Lacking in atmosphere/ambience. We were discouraged from ordering the “feed me” option from two seperate waitstaff On the grounds that “it’s A LOT of food” before it was honestly revealed that the real reason was that “it puts a lot of pressure on the kitchen staff.” Very disappointing as we had booked here for a “special” anniversary dinner. Simply remove from the menu if it’s not actually an option! Food was okay- nothing to write home about. The veggie fritters were probably the highlight and they were overly salted. We won’t be dining here again.
ate at Frankie Saturday night 8/2/2020 my dishes and my wifes dishes were superb the noise level made conversation a bit difficult but over all a very good experience
Food ok. Service good. Ambience is difficult to build with such ceilings and being a Tuesday night there weren't many other patrons. Good selection of drinks.
Another enjoyable night at Frankie. Fresh, yummy food. Outstanding customer service. Would highly recommend this restaurant if your looking for a great foodie experience 👍
Food was amaaazing! hats off to the the chef. plenty of vego options. great options if you like a bit of spicy food too. nice little spot, great cocktail menu. was a little quiet tho - could have turned the music up just a bit to create that ambiance. overall a lovely place and i will be back!
Great place with excellent food but you can't run out of dessert! We were informed at sitting that one of the desserts was off the menu which was ok. However when we were up to ordering dessert we were informed only one dessert item was left. We ordered the one item to be told none were left at all! That's not really good as I left feeling a bit deflated after looking forward to dinner out in a long time. it certainly cut dinner shorter than planned as we didn't want more drinks, so one star has been taken off for that?
The service was great. We had our orders taken in a matter of minutes and our meals were served after about 20 minutes. The food was tasty and the serving size was plentiful.
Love the food especially dumplings and bao buns , the staff were great and loved the atmosphere
Our food was amazing! Service was impeccable and we were even treated to cocktails from a previous menu. Nothing was too much trouble. We loved our experience and cant wait to get back!
I introduced some friends to Frankie and you didn't disappoint. The service was fantastic the food amazing we had a great night.
Had the popcorn chicken, vegetable fritters and duck wraps
Popcorn chicken and vegetable fritters were beyond overcooked in a deep fryer. Tasted of oil and the chicken was dry. Vegetable fritters tasted burnt.
Duck wraps were ok - duck a little tough. Felt ripped off paying $100 for the meal
Cocktails were lovely
Bottle of wine we ordered was warm and there was not another in the fridge, we chose another wine which was cold, was all sorted but a shame the wine we ordered wasn’t cold.
We booked in for 8:30 as there was no earlier times. It stated that if you book then you can stay late. We chose the feed me option but were told that finishes at 8:00pm. Ordered some dishes to share. I chose this restaurant also because of the GF options. It seems that some of the dishes are cooked in the same oil as dishes containing gluten so some were unsuitable. We realized that what we ordered wasn’t enough and asked to order more only to be told the kitchen was closed at 9:00pm. The staff were pleasant but we were not advised that the kitchen would be closing at 9:00pm. I have eaten lunch here before and it was very good so I was disappointed to have organized a catch up with friends and have an ordinary experience.
We left and had to go to a cake bar as everyone was still hungry and nothing else was opened.
We chose Frankie to celebrate my husbands 50th birthday. When we arrived I went to the bathroom to find it in a disgusting state. Toilet paper ( wet) on floor, No soap, soap dispensers lying on floor. I quietly told staff toilets needed attending to and she said she doesn't clean toilets but would try and find someone. Our table was also unclean, so much so our menus stuck to them and my mother had some red sauce stain her shirt.
The food was average but I couldn't help wonder about the hygiene. My daughter is Coeliac and I had checked menu before we came to see if it was suitable. When we arrived all the dishes they mark at GF actually are not and there was only one thing on the menu she could have. We will not be returning. Its a shame as the decor is very funky, just filthy!
I was a little disappointed. We had a 6.30 booking. Last time I went it was lunch - the menu was the same and I would’ve given it 5 stars. Hence my return. Unfortunately the duck breast looked hacked at, instead of beautifully sliced into 6pcs, the coriander was well past it’s due date and when we ASKED to see the menu for dessert we were informed the kitchen was closed. We had 2 drinks each but would’ve had more had they offered. Not rating it...
