Thursday, February 22, 2024

The Franklin’s a favourite

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After last week’s horrendous weather, more of us may well have decided to stay closer to home for this coming long weekend.

We all know the Pohutukawa Coast has some fabulous beaches, walks and eateries.

A crowd favourite is the inimitable Franklin Taphouse and Kitchen in Beachlands, a fun and lively spot for friends and family renowned as one of east Auckland’s best casual dining and bar hot spots.

It is a landmark venue for the Beachlands locals and families alike and can cater for large celebrations and epic parties. It’s a must-go destination for all to visit.

For those considering functions at The Franklin, they have a great number of spaces and menus for you to choose from with a minimum of 15 guests required all function menus.

Any less please head to our BOOK tab and enjoy our standard menu which can be viewed on the KITCHEN tab.

Everyone enjoys the fun, distinctive, cheeky seaside décor which encourages long leisurely stays, relaxed cool vibes and an all-are-welcome attitude.

Inspiration for the menus has come from the proximity to the sea and the surrounding area as well as chef’s dedication and passion for seasonal produce. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, there is something for everyone.

The menu is mouth-watering and has something for everyone including a great kids selection.

For the grown-ups there’s your starters with items like oysters (two ways), bang bang prawns and slow-cooked brisket tacos with great options for vegetarians too.

The boards and platters look great or you can go for various burgers or proper wood fired pizza.

For mains you’re looking at anything from, among other choices, a yummy asparagus & caramelised shallot risotto, confit pork belly or a prawn & chorizo tagliatelle (with lobster bisque).

The bar selection is decent too with Boundary Road beer (brewed down the road in Papakura) available on tap and in bottles with a few other beers on offer as well. The wine list won’t disappoint, nor will the cocktails!

Then there’s the entertainment. There’s Sunday sessions from 4pm-6pm, an ABBA Tribute night on Saturday, February 11 and a comedy night [Dai Henwood and friends] on Thursday, February 16 [check charges online].

And if you’re working or just tired after a day out walking or biking or swimming, your can even order a takeaway.

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