34 Mayflower Street, Plymouth, PL1 1QX
Hidden away in the heart of Plymouth city centre, Charlie Franks is a 1920s-themed speakeasy restaurant that prides itself on quality, superbly tasty and beautifully presented food sourced from excellent local suppliers. With a bar boasting the best cocktails in town, including chocolate and hazelnut Martini, Champagne Charlie, and Sloe Gin Fizz, as well as lavish surroundings that transport you back to the glamour of yesteryear, Charlie Franks is the city’s best-kept secret. No expense has been spared in creating a lounge and dining area that will make you feel like a million dollars, while the regular live lounge music completes an atmosphere ready made for celebrations, date nights or a cheeky midweek treat. Charlie Franks has an extensive menu that boasts the likes of mouth-watering steaks, sustainably sourced fish and beautifully creative dishes such as sweet potato and wild mushroom wontons. Main courses include roasted pork belly and fillet with creamed leeks and red wine jus, while desserts might include zesty lime mousse with mango sorbet and sesame nougatine. Plenty of vegan and gluten-free options mean that nobody has to miss out. Downstairs, the Catch fish and chips bar serves good old-fashioned award-winning fare including cod, haddock and Cornish hake – with the option of gluten-free batter.