Frankie Geelong

4.3
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72 reviews
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$40 and under
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Asian
Frankie Bar & Eatery. A premier Geelong venue specialising in cuisine from all parts of Asia (PanAsian), an exotic cocktail menu & unique wine list. With a wine cellar that can be used as a space for wine tastings, our wine list is a selection from local and Australian producers along with a touch of French, Spanish and Italian. Our carefully renovated space is a sophisticated, elegant arrangement of banquet seating, booths and soft, comfortable chairs. Our two smaller rooms dedicated to functions will feature the same seating which will be moveable to suit anybody's event needs. Opening Monday to Friday from 8am for early morning coffee, followed by lunch and dinner with some menu items available all day. While Saturday and Sunday we will open from 12 midday for food, to be served right through until 9pm. With DJ’s featuring on Friday & Saturday nights for those who would like to sip cocktails post dinner and beyond.
What 72 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.2
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4.0
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

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...

A
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, delicious cocktails and fantastic service. Will definitely be going back in the future.

C
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful food and great service. Venue is perfectly located for pre theatre meals.

CM
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely staff great tasting food generously served will come back for sure.

K
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

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.

JM
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

DP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food fabulous. Service perfect and informative however not pushy. Spacious where tables not right next to each other which we love. Will be back!

W
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience2

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

JO
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was fantastic. I would highly recommend to everyone who enjoys Asian fusion style food.

DP
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautifully presented and delicious sharing plates of food and attentive service. Really enjoyed our experience at Frankie.

N
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing and delicious food and such a friendly waiter. Definitely try the bao.

SJ
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

B
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

MP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely love Frankie’s, love the decor, the atmosphere , staff friendliness and the food is just delicious

E
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

S
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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

R
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Trendy restaurant, close to Geelong CBD. Friendly and helpful staff, willing to make the dining experience the best it can be.

LC
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

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!!

BH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

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.

AH
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

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 !!!!!
Terrible service
Definitely would not go back in a hurry - too many other good restaurants offering great service

DM
Melbourne / VIC
9 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

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.

RK
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

JD
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

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.

CS
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was delicious, well priced and the staff were lovely. Will definitely visit again

V
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely set up and pleasant staff
Good value, Tasty food and good drink choices.

MS
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Couldn’t fault the service.
The food however is saturated in and too much flavour. Everything was so overpowering.

M
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Really enjoyed the meal. Great place to take a group and enjoy sharing the meals. Good value and service was great. Would definitely go back here again.

J
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The main I had was very sweet without much flavour and had chilli through it which wasnt mentioned on the menu. It also took over 20 mins to have a drink order filled. The sides were very tastey though.

TD
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Booked into Frankie for a quick celebration, 5 family members looking for good food and a chance to catch up. The staff were great with our waiter (can’t remember his name sorry) looking after us and making some recommendations that were spot on! 5 old fashioned whiskies in the lovely private booth and we left feeling very content! Great asset to gtown and we will be back.

ML
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Kitchen closed a bit early (9pm)for a Friday which was disappointing as it is the type of menu that is fun to just keep ordering from. They also packed up around us which was unexpected as it is usually a busy little cocktail bar as well but it was near to empty.
Can not fault the food though. Delicious

E
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The menu and drinks were quite expensive but the food was amazing, absolutely loved the new menu

MP
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food at Frankie’s was absolutely delicious, we will definitely be back soon

SD
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Amazing Asian fusion with dishes full of flavour & well portioned! Great atmosphere, spacious dining with large bar

SP
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was friendly and helpful.
Food tasted amazingly yummy.
Great choice of drinks.

T
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I didn't know Frankie existed until saw some reviews when looking for somewhere to go for lunch. The interior looks nice and music not too loud. Peking duck pancakes were tasty, though I prefer duck little less cooked and served with a bit more greens. Spicy sweet&sour pork belly bao was nice but to my liking the chutney was little overpowering. I simply could have just removed some. Chicken Laab was gorgeous. Loved sharing these dishes with girlfriend. Nice wine and wine glasses. Staff very friendly and mostly attentive. We were after coffees to finish but were forgotten for a while so didn't bother. Overall very enjoyable and will be back. Would be ideal for a group to share many dishes.

RV
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All our food choices were delicious, not huge servings but not too small either. Staff were helpful and provided the perfect amount of attention. Slightly on the expensive side: one main (which we shared) and three sharing plates with no drinks cost $74. Great for a special occasional meal!

C
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Frankie as a venue is very lovely and inviting, we went on a Thursday and there weren't too many other groups in.
I was a little disappointed with the level of service because of this. Staff were nice however I didn't find them to be very attentive to our table, despite it seeming like a quiet night.
The food was nice, the only thing that I didn't overly rate was the hard shell crab, merely because we weren't aware of the correct way to eat it, we did ask staff how, however, didn't find their explanation of doing so to be helpful at all, so ended up just leaving it be as it was too difficult. Had we have known it was hard shell, we actually wouldn't have ordered it at all.
Overall we would return and recommend it to others but wouldn't order the crab and would hope that staff were just having an off night and will be more attentive next time we dine.

P
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fabulous food and cocktails . Great restaurant. Will definitely be back 😍

JM
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food and service. Recommend Frankie’s to others.

JO
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food , mains were a little salty due to too much soy in them but all our share items were delicious and the dumplings a+