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Frank's Restaurant and Mussel Bar

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53-57 High Street, West Malling ME19 6QH, England
+44 1732 843247
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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Roussillon, France
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although I live in West Malling, I hadn't been to Frank's for some months - diet for me and son at uni - but we drifted over for Bank Holiday Sunday lunch. We were reminded of just how good Frank's is -and how totally consistent. And let's not forget good value for money ! i had the deep fried squid.... More 

Thank theodorazemek
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I used to regularly visit this establishment in the 1980's when it was known as the Bakery. Frank's is now run by the son of the former proprietor of the Bakery and he is the third generation of the family in this restaurant. The whitebait and lemon starter was one of the best I have ever had... More 

Thank Tdog-Kent
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and very busy restaurant. Two prawn and avocado salads, one scallops and one mussels for starters. Apart from the mussels all the starters were a little bit disappointing, especially the scallops, in fact ridiculous for the price. Surf and turf should have been turf and tough as the lobster tail was extremely chewy, but what would you expect... More 

Thank Russell D
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a table for 5 on Easter Sunday always trusting Franks to deliver and we were not disappointed. Fantastic menu choice with 2 opting for different mussel dishes. Everything freshly good with great presentation. Friendly but professional service. Would recommend for any occasion.

Thank Marion W
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend recommended Franks for my birthday meal and I have to say I was amazed. The atmosphere is lovely and the staff are warm and welcoming (they accommodated our request to add an extra person an hour before the meal with no problems). I had the scallops to start and Red Thai Mussels for main and both were AMAZING.... More 

Thank OCXO
Rochester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met our friends for lunch here as it has a reputation for great mussels. I had the moules mariniere and chips , my husband the moules with leeks and cider with baguette. Our friends only had salad as they were going out again that evening. Very ample portions which we struggled to finish. It does not appear to be... More 

Thank Judith N
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So last night was date night and I decided to visit Franks for our rare night out, we came on mussel night which I had heard so many good things about. My first impression walking through the door was wow what a lovely restaurant, beautifully laid out and the lovely sound of people laughing, talking and enjoying themselves, to say... More 

Thank KeeleySkeet
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for my 22nd birthday last night. I've heard great things in the past however have never had anyone to go with due to people not liking mussels. My Dad travelled from London yesterday to come with me and he loved it, he was actually getting a bit on my nerves because every bite he took he would say... More 

Thank Mollie03D
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Franks came highly recommended to us. So we booked it for our daughters birthday and we was not disappointed. We was met by the owner when we arrived. We was shown to a lovely table. The staff are first class, well mannered, polite and very attentive. The restaurant has been in the same family for three generations. Frank is really... More 

Thank Manofkent44
Faversham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Thursday. It was very busy so I was glad we booked. White bait to start followed by the house mussels with plenty of crusty bread. Both were excellent. A very nice bottle of wine to go with it too. The staff were friendly and efficient but we didn't feel rushed. All in all a very pleasant evening.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, European, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53-57 High Street, West Malling ME19 6QH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  West Malling
  • Phone Number: +44 1732 843247

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?