Monday - Saturday: 11.30 AM to 11.30 PM
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
About Charlie Franks
American style speak easy restaurant and cocktail bar
I visited Charlie Franks on Saturday night with another couple. The booking was very easy to complete online, as was viewing their menu. When approaching the venue, you are not sure whether or not you have booked into a chippy but that's all part of the Speakeasy vibe they are trying to recreate (there is an additional entrance in the car park that sort of continues the theme). It is very welcoming but not really dark enough to create the atmosphere they are going for. Hopefully when they have had the air conditioning fitted (that they said was happening next week and they do need it) they can shut some curtains to generate the necessary ambience. We were immediately greeted (which is always nice) and offered drinks before proceeding to our table, we didn’t take this option and I regret it as the bar area looked very inviting. The food menu is varied enough to satisfy anyone but the really picky and awkward. I was disappointed with the choice of lagers on offers however but this is a common theme in Britain’s restaurants. In Britain we seem to think that Lager is the drink of the lower classes and most restaurants are loathed to offer it more than one spot on the menu. On the continent restaurants offer a much greater choice of draught and bottled lagers (I appreciate draught beers are difficult to keep especially when not selling a lot, however bottles are very easy to manage). We all opted for starters (mushrooms, scallops, buffalo wings) with no complaints heard. The main course was a resounding success, two of us had pork belly Gumbo and two the mega ribs off the specials board. You won’t be eating anything after the megaribs as they are basically a small pig covered in sauce on your plate. Both meals were tasty, satisfying and well presented. Throughout the meal, apart from a short break, you are treated to live entertainment in the form of a jazzy saxophonist. I would love to be there when they have singers and piano players (I am assuming there is piano players as they have a piano set up). The prices are reasonable, the service staff attentive, the entertainment pleasant and the food tasty, I will definitely be revisiting.
Fully excellent evening - we would go back in a heartbeat !
Our evening was just perfect from start to finish, the food was wonderful and the staff were exceptional. Will be booking for a return visit very soon.
We had our staff summer social at Charlie Franks and the service we received on arrival to departure was excellent. The staff were professional, attentive and great fun which was no mean feat considering there were 24 of us not to mention the other diners in the restaurant. The food was delicious and well presented. Evening entertainment provided by Gavin the saxophonist was brilliant. The whole evening was very relaxed and we would definitely come back again. Thank you to all the staff for making our evening a great success!!
Charlie Franks is perfect setting with excellent food and service, Very comfortable bar and dining area. Totally recommend.
Fabulous place, great atmosphere, staff , entertainment and food and drink. We loved it.
really nice place and atmosphere, they make you feel welcome.
Would highly recommend!!
Bit quiet for a Friday night but food was really good Would recommend as really nice
A lovely secret venue. Had no idea this place existed, wish i had as we would've visited sooner. Would have liked to have been there when the piano was in use but we did go early. Will definitely be back! Food was amazing, staff were brilliant.
This isn't our first visit to Charlie Frank's, the food and service is faultless and truly outstanding on every visit, we especially enjoy the singer's on a Saturday evening which brings even more atmosphere!
Fantastic evening great food service and music . Price top end but worth paying for special occasions . Will definitely be back 👍
Great experience having drinks before our meal and great atmosphere during the meal. Food was also very good
Lovely food and great, friendly service, only problem was that it is very hot in there, so hot it put me off having a dessert (which I always have) I do understand that is beyond the staffs control just don't wear a jumper whatever you do. Definitely would recommend
What a great evening we had. This is our second visit and the third will be not too far away. The voice of Georgia is perfect for a relaxing evening. The staff are more than happy to help and no request is too inconvenient. Thank you everybody
Great food, great service, great music. Overall a very enjoyable evening.
We went to Charlie Frank's as a work night out for a meal and some drinks. The food was amazing, just wish I could have ate more as the portions were excellent and deserts looked superb. The atmosphere was chilled and very welcoming and the staff were nothing short of exceptional. I would definately recommend to anyone wanting a good night out with friends, family or work colegues! Also the cocktails are seriously out of this world, I would recommend the maple old fashioned!
Chloe our waitress for the evening very friendly knows how to interact with her customers a real credit to you. Elliott behind the bar was very good I would like to thank them for making our evening more enjoyable.
Service was really fantastic, even the chef came out to check if our food was okay. The experience was almost hard to enjoy though, due to the temperature of the restaurant, I had to leave earlier than I would have liked as I couldn't bare the heat. All of my companions felt the same and we will definitely not be returning until autumn/winter. I would really suggest getting some kind of air-conditioning installed. I felt quite sorry for the staff working in that heat.
I had the cod gumbo which was very tasty and my guest had the Clyde Burger which she also enjoyed. The atmosphere was very relaxing and I would return. I did feel that the prices of the steaks were slightly high.
Service was amazing and the Sax player added to the wonderful atmosphere. We will be back soon for sure
Well what a lovely place. Food was excellent but I would say a little pricey, especially the steaks. I would return though, highly recommended.
Food was very good and cooked perfectly. Although they were relatively quiet we created our own atmosphere with good conversation. The service was very good and attentive and the food and drinks they recommended were enjoyable. Usually when we take an assistance dog to any restaurant we have a feeling of not being made welcome but this was not the case at Charlie Franks. A lovely meal and experience. Will be returning again.