We got the whole cafe by ourselves for my son's first birthday! the venue was cozy, food was nice with reasonable price and basically everything went well at the lunch party! The staffs and boss (chef) also super friendly and nice! Love the cozy yet private dining upstairs with kids corner! Clean and kids friendly place. Sanitized everything and also receptive of our request! Wonderful time and everyone had fun!
You cannot deny that this is a beautiful venue for wedding and events - lush outdoor greens and gorgeous in door marquee. I fell in love with the venue the moment i saw it and insisted on having this place for my wedding. although a lot of additional things need to be arranged to make it a comfortable place for guest, I felt it was worth paying for. Example, baby chairs, tents to cover guest to toilet in case it rains, rela for security, platforms for walking in case it rains and it prevent heels from seeping into the soil etc.
However sad to say, the there are a lot of flaws in the maintenance and management of the venue.
1. dirty and poorly maintained toilets is definitely a downside. prior to the actual day of my wedding, we have provided feedback and hope this will be taken care of, however sad to say this was not heeded and we had to bring our own scented candles to spruce up the toilet smell.
2. changing room is very dirty - definitely need a lot of cleaning. poorly maintained air condition. a door that is difficult to lock and unlock and not to mention, the glass window on the door is broken - anyone who has the intention of stealing any valuable items, will be able to open the door from inside by just putting their hands through the broken door window
3. insufficient parking is a downside. we booked this venue for our wedding 17 months ago. the venue management promised us in 17months time, they will have proper parking area for guest. however 17months down the road, this was not done and the guest have to park all the way to the main road - which by the way is quite dangerous as the roads leading up to Puteh is poorly lighted.
4. arrangement and planning process of the management is poor. Extremely bad and slow with replies and arrangements. prior arrangements such as - rented air cooler was not even arranged on the day of the wedding even though this was communicated and paid up front. we paid for platforms to ensure a safe walkway towards the toilet. however, the platforms provided was very soft and unstable - it was in fact even more dangerous for guest, especially for old people because it was slight wobbly when walking on it.
If you really want to have a hassle free even here, i will recommend to just rent this place and get a even management company to help settle the rest of the items instead of leaving it to the management.
Attended a friend's son's party here. Lovely cozy atmosphere. Perfect for small parties with very attentive staff. Serves tasty small party size bite type hor d'ouvres along with hearty pasta meals. Especially love the huge portrait painting which adds to the artisan cafe feel.
The food at Franco is simply put, is delicious! Was a bit doubtful about French-Jap cuisine but after giving it a try, definitely no regrets. The Squid ink Rice with Omu Egg and seafood is a must try and very tastily done. The decor is also very cozy and inviting. Just perfect for a birthday party or a catch up with friends. Will be booking this venue for the next party!
Had our company buka puasa dinner over the restaurant on Monday. The view from pool side is magnificent as it captured view of the city. Sadly, I didn't see any effort on maintaining the facilities of the pool side. Pool water was disgusting as its green and cloudy, chairs are dirty and dust, not to say the smoke from roasting the lamb and satay. The restaurant have a grand interior view with good lighting, decoration and nice ambient. You could definitely feel the Raya atmosphere here. At this point, our company was actually planned to have our Buka Puasa event here again next year despite that the pool side condition, but eventually we cancelled our mind on this as the food was a huge letdown. The food quality and variety were absolutely despaired! I could barely count it with my fingers; 1 chicken,1 beef, 1 lamb, 1 fish, 2 vege, 2 rices, soups, little selection of starter and dessert, rubbery roast lamb, tenpayaki station (which I couldn't find the serving staff), noodle station and last but not least the rotten satay which I wouldn't expect to found in one grand and classy restaurant like yours. Told the manager regard the satay and took him more than half an hour to react by stop serving it but did not withdraw it from our table until we asked. Assuming that your good restaurant would just allow your customer to consume rotten food?? Overall, the worst dining experience.
Had an event there early January. The led lights were one of the WOW factor and they can even customize the lighting to suit our funky theme during the whole night.
Will recommend to anyone that is looking to create a different kind of experience with their events!
Interesting discovery thanks to the organisers of our alumni meet! Impressive stock of bottles on display, reasonable prices. That back room is excellent for a private party cosy up to 15 pax or so. The only working mike out of 4 now needs replacement too after our do.