Franks’ Restaurant & Mussel Bar, West Malling
Last Friday we popped along to Frank’s Restaurant and Mussel Bar in West Malling High Street to try their lunch menu. The weather had just started to turn and it was a relief to get out of the wind and rain into the cosy restaurant. It was a relaxed and welcoming vibe with small groups chattering away and friendly staff serving at the bar and tables.
It had been a busy week and we were both hungry – so were in the right place! Helen chose the prawn avocado cocktail, and I had the pan-fried scallops with courgette ribbons, garlic, and fried bread to start. There are plenty of other options for starters including deep fried brie, crispy duck salad and grilled goat cheese with honey. Prices range from £6.00 to £13.00.
We followed this with the main courses of beef bourguignon and seabass with mussels and king prawn. Both dishes were accompanied by new potatoes and lovely, fresh vegetables including mangetout and cabbage. Portions are generous and tasty. We particularly enjoyed the delicious broth in the seabass dish and the rich sauce with the beef. There is something for everyone on offer for mains from vegetarian and gluten free courgetti with pesto, pine nuts and tomato, to ribeye steak to mussels (in twenty-two ways)! Prices range from £18.00 to £45.00 (for lobster).
We were too full for a dessert (and had to get back to work ) but there is a great choice available including toffee and cream waffle, lemon pancakes and warm chocolate fudge cake.
Special offers include their Mussel nights on Mondays and Thursdays where you can choose a mussel dish served with frites and mayo or baguette for £19.50.
Frank’s has a great menu available for a Christmas party lunch or dinner. They are also open for Christmas Day.
Frank’s Restaurant and Mussel Bar was a great place to relax and chill out at lunchtime and we look forward to visiting again soon.
Frank’s Restaurant & Mussel Bar
53-57 High Street