Welcome refined wine bar and eatery in 2018
Frankie Bar & Eatery in Malop Street CBD Geelong is a premier venue specializing in Asian cuisine (PanAsian) complimented by an exotic cocktail menu, a unique wine list, great service and a relaxed atmosphere. The carefully renovated space is a sophisticated, elegant arrangement of banquet seating, booths and soft, comfortable chairs. Our two smaller rooms dedicated to functions feature moveable seating to suit the needs of each event. The vaulted wine cellar is perfect for wine tastings, our wine list is selected from local and Australian producers, and there’s a good selection of French, Spanish and Italian drops.
First judges comments in 2018
Frankie is a highlight of the new and emerging bar scene in Geelong and has struck the right balance of great food, combined with friendly staff and an array of high end cocktails that would not be out of place in down town Manhattan. Formally a Gold Boom Era bank that’s been transformed into a trendy wine bar and asian inspired eatery, the vault area is now a private dining room. The interior is light, bright and elegant, the bar area allows you to socialise with clients, acquaintances’ or friends. There is something for everyone here, from small dishes for sharing or you can try something bigger to enjoy yourself. You will not be disappointed; the food is fresh, vibrant and flavoursome. There is an extensive wine list on offer which extends to cocktails and their award winning Espresso Martini – The second cup is a must try. The drinks menu offers a comprehensive range of Local, Interstate and International wines and their cocktail menu is impressive.
Stylish ambience. Good range fresh, vibrant, tasty and well balanced dishes with share plate options. Comprehensive range wines, beers, ciders, spirits and cocktails. Friendly and helpful customer service. Moderate prices and good value for money.
2nd judges comments in 2018 coming soon
What the judges said in 2017
On-trend pan-asian restaurant & wine bar in Geelong
Frankie is a stylishly refurbished restaurant and wine bar in a graceful former bank building opposite Johnston Park in Geelong CBD (formerly occupied by Qban). Now thoroughly modernised in terms of décor, Pan-Asian cuisine inspired by up-market versions of street food concepts, and the elegant cocktail bar, Frankie it is very much on trend. Here you can enjoy the stylish décor, delicious meals that don’t weigh you down, a great array of good wines, beers and cocktails, and customer service that is friendly, professional and relaxed. The Asian-fusion menu is sure to impress with “Smaller” items perfect for bar snacks or entrées, and a selection of more substantial curries and Baos. Stand outs included; Bao and Banh Mi, Chilli Garlic Calamari, Shitake Bao, Duck Bao, Pankakes and Fritters. The value for money, particularly for mains was good. It will be exciting to see how people who love to eat out in Geelong respond to this Pan Asian restaurant and wine bar concept. It deserves to win a substantial following.
Elegantly refurbished former bank building. Professional and relaxed service. Delicious Asian-fusion street food style foods. Excellent wines, beers and cocktail list. Good value for money.
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