Located in the Hills District and specifically within Flower Power, Frankies Food Factory offers a lovely dining experience catered for all – couples, friends, families, parties. It is in such a beautiful picturesque setting, and as you walk in, you can’t help but notice the sun room, overlooking the lake. The lake is filled with ducks which you can feed! This certainly gave the venue a relaxed feel.
An instagram worthy venue with great ambience, rustic/country house décor. I also like the water mist cooling system used in the sun room.
The menu is modern classics with a twist, and the food is fresh and tasty and most importantly, locally sourced. The menu is diverse & considers all dietary requirements. Staff are friendly, welcoming and attentive.
On this visit we were in a group and were certainly extremely well looked after. The big space means all customers are able to have the privacy between other tables as well as a great place to hold events/functions.
We couldn’t possibly fit in any more food at the end of the visit, but loved that we were able to try so many of the new menu items.
From Camembert triangles, to calamari fritti and kale and salame crisps – with crispy pepperoni, hummus and jalepenos, the starters certainly began well!
Continuing with some delicious sweet potato fries, sprinkled with feta, always a crowd pleaser.
Combined with the freshness of a prosciutto and ricotta salad, with watermelon, heirloom tomatoes, honey dew, chickpeas and watercress, the balance of flavours was perfect.
From the list of mains, we tried the chicken tacos and for the meat lovers out there, the BBQ lamb skewers were enormous, served with capsicum, onion, hummus, toasted flatbread and fries.
They have lovely salads like the orange and salmon salad with fennel, pea sprouts, pickled turnips, feta, carrots, quinoa and linseed. We also shared the halloumi and quinoa salad.
Pastas are also on offer – they have a penne pasta with blue spinner crab meat crab as well as the “Pachino pasta” (a vegetarian option) with heirloom tomatoes, basic and garlic.
We were so impressed with the quality and range of meal choices. quality and range of meal choices.
Dessert certainly hit the mark and you must absolutely try the Donut fries. Quite possibly a match of the two most delicious foods around. Fries + Donuts! They look like fries, taste like donuts, and come served with Belgian Chocolate dipping sauce. Wow.
When you think you’re done, you’re not. There’s cookies and crème churros! A dessert lovers dream. Made with oreo cookies, filled with oreo icing cream and served with white chocolate dipping sauce. Again, wow.
To finish off, there’s also salted caramel pretzels with thick salted caramel and chocolate sauce. We highly recommend a few of these.
Now we’re sure this will have you drooling, so make sure you pay this place a visit.
The drinks are great too – juices, tea, coffee – they have it all!
For families, there’s also a kids friendly with a kids play area including a slippery dip as well as the outside area by the lake for kids or all customers to enjoy.
For those who don’t live nearby, it’s definitely worth the trip out!
Thank you to the Huddle Group for the invitation to dine and to our contributors Sakina @sakinav and Tomas for the Blog and photos.
609 Old Northern Road, Glenhaven
Open 8am – 5pm daily