Welcome refined wine bar and eatery in 2018
Frankie Bar & Eatery in CBD Geelong is a premier venue specializing in PanAsian cuisine and exotic cocktails, great service and a relaxed atmosphere. The carefully renovated spaces are elegant with comfortable booths and chairs. Two smaller rooms are available for functions. The vaulted wine cellar is the perfect space for tastings of local and Australian producers, and there’s a fine selection of French, Spanish and Italian drops.
First judges comments in 2019
Frankie will make you happy – whether you visit for lunch, dinner, after-work or late night drinks. Hospitality is delivered by a fine team of professionals, and you will see a cross section of locals and visitors here. There are plenty of menu choices; the homemade dim sim starters where well made and nicely presented. The Duck Bao Buns were lovely, light and packed with flavour and just the right amount of chilli. The Vietnamese Beef Short Ribs were terrific – well cooked with Mint and green chilli a perfect to cut-through to the sweetness of the stock. Presentation was excellent. The “Feed Me” set menu is a great idea and good value. There was a big range of great cocktails created before your eyes – providing a touch of theatre – well thought-out with a mix of classics and Frankie Originals. The beers and ciders were a selection of local, domestic and imported. Customer service was attentive and delivered in a perfect manner. Frankie offers great value for money and will have guests coming back time and time again. The menu provides for those new to Pan Asian and those a bit more adventurous.
Elegant surroundings. Many seating options. Great atmosphere. Delicious Pan-Asian cuisine. Impressive cocktail selections. Attentive customer service. Very impressive value for money.
Second judges Report in 2019 coming soon
What the judges said in 2018
Frankie is a highlight of the new and emerging bar scene in Geelong and has struck the right balance of good food, friendly staff and an array of high end cocktails you would expect to find in down town Manhattan. Formally a Gold Boom Era bank transformed into a trendy wine bar and Asian inspired eatery, the vault area is now a snug dining room. The interior is light, bright and elegant, the bar area is perfect for meetings with clients or relaxing with friends. There is food for everyone, from small dishes for sharing or something bigger. You will not be disappointed; the food is fresh, vibrant and flavoursome. There’s an extensive wine list which extends to cocktails and their award winning Espresso Martini – a must try. The drinks menu offers a comprehensive range of Local, Australian and International wines and their cocktail menu is equally 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 coming soon
2018 State Awards
Highly Commended Best Cocktail Bar / Cellar Door Eatery sponsored by Comcater P/L.
Finalist Best Value for Money sponsored by Maxim PR & Marketing P/L.
2017 Regional Awards
- HIGHLY COMMENDED Best Regional Casual Dining Sponsored by Comcater P/L
- FINALIST Best Customer Service Sponsored by European Affair
- FINALIST Best Value for Money Sponsored by Maxim PR & Marketing