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Spice things up with our authentic dishes at franks

Looking for restaurants in Leigh on Sea? Are you hungry for new, exciting flavours that pack a punch? Well then, we think you’re going to like it here at Franks! Take your tastebuds on an adventure with our exceptional food.

You’ll feel right at home with our incredible service, dishing out top-quality food made exclusively from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Plenty of deliciously tempting options for all you vegans and vegetarians too!

Variety is the spice of life

We’ve got both an abundance of variety, spice, and all things nice at Franks. You’ll be coming back for more once you’ve tasted our fresh flavours and impressive dishes that will awaken your senses and leave you satisfied.

So, if you’re looking to shake things up a little, you’re in the right place for bougie brunch, cocktail heaven, small plates, soft tacos, and honestly just go check out our menus because yum.

Let’s be

Dining should be fun!

We believe dining out should be a fun, immersive, and shared experience. Our approach is more “laid back grazing”™, than the rigid rhythm of the traditional starter, main, and dessert courses. Each plate comes out as it’s ready, allowing you to chat away as the food rolls out, share each delicious dish, and take the time to mindfully taste your food. Sharing is caring after all, but it also allows you to sample even more bits from our interesting and tempting menu. A win-win scenario!

Taco Tuesday and tasty cocktails

Why not come down for Taco Tuesdays or sip cocktails at 2-4-1 Thursdays? Our budget-friendly solutions to combating that midweek slump! As the evening unfolds, the restaurant gently evolves into a chilled cocktail bar. We serve offbeat cocktails developed in-house, as well as all the classics with a cheeky Franks twist. Expect ambient lighting, amazing tunes, and even better vibes.

Our visitors say it best

Mandy Webb

A party of 9, service was brilliant , everything explained throughout service, not hurried and the food was excellent

Scott S

Been on the list of places to visit for a while, finally got the chance to go over the Easter weekend! The first thing that stood out was the decor, really nice vibe with bright bold colours and great artwork. I wanted to try the entire menu but here’s what we had: Totopos to start with guacamole and pico de gallo. The tortilla chips were great! Gambas - Grilled Tiger Prawns with Achiote, Citrus, Honey, Chilli. These were amazing, our fav thing we tried. The prawns were huge and super tasty. Al Pastor Tacos - these aren’t traditional al pastor which is cooked on a rotating spit but more pulled pork style. Still great flavours and anything with pineapple on always tastes great. Arroz Con Pollo Bowl - these bowls have lots of goodies in. The grilled chicken had crispy skin and I enjoyed the picked cabbage. I personally wouldn’t get one of these again, I’m glad we had ordered a couple of the salsas to give it some extra flavours. Can’t forget the margaritas too. We had the Picante and it was sour and spicy just the way we like it. 🌶️

tony wiggins

It was fairly empty the Wednesday afternoon my wife and I went but we felt relaxed and the service and food was great. Very friendly lady serving us.

Andrea Tyrrell

Have been here twice now, food was lovely. Staff are very friendly and attentive. I had the prawns and they were special. Will definitely be back again.


One of the best restaurants in Leigh! I love visiting here, always great food, some plates are a bit expensive for the portion size but others are more than their value for money. Great wines too!


Great food, Mexican food done well, no props around the restaurant, burritos or cheesy music, Service was as good as the food.

Paige Cope

After a few recommendations, I went and tried the set menu and it was just as good as we heard! Food was amazing, the prawns were the best I’ve had! Great service and will definitely be going back!

Charlie Brodie

That was a really nice evening out, good food good ambience. Great selection of treats

mitch Chandler

Fantastic restaurant in Leigh offering some of the best tasting and well presented Mexican inspired cuisine you will find for miles around. The staff are always welcoming and accommodating. Food is perfect every time. The cocktails and specifically the tequilas on offer are incredible. Me and the wife have visited a few times, and we are never disappointed. Always looking forward to our next visit!

Hope Mulloy

Amazing fresh cocktails! The food is always good and never disappointed. Particularly enjoy the new set menu for only 23pound on Wednesday’s and the two for one cocktails on Thursday are a great cheap night out. Also found good vegan/vegetarian options for my mum.

catherine weir

We had a fantastic meal at Frank's, we ordered the set menu for 2 of our party and 2 separate mains. Lots of really delicious food that we shared. Great customer service when one of our meals took a while to cook after the rest had been served they gave us complimentary chips. Really well prepared tasy food and great drinks options. Loved that they had a few alcohol free options too. Would highly recommend this place

Louisa De Silvo

Great tapas of chorizo, fish tacos, chips n dip, chicken skewer, calamari and the best chunky chips! Service couldn’t be faulted. Lovely eve.

Tony Adams

One of the best quality places in the area. Brought a friend who had been touring europe and said he had his best meal to date here: gambas, catch of the day, baja avocado, pisco sour, trio de maiz. Special mention to the arroz con pollo bowl. The only suggested improvement is to make the pisco sour a bit stronger.

Maria Lorena Leigh Lopez (Lore)

Great service, delicious dishes. Different from the originals but amazing fusion mexican food. And I love the Pisco Sour drink, the best I tried in UK.

Stacie Gilbert

Food and drink is easily the best on the area. City standard.

