Frank’s Social Club
Frank’s Social Club – a deli-inspired bar and nosh spot – is the brainchild of a husband-and-wife duo (a hospitality lifer and a teacher, respectively) looking to create a warm and welcoming haunt for Paddington locals to have a bite and a cocktail or two. Occupying a street-facing space with freshly exposed brick walls, a marble bar and timber cabinetry, Frank’s boasts a great casual charm (a room at the rear is decidedly more intimate, with low-set black and sage-green walls creating a moody ambience). Opening from morning until evening, Frank’s offers a range of toasties (including a vegan-friendly number with rosemary roast potatoes, roast beetroot, pickled onions, sun-dried tomato pesto, green chutney and seed and nut mix on sourdough), a range of small plates and charcuterie and cheese boards. The drinks list features around a dozen cocktails encompassing classics, plus a number of spritzes and margaritas.