Cuisine: A La Carte, Share Plates
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $30
Ranked: #4 of 11 restaurants in Takapuna

Soak up the only unobstructed view of beautiful Takapuna Beach at Franc’s, just a few steps from street to sand serving up hearty grub and unbeatable sunsets. Everyone's heading to Franc's and it's time you joined the party!

With its open-plan dining area and adjacent bustling patio, Franc's is where all fun-loving Aucklanders congregate. Whether you settle down with the playful scatter cushions on their endless booths or bag yourself a table mere steps away from the beach, the holidays never feel far away.

Enjoy some tasty small plates to go with your first (or second) drink. You can never go wrong with battered prawns, chicken wings and cheesy garlic bread. If you're feeling more daring, pop your popcorn tofu cherry or get cheesy with some three-cheese mac bites.

Whatever drink you're on now, indulge in their North-American mains, like the Louisiana fried chicken burger, Philly steak roll or a classic hot dog. There are also vegetarian tacos, stuffed with jackfruit and spinach hummus – one of many dishes showcased on a full vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free menu. If you don't fancy pudding, round off your meal with a refreshing dip in the sea!

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Franc's
Main Beach Takapuna The Strand, Takapuna, North Shore,
Auckland 0622

Open Hours:
Monday - Wednesday: 9am - 9pm
Thursday - Friday: 9am - late
Saturday: 8am - late
Sunday: 8am - 9pm

Phone: 09 488 0016
Website: www.francs.co.nz

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Franc's
Location: Takapuna
Cuisine: A La Carte, Share Plates
Mains: $15 - $30
Accepts:   Franc's accepts American Express

Reviews

Melody Zheng

I went here with my partner as a last minute decision and we left with no regrets at all! Except maybe that we ate way too much as the portion sizes of the onion rings and shoestring fries were huge and we weren’t expecting that at all for the cheap price! My partner got the philly cheese steak and wow was it tasty. I got the chicken shawarma and it was absolutely delicious! Will definitely be back.

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Debin NZ

Good food, good view and good service

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We served greeted and seated very quickly , food came out even quicker. You could taste the freshness in it. We were regularly checked on and it felt genuine aswell, really enjoyed our time would definitely go back

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Oriwia Soutar

Went to Franc for dinner last night and it did not disappoint! The food was delicious and the waitress we had was super friendly and very efficient. The mango mojito is a must try as well.

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Adeline Conceicao

We had a great time at Francs's - food, service and atmosphere was all spot on. The area is nice and open, with lively music and staff. We got the bang bang prawns, fried chicken burger, and chilli caramel pork belly. The pork was amazing! The burger was so big we had to take half of it home. Definitely a place to go to if you're wanting good flavours and portions, for a great price.

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Love Franc's for the service, wings and fried pickles. The thick shakes are THICK and it's always a nice cosy casual vibe.

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Ellie van Lent

Great service, great food!

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Angel Guanlao-Abes

Franc’s has everything on point from location to the impeccable tasty food. It is located in the heart of Takapuna, right by the beach! The ambiance in the restaurant is lively, can fit a group of people but still has enough space in between the tables. Variety of tasty food on their menu which will make you think if not twice but three times before you are able to decide which one to try. Good thing by using first table we were able to try more food off their menu and just paid half the price!

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Very good experience. Food is delicious. Thanks.

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Nikki Rogers

Awesome restuarant - excellent food and service, and great view of Takapuna beach. Recommendthe pork belly and friend chicken!

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We had a great evening at Francs. The food is great, lots of choice and big portions and our waitress Molly was just wonderful.
Super friendly, super efficient managing a whole area on her own, and just all round great!
There was a great atmosphere and it was really warm on a cold day!
We'll definitely return and would highly recommend Francs.

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Was a great way to spend a sunny afternoon overlooking the beach with great food and company

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Food was amazing!! Staff are super friendly and bubbly nice atmosphere and great location for a special night out. :)

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Rochelle Peachey

Great night celebrating our 16 yr olds birthday. Molly was friendly, funny and professional. Food was yummy... we shared that AWESOME dessert. Thanks, it was our first time st Franc’s and won’t be our last.

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Jamaila Go

we loved our dinner at Franc’s! the beef tagliatelle was perfect and the meat was perfectly cooked. generous serving and the lady who attended to us was very nice and friendly. the soft shell crabs were also a hit to us. will definitely recommend this place to everyone.

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Excellent experience at Franc’s. Nice food and great service. Def be back

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Georgia McNamara

From the minute we arrived we were greeted by friendly, welcoming staff. Food was quick to arrive, service was excellent and staff sought and were receptive to feedback. Will be back!

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Chizuko Kawamoto

Very friendly waitress (Molly) and relax atmosphere. Variety menu and plenty of gluten free & dairy free choice, too.

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Sajid Choudhary

The service was in top. Friendly waitress. My Philly Cheesesteak was delicious and huge. All servings of the food ordered were generous.

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Great place, good food and fantastic service

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Daisy Farthing

Amazing cocktails! Great service- the jackfruit tacos are to die for

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Shona Wells

Was so easy to find. Had a lovely meal and the service was great. Checkout was easy and they already had our 50% discount on the food registered. Great to see it was an easy process from booking to paying.

