Francos Restaurant Clacton

Having opened in July 2008 in the Essex seaside town of Clacton On Sea is proud to have Franco’s near the beach in Colne Road, located next to the Royal Hotel.

They offer a full menu with pasta, fresh sea food, shell fish, Scottish beef and vegetarian dishes as well as duck dishes, chicken dishes and many antipasti foods. Franco’s love for food is demonstrated in every meal that is prodced out of the kitchen.

The restaurant is fully air-conditioned with loads of natural sunlight and a nice ambience. There is a pleasant bar area to take a drink while looking through the menu or to take a rest with a coffee after your scrumptious lunch or dinner. A full wine list goes well with the food, and you are sure you will love your whole dining experience with them.

The opening times are from Wednesday to Saturday for lunchtimes, and dinner and reservation are advised for Friday and Saturday evenings as they are very popular. Once visited, you’ll wish you discovered them earlier.

Franco has been making top quality food in Essex for over 35 years. He began on Mersea Island at Dino’s, then at Colchester at La Piazza. After that, he launched the first Franco’s on East Hill and then moved to the Rose & Crown Hotel at Eastgate. Franco’s in Balkerne Passage was his next project followed by Portofino near the Hythe, which led on to the current Franco’s at Clacton-on-Sea.

Franco and his good lady wife Gill, saim to make the food and service of the best quality using all fresh foods, sourced locally in Essex where ever possible, from the fresh fish, shell fish and freshly cut meats and finest fruit and vegetables.

How to find them:

Look for the signs to the sea front then take a right onto Marine Parade East. Colne Road is located on the right-hand side just prior the Royal Hotel and the splendid pier.

Franco’s is on the right with parking for customers right in front of the restaurant.


4 Colne Road

Clacton On Sea


CO15 1PX


01255 42664

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