food was good
Very impressed, I had heard good things about Franklin’s, and am pleased to stay they were true.
It is always a great experience to eat at Franklin's!
Really lovely lunch staff very helpful with helping find a nice wine and food was really tasty
I love Franklin’s. Consistently good food, super nice service and good atmosphere. Good food and drink without stuffy atmosphere.
Food was absolutely delicious, and the service was impeccable, relaxed and friendly! Always a winner for me
Really nice meal and attentive service. The lamb shank was delicious!
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!
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.
It's fourth time we have been here and never dissapointed,food fantastic and service impeccable
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.
Great food, charming but slow service - would
Rather not see the kitchen - spoilt my eye line
Good Sunday lunch,huge Yorkshire puddings,good service, reasonable price, restaurant was very busy, good atmosphere.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Very professional and friendly service, enjoyed the meal, a bit off our manor but may well go again
Lovely food, great ambiance. Particularly enjoyed the simple menu and clear explanations from the waitress.
Brilliant food, friendly personal service. A bit on the expensive side but would definitely recommend and go again
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.
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
Not a good option for vegetarians. Only one main meal choice which was bland and unimaginative.
Service and wine list is was good
Great food, great service, great staff. Good value
As always a lovely lunch at Franklin’s on Easter Sunday. It is my favourite local restaurant and always hits the spot!
Been here a few times, usually pre or post cinema, but always impressed. Lovely staff, good range of food options and some nice beers.
Franklins is rated 4.2 stars by 251 OpenTable diners.
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