Frank’s is a classic bar à vin in St. James’s that has an oyster happy hour, expert suited sommeliers, and enough French wine to make you feel like you’ve hopped the Channel. If that all sounds a little too prim and proper for your liking, rest assured that it’s actually a pretty relaxed affair with enough exposed brick to convince your date you haven’t brought them here to propose over a £9 pint of prawns. Hidden in the chic moody basement beneath French restaurant Maison François, you should come for the Beaujolais but stay for the comté gougères. The snacks and small plates here are excellent and if you happen to be in the market for some post-weekend fun, Frank’s also has a Monday night wine club.
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