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Franks Restaurant

Cheddar · European · ££££

About Franks Restaurant

Franks, on The Bays on the outskirts of Cheddar, is a restaurant of some distinction. Their menu – which changes every 6 weeks – is inspired by British cuisine, but informed by modern European cooking. They have been in operation since 2003 and in their time, they have built themselves a reputation for fine dining, fine wines and a dedication to local Somerset ingredients, all in a formal yet welcoming setting.


Franks Restaurant
The Bays, Cheddar, Cheddar
Somerset BS27 3QL

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Chef's Choice




A twice baked Goats cheese soufflé served with pickled shallots and a pomegranate pearl salad

Baked Figs

Fresh Figs filled with Draycott blue cheese wrapped in Pancetta and oven baked moistened


A smooth Duck Liver mousse flavoured with Pistachio nuts served with a Cheddar Strawberry



A light pastry Tartlet filled with Goats cheese, caramelised Onions and sun-dried Tomatoes


Breast of Gressingham Duck oven roasted pink served with honey roasted Figs and a Cassis demi-glaze


Rack of local Lamb oven roasted pink, served with a sweet & sour Aubergine compote and Lamb jus


Sirloin Steak (approx 8oz)




Sirloin Steak (approx 12oz)


More about Franks Restaurant, Somerset

Somerset is an area that produces superb ingredients and, at Franks in Cheddar, they make the most of them. They’ve been in operation since 2003 and have garnered themselves a reputation for excellence in both cooking and wines. From their location on The Bays on the outskirts of town, they draw in customers from far and wide, and the have built themselves a cadre of regulars: so much so that they change their menu every six weeks, to ensure that there is always something new on the menu.

West Country specialities feature heavily on the menu at Franks. Draycott Blue Cheese, with which their figs are stuffed, is made in Cheddar itself, and their deep-fried Brie is from Cornwall. Their weekday mains change regularly, but their Sunday lunch is consistently available, and features Somerset beef alongside local vegetables. This restaurant on The Bays in Cheddar is a dining destination for foodies from all over the South West, so make sure you book a table in advance.