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Excellent evening. Staff went out of their way to make sure we were warm and comfortable as we were outside - offering blankets and turning on the heater even though we were the only ones braving the elements!! We will definitely return. Great evening

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Hannah Hady

Amazing chicken waffles!! Perfect service!!

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Our evening at Franc’s consisted of the most lovely food and service, as well as great company. We ordered the Chicken & Waffles (which were divine - such an interesting combo but it works oh-so well) and the Popcorn Tofu, accompanied by some chips. The Popcorn Tofu was lovely - the tofu was cooked just the way I liked it, and was accompanied by a bed of noodles. However, it did lack a sauce, which I think would have greatly improved the dish. The Chicken and Waffles was so wonderful - the chicken was delicious, as were the waffles. It is such an interesting combo, but I beg you to try it out! It has the perfect balance of sweet and salty. The staff were very friendly too, and the atmosphere at that time on a Sunday was so lovely and chill. It was the most perfect Sunday evening, so thank you Franc’s for the beautiful food!

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Dina Vink

Awesome service and good tasting food! Will definitely be back

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Great move to have Francs on first table. This was my 3rd visit but 1st with first table and it was a wonderful night. Delicious food, awesome atmosphere and indulgent drinks. We enjoyed the francs board and a side of pickles and topped off our big meal with hard shakes for dessert. Will be back again!

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Angel Aure

The experience was amazing especially Molly who gave us a warmth welcome dining experience in Francs. The food was great as well. We will definitely come back again to try other food. Thanks. Best regards

- dined at Franc's on

Perfect place to have a casual night out. Atmosphere and environment is very pleasing. As soon as we were seated we were greeted in such a friendly manner from the waitress who was looking after us. Loved this place and would highly recommend.

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Great food, great service! Would definitely go back

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Dipinto Castillo

The restaurant is really beautiful, and the food and service excellent! Really recommended

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Samuel Mayhew

Franc's is a great restaurant/bar that has a lively atmosphere. Although a bit quieter on a Monday evening, the staff were attentive and seemingly enjoying what they do. The food variety, flavours and portion sizes were excellent and we felt like we definitely got our monies worth. Although only a side, I highly recommend the Apple Slaw. The building location is seconds from Takapuna beach and I can imagine it would be a top spot in the warmer months. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and look forward to going back.

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Melody Zheng

I went here with my partner as a last minute decision and we left with no regrets at all! Except maybe that we ate way too much as the portion sizes of the onion rings and shoestring fries were huge and we weren’t expecting that at all for the cheap price! My partner got the philly cheese steak and wow was it tasty. I got the chicken shawarma and it was absolutely delicious! Will definitely be back.

- dined at Franc's on

Debin NZ

Good food, good view and good service

- dined at Franc's on

We served greeted and seated very quickly , food came out even quicker. You could taste the freshness in it. We were regularly checked on and it felt genuine aswell, really enjoyed our time would definitely go back

- dined at Franc's on

Oriwia Soutar

Went to Franc for dinner last night and it did not disappoint! The food was delicious and the waitress we had was super friendly and very efficient. The mango mojito is a must try as well.

- dined at Franc's on

Adeline Conceicao

We had a great time at Francs's - food, service and atmosphere was all spot on. The area is nice and open, with lively music and staff. We got the bang bang prawns, fried chicken burger, and chilli caramel pork belly. The pork was amazing! The burger was so big we had to take half of it home. Definitely a place to go to if you're wanting good flavours and portions, for a great price.

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Yasmin Campbell

Great comfort food! I have celiacs disease, and they went to extra trouble to help me avoid any cross contamination.

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Love Franc's for the service, wings and fried pickles. The thick shakes are THICK and it's always a nice cosy casual vibe.

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Ellie van Lent

Great service, great food!

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Angel Guanlao-Abes

Franc’s has everything on point from location to the impeccable tasty food. It is located in the heart of Takapuna, right by the beach! The ambiance in the restaurant is lively, can fit a group of people but still has enough space in between the tables. Variety of tasty food on their menu which will make you think if not twice but three times before you are able to decide which one to try. Good thing by using first table we were able to try more food off their menu and just paid half the price!

- dined at Franc's on

Very good experience. Food is delicious. Thanks.

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Nikki Rogers

Awesome restuarant - excellent food and service, and great view of Takapuna beach. Recommendthe pork belly and friend chicken!

- dined at Franc's on

We had a great evening at Francs. The food is great, lots of choice and big portions and our waitress Molly was just wonderful.
Super friendly, super efficient managing a whole area on her own, and just all round great!
There was a great atmosphere and it was really warm on a cold day!
We'll definitely return and would highly recommend Francs.

- dined at Franc's on

Was a great way to spend a sunny afternoon overlooking the beach with great food and company

- dined at Franc's on

We enjoyed our foods. Couldn’t eat all the foods at once so definitely will come back again to try other foods on the menu. The service is great and at the time when we are paying, the staff knew that we have booked through First Table and discounted the bill right away..

