Taking residency in a former butchers on Camden Street, Frank’s is the second venture from chef turned restaurateur Darren Free, whose first opening Delahunt is located just down the road.
Offering a quirky experience, Frank’s is a walk-in, one-room restaurant and wine bar seating 20 around one table. At the end is a small cooking area where chef Chris Maguire prepares the succinct menu of snacks, mains, dessert and cheese. The former butchery retains the same exterior, a deliberate move by Free, while the inside is made up of green panelled walls, black and white tiled flooring, and wine bottles lining the shelves.
There are 10 wines on tap, four red, four white, sparkling and a vermut. Bottles are specially-sourced, change weekly and are exclusively available, with only one or two of the same per week. Championing a stripped-back experience, Frank’s is all about reducing costs, so expect reasonable prices when heading over.