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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
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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West Malling, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This Restaurant is great and they do mussels in a big way. The mussels are served with bread or you can have chips. They are extremely good. The menu is excellent with a good choice. It is owned by a father and son, both called Frank. They are extremely pleasant and often go round the tables to make sure that... More 

Thank Anne H
London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First time and been visiting the area for 30 years. Excuse is normally have dinner where it is cooked by a wonderful chef at home. Franks was busy but staff were attentive, polite and just seemed to know when to approach and when not to. We all selected from Sunday lunch menu and it delivered a very good meal. While... More 

Thank Anonymister_Surrey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is mine and my partners third time eating here and every time it has met our expectations. The food is of a high quality as well as the service . Even though we have only eaten here three times the waitresses always remember us especially the bubbly blonde girl (young Frank's girlfriend as she put it to us) .... More 

Thank emmalee42
TOUILLON, Burgundy
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165 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dining out with friends we were pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. Ambiance was great, helped by a couple of birthday parties, and service was excellent despite the act the place was full to capacity. Food arrived promptly and was well presented. Flavours, particularly the freshly cooked fish, were first rate. The wine list was comprehensive and well priced. Would we... More 

London, UK
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164 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a Saturday night having only been midweek before. The place was buzzing with not a spare seat in sight. Every meal that came out to other tables looked great so making a choice was difficult. Although the mussels are the speciality I couldn't resist the whole plaice, and it turned out to be a great choice. This followed... More 

Thank Psychopath
Wrotham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Franks Mussel Bar & Restaurant Monday 14th November 2016. Perfect warm atmosphere both in temperature and staff attitude. We were greeted by Frank junior, Frank senior in the Kitchen.I had my favorite Mussel dish, just Mussels with white wine, cream and garlic, accompanied by skinny fries. It was absolutely delicious, and very good value. For desert, had their creme... More 

Thank Les76
West Malling, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went back to Franks for our sons birthday on a Wednesday evening There were six of us one of who was a vegan - I called ahead and spoke to Frank who said to call him out of the kitchen on the night and he would discuss the vegan food with her that he could cook I asked for... More 

Thank John W
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with friends for an informal evening meal and overall enjoyed the experience. Menu is quite varied and not just for fans of mussels! Squid was average, mussels were very good and cheese and biscuits average. Service polite and attentive.

Thank mike P
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here on Mussels night - worth every penny and a dessert included in the meal deal! will come back for sure!!! Went for the spicy mussels - must get bread to dip in the sauce! my friend made the mistake of ordering chips - bread all the way!

Thank 1Alexa_UK
West Malling, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I booked this restaurant for my wifes birthday two weeks in advance. On our arrival there was confusion as to wether we had a reservation or not. We were first offered a table in the corner of the bar area which basically looked like the poor relations table this table I turned down as I booked the restaurant (at the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, British, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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?