Castlemartyr Resort (Franchinis) restaurant
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Reviewed 08th November 2016 (visited 4 November 2016 )
This is a lovely relaxing restaurant in the Castlemartyr Resort. Perfect for a change from the formality of the sister restaurant the bell tower. We dined - 2 x adults and one child. Great children's menu - with real food in a child friendly presentation. Then Italian theme is authentic - the food is delicious and the staff are excellent. Am looking forward to my next trip already.
Reviewed 02nd March 2015 (visited 27 February 2015 )
I was staying in the resort and decided to try Franchinis. Booking is advisable as it gets really busy. It has a really nice candle-lit romantic atmosphere. Myself and my husband shared the foot-long pizza which came with two sides - we chose the chips and salad. We chose the rustic topping which was nice, I have had nicer lighter pizzas but my husband loved it and polished it off. The chips were divine - I would suggest getting the salad dressing on the side as it wasn't spread greatly across the salad. For dessert I had the canolli which I had always wanted to try but had never seen offered before. it was really unusual but I enjoyed it. It was two crispy deep-fried shells of pastry containing ricotta cheese and candied fruit with dark chocolate chips down one end and pistachio on the other. The bill for the two of us with a beer and a glass of wine came to €44 which I thought was excellent value. I returned the next night and had the same meal but this time we were given complimentary bread with balsamic vinegar and olive oil which was a nice touch! The service was excellent on the Friday when it wasn't as busy and good but not as good on the Saturday.
Reviewed 06th April 2010 (visited 2 April 2010 )
Big improvement since previous management. Beautiful dining room with great views of the grounds. Only dining option was a set menu at €65 per person. Was disappointed as we were not that hungry and were really looking for maybe a mains and dessert. To start we had the terrine (average) and the mussel risotto(v good), both good portions. We then had a sorbet, which had been left in the freezer so long it was rock hard, and was more like hard work than a palette refresher. Mains we had the seabass and the vegetarian. The seabass was a tiny portion and the veg was overcooked. We had the berries and the pear for dessert, both were fine but for a grand total of €130 for food alone the standard should be higher. Re the service we had to laugh as the amount of times we were interrupted to see if everything was ok by one of the waiters was a joke. It is sufficient to ask once or twice during the meal, not twice during each course!