Great food, delicious cocktails and fantastic service. Will definitely be going back in the future.
Wonderful food and great service. Venue is perfectly located for pre theatre meals.
Lovely staff great tasting food generously served will come back for sure.
Unfortunately a really disappointing experience! We were seated directly into the sunlight with nothing to ease the sunlight shining straight into our eyes. The food was average also. So much better last visit so unsure if we just visited on a bad night.
Always our BFF venue !! Great vibe , friendly and informative staff . Fun cocktails and tasty food ... birthday wishes were appreciated and we will always come back
Food fabulous. Service perfect and informative however not pushy. Spacious where tables not right next to each other which we love. Will be back!
Food was great, we booked a table and although the place was quiet we were placed right next to the bar counter and old cake display. Lots of staff talking right next to us as they come in/out of shifts and we were hot from the machines. Food was good and service good but we felt like our special night wasn't special because we felt like we were sitting on the sidelines of the fun
Food was delicious. Service was fantastic. I would highly recommend to everyone who enjoys Asian fusion style food.
Beautifully presented and delicious sharing plates of food and attentive service. Really enjoyed our experience at Frankie.
Amazing and delicious food and such a friendly waiter. Definitely try the bao.
Great dinner. We were the only 3 in the restaurant but the food was stunning, drinks were lovely, staff were friendly and observant. We will be back absolutely. Keep up the good work!
Hands down the best calamari I've had!
All the meals were so fresh, light and full of flavor!
The staff were welcoming, informative and helpful.
Definitely will be coming back!
Absolutely love Frankie’s, love the decor, the atmosphere , staff friendliness and the food is just delicious
The interior inside Frankie is very nice, the updated menu is delicious however it’s quite expensive. We found the bao buns very average, the pork belly was really tough and dry and thin. Really yummy cocktails
I went to frankies with four other friends and we all left satisfied and full we also had fantastic service which helped guide us in our ordering
Trendy restaurant, close to Geelong CBD. Friendly and helpful staff, willing to make the dining experience the best it can be.
Amazing food, perfect for sharing and was a great night celebrating. Would recommend the crab and the bao buns! Slow service, only one bartender on but was manageable as we weren’t drinking. That might have been why! Everything was fantastic, love Frankie always!!
We were really excited to come here. Some of what we ordered was lovely but the service was terrible. We ordered a crab dish but the crab came out while with no way to break it up, when we asked for something we were given rusty pliers ....
We waited half an hour for 1 drink. Sadly disappointed in the experience, especially when we brought guests from out of town.
It was very disappointing to be told their plates are share food then to order a dish to share between 3 and they proceed to bring out 3 of the same dish........no apologies and then we were expected to pay for them !!
Also ordered drinks that took 20 mins to arrive at the table .
Booked for 5.45 - not told the table would be needed at 8.00pm . We were told at 7.55 that we had to leave in the next few minutes even thou they had just bought us drinks !!!!!
Definitely would not go back in a hurry - too many other good restaurants offering great service
Good quality food at reasonable prices. Excellent gluten free choices. Reasonably priced wine options. Service poor, very poor. One waiter only working - food service very slow.
We visited Frankie for my daughters 21st birthday lunch with her Nana. The service staff were friendly, knowledgeable and very efficient. The food was amazing, clean, fresh and delicious. We will definitely be back!
We were a table of four. We chose the “feed me” option, it started out with a great selection of entrees that were delicious. Then we had the bao which were quite nice, I am not a huge fan of these but the others on our table liked them. The main was the disappointing part though. Between four of us we got two dishes, and they were both pork. After the amazing selection of entrees we were left wondering if they’d forgotten to bring out the rest of the food... we waited for awhile and thought “nope, this must be it”
I’m not sure if I would go back, still undecided, the entrees saved it for me.
Dinner was delicious, well priced and the staff were lovely. Will definitely visit again
Lovely set up and pleasant staff
Good value, Tasty food and good drink choices.
Couldn’t fault the service.
The food however is saturated in and too much flavour. Everything was so overpowering.