Frankie Geelong

4.3
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95 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 95 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.2
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4.1
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NP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food at Frankie is delicious, the waiters were very attentive and the food was served promptly

E
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely food. Friendly service. Great social distancing. All round nice night! Thank you. We will be back :)

J
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was outstanding, food was delicious, and there was lots of it. It's a lovely old building with very high ceilings.

CR
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food - little bit noisy but was well worth it - will be back for sure!

JS
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, has options for gluten and onion free very accommodating. Great service and friendly staff. Highly recommend.

MG
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time once again. Love this place whenever we visit Geelong.

CS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

So sad we hadn't been here in awhile and we were really looking forward to it ..the food was lovely ,the service well staff defiantly need more training ...we were told we would have to use our dirty side plates that we had used for entrees for our mains as the didn't have any fresh settings for us ...even if this was true you don't tell your customer . You just go fix it ..very sad how thw standards have dropped ..new owner or new manager they need to give staff better training as it's not their fault ....not sure we will go back again ..

RT
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I celebrated my 22nd birthday here on the weekend and we were served by the most patient, considerate and friendly waiter. He made our night enjoyable and really looked after us. They even served us cocktails that they had discontinued. The food was mouth watering and the cocktails were a literal work of art. 10/10. Thank you to the team at Frankie! xx

GB
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Good location, delicious food, friendly efficient service, attentive.

M
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

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.

BA
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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
Barry Roberts

DR
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

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.

N
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another enjoyable night at Frankie. Fresh, yummy food. Outstanding customer service. Would highly recommend this restaurant if your looking for a great foodie experience 👍

m
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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!

AL
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

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?

K
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

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.

BW
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the food especially dumplings and bao buns , the staff were great and loved the atmosphere

AP
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

RK
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I introduced some friends to Frankie and you didn't disappoint. The service was fantastic the food amazing we had a great night.

AF
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

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

MM
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

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.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

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.

SC
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

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!

U
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.