Lee Bignell

Has a lovely feel to the place, as alway great service and wonderful food. X

Nicky Whiteley

Just the best food had at the restaurant last night. Extremely delicious with different flavours and the prawns were to die for ❤️

Simon Browse

Great Tacos and atmosphere. Can't to go back!


Cannot fault this place. As a pescatarian there was plenty of choice and dinner was sublime. I had halloumi & mango skewers, calamari, fish tacos and a chocolate crème brûlée. Genuinely some of the best food I’ve ever had. Such fresh, amazing flavours in every single dish. Really nice atmosphere and staff, too. Absolute gem.

Julia Hardy

The food was amazing; delicious and beautifully presented and the ladies loo is beautiful too! 😄 😍

Teddy Smith

Easily the best Mexican food I’ve had in the uk

Tom Bramhill

Absolutely smashing. It's moved to my #1 spot in Leigh for a relaxed late afternoon dinner. Everyone was friendly, service was extremely quick ( any quicker and we'd suspect over prepped food, which absolutely was not the case ). The tacos were delightfully full, the aubergine was really flavoursome, but the star of the show was the lamb cutlets that arrived in a smoking banana leaf. Bonkers tasty.

Cameron Reed

Amazing food, Michelin standard. Great service too

chlo harmer

Food is insanely good, attentive staff and great atmosphere

Hiroko Haynes

I went here for lunch and the club sand was gorgeous with a lot of vegetable and well sautéed children! Patatas with spicy cheese sauce was also tasty!! I'd love to go for dinner as well !

Linda McLoughlin

First time at Frank's celebrating my husband's birthday, will definitely return


Such a great find. Frank’s is deceptively spacious and airy. The food was plentiful and delicious. We chose the set menu - the portions arrived as they were freshly prepared and we couldn’t fault any of it. Service was great too. We really recommend Frank’s.

Lucciano Allani

We visited franks in Leigh on sea last week and we had cocktails and food it’s was delicious and fabulous place to be staff was amazing we felt so special to be there. We definitely enjoyed the restaurant and we enjoyed everything we come for. Super happy with everything. We will be back . Thank you all at franks to make our night special and memorable!

Les Hillman

Lovely evening, great food, excellent atmosphere

Tristan Cox

Come here for the Taco Tuesday evening. Margaritas were brilliant! Also had a beer bucket and 3 tacos which tasted really good. Would definitely come here again.

Jon Brown

Great food, friendly positive staff, welcoming atmosphere will definitely be going back for more overall great experience

Max Field

Great food, great service and restaurant looked lovely

Tomasz Idzior

Best cocktails in town… and the food to match! What more could you want???

Ben Allani

Beautiful food, cracking cocktails. An amazing addition to an amazing town!

Dan Boyden

Brilliant food and service. I would highly recommend Taco Tuesday, and the Steak Asada Taco. The Margaritas are also really good and really good price.


Had a great evening at Franks. The food is excellent and the restaurant is very clean, casual and relaxed. The servers could be a little more attentive.

Ioana Ciurte

First time visiting Franks and was a great experience. Lovely food and great cocktails. Staff very welcoming and attentive.

Paulina Joanna Tomasik

Really lovely restaurant. Excellent food, beautifully served & the portions are quite fine. There is a great choice of drinks - the wine list is very interesting & the cocktails are delightful. The venue looks better & better every month. And the ambience is always relaxed as the staff express really friendly, yet professional attitude.

Trish Winter

Taco Tuesday, really tasty and great service

Leigh Field

Cannot fault any of it! Melt in the mouth food. Great cocktails and excellent service! Will definitely be going back.

Harry Harding

Love the fish tacos!

Andy Robson

Absolutely fantastic meal, we’ve eaten in a lot of Mexican places and they struggle to get to this range of flavour. Who would have thought corn would be the star dish? The server we had was also really friendly and attentive. We had a great night

Emily L

Fabulous: Top service! Friendly staff! Vegan and veggie options! Amazing cocktails! Delicious, authentic Mexican food! Chilled vibe! We’ll be back, most weeks I expect!

Paul Vaughan

Fantastico. Very good.

Danny Wilson

Such a nice evening, really relaxed setting clean and casual. Pros : Brilliant food Knowledgeable staff Lovely cocktails Nice atmosphere Cons : Maybe a touch expensive if you're quite hungry, but I didn't mind paying. Smoked negroni gave a nice aroma but aftertaste reminded me of smoking 🚬 (that could just be my preference though.) All in all a fantastic experience, will definitely be going back.

Iain Ure

Great food. Baja fish, cured beef and padron peppers were our favourite.

Dariush Hessami

Great food, service and drinks. Well executed Tacos, interesting menu items all cooked and delivered very well. The bar is great, cocktails are the best around (hands-down). Highly recommended!

William Knight

Had a fantastic experience of Taco Tuesday. Beautiful restaurant, delightful staff, delicious food and excellent margaritas at a great price.

George Smith

Great food, great cocktails!

Harry FJ

Franks 💯💯💯 by far the best restaurant in Leigh on sea, great staff, great venue, great food and great cocktails

A mouth watering experience

Is your mouth also watering just looking at these ravishing photos of our gorgeous food? No? You owe it to your taste buds to come experience this flavour, especially when it looks this damn good. When it comes to looking for places to eat in Leigh on Sea, nobody does it better than Franks.