How was it?
For D*'s birthday a couple of weeks ago, she didn't want a big do, but what she did want was Frank's! Frank's is a Lebanese restaurant in Fairfield, catering for big and small groups and serves up some delicious Lebanese fare. It's a big restaurant with white clothed tables and it's pretty old-skool, but charming.
(Chick Pea Puree)
Firstly, we ordered two of our fave dips - baba gannouj and hommos. I loved the smokiness of the baba gannouj and the hommos was light and went down very well. I also enjoyed the lovely and soft Lebanese bread, it was very addictive and we ate it with all of our dishes.
(Eggplant, Cauliflower, Tabouli, Hommos, Falafel)
We also ordered the vegetarian plate which consisted of grilled eggplant, cauliflower, falafels and dips. I particularly loved the falafel balls, they were warm and crispy and full of flavour. The eggplant was a little bit too oily, but overall the dish was great.
Half chicken served with rice (or hommos or chips), tabouli, baba gannouj and garlic cream
The charcoal chicken was very juicy and tender. I loved the char-grilled flavour and the rice was really different to what I'm used to (i.e. jasmine rice). It was not really sticky, but it was quite sweet and went really well with the chicken. The garlic sauce is a particular favourite of D*'s, which was quite enjoyable as well (just make sure you have some mints on hand for after the meal!).
A great local restaurant in Fairfield. It's reasonably priced, the staff are friendly and the food is great. I'd definitely recommend it to people wanting to try something a little bit different in Fairfield.
Frank's Lebanese Restaurant
16 Smart St,
Fairfield NSW 2165
Tel: (02) 9724 3000