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Yummy burgers!

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Food was amazing!! Staff are super friendly and bubbly nice atmosphere and great location for a special night out. :)

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Food and ambience was great

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Food was delicious but main size portions were quite small and needed sides to fill you up.
Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff!

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Rochelle Peachey

Great night celebrating our 16 yr olds birthday. Molly was friendly, funny and professional. Food was yummy... we shared that AWESOME dessert. Thanks, it was our first time st Franc’s and won’t be our last.

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Jamaila Go

we loved our dinner at Franc’s! the beef tagliatelle was perfect and the meat was perfectly cooked. generous serving and the lady who attended to us was very nice and friendly. the soft shell crabs were also a hit to us. will definitely recommend this place to everyone.

- dined at Franc's on

Excellent experience at Franc’s. Nice food and great service. Def be back

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We had the pan-seared fish & cheeseburger. Food was delicious and portions were decent. In addition to the nice meal, we had a friendly staff look after us.

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Georgia McNamara

From the minute we arrived we were greeted by friendly, welcoming staff. Food was quick to arrive, service was excellent and staff sought and were receptive to feedback. Will be back!

- dined at Franc's on

Chizuko Kawamoto

Very friendly waitress (Molly) and relax atmosphere. Variety menu and plenty of gluten free & dairy free choice, too.

- dined at Franc's on

Sajid Choudhary

The service was in top. Friendly waitress. My Philly Cheesesteak was delicious and huge. All servings of the food ordered were generous.

- dined at Franc's on

Great place, good food and fantastic service

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Daisy Farthing

Amazing cocktails! Great service- the jackfruit tacos are to die for

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Happy with both food and service. Sharing board is good option. Will come back.

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Shona Wells

Was so easy to find. Had a lovely meal and the service was great. Checkout was easy and they already had our 50% discount on the food registered. Great to see it was an easy process from booking to paying.

- dined at Franc's on

Excellent evening. Staff went out of their way to make sure we were warm and comfortable as we were outside - offering blankets and turning on the heater even though we were the only ones braving the elements!! We will definitely return. Great evening

- dined at Franc's on

Hannah Hady

Amazing chicken waffles!! Perfect service!!

- dined at Franc's on

Our evening at Franc’s consisted of the most lovely food and service, as well as great company. We ordered the Chicken & Waffles (which were divine - such an interesting combo but it works oh-so well) and the Popcorn Tofu, accompanied by some chips. The Popcorn Tofu was lovely - the tofu was cooked just the way I liked it, and was accompanied by a bed of noodles. However, it did lack a sauce, which I think would have greatly improved the dish. The Chicken and Waffles was so wonderful - the chicken was delicious, as were the waffles. It is such an interesting combo, but I beg you to try it out! It has the perfect balance of sweet and salty. The staff were very friendly too, and the atmosphere at that time on a Sunday was so lovely and chill. It was the most perfect Sunday evening, so thank you Franc’s for the beautiful food!

- dined at Franc's on

Dina Vink

Awesome service and good tasting food! Will definitely be back

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Lauren Van Rensburg

First time diner at Francs. Great location and menu. We specifically mentioned that we had to be out in 1 hour on arrival and ordered as quick as we could to ensure we received our food without a rush before leaving. Unfortunately having 4/5 staff all serving us confused this request and our food arrived 10 minutes before we had to leave.
The management very kindly shouted us our meals as they had made the mistake on their parts.

I would definitely go back as I enjoyed my meal for thoroughly despite having to eat it so fast.

Staff very apologetic after the confusion which we appreciate as well as the free meal.

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Great move to have Francs on first table. This was my 3rd visit but 1st with first table and it was a wonderful night. Delicious food, awesome atmosphere and indulgent drinks. We enjoyed the francs board and a side of pickles and topped off our big meal with hard shakes for dessert. Will be back again!

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Angel Aure

The experience was amazing especially Molly who gave us a warmth welcome dining experience in Francs. The food was great as well. We will definitely come back again to try other food. Thanks. Best regards

- dined at Franc's on

Perfect place to have a casual night out. Atmosphere and environment is very pleasing. As soon as we were seated we were greeted in such a friendly manner from the waitress who was looking after us. Loved this place and would highly recommend.

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Great food, great service! Would definitely go back

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Pecan pie was my favourite dish!

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Dipinto Castillo

The restaurant is really beautiful, and the food and service excellent! Really recommended

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Lovely place, food very nice and service excellent

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Claire Amos

Great food, great service and great atmosphere. What an awesome opportunity to grab a deal at an all time fav location. And make sure you grab a tiki cocktail while you are there!

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Samuel Mayhew

Franc's is a great restaurant/bar that has a lively atmosphere. Although a bit quieter on a Monday evening, the staff were attentive and seemingly enjoying what they do. The food variety, flavours and portion sizes were excellent and we felt like we definitely got our monies worth. Although only a side, I highly recommend the Apple Slaw. The building location is seconds from Takapuna beach and I can imagine it would be a top spot in the warmer months. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and look forward to going back.

- dined at Franc's on

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