Cuisine: A La Carte, Share Plates
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $30

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

Nice view look over the sea. Friendly staff and tasty food.

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The food was good, portion sizes were on the small side, friendly staff and a very pleasant evening thanks.

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Surané Booysen

Delicious food. Awesome atmosphere!

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Matt Zeinert

Always love coming here. Music tends to be a little loud, however I can't fault anything else! I had the fried chicken & waffles, would highly recommend (if you have a sweet tooth like me).

Exciting food, great coffee, fantastic view and last but not least impeccable service. What more could you want?

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Awesome quick attentive service, fresh tasty food and nice relaxed environment- thanks so much

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Niki Reid

A great spot on the beach to grab a bite to eat. Really good chicken waffles and onion rings. Staff were friendly and welcoming but very busy. Good value for money, and accommodating of our toddler with a high chair and space to park the pram.

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Leanne Martin

Food was great. We got a few different plates and shared them which gave us an opportunity to sample a variety. Great taste at a great price. The waitress was very attentive. We would go again

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Jay Hwang

Love this place

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Dylan Singh

Franc's was a great experience - the food was so good, the server was friendly - the squid was the best squid me and my partner had tasted, and having the Franc's Board delivered on a skateboard was one of the coolest visuals I have had at a restaurant. The view of Takapuna Beach from the window seats we had was amazing as well!

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Really good experience, nice atmosphere and great tasty food!

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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.

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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

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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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Nice view look over the sea. Friendly staff and tasty food.

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The food was good, portion sizes were on the small side, friendly staff and a very pleasant evening thanks.

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Natalie Rutter

Food was great, decent menu and friendly staff

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Cindy Kuger

Wow! What can we say. We decided to try a new restaurant today and we were pleasantly surprised. The food was delicious. The hor chicken wings had just enough heat to keep everyone at the table happy and the chicken waffles were amazing. Sucha different dish but it worked. I loved it and we will be back. Thank you guys so much!

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Great meal and service by Toni.

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Dennis Row

Great food and service!

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Surané Booysen

Delicious food. Awesome atmosphere!

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Matt Zeinert

Always love coming here. Music tends to be a little loud, however I can't fault anything else! I had the fried chicken & waffles, would highly recommend (if you have a sweet tooth like me).

Exciting food, great coffee, fantastic view and last but not least impeccable service. What more could you want?

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Awesome quick attentive service, fresh tasty food and nice relaxed environment- thanks so much

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My friend and I dined at Francs for breakfast. We both enjoyed the meals we ordered. Staff were quick to serve us and my friend had the eggs benedict along with bacon. He said it was really enjoyable. I had the green bowl which was very tasty and super healthy. I didnt have a coffee however my friend did and really enjoyed this. Overall nice atmosphere and nice food.

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Niki Reid

A great spot on the beach to grab a bite to eat. Really good chicken waffles and onion rings. Staff were friendly and welcoming but very busy. Good value for money, and accommodating of our toddler with a high chair and space to park the pram.

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Situated along Takapuna’s beachside, Franc’s is an ideal food spot. We went for a late breakfast and got the agri potato rosti, fish and fries and a vanilla milkshake. The food was served quickly, and was very satisfying. Staff were friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend!

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Bryony Hardy

Great service and atmosphere - including views and beautiful location. Food was nice enough but overpriced in our opinion.

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Connor McCulloch

Food is great, maybe the best wings in Auckland

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Leanne Martin

Food was great. We got a few different plates and shared them which gave us an opportunity to sample a variety. Great taste at a great price. The waitress was very attentive. We would go again

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Jay Hwang

Love this place

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`Kelvin Hilton

Unable to leave the glowing review that I like to leave and what is normally published.
A mixed bag good and not so good.
Firstly the positive, The Tiki cocktails are tasty and a great price, The Chicken wings are a generous size and delicious . The Pork belly is very good and crispy however one portion lacked meat mostly fat.
The ladies serving are a credit to the establishment promptly attending to the table.
Now the not so good. We were here for lunch and just managed to get in starter and main within 2 hours. Waiting after ordering was painful since I needed to get home for a rest before my night shift.
My wife was looking forward to a waffle something for desert but missed out through running out of time.
My Jambalaya was nice but when I added the Smoked salmon what was an option I never expected it to be a side order looking very disjointed to the side of the plate. It would have made as much sense as 2 hard boiled eggs instead.
My Mekong beef underwhelmed due to the Coconut rice being just plain boiled rice with a splash of Coconut Cream on top . Not what I was used to.

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Jenny Aitken

It's pretty average food - you wouldnt go there for anything too special, but it's fresh - had the Quinoa salad, it was fresh, nothing wowed me, but no complaints. Service was great, attentive, better than most places of same ilk.

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Dylan Singh

Franc's was a great experience - the food was so good, the server was friendly - the squid was the best squid me and my partner had tasted, and having the Franc's Board delivered on a skateboard was one of the coolest visuals I have had at a restaurant. The view of Takapuna Beach from the window seats we had was amazing as well!

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Really good experience, nice atmosphere and great tasty food!

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Great service, they were great with my friend in a wheelchair and assisted us when needed. The food was good, but could have been better! Awesome table service and the staff were super helpful. And awesome drinks non alcoholic and alcoholic!

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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.

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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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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!

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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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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.

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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!

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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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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.

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