Franks Terrace – Wellington CBD

IMG_0816.jpgFranks Terrace – http://www.frankscoffee.co.nz/

Reviewed by FiFi, July 2017

The Place:
This place has a cool inner city vibe about it.  It is simple and classy.  The food on the other hand is far from simple. There is seating inside and outside including a quaint wee deck upstair that overlooks the hustle and bustle of The Terrace.  There is a wee selection of cabinet food and ample menu options to select from and the blend of ingredients is tantalizing. All three Bene options came with two eggs, potato rosti and hollandaise (lemon for the Montreal and Vegetarian) and Beetroot for the Brisket.  The brisket was also accompanied with Tobacco onions.  The Montreal also came with crispy capers and the Vegetarian came with roasted vine tomatoes, spinach sautéed in coconut oil and avocado.  There was bacon in the sides so you could have also substituted the salmon for bacon if you wanted a more traditional bene.

The Service:
The staff were all very friendly and they knew the menu well.

The Presentation:
You could not fault the presentation of our meals.  The plates themselves were classy and were complimented with tasteful greenery and radish which added colour and vibrance.  The crispy capers added depth to the overall flavour and texture of the dish.

  • The Montreal and Braised Beef Brisket Bene – we loved the look and taste of our meals.  Our only complaint would be the small portion sizes and cost.  The flavours were amazing.
  • The Eggs – the free range eggs tasted fresh and were warm and runny.
  • The Brisket – was delightful, however there just wasn’t enough of it.
  • The Salmon – the Stewart Island smoked salmon fillet was mouth watering.
  • The Rosti – the agria potato rosti was light and crisp.
  • The Hollandaise – the lemony hollandaise was delicious, but there really wasn’t enough. The beetroot hollandaise on the brisket was ‘interesting’ and the colour didn’t look overly appealing.
  • The Avocado – although delicious for $4 each we only got a couple of slices so on the very steep side.

Would We Go Again?
Absolutely.  The fullness, richness and flavour of our meals was superb.

Scorecard:
Style: 8/10 – Classic with some original options.

Taste: 8/10 – the meals were tantalising to the tastebuds.

Originality: 8/10 – Unique options with Braised Beef Brisket and a lovely Vegetarian option.

Value: 2/10 – If you are looking for a cheap Bene then don’t stop here.  The Montreal was $22.50 and the Brisket was $19.50 plus $4 each for the avocado.  The veg option is $18.50.

Eggs: 8/10 – were cooked to perfection.

Overall score: 7/10 – the price let this one down.

116 The Terrace, Wellington, 6011

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